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Watch_Dogs is an open-world game set in the city of Chicago, USA. It starts as Aiden Pearce, the main protagonist, and his associate, Damien Brenks, hack into the Merlaut Hotel. However, the job doesn’t go according to plan and someone orders a hit on Aiden. His car gets shot at while he is driving with his niece and nephew sitting in the back seat, resulting in his young niece’s death. The game takes place one year after those events, as Aiden searches for the people responsible for his loss.

In Watch_Dogs, a program called ctOS (Central Operating System) controls the infrastructure of Chicago; traffic lights, surveillance cameras, ATMs, bridges, cellphones, the L-Train, etc. It also stores information about each person who lives in the city and uses this data for crime prevention, among other things. In the game, players can use Aiden's cellphone to hack the city, acquire information about Chicago residents, order cars and play various mini-games known as "digital trips".

The game is also full of side missions such as fixer contracts, convoys, human trafficking investigations, privacy invasions, etc. Successfully completing these missions will grant players skill points to spend on their hacking skills, shooting skills or driving skills. As the game progresses, unlocking those skills can help a lot to escape the cops or give the player more options on how to handle certain missions.

Watch_Dogs also features some online modes such as online hacking, invasion, online tailing and online races.


Watch_Dogs PlayStation 4 Remembering missions show events from your past and how you ended up where you are now.
Watch_Dogs Windows Busy city centre road during night
Watch_Dogs Windows Your phone lets you also control some environment like road blockers or traffic lights
Watch_Dogs Windows One of many mini-games – here we control spider-tank in alternate reality

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Watch_Dogs Screenshot
Watch_Dogs Other They Call Him The Vigilante
Watch_Dogs Other Family Man
Watch_Dogs Screenshot Using a steam pipe to counter following police cars.


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Critic Reviews Xbox 360 May 27, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Explosion Windows Jun 01, 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
Hobby Consolas Wii U Nov 28, 2014 80 out of 100 80
Destructoid Xbox One May 27, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Polygon Xbox One May 27, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Vandal Online Wii U Dec 01, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Age Wii U Dec 10, 2014 B 75 (UK) Windows May 27, 2014 7 out of 10 70
NintendoWorldReport Wii U Dec 09, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Giant Bomb Xbox One May 27, 2014 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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