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Watch Dogs - Windows

Model: 68804SKU: 8500051

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply amazing.

    Posted
    Rexxor
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    The game was supposedly to be released about six or five months early ago, but it was delayed to May 27, 2014. Now, was the delay worth picking up this game now? I would say yes. I will state this right away that I'm basing this review based on the standard edition I have including the season pass. Everything about this game is amazing. The city sounds very much alive. Graphics and the rain effects look outstanding. When the weather starts to rain in the game, you can see your main character's outfit will be soaking wet as well as the roads. The sounds in this game will captivate you. When cops or bad guy are pursuing you, you'll hear radio chats from them like "I'm going to try to ram this guy!" Sounds of gunfire and explosion are satisfying when you hear them. Storyline wise, I haven't complete the whole game yet, but I will tell you without spoiling the whole thing. You play as Aiden Pierce who is a hacker and a vigilante. He's on the hunt to find someone who was responsible for the death of one of Pierce's family members. The story and the setting of this game takes place in Chicago which is obviously plagued by violence, gang wars, etc. The story is divided into 5 acts in total. It may seem sound short to others at first, but you will get the most long hours out of this game. Gameplay wise, hacking is the main focus of this game. You will use your little smartphone to hack cameras, profile people, create traffic accidents, steal people's money, temporary disable police chopper during pursuit, create distractions or accidents, and several other things. There are also side missions, collectibles and unlockables that will keep you distracted from doing the campaign story. Also, there is a reputation system in this game. The environment and the people around will react positively or negatively depending on the reputation of your main character. For example, if Aiden's reputation is in good standing such as Protector, Vigilante or Sentinel, people will less likely to call the cops on Aiden, and he will also not be shown on the news frequently. For multiplayer, I haven't touched this part yet, but there is fun stuff to do. There is online contracts, online underground race, ctOS mobile challenge, online decryption, and other stuff I don't recall. When you complete one of those activities, you will gain points called notoriety. These points will unlock a gun, a car and some other perks you can't usually acquired by solo playing. However, good news for people who want to just to solo singleplayer uninterrupted by other players is that you can turn off "Online invasion" in the main menu. You just go to main menu, and then search through the settings to turn off online invasion. There is a catch. If you do turn off online invasion, any online unlocks you gain will be lost, and any notoriety points you gained will also be reset to 0. Overall, this game is worth picking up. However, this game is not meant for little kids due to excessive violence, and there are some scenes that can be disturbing to little kids. The only downside for this game is the PC requirements. If you got a decent computer that passes the minimum or the recommended requirements altogether for this game, then pick it up. If you don't have a decent computer, then don't pick it up because it is not worth the trouble if you know you can't run this game well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but wasted potential.

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    Ringabel
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    While Watch_Dogs is a game many sandbox lovers will enjoy, it didn't live up to the hype and promise that many players like myself were given. Toted as a visually next-gen title at E3 2012, Watch_Dogs had its graphics downgraded for currently unknown reasons, and this has led to a lot of drama when a player found inside the PC files the graphical options originally shown at E3 2012. The main draw to Watch_Dogs is the sandbox gameplay many players enjoy from games like Grand Theft Auto, mixed with Hacking mechanics to add fun and interesting ways to interact with the environment and enemies. The story follows Aiden Pearce, a protagonist that's dry personality and tunnel-visioned view of vengeance has led many players to dislike the character. Aiden ultimately doesn't care about anyone else and despite the game giving you the moral opportunity to play as a "Vigilante" you'll feel like anything but thug wearing a mask. The basic gameplay elements like shooting, driving, missions, and challenges are all pretty polished and well done. The main element of hacking; however, feels like a gimmick more than anything else. Originally the game was advertised as giving you the "power" to hack into people's lives and their privacy, when in fact you can't interact with any civilian besides stealing their bank info or similar products. The only things you can hack are Bridges, Street Lights, Man Holes, Electrical Outlets, and a few other objects that all do the same thing; explode. I didn't get too much into the multiplayer aspect of the game, mostly because I wasn't personally interested; however, from what I did play and other players experiences it is a great feature /when it works/. The game's matchmaking was buggy to say the least and sometimes would crash your game or take 10 minutes to find players. The multiplayer has quite a few gamemodes to choose from, mostly generic shootouts but the most interesting mode is one in which you invade another player's singleplayer game (or they join yours) and try to hack that player for some bonus cash (which ultimately is useless, cash doesn't really do much but buy you different colored jackets and cars.) The player your invading has to find you before your download is complete and stop or kill you. If someone has invaded your game you have to find them before they finish their download. It can be a really fun and intense experience. Watch_Dogs is a game I regret buying at $60. It's pretty fun but the lack of hacking options let me down and the graphics aren't what was promised which is a huge slap in the face to gamers who were initially interested like I was. I'd recommend the game to someone when it drops between $20-$30. My final score for the game is 6/10.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ubisoft dropped the ball, but it was a pretty one

