Atari Australia The Witcher

  • Review
  • Specs
  • Images
  • User Reviews
  • Buy Now
Atari Australia The Witcher
  • Atari Australia The Witcher
  • Atari Australia The Witcher
  • Atari Australia The Witcher
  • Expert Rating

    4.50 / 5


  • Amazing, vibrant graphics featured in a realistic world; fascinating and flawed characters; your morally ambiguous choices and situations directly affect the storyline; battle system is dynamic, with tons of options


  • Atrocious load times are the one glaring error in an otherwise amazing game

Bottom Line

The Witcher is an extremely fun game with the nasty habit of succumbing to narcolepsy at the most inappropriate moments.

Would you buy this?

The Witcher isn't some boring old RPG

The combat system is one of the most innovative out there, with fighting centred around timed movies featuring multiple stances depending on who Geralt is fighting -- as well as multiple styles of swordplay and magic Signs. You can train your abilities in each stance in order to master a style, or improve generally across the board.

The Witcher isn't a game for the impatient

We recommend playing the game with a novel handy, or better yet, your favourite handheld console. The load times are atrocious, and you will spend upwards of five minutes or more loading between screens, and this includes opening a door and stepping into a room. Because of the loading issues, ambushed combat can be a pain, since your opponents have already begun to take their whacks before you have even loaded into the fight.

As far as we can tell, this is the only downside to this game, but in an action-RPG it's a pretty glaring fault. We wouldn't go so far as to say it makes the game unplayable, but the loading issues definitely keep this from being the perfect game it could have been. We would love to see this title moved to a console, where the controls could be streamlined and hopefully the load times reduced.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments


Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >


Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >


Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >


Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles


GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy


First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi


The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott


My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?