The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1: The Dream


The Witcher: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher you play as the professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, viking pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.

Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength and reflexes, witchers are a distrusted counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live. Gruesomely destroy foes as a professional monster hunter armed with a range of upgradeable weapons, mutating potions and combat magic. Hunt down a wide range of exotic monsters from savage beasts prowling the mountain passes to cunning supernatural predators lurking in the shadows of densely populated towns. Invest your rewards to upgrade your weaponry and buy custom armour, or spend them away in horse races, card games, fist fighting, and other pleasures the night brings.

Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth and complexity. Traverse a fantastical open world: explore forgotten ruins, caves and shipwrecks, trade with merchants and dwarven smiths in cities, and hunt across the open plains, mountains and seas. Deal with treasonous generals, devious witches and corrupt royalty to provide dark and dangerous services. Make choices that go beyond good & evil, and face their far-reaching consequences.

Take on the most important contract to track down the child of prophecy, a key to save or destroy this world. In times of war, chase down the child of prophecy, a living weapon of power, foretold by ancient elven legends. Struggle against ferocious rulers, spirits of the wilds and even a threat from beyond the veil – all hell-bent on controlling this world. Define your destiny in a world that may not be worth saving.

Built exclusively for next generation hardware, the REDengine 3 renders the world of The Witcher visually nuanced and organic, a real true to life fantasy. Dynamic weather systems and day/night cycles affect how the citizens of the towns and the monsters of the wilds behave. Rich with storyline choices in both main and subplots, this grand open world is influenced by the player unlike ever before.

All console recordings are on Elgato HD60 or using Xsplit on PC.

    "this game has a lot of sex and swearing" "all the things I enjoy " lol only a minute into your gameplay and I love it

  • SaltyAsian

    Omg thank you for doing this series!! Tried other channels, but non beats you at it. They dont do research before hand, and just talk about how much likes to upload 2nd part, and never upload fast. I feel like they do it only for money now, and not for their own enjoyment like they used to. I donno why you dont get more sub/views? You really deserve more.

  • Sasha Millar

    Rewatching your gameplay again because it's so good!

  • MistahBroccoli

    clicked to give a like but cant watch, dont wana ruin anything

  • Endles Sword

    from all the games i have played this one is the best. by the way cool video

  • Iceflower

    I am actually quite annoyed that Witcher 2 never got the attention it deserved, just because it was only for PC first. Hell, even witcher 1 was a unique title for the time. Not that it's gameplay was so fabulous, but it's storytelling, progression, influential choices, atmosphere and such were allready damn original.

  • mruknown66

    The difference between a block and a parry is that a block stops the attack a parry lets the attack slide off.

  • Leviator Delaney

    Is there a way you can fix the weird audio drops? It's like when sometimes you're talking, the audio will just fade off then come back.

  • marijn

    YESYESYESYESYESYES, i was hoping you would play this cowboy, you're the absolute king of the long story based walkthroughs :D awesome!

  • Elvy Foster

    Glad I was able to find your channel. I previously tried two other channels to watch this series a few weeks back but they bailed and went on to other less interesting titles.And your commentary is cool so I subscribed. THANKS.

  • DutchG66

    Your let's play is definitely a lot better than a lot of other youtubers

  • sotheysayy

    I'll have to watch this series after I beat the game. I want no spoilers :)

  • polyspastos

    Geralt, stop fingering my toiletries! :DDD

  • João Freitas

    Omg. your voice is so sexy

  • dmgbringer

    A good tip to navigate the world a bit easier is to go into the settings and lock the map so it dosent rotate as the caracter turns. The map will then be locked using North, West, South, East. It helps alot with navigation as u always know in what direction u are moving and dont constantly need to open the map to set waypoints or se if u moving in the right direction.

  • Brian Phillips

    Thanks man, great videos. Best game i've ever played!

  • Sean Field

    also i'm loving this game, only grabbed it 3 days ago. enjoying it more than fallout 4 which is strange.

