The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
By CD Projekt RED S.A.
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“The finest role-playing game in years – and certainly the most beautiful.” Gamespot 9/10
“One of the best role-playing games released in recent years.” Mac World AU 4/5
"The Witcher 2 is an amazingly well-crafted tale with uncompromising grit." Mac|Life 4.5/5
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“This is the best-looking game I have ever seen.” Gameinformer 9.25/10
“…you can't afford to miss it.” GameTrailers 9.4/10
“The Witcher 2 is beautiful, surprising, marvelous. In other words, it’s a masterpiece.” Joystick 18/20
"The Witcher 2, the best RPG experience you can get on a Mac." Gaming Examiner
Play a game where your choices really matter and where you affect the fate of individuals, communities, and entire kingdoms. Fight blood-thirsty monsters and navigate a web of schemes, lies, and political intrigue in one of the best looking games ever to come to Mac.
You are Geralt of Rivia, a witcher, a member of a mysterious caste of professional beast-slayers created through brutal training and mutation. Witchers specialize in tracking down and killing monsters. Long gone are the days when beasts lived near human settlements in every forest and cave, and the folk of the Northern Kingdoms held witchers in high regard. The age of elf and dwarf massacres has come, a time when men rival monsters in the evil they do, a time when mutated witchers are regarded as dangerous outcasts, neither human nor nonhuman. Amidst this chaos, Geralt is drawn into a bloody conspiracy. Accused of killing a king, the witcher embarks on a solitary quest to clear his name and uncover the mysteries of his past.
* One of the best RPGs to come to Mac – Award-winning story, graphics, and characters bring the game world to life.
* Brutal combat – Spectacular, tactical, dynamic combat gives you real time control of the action and sword-fighting.
* Vast, believable game world – Based on a best-selling series of novels, the setting is rich with mythology, rife with conflict, and ravaged by monsters and men alike.
* Stunning graphics – We promise you the best-looking game on Mac, and we mean it.
Important information regarding The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition:
To achieve satisfactory performance while running the game, your Mac must meet these minimum system requirements:
MINIMUM SPECS: OS X version 10.7.5 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4GB RAM Graphics: GeForce GT 650M 512MB (on 1440x900, medium), Radeon HD 5770 1GB (on 1440x900, low) Hard Drive: 25 GB free space on HDD
RECOMMENDED SPECS: OS X version 10.7.5 or later. Processor: Quad Core Intel Memory: 8GB RAM Graphics: GeForce GTX 675MX 1 GB (on 1920x1080, medium), Radeon HD 6970M 1 GB (on 1920x1080, medium) Hard Drive: 25 GB free space on HDD
If you encounter any problems playing the game, please visit thewitcher.com/support and contact our support team. We will deal with any issues quickly, and your feedback helps us improve our games.
What's New in Version 1.01
Minor bug fixes
So far so good, currently playing act I.
For those concerned about being able to successfully run this game,
I have 27" iMac mid 2011, 2560 x 1440
- 3.4GHz Intel i7,
- 8 Gb 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM
- AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048 Mb
- Running OS X 10.8.3
I can play this game on ULTRA settings no problem using less than native 2560 x 1440 resolution (I put 1920x1080). If I use native resolution I just reduce settings to HIGH and it works. The most important thing is fiddling with the extended graphics options in the menu before you launch the game. If you have specs slightly less than what I have simply go with the default graphics setting (probably medium) and use the highest texture setting available because that will make the characters look like they do in ULTRA setting only the world will look slightly less impressive. Even with everything on medium it looks awesome.
For the game itself, get used to exploring because the navigation/map system is, well…. lacking.
Otherwise, this is one of the best mature immersive RPGs out there, and it's actually available on mac. 9/10
Running this game on Windows 7 through Bootcamp I can run it on High/Ultra settings with UberSampling turned off. I love Mac more than anything and am completely against Windows, but when it comes to gaming Mac gets it wrong. I can only run this game on Medium while running Mac OS and even then it feels a bit more sluggish. This is a game that shouldn't be taken in unless you can run it on High or above as it is gorgeous!
Also on the Mac version some of the keys cannot be remapped. This for me was an issue as the F5 quick save key constantly opens Launchpad and does not save the game. The quick save function for me will not remap. I have a R.A.T. 7 gaming mouse and while running it on the Mac version my Witcher 2 mouse profile will not work ingame. It works fine on the Windows version.
I'm running 10.8.2 and have not come across any of the "game not installing" or "game not running" issues. Although with the game defaulting to High settings on video from my computer's specs and only being able to barely handle medium, I would say something went wrong in this port. I for one am emailing Apple asking for a refund. Game was bought and downloaded yesterday, uninstalled a day later. I will continue to play it through Bootcamp.
I got one of the new iMacs recently and was eager see what this NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2048 MB graphics card could do. I was also unaware that this game ever came out for mac and I was excited to finally try it out as i dont own a PC and im a ps3 gamer. The story is great and really pulls you in. Combat is fast and fun. The game runs pretty good at the high graphic settings and it looks fantastic. The music is also equally fantastic. Im about 2 hours into the first act but I love how its opened up after the prologue and i can explore around the map. I can see how this game would have trouble running on older systems, but if your system meets the required specs and you like a good brutal RPG then I recommend checking this out. Great first purchase for my new computer.