The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a fantasy RPG game developed by CD PROJEKT RED and is the middle child title of the three core titles that are out for the Witcher franchise currently. The other ones are The Witcher and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
How to Download The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
To download the game click on the Download button at the end of the review. The Witcher 2 can be obtained from GOG.com or Steam. If you like the universe be sure to also check GWENT, which is collectible card game which you can also enjoy on your PC.
The Game Review
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings continues Geralt’s story from where the King was almost assassinated by an alleged lookalike of Geralt but he takes the blame for it instead and starts his journey in prison. Unlike The Witcher, the second game in the series also provides players with a more flexible ending that can be discovered with many different interactions maximizing the replayability.
Speaking of which, new additions to the arsenal of the player makes combat much more flexible than the previous title. Not only the new weapons but also a character path that leads to certain skills being unlocked and character traits that may be chosen for a specific playstyle should be enough to get players replaying a few more times before moving on. And like the first, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings leaves players hooked for the next game with post-credit scenes foreshadowing a Nilfgaardian invasion.
The game follows up on everything the first game could not with a lot more flexibility to players in all aspects of the game. For example, adding stealth elements and missions to the game would break the constant hack and slash for some moments that could give a change in pace, unless all you do is play mini-games like me all day. Moreover, an obvious graphics update and combat mechanics update from the first really makes the game enjoyable beyond its storyline.
It really makes you appreciate games of the now when playing games of the past. Regardless, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings holds its own against current titles of the same genre and I could easily compare it to the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor or Shadow of War. The two games also expand upon the open world and what you can do with the freedom which I love about considering both are RPGs as some fail to implement the potential of the world around them. A lot of the praise that goes into the game as of now is also due to the enhanced versions the developers always release for the Witcher franchise that makes the game always a bit better to play.
Being a forever fan of the Lord of The Rings, games such as The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings or the previously mentioned Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor franchise really get me going and I feel that these two come close in terms of both story and gameplay to satisfy any RPG fan’s wish of what they would want in a game. Broadly speaking, as both games also have their major differences, the evolution of both franchises always aim to make the game bigger than just the story which makes both a true gem.