  • Jake Clemons

    What game is better, {Gta 5} {Fallout 4} {Or this}Please respond soon

  • cowartd

    Re watching this series, and I realized that you said it bothered you "that they call it a Parry even though it's a block". The definition of parry is: "to ward of an incoming attack, sometimes with a countermove. He parried the attack by holding his sword vertically." In real life, the correct usage of block is what you do with a shield, you do not block with a sword, that is a Parry, and a Riposte is a quick thrust after throwing someone off balance from a Parry. Now in games like Dark Souls, a Block is the same wether it's a sword or shield, an a Parry is them being stunned. I'm guessing this is why you are associating parry and block as the same is bc you are thinking in terms of games like dark souls, where as Witcher 3 uses the same as real life sword play terminology and definitions.

  • Hwoarang121

    I'm proud to be Polish because of this game.

  • LordDoom1985

    Don't forget to use witcher vision at starting camp to find and get Yennefer's raven crystal skull.

  • leehant

    Thank you very much for posting the complete game!!!

  • Jesse Perales

    This game has sex and swearing what else do you need! Haha great video cowboy

  • Captain Twerkmotor

    Parry is essentially blocking with your weapon, riposte is when you near your sword's guard to the opponent's and gaining space by pushing him/her away. Much like what they do in boxing with grapples.

  • RunItUp25

    I know I'm a year late but I know I'll love this series

  • GamerHats

    FINALLY! Do you guys have ANY idea how hard it was to keep hard for months?! Now that this game is finally out, I can finally enjoy the game-(see's a scene with a nude woman with an alluring voice and scenes with amazing lighting)GOD DAMMIT!

  • Aniruddha Sharma

    Finally! Huge fan of the Witcher series. The games, the comics even some of the original novels. THANKS COWBOY!!!!

  • Uvi

    Is that the leaked version from russia? Cause the game doesnt come out for another three days.

  • Olivia Lambert

    I've never tried extorting the pleb. I usually find cash rewards to be poor compared to the money selling bandit weapons. But wow, for 50 coins he becomes so much less helpful. I know early game Geralt is poor, but that can't be worth it right?

  • Calypso Gamin

    How do you guys get the games early

  • Abouz0ne

    How the hell do you get it early??

  • Arothgar

    +FiGhTiNCoWBoY  Am here to give my support, granted not watching the video. Just cause Australia doesnt get the game till Tuesday and don't want to ruin it for myself. Your content is always awesome, hope you enjoy Witcher 3.

  • Balthazar2234

    did you ever get bored with this game cowboy? i heard that i os tremendously long

  • ross longmuir

    holy shit witcher 3 yes man

  • Noah Kaskabae

    a little late but can anyone tell me if you start the game with one skill point? i think i might be missing one

  • The Angry Cup

    Hey CowBoy, have you ever heard of the original ps1 game final fantasy tactics? Final Fantasy games aren't always peoples kind of games but Tactics is amazing and brings so much depth and fun into the game, you should check it out.

  • Vlad Meglei

    Oh man just finished your Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough and wandered if by luck you have Witcher 3 also ... just perfect.

  • Alexis Turner

    Just finished the newest DLC and decided to go back through and play it on new game plus. Just a random question. Do you go through and get rid of old content, or do you keep it all?

  • Tom Powers

    I just got back into gaming and I am so glad that I came across this game to begin. It's completely amazing. Your videos are the best. I've gone thru the original Witcher 3 to level 24 but now I'm starting over when the complete edition disc arrives for my PS4. I'm re-watching your videos while I await the new game disc. This game is the closest thing to Everquest that their is. I was an original "Evercrack" player but stopped gaming many years ago. Thanks for the tips.

  • The Last Shady Walking Marvel

    I love after only the intro you say this is gonna be good :D

  • Dave Vorberg

    For those about to begin the journey, and following these walkthroughs. I can confirm you will not be disappointed. I pretty much following the whole series, finding each informative, fun, and easy going. Thank you so much Cowboy for your efforts in putting these together. I shall certainly be looking for your videos on all future games I play.

  • Dean Vincent De Leon

    Is this a 100% Walkthrough? Every Quest, Side quests?

