The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is an action role-playing video game. It is a sequel to the 2007 video game The Witcher. Like its predecessor, the game is based on the book series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
The gameplay of The Witcher 2 takes a marked departure from that of its predecessor as movement is solely through the keyboard and combat moves from the rhythmic mini-game style of the original game to a more fast paced style.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings contains many different paths and storylines, along with multiple endings. As in the first game, the player takes control of Geralt of Rivia, one of the few remaining witchers. Witchers are humans that have been genetically enhanced and trained to fight monsters from a young age. They have special powers, different in each witcher. These include alchemy, magic, and sword handling.