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Watch Dogs - Xbox One

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1297 out of 1433)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
    • Publisher: Ubisoft
    • Platform: Xbox One
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 05/27/2014

    Synopsis


    All it takes is the swipe of a finger. We connect with friends. We buy the latest gadgets and gear. We find out what's happening in the world. But with that same simple swipe, we cast an increasingly expansive shadow. With each connection, we leave a digital trail that tracks our every move and milestone, our every like and dislike. And it's not just people. Today, all major cities are networked. Urban infrastructures are monitored and controlled by complex operating systems.

    In Watch Dogs, this system is called the Central Operating System (CTOS) — and it controls almost every piece of the city's technology and holds key information on all of the city's residents. You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, you'll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city's network. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy... and more.

    Features


    Hack the City — Control the city's infrastructure, in real time, with Aiden's cell phone.

    Trap your enemy in a 30-car pileup by manipulating the traffic lights, stop a train and then board it to evade the authorities, narrowly escape capture by quickly raising a drawbridge — anything connected to the city's CTOS can become your weapon.

    Seamless Multiplayer Experience — Discover a new level of interaction, cooperation and confrontation between players thanks to a brand-new multiplayer game system that links the single- and multiplayer modes into one seamless experience.

    That means no menus, no loading screens, just instant open-world multiplayer action.

    Stay Connected With A New Way To Play — Go beyond the console with a ground-breaking, real-time, companion game.

    This innovative mobile platform allows players to connect and compete with friends, even when away from the home console.

    The Watch Dogs companion game delivers revolutionary dual-screen gameplay that enables you to play from anywhere, at any time.

    Street Justice — Create your own way to attack. Take down enemies by delivering devastating blows with your baton, or use a combination of shooting and hacking to gain advantage in a situation.

    Overall, you will have access to more than 30 weapons that rival any shooter.

    High-Octane Driving — Get behind the wheel of more than 65 vehicles bursting with horsepower to explore the massive city while completing missions.

    Driver

    Ubisoft Montreal partnered with Ubisoft Reflections, the acclaimed studio behind the award-winning series to develop each vehicle with state-of-the-art physics and handling.

    Everything is Under Control — Experience the advanced processing and graphics capabilities of Disrupt, the all-new game engine dedicated to Watch Dogs.

    The engine delivers stunning visuals and an incredibly realistic experience, and gives you the power to affect the story, the city and the life of the population with your choices, creating a ripple effect throughout the city.

    Dynamic Navigation — Watch Dogs gives you the ability to not only use the city's CTOS to your advantage, but the streets as well. In real-world Chicago, cut through one of the buildings or climb to the rooftops to catch your target.



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 1433 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Pretty good game, not just a GTA clone

      Posted
      Steve
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Same feeling as other open world games. This could be good for other people but after playing the GTA games and Assasin's Creed games, you don't get that full excitement of open world like you did with GTA 3 and AC1 and 2. - Repetition. I ended up playing the game most of the night but it's pretty repetitive when you are doing side missions. You hack someone, track them down, then knock them out or kill them. - You can only have one save. So far Ubisoft only allows you to have one save and its tied into your Xbox live account. If you want to start a new game you have to use a different account. I haven't looked at all the achievements but this does not give you a chance to play a good guy and then a bad guy or vice versa. Pros: - Unique story line. People are comparing this game too much to GTA 5. Well you shouldn't because the story line holds up on it's own. Some people say it started off slow but I feel the main story line started off with a bang. -Detail. I'm not talking about the graphics here. I was shocked to see that every single person you run into the street has a story. Basically when you are in scanning mode, every person has their age, profession, income and a sentence explaining what stands out about them. EX. I was running around just wanting to destroy stuff. Just ran into the middle of the street and a car came close to hitting me. I pulled out my gun and aimed it at the driver. I actually felt sorry for him and I couldn't kill him. He was a custodian, didn't make much money, and his brother was murdered. I couldn't bring myself to bring him to his end but I love a game that can make you feel connected to the game like that. -Talents. Like most RPGs this has a point system to upgrade you abilities. For Hacking, Combat, Driving and Crafting. You do have to follow upgrade trees because some of the better abilities don't unlock until later in the game. I find the trees simple and easy to understand. Also adds that extra excitement because the next thing is something that can always help you out. -Chicago. Even though this has the same feeling as other open world games...it's always nice being able to run around a town you never been in before. I already read from people that actually live in Chicago, that a lot of the places are inaccurate besides the landmarks that are really there. But to me, it's different. -Content. There is a lot do and a lot to learn. When something new comes up you get a tutorial window popping up for it. At the same time you have to find your side missions by hacking other people, or sometimes a side quest will pop up and you can accept it. When I first started I felt overwhelmed just because I just wanted to scan people around me to read their profile, lol. -Play the way you want. When doing missions you can approach them guns blazing or using stealth. Either way can be successful and at the same time, it adds enough change to want to try it both guns blazing and using stealth.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      My expectations were apparently too high

