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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 Busy city centre road during night
Watch_Dogs Windows Waiting for crime to happen – only then you can intervene
Watch_Dogs Windows Industrial area of the city
Watch_Dogs Windows Driving around city centre

Promo Images

Watch_Dogs Screenshot Iraq, the bad guy.
Watch_Dogs Other Saturday Night Special
Watch_Dogs Other Geolocated
Watch_Dogs Screenshot The security of ctOS is no match for Aiden.


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Sit. Stay. Hack. krisko6 (635) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central May 27, 2014 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 27, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Explosion Jun 01, 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
GameStar (Germany) May 28, 2014 85 out of 100 85
IGN May 27, 2014 8.4 out of 10 84
Meristation May 27, 2014 8 out of 10 80 May 27, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Game Watcher May 27, 2014 7 out of 10 70 (UK) May 27, 2014 7 out of 10 70 Jun 02, 2014 7 out of 10 70


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Nury (955) added Watch_Dogs (Windows) on Jul 15, 2014
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