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Polish developer CD Projekt Red's excellent RPG series, The Witcher is free to play on Steam this weekend until 1pm PT on Sunday, February 16. If you'd like to continue playing each past this weekend, both games have been drastically discounted until February 18: The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is currently $2 and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is $4.

In our review of The Witcher 2 we said it was "polished for the most part and Polish throughout, though its unique origin is reflected more in the grounded fantasy than in the charming, brassy localization. There's no apocalypse in sight, only a well-written web of murdered monarchs, racial tension and freedom fighting - with just a dash of magic."

The third entry in the series, The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, aims to wrap up the story of silver-haired protagonist Geralt, but will not necessarily be the last game in the franchise. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is an open-world take on the role-playing series and is currently being planned for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC later this year.
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CD Projekt RED is pleased to announce that during this weekend all gamers who have active Steam accounts will be able to try The Witcher Enhanced Edition as well as The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings completely free of charge. This special offer will last until Sunday, 1PM PST/7PM CET.

In addition, both games featuring Geralt of Rivia can be purchased at a special discount of 80% off each, valid until the 18th of February.

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