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    NapervilleWoman
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    I find myself having difficulty getting into the story. The game is centered around Aiden Pearce (who's so forgettable that I had to look up his name) and his mission to seek revenge for the death of his niece. The gameplay mechanic wherein a player may 'hack' into another player's game is pretty novel, however it is a little cumbersome and there appears to be very little reason to actually utilize it as it adds nothing to the plot or experience of the game overall. This game is very similar to another Ubisoft game series, Assassin's Creed, and has very much the same feel, only without all the climbing, stabby bits (of which there is a little). One of my biggest complaints is that when you are traveling from one mission marker to the next you are barraged with notifications of online opportunities and 'criminal activity' events which can be a bit annoying if you're not interested. Several times I've been just about to reach a mission start point only to be interrupted by a hack; while, some may see this as a boon to the experience of the gameplay and overall immersion, I found it to be an annoyance. I have not used the separate mobile app that you can apparently associate with your game account, but I hear it adds a new level of gameplay if you have friends who also own the game. As I don't know anyone else with this game, I haven't seen the point in it. If you're looking for an easy to play game with lots of collectables and grindy side missions then this is probably a good game for you. If you're looking for interesting characters with a storyline that you can care about, look elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, but game was overhyped

    Posted
    Match
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    Watch Dogs was the most anticipated game for 2014, we were all excited about it ever since it's announcement in E3 2012... I received the game on the next day of the release date (props to Best Buy for awesome shipping). The concept of the game was refreshing, something new! It opens up your imagination and truly feels like an open world where you can do basically whatever you wanted... however, this was only good on paper. I mean, yeah... you can hack into systems, control the city, and pry into people's lives... but it eventually wears off, becomes tedious and boring quick. Another thing about the game is the bugs... I know this happens to almost every game on the first 2 weeks of release. However, it is unbearable and made me stop playing for days now. I still like the game, even though it was over hyped. It didn't quite live up to its reputation, but it is still a decent game. I'll still say, check it out if you haven't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's bot bad, but it's not great either

    Posted
    Merk
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    I've only played the game for a few hours so far, but so far it seems a little repetitive. The hacking feature of the game is a nice touch but has no depth to it. You can manipulate certain things in the game (traffic lights, cameras etc) by just getting close enough and pressing a button. There are tons of little side missions but they all seem to be more or less the same once you do one of each type. There's also a ton of achievement/collectible type tasks in the game, but i find those to be pretty boring since you basically just have to go somewhere and click something. For a shooter, it's not bad. But it's not as revolutionary as the advertisements made it seem. if you've played assassins creed, this is basically like assassins creed but in modern times, in that you can almost always take a stealth approach to many of the missions. Personally, i'd wait till the game is on sale to buy it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome PC = Awesome Game

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    SP66
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    I am happy with this purchase even after reading so many horrible reviews. I heard a lot of people complaining about the graphics and this game does require high graphics hardware to run at high and ultra. I have 2 GTX 560 Ti Classified 448 Cores cards and a i2700K OC to 4.7 and the cards are OC as well. The game sets my graphics to high and it plays pretty good. Some cuts here and there but I can always lower some stuff. The game looks great and I also set it at ultra and it looks amazing. Not smooth but amazing. So go with your gut and what you have in your case, because unless you don't mind playing at anything less than the ultra setting, you will need a good system for this to run. Im sure they are still going to work out any glitches the game still has so well see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun open world environment

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    tscomp
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    Playing this game quickly reveals how much fun it can be to create absolute chaos in an open world environment. It's easy to spend a lot of time away from the revenge oriented story line and eavesdrop into the often jarring secret lives of the people on the street. Mini games and side quests vary from repetitive to those with a high level of difficulty. The hacking abilities are a boatload of fun and can be challenging to figure out . I played the game on pc and there are technical issues, many of which have been addressed by the community. Driving with keyboard and mouse can be difficult at best. A controller helps. Graphics set to a high (ultra) level can bring a powerful gaming system to its' knees. Worth buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gameplay, very in depth, open world fun.

