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The Witcher 3 mod replaces combat with Gwent matches

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A lot of people don't like the combat in The Witcher 3. I liked it, but then, I hated Gwent. Whenever the game forced me into a match I'd do my best to lose or forfeit immediately, such was my disdain for the in-universe gambling racket. So Hearts of Card, a mod that replaces combat with Gwent matches, doesn't appeal to me at all, but it might very well appeal to you.

The video above gives you a rough idea of how it pans out: encounter an enemy and, instead of slaying it with your sword, you beat it at Gwent. It might look like a joke, but it's not. It's a fully downloadable mod that you can download now, and apparently you can play through the whole campaign this way. Sounds like a great way to ruin a good game to me, but if you dig Gwent, have fun with it.

That's not the only recent Witcher 3 mod of note: there's also a project aiming to revamp the game's (already quite brilliant) graphics.

Shaun Prescott
Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian editor and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.