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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.

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Watch_Dogs Windows Jumping over unfinished bridge
Watch_Dogs Windows Busy city centre road during night
Watch_Dogs Windows Countryside road
Watch_Dogs Windows Your phone lets you also control some environment like road blockers or traffic lights

Promo Images

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Watch_Dogs Screenshot Aiden in his HQ.
Watch_Dogs Other Hello World

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Sit. Stay. Hack. Windows krisko6 (635)

Critic Reviews

Eurogamer.it Xbox One May 27, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.it Xbox 360 May 27, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Nexus Xbox One May 27, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Vandal Online Windows May 27, 2014 8.7 out of 10 87
MondoXbox Xbox One Jun 01, 2014 8.6 out of 10 86
3D Juegos Windows May 27, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
Meristation Xbox 360 May 27, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Digitally Downloaded Xbox One May 28, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.de Windows May 27, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Mana Pool Windows Jul 16, 2014 6.5 out of 10 65

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