Poland for many foreigners is just a small country located somewhere in the eastern part of Europe, and it’s best known for its rich history, certain alcoholic beverage.

Its famous kielbasa sausage and the popular k-word curse used frequently by angry and annoyed polish players. However, Poland has much more to offer, and that includes some of the most exciting video games you can find on the market.

Find out what are the best Polish video games that you can play right now
GameReleaseGenreDeveloperSale
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY Edition 2015-05-18 RPG CD PROJEKT RED 67% Read more
Cyberpunk 2077 2020-12-10 Action RPG CD PROJEKT RED 47% Read more
Frostpunk 2018-04-24 Simulation & Management 11 bit studios 85% Read more
Dead Island Definitive Edition 2016-05-31 Action & Shooter Techland 79% Read more
Blair Witch 2019-08-30 Adventure Bloober Team SA 80% Read more
The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition 2011-05-17 Adventure CD PROJEKT RED 84% Read more
Ghostrunner 2020-10-27 Action & Platformer One More Level, 3D Realms 76% Read more
Superhot 2016-02-25 Action & Shooter SUPERHOT Team 84% Read more
>observer_ 2017-08-15 Adventure Bloober Team SA 95% Read more
Hard West 2015-11-18 Adventure CreativeForge Games 87% Read more
Dying Light | Definitive Edition 2015-01-26 Adventure Techland 84% Read more
Call Of Juarez Gunslinger 2013-05-22 Action & Shooter Techland 87% Read more
Chernobylite 2021-07-28 Adventure The Farm 51 36% Read more
Timberborn 2021-09-15 City-building & Management Mechanistry Read more
Dying Light 2 2022-02-04 Action Techland 28% Read more
Layers Of Fear 2016-02-15 Adventure Bloober Team SA 87% Read more
The Medium 2021-01-28 Horror Bloober Team SA 53% Read more
Painkiller Black Edition 2004-04-12 Action & Shooter People Can Fly 71% Read more
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter 2014-09-25 Adventure The Astronauts 88% Read more
This War of Mine 2014-11-14 Adventure 11 bit studios 92% Read more

        

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Release date:2015-05-18
Genre:Action role-playing
Developer:CD PROJEKT RED

This one is so obvious, that we were wondering if it should even appear here – everyone has already heard about The Witcher and how much of a masterpiece it is.

For the same reason, however, it wouldn’t be fair to not at least give it a brief mention. The Witcher franchise is based on Sapkowski’s series of novels of the same title. It tells the story of a mutant for hire – pay him a reasonable amount of gold, and he will gladly undo any curse or take care of any monster threats you are bothered with.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Although it sounds like he’s a cool guy, for common people he is just as scary as the monsters he hunts, so instead of gratitude, he meets with hate, disgust, and fear. Gameplay combines an amazing and addictive story with character progression and smooth combat, where you can use a variety of different weapons and special spells called witcher signs, to fight the enemies. Surprisingly, The Witcher III became the most praised game of the entire trilogy, while usually, it’s quite the opposite – more often than not, it’s the first game that is considered best.

Key features
  • One of the best and fullest RPG experiences available up to date
  • A gorgeous fantasy world that is entirely open and free to explore from the very beginning
  • Character progression that supports many different playstyles
  • Inspired largely by Slavic and Norse folklore with numerous pop culture references
        

Cyberpunk 2077

Release date:2020-12-10
Genre:Action & Cyberpunk
Developer:CD PROJEKT RED

While we’re at CD Projekt Red games, let’s also not forget about their latest production.

Cyberpunk 2077 is an entirely different setting, but worth diving into nevertheless. Cyberpunk 2077 offers a unique RPG experience set in a dystopian retro-futuristic world ruled by ruthless gangs and greedy corporations.

Cyberpunk 2077

As a mercenary known simply as V, you will quickly find yourself in the middle of the conflict between the most influential people in the city, and you will begin your fight for survival. The game feels quite refreshing and comes with certain new gameplay mechanics that were never or rarely seen before. This includes, for example, weapons that can shoot through walls or bounce off them to reach enemies hiding around the corner. It’s also worth mentioning that the game can be beaten completely without ever killing a man – a nice challenge for those who can resist their bloodthirst.

