3 Reasons to Buy and 3 Reasons to Avoid the Witcher 3: Complete Edition

3 Up, 3 Down – Witcher 3: Complete Edition

2016 has undeniably been an amazing year for video games, and it’ll be closed out with video games that fans have been anticipating for an entire decade (Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian). That said, actually playing one of last year’s best games could be the best use of your time. I’m talking about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which was recently re-released with all of its DLC on one disc.

While it ultimately comes down to each person’s priorities on whether or not they should pick up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition, I’ll make it a bit easier by outlining why you should or shouldn’t make the purchase.

3 Reasons to Buy

The Value is Amazing

From a value proposition, I’m not sure there has ever been a better deal than The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition. Not only does it include the gigantic base game that players can put hundreds of hours into (and that is not an exaggeration in the slightest), it also includes both of the open-world role-playing game’s expansions. Both Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine add in interesting questlines that are just as interesting as some of the core game’s best missions. Nothing feels tacked-on in the slightest, and this is really an incredible amount of content for the price of admission.

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Can Start Expansions Independently

One of the coolest additions to the Complete Edition is that players can choose to play the Hearts of Stone or Blood and Wine expansions straight from the beginning. This is ideal for those that already played the base game. It gives players an already leveled up Geralt, and then those quests can be started immediately. I really hope more games do this with their expansions in the future (looking at you, Dark Souls), and it was one of the best surprises of the package.

It’s One of 2015’s Best Games

The biggest reason why the Complete Edition is worth picking up is due to it being one of last year’s best games. Hell, it’s up there as one of the best games ever made period, and it deserved every award it received last year from various press outlets. CD Projekt RED has created something special, and this is the best way to experience it. Plus, it has a trophy/achievement list separate from the regular version, so it’s possible to double-up on trophies if you want!

Click over to Page 2 for the reasons not to buy list.


  • ManuBiggs

    The save not carrying over is the bigger issue – it makes
    more sense to just buy the DLC then instead of start from the beginning – I’m
    fine with going through the story, but damn getting those gwent card again
    …….nope .