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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 Windows Chasing a criminal
Watch_Dogs Windows Waiting for crime to happen – only then you can intervene
Watch_Dogs Windows Jumping over unfinished bridge
Watch_Dogs Windows Your phone lets you also control some environment like road blockers or traffic lights

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Watch_Dogs Other Black Hat Trick


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Critic Reviews Xbox 360 May 27, 2014 9 out of 10 90
PC Gamer Windows May 27, 2014 87 out of 100 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
games xtreme Xbox One Jun 02, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
Meristation Windows May 27, 2014 8 out of 10 80 Xbox One May 30, 2014 73 out of 100 73 Xbox One May 27, 2014 7 out of 10 70 Windows May 31, 2014 7 out of 10 70 Wii U Dec 03, 2014 6.8 out of 10 68


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