      Posted
      FunGamer
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      I waited awhile for this game to come out so naturally my expectations were set high from the get go, I guess thats my fault. The studio had a ton of time to make this game golden but instead we are left with a sloppy lackluster title. The graphics weren't up to par for a next gen game and there is a lot of lazy graphical problems as well. For instance if you walk up to a mirror or glass store front, you will not see your reflection! This graphical stuff was done on some of the oldest systems. How easy would that have been to code into the game, i know it doesn't effect the way the game plays and what not but its just careless to not complete the thing. Another graphical problem that angers me is store front glass reflections use the same background over and over. When a storefront's reflection should show another building because a building is actually across from it, instead it will show the same stock photo of some trees and a building. The story isn't engaging enough, I can't get attached to the characters while playing and overall the hacking isn't impressive either. There's only so many times you can hack the traffic lights and watch the innocent drivers collide with each-other, the whole city is dumb including the random NPC's. NPC's speech is repetitive, no one talks like this in real life, it would have been better to make them not talk at all then to have them repeat the same phrases over and over. The story is boring and in no way makes you crave to play the game. I will say that the online stuff is fun especially racing but even that can be super laggy and cause problems. The game is a good time waster and can be fun here and there but I don't get excited playing it as I do with other free roam games..I would rate this 3/5 but it could have easily been a 5/5 if they would have spent the time more wisely and focused on making it more awesome. Owell at least we have GTA V!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Decent game but some issues

      Posted
      kelroy
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This game is mildly reminiscent of the latest GTA installment. Unfortunately, it falls short in a number of ways. First, the AI is just NOT intelligent. Want to get away? Walk around a corner. The truly fun part of the game, the hacking, gets limited and downplayed due to the lack of AI intelligence. The physics are also almost comical. Fall from 5 feet? Die. Hit a garbage truck with a Smart Car? It's like that Smart Car suddenly weighs 10 tons at 100 mph. It doesn't help that the world ultimately feels empty. While externally the game looks massive and deep, with tons to explore, the reality is that is a facade. There is little to no depth to the game outside of the main missions. Sure, you can do some of the filler missions (go to X, do Y), but they are ultimately all the same 2 or 3 tasks. You spend most of the time staring at the same blank buildings and walls. I also calculate there must be about 7 conversations the NPCs can have, so you'll overhear them all within the first 10 minutes of playing. And the music, at least for me, was terrible and limited. When is someone going to integrate this kind of game with a service such as Pandora? The privacy invasions are some of the more interesting content of the game, but even those mostly are just watching a 30 second scene that doesn't contribute to the main story at all. The novelty of reading one line "secrets/factoids" about people as you are running around the world wears off after the first couple of minutes. Speaking of the main mission, the story behind it is confusing and drab. Overall, I look forward to Watch Dogs 2. Hopefully by then things will be polished. For now, while this game is worth the play through, I would wait until it drops in price.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      New Style of Gaming

      Posted
      damcar
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      When I first played this game I was shocked on how much I enjoyed it. Roaming an open world Chicago, you are able to hack into endless different types of technology. It was refreshing to see a new type of game that I am not use to, although the controls are hard to get use to at first it is still a blast. There are many weapon and vehicle choices for the size of the map. Cons: The graphics of the game seemed to be last gen to me, a lot of textures were not very well done along with the cut scenes. But overall they aren't terrible. The vehicle controls remind me of playing GTA 4, which is terrible because the cars don't handle as they should and you can virtually run into anything without damaging the vehicle or your person. As you drive you can hack into traffic lights and what not but you are unable to use your gun.. Also may last complaint is when I was told you were able to choose how to play the game (stealth or run and gun) I was excited. Come to find out there are alot of missions where you will fail if you are seen by an enemy.. Overall this is a fantastic game with a new refreshing taste of open world play. Definitely worth a purchase if you are still thinking about it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing different style game

