The Witcher series is 10 years old, and Geralt is still a badass

The Witcher 3 is a brilliant game, that much has already been said in reviews when the game released in 2015. Even though it has been a full two years since the third installment hit PC and consoles, the game holds up to titles released in 2017. The Witcher 3 is the pinnacle of Role-Playing Games (RPGs) and is now used as a benchmark for future titles, taking into account stunning visuals, immersive gameplay and locations, and excellent writing.

The series actually celebrated its tenth birthday in September with the first game coming out in 2012. I decided to start a new save and playing the game for the tenth time still doesn't feel old. It's a strange experience whereby I find new things to do. After completing the game and its expansion DLCs, I wanted to show some love for the White Wolf and CD Projekt who created stunning experiences to enjoy and remains as one of the best publishers in the industry.

CD Projekt RED released a video to mark the occasion.

Interestingly, I know people who have yet to play through the series, even RPG fans. I've pointed a few to the books to start things off and learn the backstory behind Geralt, Yen and other characters that appear in the series of games. Others, I've recommended to simply throw themselves into the deep end and fire up The Witcher games. Though clearly aging, both the first and second installments continue to entertain.

Even if you've never heard of Geralt and The Witcher, it's possible to leap ahead and only play the latest game. There's plenty of material available to get you quickly up to speed and the story eases one into the world of monsters and hilarious characters. Whether you're into exploring a vast continent, talking to everyone you come across, hunting lost treasures, completing quest lines, or just messing around on a trusty steed, The Witcher 3 has it all.

Happy anniversary, Geralt. And thank you CD Projekt for not only bringing the world of The Witcher to life but also keeping the consumer in mind when making business decisions. If you haven't slain a few ghouls as the White Wolf, you should pick up The Witcher games and give them a go. As for what's next in The Witcher saga, we'll have to wait and see, though I'm sure CD Projekt RED's next game, Cyberpunk 2077, is going to keep us occupied in the meantime.

Those of us who have played through The Witcher and have followed Geralt for the past decade, what are your most memorable moments?

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.