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  • Summary: Watch Dogs is an open-world action adventure game in which you must use any means at your disposal to take down a corrupt system. Watch Dogs takes advantage of Wii U with a detailed and interactive map of Chicago to be displayed on the Wii U GamePad. The game also features off-TV play,Watch Dogs is an open-world action adventure game in which you must use any means at your disposal to take down a corrupt system. Watch Dogs takes advantage of Wii U with a detailed and interactive map of Chicago to be displayed on the Wii U GamePad. The game also features off-TV play, letting gamers continue playing Watch Dogs solely on the GamePad. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jan 23, 2015
    80
    Watch Dogs for Wii U is a solid sandbox, with good ideas and an original setting, but missions get boring and some game mechanics are not well implemented.
  2. Nov 27, 2014
    80
    While Watch Dogs is not as brilliant as it could have been, it's a good game for sandbox fans.
  3. Nov 26, 2014
    78
    Watch Dogs has some smart gameplay mechanics. Hacking is a great experience full of possibilities, and the game perfectly combines stealth situations with good gunplay. However, Watch Dogs has two problems: driving isn't at all polished and has some graphical issues. The Wii U version doesn't justify the delay.
  4. Jan 15, 2015
    68
    Watch Dogs comes on Wii U six months after the original release with no extra content, no DLCs and some framerate issues: definitely not a big deal for Nintendo users.
  5. Nov 30, 2014
    65
    How did Ubisoft manage to take 6 months to port the PS3/X360 versions of Watch Dogs onto the Wii U? A very long wait that's justified by nothing when we see the low quality of the graphics and the lack of improvements whatsoever. It might be worth a try to those who only own a Wii U and hence will never experience GTA 5.
  6. Dec 17, 2014
    60
    Watch Dogs for Wii U is still a fun game but it is just poorly made. There are a lot of technical problems and driving in particular is really bad. We had to wait six extra months for a mediocre game.
  7. Nov 28, 2014
    40
    Technically speaking, this Wii U version of Watch_Dogs is awful. Add to this the lack of control while moving the camera, targeting or driving, and we can say that the 6 months-delay wasn't worth the wait... Next!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 36
  2. Negative: 17 out of 36
  1. Nov 19, 2014
    10
    I cant understand the bad ratings here.

    For me its the best Watchdogs. Okay the Graphics are not so good like on PS4 or Xbox One, but the
    I cant understand the bad ratings here.

    For me its the best Watchdogs. Okay the Graphics are not so good like on PS4 or Xbox One, but the WiiU Gamepad makes the differnce.
    Its a cool feature to hack the people with the pad or us the map.
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  2. Jan 18, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Bardzo fajna gra, interesująca fabuła świetny hacking fajny model jazdy, niezła rozgrywka z użyciem broni , fajna ścieżka dźwiękowa no i możliwość grania na Gamepadzie na którym gra wygląda rewelacyjnie a do tego dochodzi świetna animacja postaci . Jedyny taki tytuł na Wii U . Polecam wszystkim prawdziwym graczom Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2014
    8
    I doesn't fix any of its problems but it looks and runs fine for the console, for the most part.
    Its not great but its better than the
    I doesn't fix any of its problems but it looks and runs fine for the console, for the most part.
    Its not great but its better than the PS3/X360 versions.
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  4. Mar 8, 2015
    5
    I've never liked Ubisoft. I just didn't agree with their business ways. However after picking up Watch Dogs I realized why dislike UbisoftI've never liked Ubisoft. I just didn't agree with their business ways. However after picking up Watch Dogs I realized why dislike Ubisoft

    Gameplay: Watch Dogs plays like GTA but with hacking. While that is a pretty harsh statement, that's how the game felt to me. Its just the click of the button and that's it. I hated the puzzles in this game and overall the game just didn't impress me. f

    Visuals: Watch Dogs looks pretty good. While it may not be as good as the PS4 and XBOX ONE versions it still is pretty good.

    Sound: The games sound is mostly sirens and people talking, Not much to say

    Replayability: I normally don't say this but Watch Dogs is too long. It seems to drag on and on and on. Aiden is already boring enough so that's probably why it feels long.

    Difficulty: It isn't exactly hard.

    Conclusion: Watch Dogs isn't that interesting. The hacking mechanic is cool, but the way they used it simply wasn't impressive. Hopefully Ubisoft can make a better open world game than this.

    Final Thoughts: Mediocre
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  5. Mar 28, 2015
    0
    Ummmm... what the heck is this game????!?! WHAT IS THIS GAME??!??!? THIS IS THE WORST GAME OF ALL TIME!!!!! WORST GAME OFUmmmm... what the heck is this game????!?! WHAT IS THIS GAME??!??!? THIS IS THE WORST GAME OF ALL TIME!!!!! WORST GAME OF ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  6. Nov 19, 2014
    0
    So boring & so repetitive.
    Here are the missions :
    1 - Go to a random grey building 2 - Press or Hold "X" to hack 3 - Hurray! 4 - Repeat
    So boring & so repetitive.
    Here are the missions :
    1 - Go to a random grey building
    2 - Press or Hold "X" to hack
    3 - Hurray!
    4 - Repeat
    This game is absolutely boring garbage.
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  7. Nov 18, 2014
    0
    The 'hacking' is horrible, the health/hurt is horrible, the driving and cars are horrible. After a while, everything's the boring same. The ARThe 'hacking' is horrible, the health/hurt is horrible, the driving and cars are horrible. After a while, everything's the boring same. The AR mini games are fun, thank god for those, but only once or twice. The problem isn't just not living up to the enormous hype, it's just not a good game. The story is ridiculous and I can't help but HATE the very self absorbed, annoying main character. Zero replay value. Expand

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