Watch Dogs PC

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  • Summary: In the modern hyper-connected world, Chicago has the nation's most advanced and integrated computer system – one which controls almost every facet of city technology and maintains critical information on all of the city's residents. Assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a notorious hacker andIn the modern hyper-connected world, Chicago has the nation's most advanced and integrated computer system – one which controls almost every facet of city technology and maintains critical information on all of the city's residents. Assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a notorious hacker and former thug, whose criminal past lead to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those people who have hurt your family, you will be able to monitor and hack all who surround you while manipulating the city's systems to stop traffic lights, download personal information, manipulate the electrical grid and more. Use the entire city of Chicago as your personal weapon and exact your signature brand of revenge. Expand
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  1. May 27, 2014
    90
    The game was designed to put control into the player’s hands and it succeeded. I thought the concept was incredibly epic and it didn’t leave me with that “I wish I could do this” feeling I get from some games. The power to play the game how you want is also a bonus. Also, if you’re looking for a game with a ton of replay value, Watch_Dogs will definitely do it. While I figured Watch_Dogs would have been a more sophisticated version of GTA, it isn’t. It can be frenetic at times and sometimes, that’s all you need to have some fun.
  2. May 27, 2014
    86
    A delightful open-world playground with terrific graphics, lots of activities and brilliant hacking gameplay. Poor plotting and the lack of a more courageous treatment of its up-to-date scenario keeps Watch Dogs from playing in the same league as Rockstar's masterpieces.
  3. May 28, 2014
    85
    Ubisoft's challange to GTA has succeeded and shows great potential. But the writers should have shown more courage to be different and remarkable.
  4. Sep 3, 2014
    79
    Ubisoft's flagship title has a really, really repulsive protagonist. The entire storyline feels like it was cranked out of a automated story generator. On the positive side, Watch Dogs looks really good on PC, especially after modding the graphics to match the visual splendor of the early E3 demos. [Aug 2014]
  5. Jun 13, 2014
    70
    Watch Dogs are no gaming revolution, but it is definitely a steady start of the new series. With respect to the game's size you may wink at technical issues which are like a really heavy stone attached to the PC version's ankle. However, you may wink at them but only to some extent. Enough is enough. Despite all that, Watch Dogs do not deserve to be damned considering it is an entertaining title, and although it does not run on 100% for the most part, let us say it does not pronouncedly fail in anything apart from its story.
  6. Jun 3, 2014
    70
    Ubisoft has a less-than-stellar record with portings of its AAA games and Watch Dogs is no exception.
  7. May 27, 2014
    60
    Watch Dogs is decent, but as the first entry into the series it’s still trying to find its niche and its style, and as a result it’s a little bland and all too repetitive. It successfully apes a lot of other games without ever really finding a way to stand out on its own, and the hacking isn’t really enough to push it past “me too” status.

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  1. Jun 2, 2014
    10
    The game is great but i have run into some serious technical issues which has nothing to do with my system. My specs are the following,a gtxThe game is great but i have run into some serious technical issues which has nothing to do with my system. My specs are the following,a gtx 780 and an i5 3570k processor. The major issue i am having with the game is that every 5-10 minutes, the game crashes and i have to restart the system in order for my pc to work again. I have the latest available drivers and i have even tried lowering the in game settings and reducing the overclock on my gpu but to no avail. The fps is ridiculous and even with the recommended settings used from geforce experience, it fluctuates from 40 to 60 fps consistently which makes the gameplay unbearable. So all i can do now is wait for a patch but until then I can't even play the game. I am so annoyed with ubisoft and their **** this is the worst port i have ever played. This game needs serious fixing ubisoft!!!Get you acts together jerks, i want my moneys worth!!! Expand
  2. Jun 1, 2014
    9
    A great game, with good story line, good characters, and a lot of realism, where the enemies kill you with 4 or 5 shoots, Not another GTA orA great game, with good story line, good characters, and a lot of realism, where the enemies kill you with 4 or 5 shoots, Not another GTA or another Saint Row, where the only grace is to kill anyone in an easy way.

    A game where a truly champion kills his enemies with just a pair of cameras and being far enough to anyone notice his presence. They promise us a hacking game and if you try, you will manage to do everything just hacking.
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  3. Nov 11, 2014
    8
    Gameplay (of 10) : 8
    Story (of 10) : 7
    Graphic (of 10) : 8 Sound (of 10) : 7 Total : 7.6 / 10 Total score is weighted average of four
    Gameplay (of 10) : 8
    Story (of 10) : 7
    Graphic (of 10) : 8
    Sound (of 10) : 7

    Total : 7.6 / 10

    Total score is weighted average of four factors, respectively Gameplay, Story, Graphic, Sound.
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  4. Jul 5, 2014
    4
    how did this game get such good ratings it was a terrible plot no fist fighting terrible driving way too easy hacking way to easy killinghow did this game get such good ratings it was a terrible plot no fist fighting terrible driving way too easy hacking way to easy killing civilians (one shot anywhere) but i had a blast at the very beginning of the game running from cops hacking crap saving people from crimes but after a while its just way to repetitive Expand
  5. May 28, 2014
    2
    Ubisoft lied to us all the time. So much hype about this game, and what we've got?
    -Bad Graphics
    -Lags and freezes -Car physics from saints
    Ubisoft lied to us all the time. So much hype about this game, and what we've got?
    -Bad Graphics
    -Lags and freezes
    -Car physics from saints row
    2 points for hack idea and Chicago
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  6. Jun 29, 2015
    0
    Actually, I was waiting for this game from 2013. The release date was always making late. At last it was released in May 2014. I was eagerlyActually, I was waiting for this game from 2013. The release date was always making late. At last it was released in May 2014. I was eagerly waiting for it. But when I played it , it greatly disappointed me. The graphics of the trailer was great, But in the game, Huh !!!!! Really a disappointing piece of **** !!!!! Expand
  7. May 27, 2014
    0
    Ubisoft just gave the middle finger to 40% of the PC community who use AMD Radeon cards like myself. I won't blame Nvidia for ruining theUbisoft just gave the middle finger to 40% of the PC community who use AMD Radeon cards like myself. I won't blame Nvidia for ruining the industry with their proprietary crap and closed environment. I'm blaming Ubisoft for ignoring us. I'll update my review once the game gets patched, and if not I'll be requesting a refund. Expand

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