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Watch Dogs

Rating Summary

Based on 103 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

67%

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Reviews Summary

Summary: Watch Dogs is a valiant effort by Ubisoft to branch out from their usual games. However, critics agree that a mediocre plot, characters and alright gameplay stop the game from reaching the heights it aims for

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 26, 2014
Xbox OneMay 26, 2014
Wii UNov 18, 2014
PCMay 26, 2014

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Publisher: Ubisoft

Genres: Adventure, Third-Person Shooter

In today's hyper-connected world, Chicago operates under ctOS, the most advanced computer network in America. You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, 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.

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Creative hacking and covert multiplayer modes bring exciting new life to otherwise familiar open-world man-shooting.

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IGN

8.4 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Watch Dogs is an excellent open-world action game with some unique hacking-magic that makes it a memorable experience.

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We've got a Watch Dogs guide that will help you beat some of the trickier missions in the game.

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Watch Dogs' interconnected world is a wonderful, explosive, high-tech playground. Shame the people who inhabit it are so forgettable.

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