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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 Nice view of the city.
Watch_Dogs PlayStation 4 City map.
Watch_Dogs PlayStation 4 Noticing the crime in progress.
Watch_Dogs PlayStation 4 Landed in jail on purpose, now it's time to find the convict of interest and escape.

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Critic Reviews

Shacknews Xbox One May 27, 2014 9 out of 10 90 Xbox One May 27, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Vandal Online Windows May 27, 2014 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 27, 2014 86 out of 100 86
Worth Playing Xbox One May 27, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
Meristation Wii U Nov 26, 2014 7.8 out of 10 78
Gamegravy Xbox One Aug 16, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75 Windows May 31, 2014 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Windows May 27, 2014 7 out of 10 70 Wii U Dec 12, 2014 6 out of 10 60


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