How Long Is The Witcher 2 (And Why)?

Exact Answer: 5 Parts (Takes Around 54 hours)

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a game based on the famous fantasy novel series The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski. It was released in 2011.

One has to play the roles of different characters in this game. It is a continuity to the events of The Witcher.

Geralt of Rivia has been designed as King Foltest’s bodyguard. On the other hand, the king is fighting a battle with troops who were known to be loyal to his mistress, Baroness Mary Louisa La Valette.

During the game, multiple paths open up for Geralt, two of which are Vernon Roche and Lorveth. Before choosing a path, he has to think of Aryan La Valette. It is his choice that plays a pivotal role in the development of the game.

How Long Is The Witcher 2?

Levels PlayedTime Taken
Mains24 hrs.
Mains + Extras34hrs.
Completion54hrs.
All Styles32.5 hrs.

The game has various paths, which lead to various endings. The player has to control the Geralt of Rivia. The game is divided into 5 parts:- Prologue, Chapter 1, Chapter 2 (Roche path), Chapter 2 (Lorveth Path), Chapter 3, Epilogue.

In the Prologue, Foltest’s secret relationship with baroness Maria Louisa La Valette during the events of The Witcher is revealed. Their secret relationship had gifted them two children named Anais and Boussy.

After being saved from being killed by a witch assassin by Geralt, Foltest tries to claim his children and take them away from their mother. He even wages a war to get his children. On the way to his children with Geralt, he was killed by unknown assassins.

Geralt was suspected to be the murderer of Foltest, the king of Temeria, which ruined all his reputation and led him to prison. In the prison, he was interrogated by Vernon Roche, the head of special forces of Temeria where he finds him innocent. Vernon Roche assists Geralt in escaping from the prison with the help of sorceress Triss Merigold.

In Chapter 1, they arrive at Flotsam where they are secretly attacked by a revel elf, Lorveth, who is suspected to be associated with the witcher who had assassinated King Demavend of the of Aedirn, a neighbouring country of Termeria.

At Flotsam, Geralt saves his old friends successfully and kills a monster who used to disrupt trade routes of the town. Geralt comes to know that Loredo, the commander of Termeria was planning to sell the town to King Henselt of Kaedwen which leads to the confrontation of Geralt and Iorveth with Letho.

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Roche even comes prepared with an armed force. Then the player has to choose to assist either Iorveth or Roche, thus paving the path for the next chapter followed by the ending.

While some people have reported completing the game within 24 hours, some have even played it for 54 hours.

Why Does It Take So Long To Complete The Witcher 2?

The Witcher 2 has a better presentation than any other one of its series. It grips over once attention right from the beginning and involves several grey moralities.

While some people complete the entire game in only 34 hours some take 50 – 70 hours for its completion. It depends on the path chosen and the ability of the player.

Players who complete the game within a short time must have great playing skills and must be skilled enough. There are even side quests which one has to complete.

Sometimes, players also take much time to beat this. This is because they either don’t have great playing skills or fail to play it consistently.

The plot of The Witcher 2 is comparatively less linear than that of the previous game. It is set immediately after the first one. It is known for its beautiful visuals and sophisticated gaming tricks which make the players enter into a more lively, adventurous, and believable world.

Conclusion

The Witcher 2 has been a popular game since its very first day. It is because of the visual impression it left on the minds of its players.

The number of hours one takes to beat it depends on his skills, capacity, and ability. It was released as a sequel to The Witcher 2 released in 2007.

The Witcher 2 has an amazing storyline with intriguing characters and a memorable environment which requires great decision-making skills. It has also been appreciated for its mind-captivating missions.

References

  1. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=x-HIDAAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA15&dq=how+long+is+the+witcher+2+game&ots=QjZ2TQy-Oo&sig=CcD9VYbmhXj_2c0awnlBMsZYOBw
  2. https://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/73/6/1330.html?uid=1997-42257-016
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