The first Witcher game is currently available for free to players with a GOG.com account. In an effort to promote the spin-off game derived from within the Witcher trilogy, Gwent, GOG.com has included an enhanced edition of the first game as a signing-on bonus of sorts.
If you have a GOG.com account, follow this link and click on the big ‘Subscribe and Claim’ orange button to secure your free copy. Once you have downloaded the site’s client, GOG Galaxy, you can then proceed to subscribe to their official newsletter. As part of the promotion, you will also need to add the game Gwent to your GOG.com games library (an installation is not required). This game is also free.
After completing the aforementioned steps, the enhanced edition of the first game is yours to try and keep. While perhaps not the best game in the series, The Witcher was a mixed bag of brilliant story telling, bugs and a unique take on the fantasy genre that captivated droves of players upon its release.
If you have always wondered what the fuss is about, and why Geralt of Rivia has become a household name in the modern gaming scene, this represents the perfect opportunity to start you off on this legendary trilogy. Gwent might also end up stealing hours from your life, so try that too.
Pieter hails all the way from the tip of southern Africa and suffers from serious PC technophilia. Therapists say it is incurable. Now he has to remind himself constantly that gaming doesn’t count as a religion even if DRM is the devil. Thankfully, writing reviews sometimes helps with the worst symptoms.