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  • Summary: In the modern uber-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. You 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 29, 2014
    75
    Car chases aside, Watch Dogs would be a great and memorable open-world action game if not for persistent performance problems.
  2. May 27, 2014
    70
    The Watch_Dogs experience on PS3 is good but it does not match our expectations from a technical perspective. The definitive version is definitively on Next Gen platforms.
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  1. Positive: 41 out of 72
  2. Negative: 22 out of 72
  1. May 27, 2014
    10
    This game is awesome, the game mechanic are nice and the control too, all the little thing like walking while checking your phone make the game more realistic. The whole game is original and a really enjoyable open world game...I liked GTA V and I must say that WatchDogs is so much more fun.

    And for everybody who is so disapointed about graphics....you are just stu*id...the game look better then any other game on PS3...it's just normal that it don't look as nice as the PS4 version...you dont have to spend 400$ to get the ps4 and you can play this awesome game....what's the problem ?..if you want to have really nice graphic go get a PS4 and stop saying that the graphic are bad...It's like if you were saying that a game look REALLY bad because you watched a video of the game running on 2000$ PC and it was so much nicer....seriously....please, try to be smart just a little bit....
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  2. Jun 14, 2014
    10
    The game is awesome the story is too awesome! i dont understand why some people say the graphics are bad the driving is bad the graphics are good ok not like gta v but its good and im happy i enjoyed the gameplay and the story...some people have to hate a game for nothing and i dont know why they do this just relax and enjoy! Expand
  3. Jun 16, 2014
    9
    I created an account to post just this one review. I really don't understand the hate for this game. I am playing on PS3. This is the most fun I've had playing a game in a very long time, probably since Red Dead Redemption. I probably have 30-40 hours in and I only did 3 main missions so far. I am just too busy exploring the map and doing all the side stuff.

    I am having so much fun just derping around in this open world, more fun than I ever had in any GTA game I can remember. Last night I spent an hour just chillin' in some NPC's basement and playing poker. The NPC's in this game are really well done and I love how interactive the whole environment is. 9/10
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  4. May 28, 2014
    7
    I can't believe the bad user score. GTA Fa nboys much?On the PS3 I was also disappointed in the graphics, but what did you expect from a current gen game on a last gen console.This game is really fun.People should stop comparing it to GTA. This is a new sandbox game type and as far as I am concerned it is a success,even on PS3

    The Graphics are quite bad,but its not the worse I've seen on the PS3. Its not unplayable and as long as you are not traveling it looks decent.but as soon as you start driving the graphics start to look bad.The AI in this game is also not very good,but again not the worse I've seen on PS3 games.The game is a bit unbalanced and it definitely favors the 'Good' players as apposed to the criminals.

    One thing I can rage about is the games multiplayer. Its virtually impossible to 'Hack your friends' like the trailer said.Its got no friends list or any type of buddy invite system.It should have said 'Hack a bunch of random people all the time while searching for your friends'.Free roam multiplayer and the decipher game mode is also non existent on the PS3.

    Despite the games many many flaws,I find myself addicted to it and can't stop playing,which is ultimately what I'm looking for in the game.Its definitely worth the price.This is the first game from Ubisoft in a very long time that was a bit touch and go but ultimately I think this is a fantastic game and as always they have not failed to impress me.

    For all the Haters,Stop being cheap and buy a Current gen Console or PC
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  5. May 27, 2014
    5
    This game disappoints me. I was happy to finally be getting a game after going 5 to 6 months of only playing GTA 5, NBA 2K, and COD. I wish i had waited to see what the game was like before i bought it.

    So i have played watch dogs for about an hour and the story is cool. I like the different hacks you can do and i also like Aiden's character (i don't care much for his rough voice tho). But the graphics are very poor for a game released in 2014. Im not a graphics whore by any means but i just can't comprehend how terrible the cars look when free roaming. It looked like i was playing gran turismo on PS2. And the driving mechanics are not realistic at all. I read somewhere that they used the driving mechanics from some racing game to use in watch dogs but it did not turn out very well. While driving when i bumped into cars they barely moved and my car would spin a little and when trying to correct i would oversteer. While oversteering the car would slide side to side but it wouldn't be fluid at all. It was like a string was attached to the front of a car and someone was jerking it side to side.They failed on the driving. The frame rate also drops significantly at times and with graphics this poor the game should be running very smoothly. I give this a 5/10 because while this is a decent game all the hype on it really let a lot of people down. I was expecting it to rival GTA 5 but it doesn't even belong in the same paragraph as a game as well made as gta 5.
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  6. May 27, 2014
    4
    I won't rate this a 0 or a 10 like some others do to 'balance' the scores. In my opinion, this is a supreme disappointment after all the hype and delay. PS3 graphics are downright horrible, especially when compared to recent games like GTA5, Assassin's Creed Black Flag, and the Last of Us. There is just no excuse for releasing a current game with LAST gen graphics. While the premise is interesting, I can't get into a 2014 game that makes my eyes bleed. While this might be a worthwhile IP on a PS4 or high-end PC, give it a wide miss on the severely underperforming PS3. Utter crap, Ubisoft. Expand
  7. Oct 21, 2014
    0
    Really disappointing graphics. It comes to a point where it disturbs the gaming experience. And it's impossible not to compare to GTA V and think how bad this game really is (not only in graphics). Wish I had seen reviews from other users before I bought it! Wasted money! Expand

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