Witcher 3 is a treasure trove of heartfelt, funny, awesome, bittersweet, and serious moments. It’s no easy feat to come up with a list of the ten best moments from one of the greatest RPG games ever, but we tried to choose the most impactful ones. Here are the top ten Witcher 3 moments that we liked the most. Spoilers ahead!
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10. Imlerith Minced Meat
The physically imposing Imlerith is one of the most formidable warriors of the Wild Hunt. However, he only gets a little stage time compared to Eredin.
Everything changes at the Battle of Kaer Morhen, where he faces and kills the beloved Vesemir. After that, we have one sole mission: hunt down and eradicate Imlerith. So, when we finally confront him in one of the more challenging boss fights of Witcher 3, it feels fantastic to char his face and finish the job with a blow straight to his skull.
9. Exploring Other Worlds
If there’s one thing we definitely didn’t expect in Witcher 3, it’s to go hopping across different worlds like a sci-fi game. That’s the premise of the “Through Time and Space” quest, which sees Geralt explore several worlds alongside Avallac’h.
This moment is cool not only for how unexpected it is but also for the sheer variety of environments we explore. As the cherry on top, we also get a glimpse of the beautiful Elven capital of Tir ná Lia.
8. Letho of Gulet
The morally gray Witcher Letho is a fan-favorite of many players, including us. Getting a chance to see him again after his role as the antagonist of the second Witcher game is awesome.
Letho only appears in two cases: if you’ve answered the interrogation that he’s alive or if you load your Witcher 2 save where the Viper escaped. In that case, you’ll get a sidequest called Ghosts of the Past, where you reencounter Letho and help him out.
It’s refreshing to see Geralt interact with the Kingslayer so casually. You can decide not to help him, but if you do, watching both witchers strongarm ordinary people is rather amusing. It’s even better to recruit Letho to help you at the Battle of Kaer Morhen.
7. The Last Wish
The Geralt-Yennefer romance is central to the story of both Witcher 3 and the books. This quest resolves one of its central issues, which date back to the short book “The Last Wish.” The plot recounts how Geralt made three wishes to a Djinn, one of which was to bind his and Yennefer’s destiny together.
Now, Yennefer wants to know if their relationship is genuine or just the result of Djinn’s magic, and she decides to ask the genie to remove the enchantment. The heartfelt dialogue between the two that precedes the quest’s conclusion is weighty and passionate. The fear of whether their love is true or artificial is palpable. This is undoubtedly one of the most romantic moments of Witcher 3.
6. Geralt and Ciri Reunited
Geralt aims to find Ciri, preferably before the Wild Hunt. He finally finds her inside a shack on the Isle of the Mist. But the moments leading up to their reunion are emotionally draining.
Geralt opens the door only to find Ciri inert, as if dead. He embraces her, devastated, instantly turning it into one of the game’s saddest moments. However, Avallac’h’s firefly awakens her, and Ciri returns the hug, flashing scenes from the past.
The moment shifts from saddest to most heartwarming in seconds. Fortunately, it’s a moment in Witcher 3 that all players will witness regardless of their choices.
5. Bloody Baron
The Bloody Baron is one of the first main quests where you realize how high the stakes are regarding your choices. Each player will have a different outcome, but it will nonetheless be a tough choice, to put it mildly.
Other choices define the outcome of the Bloody Baron quest, but this is one of the most crucial. At a point in the storyline, you must choose between destroying or helping the tree spirit.
If you destroy the spirit tree, Anna lives, and the Baron may live, but five children become broth for the Crones later. If you help the spirit tree, the village Downwarren is destroyed, Anna dies, and the Baron kills himself, but the children live.
Ultimately, you must weigh whether to save five children, two adults, and an entire village.
4. Baby in the Oven
The sidequest “Possession” features one of the most controversial decisions in Witcher 3. Geralt agrees to help Cerys investigate Jarl Udalryk, who is allegedly under a curse. After much investigation, Cerys says she has a plan, and you must decide whether to trust her.
Moments later, she appears with Aki, Udalryk’s son, and hands him to Geralt, asking him to put the baby in the oven. Now, with a countdown urging you on, you must choose whether to put the baby in the oven or give him to his father, Udalryk. But the real question is: Do you trust Cerys or not?
The ideal choice is, oddly enough, to put the baby in the oven. The action deceives the hym — a monster feeding off Udalryk’s guilt — and frees the man from the curse. The baby is harmless since there’s a trap door on the other side of the oven. But we certainly don’t know that at the moment and have to take a leap of faith.
3. The Wolven Storm, Priscilla’s Song
One of the low-key best moments of the game is listening to Priscilla’s song about the love between Geralt and Yennefer. Not only are the lyrics powerful, but we also get to see Geralt’s reaction to the song.
Dandelion must have shared the story of the two with the singer; thus, the composition was born. Geralt’s reactions upon hearing the song are all too human and affect even the most stone-hearted players.
This moment will stick with you after the game ends because you can always search for “The Wolven Storm” on Spotify. There are even multiple versions of this song in other languages. It shows the care and dedication that went into composing the melody.
2. The Battle of Kaer Morhen
Okay, we’re cheating a little bit with this one because it’s not exactly one moment, but so many cool scenes happen here. All the friends you recruited show up to help, Caranthir has a badass fight with Eskel, Eredin reveals his face, Ciri shows off her power, and Vesemir makes the ultimate sacrifice.
Your decisions also matter, deciding whether a key supporting character survives or perishes. The Battle At Kaer Morhen is an awesome combination of action, storytelling, and drama that sets up the game’s final act.
1. Drunken Witchers
Amidst so many moments of tragedy and heightened emotions, it’s good to have a moment to let loose. And what’s better than arguably the funniest moment in Witcher 3? Let’s be honest. Who can argue that seeing Geralt, Eskel, and Lambert bonding over drinks, using the Megascope, and wearing Yennefer’s dresses doesn’t deserve the spotlight?
In a world as cruel as that of the Witcher and a life as ungrateful as that of monster hunters, seeing the brothers-in-arms relaxing and forgetting their troubles is gratifying. It also helps that the script is on point with refined humor despite the bottoms-up and trousers-down situation.
These were our favorite moments from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. What were yours? Let us know in the comments!
Murillo loves three things: RPG games, fantasy books, and Henry Cavill. So it doesn’t come as a surprise why he immersed himself in the Witcher universe. After bulldozing the novels and getting a platinum trophy in the Witcher 3, he eagerly awaits the next game installment to further expand the saga.