  • TheSwampDonkey

    Apparently I missed some stuff along the way. Followed the main story until I got to Family Matters. Now I need to go back to White Orchard and hit up some side quests. So hopefully watching will help me figure out what I missed.

  • LunchableMeatloaf

    dammit... now i gotta watch all these. i have no self control.

  • Sean Field

    great stuff pal, i was also shocked with the opening cinematic, thats why i love the witcher 3 i'm not ten any more i'm an adult give me more mature content in my games, thanks cd red.

  • William Chandler

    You are the definition of Man-Mode, sir, I like your style and delivery.  If you do like open-world RPGs, I would suggest you look at the progress of "Shroud of the Avatar" -- the game is a continuation (unofficially) of a game franchise that began in 1980 known as 'Ultima'.  The series is still available at

  • Daniel Gurney

    Got this game for Christmas thanks to my brother. Just got to the part after meeting Jennifer. Really enjoyed this vide can't wait to see even more though I'm late to the series!

  • mooks_c

    If your normal upload habits are any indication, then you have just provided me with an excellent trial in self-restraint for the next 3 days. tips hat

  • Tyler Jones

    Dude your channel is awesome. Followed you though Bloodborne and Dark Souls 2.  You are super thorough at explaining what your doing and how to do it. Especially on Dark Souls 2 because you had played it on xbox 360. Cant wait to see your videos on Witcher. Just wanted to tell you great job!


    Why iM only interested in FPS games Only..🤔🤔🤔😅😅😅

  • EvilKingPhill

    DUUUDE. Just finished your SotFS and Bloodborne walkthroughs! Looking forward to the hours of entertainment from Witcher 3. Thank you so much for all your work uploading these videos!

  • Jaikob Delgado

    Dam nude makes me mad now i need 6 years to be 18 like wth theses game creators make me pisd

  • MrMighty

    I never really got into the hype of the Witcher, but if your gameplay convinces me, as it has for previous games, well then I shall be spending more money :D (Commenting before I watch)

  • TheAngrySwan 328

    Cant wait to start playin myself, but ill be on PS4 haha definitely gonna need this mans knowledge to help me through this!

  • Chris Fisher

    Finally starting with this game... a little late to the party :P I've been a fan of your vids, having played Bloodborne and Dark Souls 2, alongside your walkthroughs. Always delightful and enjoyable to watch! Can't wait to catch up on this series. Thanks for taking the time making these! :)

  • Lone Wolf

    I'm 3 years late, but really enjoy. I bought the game last year, but got caught up in Madden. Time to start.

  • heehomaster

    Interesting looking game so far but the magic wheel thing killed it for me I could never navigate something like that in the middle of battle I'd just get killed but I look forward to watching more

  • Tommy

    Is there one gameplay, that has no commentary??

  • Grady Coker

    Never played The Witcher, but definitely want this one...only watching this first video to get hyped...looks like a beautiful game.

  • rodger perez

    Looking forward to more of this!  Thank you for being the great entertainer that you are.  Enjoy your videos and look forward to watching your game play of this!

  • Ryan Handspiker

    MUST. RESIST.I love you Cowboy, but hate you just a little... resist...

  • Korndogg 1985

    So stoked for this game just 3 more days!!!!!!! Thanks for the great video cowboy

  • Lamb Sauce Gamer

    Ciri not available, connect to the Internet

  • Jon Schuley

    i wonder if that hogwarts comment is a crack at harry potter

  • ayoubi777

    Hi,anyone know any good places to sell your alchamy and chrafting item? some places ask crazy amounts for Rubys, Diamonds and other things, but if i want to sell them, they give me almost nothing compared to what they ask for??? I started the game about 2 weeks ago and im at level 20. need money for better swords and armor. thanks. Also any idea where i could get greater red mutagen?

  • MooseGaming

    Nice video! Just starting a Witcher 3 Death March playthrough, check it out if its something you'd be interested in!

  • kaffaj

    thank you!!! i played the first witcher, but my pc sucks a little andcan't hold the 2nd or this one...or i will play that a lot and a lot always good when a good player makea playthrough of a game you like XD

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