The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
Developer: CD PROJEKT S.A.
Current Version: 1.1.1
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Download Size: 21.3 GB - Download
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“The finest role-playing game in years – and certainly the most beautiful.” Gamespot 9/10
"The Witcher 2 is an amazingly well-crafted tale with uncompromising grit." Mac|Life 4.5/5
“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
“One of the best role-playing games released in recent years.” Mac World AU 4/5
"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), Intel integrated graphics are not supported 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
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Most Helpful Reviews
Don't let the check tool turn you away! - As an owner of a 27" iMac, 2.8 GHZ Core i7, 12 GB 1067 DDR3, ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB, running OS 10.8.2, I doubted that I could run this, and indeed the developer's check tool bluntly informed me that my system was not compatible. However, this does not mean you'll get a "Sorry, the application won't run" message when you try to fire up this game. Instead, you need to educate yourself a bit about what its many different graphics settings do and how they affect performance, and hunker down for some informed tweaking. Running this title at a resolution of 2560x1440 isn't doable on my system, but at 1920×1080, or better yet, 1600x900, with some of the "expensive" options reduced or disabled, the Witcher II runs nicely on my Mac, and still looks very fine indeed. Shadows, SSAO, Cinematic Depth of Field, and the slightly nauseating Motion Blur are some of the GPU-hungrier settings, and it's safe to say that you can live without them. The game won't look the way it does in the incredible screen shots we've all seen on the web, and you won't likely squeeze 60 FPS out of it, either—but it's playable! And with a title that offers such depth of story, that's half the game, to say the least.
Unplayable on rMBP - This game is completely unplayable on the top-of-the-line Retina Macbook Pro. Can I get my money back? Very sloppily ported. Not sure why it is this clunky.
More Reviews for Current Version
Good game, but a little hard to get through - The game is a weird one. The RPG is beautiful, with some of the best graphics to date, but the technical issues, like framerate (even on recent hardware, its nearly impossible to run on higher settings), and convoluted story kind of bog the experience down. It’s best to play the first one, or read the novellas before trying to embark on this game’s quest because the story is so deep, to get the full impact, some background knowledge is needed. If you’re not at all going to pay attention to that, then the game is good, but not great.
Worst purchase ever - I am trying to run Witcher 2 on a max spec’d iMac 27, 4.2Ghz i7 processor, 32GB RAM, SSD, Radeon Pro 580 8GB, with the latest OSX and this game struggles. The mouse is laggy and the cut scenes have low frame rates. On top of that the game crashes every time I have tried to play it. After 3 hours of attempting to play this game, I haven’t even gotten to a point that I can save my progress. And finally, the description of “stunning graphics… the best-looking game on Mac” is no where close to reality. This game may have been ok on Windows, but the port to the Mac just doesn’t work.
Has Potential - Running this on the most current, top of the line MacBook Pro 15” so you’d think it wouldn’t be an issue, but that’s not the case. I have to turn the settings to Low Spec and run at 1440x900 and even then the frame rates can be so poor it makes some of the fight sequences next to impossible. I’ve had to switch the game to Easy mode to simply get through some of the battles because the frame rates are so bad you have no chance of reacting appropriately or in time to get through it. If this weren’t the case this game would get a five stars hands down, for the story is very immersive, the main and side quests fun and engaging, and overall a solid action RPG. Personally I find it very annoying there is no “jump” action like most games have, space bar jump…I find myself trying to jump over small roots and annoyingly have to walk all the way around them when a simple “jump” ability would be much smoother. But then again, if I were able to smoothly jump over roots on the path there’s no way the frame rates would keep up with moving so elegantly so perhaps that’s for the better.
Won't run on Catalina - I'm hoping the developer sees this, issues an update, or at least a refund. It simply doesn't work on modern MacOS. I get that it's available on Steam and elsewhere, but I mostly won't install things that don't come from the App Store (with a few exceptions).
THEFT This Game Does Not Work With CATALINA - The minimum requirements listed above are for OS X version 10.7.5 or later. DOES NOT MENTION THAT WON'T WORK WITH CATALINA 10.15!!! That's a major oversight that should be corrected for RECOMMENDED SPECS