The Witcher in 5 Minutes

Before you play The Witcher 3, catch up on the twisty tale of Geralt of Rivia and a few important characters that you may have forgotten. (Covers The Witcher and The Witcher 2)
  • sth128

    IGN forgot the most important part: Witchers are immune to STDs and so Geralt bangs every maid, witch, lady, and female magical creature during his quest and collects nude selfies.

  • Aleksa Petrovic

    everyone who met Geralt knows:1. He is a witcher.2. Has horse named Roach.3. Hates portals.4. Want to play Gwent.

  • GeorgeBonanza

    Watched the whole video, still confused.

  • Dwayne Garcia

    who else is playing witcher 3 but did not play the first 2?

  • omasi Ynoa

    I watched a 30 minute video explaining witcher, but somehow this 5 minute videos explained it better

  • Michael Biland

    They really should remaster Witcher 1 and 2.

  • Philly's Finest Productions

    Just picked up the witcher 3 thanks to a ps4 sale, this does help out.

  • admiraln8

    Thumbs up if you watched the video first, then started Witcher 3, then came back again cuz you still had no idea wtf's going on.

  • MooseTheLegend

    1:50 those boob physics..

  • Zgamer7

    Witcher knowledge upgraded by 2

  • Jamal Ahmed

    this video REALLY needs captions, because of all those crazy names

  • tonerton

    Actually, it was Emperor Emhyr who hired Letho to kill the Kings, not Sheala de Tancarville.

  • Kelvin Martinez

    The witcher 3 and batman arkham night and metal gear Solid 5 the phamton pain are MASTERPICES already in my list:) 10/10....

  • mezuki64

    The Wild Hunt: Every decision you make will bring devastation!


    I haven't played any Witcher game but the 3rd one got my attention and would definitely give it a try. Thanks for the 5 minutes story-line! May 19 it is. :)

  • John NoNameGibbon

    That confused me more. What's Milfgard? I love milfs.

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  • Michael Lattimore

    Since Game of Thrones is ending(the show is catching up with the end of the books) it would be genius for someone to make a similar styled show using the Witcher lore on HBO....just an idea.

  • Magical Trevor

    I spent damn near 45 minutes watching unnecessarily long videos to try and understand the story up until Witcher 3 and was just getting confused until I watched this one. Clear and to the point, no wasting time explaining things I don't need to know. Thank you.

  • Smartem

    finally a usefull IGN video

  • ŽelezoBeton

    video should has name TW1 and TW2 game in 5 minutes :D this is only top of iceberg of witcher stories :D

  • Anthony Tosh

    Anyone else want a witcher 2 remaster

  • Sentro

    OMG ty ty ty so much! i was so confused after i started the witcher 3, and had no idea what the references to these past characters were.

  • AstroCyborg

    5 mins isn't enough to recap the story

  • Ole Uncle Ben

    The scoia'tael don't want equal rights with humans, they want their own empire separate from humans like it was before the humans arrived on the continent, following the conjunction of the spheres. In fact, most scoia'tael would see every human killed if they had the chance and the power.

  • Yan

    People should still at least play Witcher 2, it's an incredible RPG that still stands today in terms of gameplay, graphics and story. You make a lot of important decisions in it and a few will impact the story of Witcher 3, such as the choice of sparing or killing Letho the Kingslayer Witcher. I know this for a fact because you can also slightly see him from behind in one of the trailers. And of course if you do play the 1 or 2 you will actually care for the characters that Geralt encounters such as Triss, Yennefer, Dandelion, Zoltan and many more.

  • NeoReziel

    really well made, good video

  • B4d7ss

    Before i finish, does this video spoil Witcher 3?

  • Stormy Stories

    Jesus...0.o that story is like if game of thrones had a baby with Metal gear solid! I love it, but OMG that's dense! ^u^

  • Bone Daddy 69420

    Random stranger: hey witcher, why do you carry 2 swords. Geralt: one's steel, other is silver, both are for monsters.

  • CKBrom

    Yep, still have no idea what's going on

  • Mike Booyakasha

    I genuenly thank you for this IGN.. THis is a helpfull video,that will improve the witcher 3 experience for players like me who are new to the series..Hope you do more videos like this for games like Metal Gear Solid ,Splinter Cell,Hitman..While i do love these games i haven't played the really old ones extensively and get into their story and i don't think i am able to pick them up and play them(talkin about games like Spliter cell:Pandora tommorow or Hitman:Silent Assasin)Please make more videos like these that tell the story of their predecsesors!

  • LegitGamerXpro

    This series is the one of the few videos i actually like from ign

  • Anton Engström

    This was really helpful for noobs of the witcher world! Thank you!

  • ivan guerrero

    So is this video spoiling The Witcher 3? Or is it saying what happened in the last 2 games so I know what's going on in the 3rd one?

  • Jargos

    I watched several vids about the story behind Witcher 3 now and this one is:-Shortest.-Most detailed.-Most interesting.-Best described,tl;dr: Thanks for this!

  • vKILLZ0NEv

    THANK YOU! This is like the 4th video I've watched trying to catch up. Definitely the best explanation yet.

  • OmniscientEnigmaRip

    Amazing storyline, just bought the Witcher 3 and I needed this.

  • Sloan Weekes

    Is there any chance of a Witcher one and two remake?

  • Ivar Posthumus

    Love the pace of this recap. Fast, informative and no nonsense. The next one may last 30 minutes (or so ;P)

  • MpZ

    Very informative,the best recap I've seen by far!

  • SumDude __

    The best IGN videos by far

  • Sucatas Curitiba

    Thank you IGN, ready to go for the WILD HUNT!!!

  • Climatic Hawk

    I'm on my 3rd playthrough of witcher 3.

  • Maria R.

    what's the music at the beginning called? That really epic theme?

  • Fabio4Coelho

    Nice! Didn't know the story before witcher 2!

  • papa jo

    omfg can you repeat that in slow motion please. Should have made it 10 mins.

  • Stanisław Gruszkiewicz

    Want know the Geralt's past? Read the Sapkowski's Witcher saga.

  • Squiddy

    "DUN DUN DUUUUN" this killed me more than Geralts death by the humans

  • Crit Chance

    finally, a good recap. I've watched like 5 before this one and this is the best.

  • Tou Iij

    That ... was actually a very good summary :D Props, IGNi.

  • Dennis Kelley

    I thank you immensely.

  • Kiril 470

    Thanks for this but I will stop myself from watching this until I finish Witcher 2 :P

  • Jackson Rockwell

    You forgot to mention that the Kingslayer is also Brick from Borderlands.

  • Boian Stefanov

    Thank you! I've played both games and just started The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and I totally forgot the story behind it

  • AshesArise

    Thanks for the catch up, PS4 copy should be here either tomorrow or Monday :)

  • David smith

    Alrighty that's good enough. Now I can buy this shit!!!

  • Kurosaki Bilharinho

    What the hell Letho is the bad guy? I just helped this motherf#cker in The witcher 3 and sent him to Kaer Moren

  • Vincent Adema

    Makes me even more excited. Excellent stuff IGN.

  • GuyThatMakesSense

    I watched 9 hours of Witcher 1 and 2 youtube videos, plus some other videos explaining the lore, including this one. STILL hard to follow :/Maybe I just need to sit down and recap in my mind.

  • Logan Walker

    That's how you do a recap

  • whadthefriggincrud

    never got to play the first Witcher, and only finished about half of the Witcher 2. I wanted to, but yah know...Bloodborne lol. This was helpful but now I feel I want an extended video so i can truly absorb the lore before tomorrow. Great vid though!

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