    Posted
    Jeffrey
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    Watch Dogs is a very in depth complete open world game. Lots to do with story and is also a play as you want style of game. Wanna be bad and go around on a killing spree go for it, or you wanna be the hero and stop crime where it starts go for that as well. Its all up to you on how you want to play the game. The online game play takes some time to get used to as far as the hacking and stopping the hacking from happening to you but once you figure it out its a blast. The real only drawback to the game is the poor execution of Ubisofts Uplay client in a nutshell it is horrible and makes for aggravating logins from time to time. This was a brief review of the PC version of the game. The only reason this doesnt get a 5 is the Uplay client aggravation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Gameplay but gets boring quickly

    Posted
    Chris
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    Hacking was a very interesting gameplay and that's actually one of the reason I bought this game. It's an open world game similar to Grand Theft Auto (GTA) but with added hacking and spying in it. The problem with the game is that the hacking attempt is so repetitive from mission to mission that it gets boring pretty fast. The story is okay but isn't engaging enough for me to be interested in doing it unlike the ones in GTA. It's an innovative game in my opinion since no other games like it; it's not just a shooting game like what most other games nowadays. But I think it's still a long way to go to get to where GTA is right now in terms of the richness of the gameplay and the story within the game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game For Adventurous Gamers

    Posted
    Birdz

    Throughout the game , I noticed that it seemed like an adventure game. Moving around from place to place with all sorts of excitement surrounding you as you go.( Police chase , etc. ) After about 4 hours of playing the game ( total ) , I stopped. Then proceeded again the next day because I thought... why use all of this adventure today when it can be better tomorrow. TL:DR : Fun at start then slowly begins to get boring . Stop and then proceed the next day

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a GTA knock off

    Posted
    CG1287
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    Overall I think Watch Dogs is a fun game. I do think Ubisoft could of put more work in certain areas but no game is perfect. There are a lot of trolls out there that might bash this game as a GTA knock off but this game is far from that. Take it for what it's worth, this game won't please everyone. I think it's a nice change of pace from the other games I was playing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Far better than given credit for

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    Animal
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    It's a reasonably generic Ubisoft third-person open world action-adventure game with uninspiring writing and an unsympathetic protagonist. None of that makes the game bad though - it's actually quite competent and fun to play, and the multiplayer is worth experiencing. Mind that the game requires Uplay and does not activate on Steam.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Takes tweaking to make it shine..

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    davidm771
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    Running on a 920D0 system paired with a 290X 4gb Asus card. Runs pretty smooth despite reports of stuttering. I think the game just needs lots of ram. Video and system ram both. Graphics look good. SweetFx and mods make it look better. Whats not so great is I just don't have time to play a long winded kind of game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not my type of game

    Posted
    MadSquabbles
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    Great graphics, nice story... Maybe I'm just getting old but these GTA clone tyope games bore me pretty quickly. $25 for 8+ hours of entertainment is a heck of a deal, just don't think these game genre really appeal to me anymore. I've become more of an arpg guy and still a bit into the traditional mmorpg.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game for cheap!

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    ThEBxDoN
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    I purchased this great game for $5.22. You cant go wrong on a great game that many have played and surely enjoyed. This is not a Grand Theft Auto clone and the game has its own nuances and gameplay mechanics. Its the second best open world game since GTA!!! Great story, graphics, and gameplay!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    ok game

    Posted
    BATMAN
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    the game was ok paid ten dollars the game was not what I thought it would be but what can you say what you pay for is what you get what do I expect for the about I paid for it I guess I should have read up on the game a little bit before I paid for it my fault nobody else to blame

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent game, for a decent price

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    xxjonoxx
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    I got the game when it was on sale for $8 on PC and it's pretty good. It takes a pretty powerful PC to run it well, and even then the graphics still have to be adjusted to run properly. I had many issued when I first ran it with microstutter, but patches seemed to help this issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    New concept, but decent game

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    VPhoenix
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    The game's concept is rather unique in the fact you are a hacker trying to stop other hackers, but that is about the only good aspect of the game. Also make sure you have a really good gaming computer or else you wont be able to run the game at all or it will run really slow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Generally a good game

    Posted
    ChiefTW
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    For all of the hype leading up to the game's launch, the game was a little bit disappointing. It took a while for my Logitech G13 advanced gameboard to start working. Once it started working, gameplay was a much easier. The storyline for the game is not that compelling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great game but not on PC

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    Piotrek73
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    This is beautiful gime set up in fictional near future Chicago. If You have PS4 - buy that version. PC is often unplayable, freeze ups and general bugs. PS4 looks better on my plasma tv, then PC version on my computer screan. (Evan with lover Rez 900p vs 1080p on PC)

    I would recommend this to a friend