Key features
  • Huge open-world environment – explore retro-futuristic Night City and its surroundings at your own pace
  • Rich RPG experience with smooth melee combat, satisfying gunplay, and floating damage numbers
  • A dark, unforgettable story full of intrigues and plotting
  • Supports numerous different playstyles, including a pacifist approach
        

Dead Island

Release date:2016-05-31
Genre:Action & Shooter
Developer:Techland

There are plenty of zombie-related games on the market, and one of the great ones happens to be made by a Polish game studio.

Dead Island is yet another attempt at a zombie apocalypse scenario – and a well-executed one, to say the least. It’s often compared to Valve’s arcade shooter Left 4 Dead 2, and while it’s hard to say which one of the two is better, there are certainly some things that Dead Island does in a more appealing way.

Dead Island

The list includes the possibility to upgrade weapons and improve character skills by earning experience – it’s an RPG after all. The playable locations are also much bigger and the game may feel more casual-friendly overall. The survival factor also plays a bigger role here – you need to think strategically and conserve resources, unlike in Left 4 Dead 2, which is more like a run and gun experience.

Key features
  • Zombie apocalypse setting with large open areas
  • Dynamic and thrilling first-person action with the emphasis being put on melee combat
  • A tense atmosphere with the necessity to be on guard at all times
  • Randomly-generated weapons and character progression
        

Blair Witch

Release date:2019-08-30
Genre:Adventure
Developer:Bloober Team SA

If a horde of flesh-eating zombies is not enough to scare you, then maybe this psychological survival horror will do the job.

Blair Witch is a game set two years after the events from the 1999 film The Blair Witch Project and follows the story of a former police officer as he begins to search a nearby forest for a missing boy.

The first-person perspective combined with tense music and paranormal phenomena helps to build an immersive atmosphere where you are not the one who’s in control, leaving you helpless and isolated, far from anyone who would be willing to give you a helping hand. Gameplay-wise you will explore various areas together with your trusty dog and using certain gadgets, such as the camera and flashlight, you will have to uncover the dark truth behind the boy’s disappearance.

Key features
  • A terrifying survival horror experience
  • The amazingly scary atmosphere and visuals
  • Possibility to alter the reality with the use of certain cassette tapes
  • Numerous simple puzzles to solve
        

Frostpunk

Release date:2018-04-24
Genre:City-building, survival
Developer:11 bit studios

For the last game on the list, we’ve got something for those who love to stretch their brain cells a bit.

Frostpunk is a city-building survival game that will surely put your management skills to the test. Frostpunk is a dark and sad survival adventure with tough strategic and moral choices to be made during play. However, here your enemy is not a horde of ferocious creatures or evil spirits haunting the innocent, but instead, nature itself.

Frostpunk

Your mission is to build and grow a self-sustained city during a worldwide volcanic winter and make sure your people live warm and healthy lives. The city you will build centers around a coal-powered generator that provides heat to the surrounding circular area that grows bigger as the generator is upgraded. The major issue you will be dealing with is the fact, different buildings need a different temperature to remain operational – you need to think twice before you pick a place for a new house or medical facility.

Key features
  • A unique city-building game that centers around surviving the worldwide winter
  • Addictive gameplay mechanics, where the careful placement of new buildings is necessary to succeed
  • Difficult moral choices that will shape the society you are leading
  • The ultimate challenge in form of an endless mode for the most dedicated players

The Best Polish Games

Poland has a lot to offer, and good Polish video games are just one great example. Recent years were especially fruitful for Polish players – now they have numerous games to be proud of, but the most recent titles developed by CD Projekt Red clearly overshadow the rest and leave the competition behind. However, if you’re not a huge fan of RPG, then the Witcher and Cyberpunk may not exactly hit your taste – in this case, it’s worth to remember, that there’s also plenty of great Polish titles from smaller companies to try, and they come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, so you are almost guaranteed to find something you’ll truly enjoy. Take a look at our list of Polish video games and perhaps you’ll find a title you’ll fall in love with.