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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: 35 out of 64
  2. Negative: 20 out of 64
  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 29, 2014
    7
    This is a Very good game. The graphics are good, the hacking is good. But the let down is mainly the driving! After all the hype and excitement it good if is a let down but still a very amazing game. Few glitches. Not as good as next gen but what do you expect? Also The recommended age is 18 but I say that a mature child would be fine with it at 11+. Expand
  5. May 29, 2014
    5
    I was very optimistic about this game and was very disappointed with what I saw. Lags, bugs, bad graphics (in my opinion of course) and a lot of other things. I mean, really, i thought this game would fight with gta in the open world games, but is far away from that. I played in my friend's house, and now i don't wanna to buy this game, because my disappointment with the game is very high, unfortunately :/ This for the PS3 version at least, i don't know about the other versions of the game. Expand
  6. May 28, 2014
    4
    After all of the hype, over-powered trailers and the most insane level of polished screen-shots I have ever seen from a publisher, this "Cross-platform" sandbox hack-fest is most definitely only to be played on next-gen software. The down-graded PS3 version (Reviewed) is a disappointing addition to what has been a blinding year for PS3 games. After the character detail of Last Of us and the draw distance of GTA V, I was expecting at the very least to get a functional, semi-beautiful game as was advertised. ESPECIALLY if I am expected to pay $60 for this "Cross-Platform" MESS.

    GRAPHICS - First, the elephant in the room. Splinter Cell's Chaos Theory on the original XBOX is TWICE as good-looking as Watch Dogs on the PS3. Shadows are static, lighting is reserved only for claustrophobic environments and the draw distance is terrible. Trees warp like they are made of jelly and the trailers weather effects are absent, as is the rain-soaked streets. Aiden's clothing looks like it was made out of wrapping paper and the shoddy, barely shaded cars look like bricks.

    GAMEPLAY - The driving is terrible, the controls are clumsy to get to grips with and while the hacking is a nice idea, the missions are repetitive and soon out-grows itself. I am not one to downgrade the play-ability of a game based on how it looks, but the performance drop certainly makes the PS3 suffer.

    STORY - The story was cliche (A revenge game) coasted along by passable voice-acting and motion capture. Nothing that made Aiden "The newest and most important protagonist in gaming" as billed by Ubisoft.

    CONCLUSION - I have been an Ubisoft fan for a long time. But they are looking more and more like EA and are treating their fans the same way. This game was worth HALF of what I paid for it. I shall be trading it in tomorrow and getting something that was advertised HONESTLY. I did NOT get what I paid for... not even close. Extremely disappointed.
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  7. Jun 13, 2014
    0
    I usually dont review games, but I felt I should chime in. I own over 50 games, and not once in all my years of gaming(im 38)i can count on 1 hand how many times I wanted my money back. This is one of those times!!!! So disappointed in this game. granted I have been playing GTAV on ps3, so maybe I'm a bit jaded. UBI screwed the pooch. Drive 1/10 on foot 3/10 story 3/10 side missions 2/10 hacking8/10(for the first day then slowly drops due to boredom) cops 1/10. now there are a few things that keep me playing, mostly due to the fact my girlfriend bought it for my bday so I feel obligated to at least complete the story. the iphone app is kinda kool in concept, but, meh. another thing thats huge disappointment, I can buy a few guns(not a huge inventory)but no body armor? weak sauce... also wardrobe, HORRIBLE... here is a lame wardrobe, but in different colors, ya!!! not... the AI is short of riding the short yellow bus... now what can I say that is good..... mmmm still trying to find something that justifies 60 bux..... those that bash the negative reviews may either be young and inexperienced or work for ubi. Do yourself a favor, rent it, buy it used, or dont buy it at all. Trust me, its not worth the 60+ dollars... lucky for me, I got skyrim new for 5$, and while its no fallout, its way better than this garbage... Expand

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