      Posted
      MasterTyler
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      I haven't written a game review in years but Watch Dogs has made me change my mind. I bought this game along with the Xbox One Titanfall Bundle. Specifically waited to get my Xbox One until this game was released. So far I am very impressed with the game. I've probably put about 14 hours into the game so far. The story mode so far is phenomenal. I am not one who usually cares to much about the story but this one definitely is keeping me on the edge of my seat. Watch Dogs provides varies types of missions that are extremely fun and definitely add some adventure with hacking various obstacles to get past cop chases or to hack innocent pedestrians to get yourself more money. The map is very big (not GTA V big) but provides many side missions, mini games, and adventures. My big downside is that it's not like Assassins Creed so you can't walk on walls and get on top of every roof but it makes the game more "realistic". They also make the game interesting when you are about to start some missions you can "randomly" be hacked by someone online. This is very fun to hunt people down and keeps the game from being repetitive and just doing the campaign missions in a few days. I would suggest this game to any next gen console users (because we don't have very many of them). This definitely gives Ubisoft a great franchise to make more titles in the future. Guaranteed you won't find any game like this. The hacking, random online games, story mode, and great graphics will keep you busy and entertained.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Watch Dogs >=< GTAV

      Posted
      Anonymous
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      I'm writing this review as I'm on the last Mission of Act V and the game. Normally I'd wait... but, I've found this particular Mission to be overly tedious and I've decided to take a short break before going back to completing it. The Hacking component is the main draw here and is great fun. Whether it's driving around town and wreaking havoc on the populous by hacking their bank accounts, changing traffic signals, triggering barriers, causing steam-pipes to explode, etc. it never gets stale. Especially when the Police are concerned. The AI for the Police is overly aggressive and in my opinion the one aspect of the game I found to be extremely imbalanced. They are nothing short of a grind to engage and evade at times. And their numbers are infinite. The GFX are good, but not necessarily next gen. The combat mechanics are solid, as is the cover for the most part. Sometimes I found myself exposed to gunfire when trying to go into cover, other times I would "stick" to cover when I wanted to move to the next position. Driving takes some getting used. Oddly I felt most in control when riding the Motorcycles. Sports Cars proved to loose control wise and durability was an issue. I'm glad Ubisoft took the additional time to tweak the game. I'd be curious to have played it in November of last year when it was supposed to release. A overall a really good game. But not necessarily the best of the genre.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Fun, but Amazing...Hardly.

      Posted
      RadTurbo

      I have been waiting for this game since it's delay last fall. With the delay I guess I was expecting, more? The game is fun, the hacking is awesome, the maps are huge and I love the whole concept of the game it's really great. With that said it seems to have something missing. For starters I'm not a graphics snob but immediately I noticed how last gen it looks normally things like that don't bother me but...in this game it does and some textures are just bizarre throughout the world. There is a vast amount of vehicles but their handling is worse than GTA 4. Along with poor handling the damage aspect is bizarre u can hit vehicles but it seems like u don't hit them, I crashed my car into a pole and it didn't even look like the car had Ben damaged a bit. Overall, gameplay is great, the hacking adds so much to the game without the game would be terrible. But with its graphical hiccups it's hard to feel u are truly in the next gen universe. It's quite a shame, bc just a few minor things could easily make this game a 5 star worthy title. It's still good I would recommend it but don't expect too much bc I was a bit let down.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good, but just short of great

      Posted
      Paddy
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      I am enjoying this game and feel confident I'll be able to get a few months out of it while waiting for the later summer through winter titles to come out (Destiny, Sunset Overdrive, Halo collection, etc). There is so much to do in this game (tons of side missions and many have unique feel to them and tons of exploring and hunting for certain things (check ins are kind of fun because of the stories they each have). I love the hacking aspect. It adds a whole new dimension from a strategic standpoint. I also enjoy the progression and skill tree aspect. I've been playing this game for about a month (get about 6-8 hours a week to play) and haven't had a chance to really play the side games (drinking/coins/etc.) but some of them look like they'll be mildly fun. I also turned multiplayer off while going through the side missions and campaign, so that's something that will probably eat up some good time down the road. I will say, the story line seems kind of lazy in comparison to GTA, but I suppose it's passable (and actual game play masks it by being fun). Also, the driving isn't the greatest. I much prefer GTA, but now that I've played the game for a good chunk of time, it's in the not terrible, but definitely not great category (somewhere in between). This is definitely the best game to hit the XB1 so far though in my opinion.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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