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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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but wasted potential.

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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: 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: 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: 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    New concept, but decent game

    Posted
    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great game but not on PC

    Posted
    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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good game, but story is lacking

    Posted
    Lyndon
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    Easy enough to purchase and activate. Best buy employee went above and beyond to get me the last physical copy in the store. Disappointed with the game itself.. Good potential, but not great follow thru gamewise

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Watch Dogs review

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    Customer
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    Watch Dogs is a good game with a lot of variety in gameplay. Plenty of "side quests" and things to do away from the main story. The story isn't as interesting as it could be but it is not the worst I have seen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    game is great but online servers suck

    Posted
    webfieldzz
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    Playing single campain is great but when tryinf to play online servers are always clogges on uplay. Never had these problems with steam engine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing mindblowing

    Posted
    Jonk
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    There is nothing that screams out about this game it was a mediocre game with decent graphics and story not terribly impressed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Regular Game

    Posted
    Izri
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    Got it for a cheap price, good graphics, nice gameplay worth the spend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Awesome game!

    Posted
    bking1
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    Great action game with a nice story line and great graphics.

    I would recommend this to a friend