The Witcher 3 vs. God of War – What’s the Difference?

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Are you thinking about purchasing The Witcher 3 but aren’t sure if you should get it or God of war? If so, this article might help you make your decision easier. To determine which game is right for you, I’ll be going over the main differences between the two games below, so keep reading to see what they are!

Introduction To The Witcher 3

CD PROJEKT RED says it’s coming back to its roots with The Witcher 3, but it looks like they haven’t forgotten what their games are all about: stunning worlds, beautiful graphics, a robust combat system, and a compelling story. This time around they have an equally attractive setting in which to throw all these things, though: an enormous open world full of forests, mountains, waterfalls…and most importantly – monsters.

Introduction To God of war

I loved how his sword turned into a giant hand to grab enemies, causing them to explode in a burst of blood. It’s not realistic by any means, but it’s fun! What I didn’t like was that Kratos was so OP; as he is a god, you would expect him to be stronger than most humans. Not only could he kill multiple enemies with one attack, but sometimes his attacks were so powerful they killed off enemies before they even reached him.

Difference between The Witcher 3 and God of war

1. Graphics

While God of War will likely pull out all stops, AAA style, to impress players with stunning visuals, The Witcher 3’s graphics are more realistic. Instead of an over-the-top gorefest like Kratos’s latest adventure, CD Projekt Red seeks to draw players into an organic fantasy world.

2. Combat system

Many gamers are captivated by fighting in games, so combat systems have become a strong point for many of today’s popular titles. Gameplay systems within video games range from turn-based systems to real-time action combat. While turn-based systems are more RPG-based, real-time combat is common in many shooters and open-world games.

3. Realism

With a plethora of action-adventure games on the market, players now have more options than ever to immerse themselves in fantastical worlds. One such alternative is The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, an open-world game set in a medieval fantasy world full of monsters, sorcerers, and magic.

4. Storyline

Geralt, one of a small number of surviving professional monster hunters, lives in a world ravaged by a mysterious epidemic that has killed off most humans and transformed many more into horrible creatures. Track down dangerous beasts and gain skills while investigating your surroundings.

Battle fortresses full of cruel mercenaries, beasts, fiends, and vampires. Use Geralt’s superior combat skills to slay foes—there are no right decisions when it comes to choosing how you approach each situation you encounter.

5. Open World

On one hand, there’s CD Projekt Red’s vast open-world RPG: The Witcher 3. This massive game gives players more to do than simply follow its well-written story; it gives them a world to explore and richly detailed side quests. On top of that, developer CD Projekt Red created an in-game map for players so they don’t lose their way in its many cavernous areas.

6. Replayability

Both games feature an enormous landscape to explore, filled with secrets. But while many people have complained about having to travel a lot to progress in either game, CD Projekt Red took it a step further by making every aspect of your journey meaningful. To put it simply: even something as mundane as running errands can be fun—if you’re doing it for a reason.

7. Overall Experience

While The Witcher 3 has its moments, they are few and far between, while God of War stands on a solid foundation. If you’re interested in a story that can occasionally be intense but is more often than not funny, or if you’re looking for an open world with countless collectibles to find (The Witcher 3 again comes up short in comparison) – then it might be worth your time to invest in either games’ sequels instead.


Let’s take a quick look at five aspects that make both games different in their way: their scope, their primary characters, world-building, gameplay mechanics, and writing. And as you can see they are both amazing games that are truly masterpieces. When you play these games or any other game it is important to appreciate what makes them unique rather than dismissing them because they have elements similar to another game. I hope my list helped shed some light on why you should give them a try.

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