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Battle of the Open Worlds: The Witcher 3 vs Breath of the Wild

By Red
May 10, 2018

It’s time for a good old-fashioned slugfest! We here at TGPZ love video game debates, and this one is a doozy. Breath of the Wild and The Witcher 3 are two of the most critically acclaimed and popular open-world video games of all time. Both games have sold millions of copies to date, and both have scores over 90 on Metacritic. But which one is better??? Dave Jewitt and Will Potter from GameSpot tackled this very question in GameSpot’s excellent Versus video series. Dave and Will each defend one of these games in three key categories: the world itself, combat, and story. Both make very strong cases for which game should win each category, but they leave deciding a winner up to the viewers by encouraging you to vote after you watch the video.

I absolutely love Breath of the Wild, but when I compare these two games head to head, I personally prefer the darker world and deeper story of The Witcher 3. Each game’s combat has elements I like and dislike, so I consider that category a wash. How about you? Which game do you prefer and why? Do you like a different open world game even more than either of these (I bet Horizon: Zero Dawn and Skyrim would love to get in on this action)? Check out GameSpot’s video below (or on YouTube) and let us know which game you think deserves to win this battle!