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  • Summary: Check out the birthplace of the tech revolution as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker who has fallen victim to ctOS 2.0's predictive algorithms and accused of a crime he did not commit. In Marcus' mission to shut down ctOS 2.0 for good, hacking is his ultimate weapon. Players notCheck out the birthplace of the tech revolution as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker who has fallen victim to ctOS 2.0's predictive algorithms and accused of a crime he did not commit. In Marcus' mission to shut down ctOS 2.0 for good, hacking is his ultimate weapon. Players not only can hack into the San Francisco Bay Area's infrastructure, but also into every person and any connected device they possess to trigger unpredictable chains of events in this vast open world. Expand
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Watch Dogs 2 - Online Multiplayer (Co-Op & PVP) Gamescom 2016 Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Dec 28, 2016
    85
    Watch Dogs 2 looks absolutely gorgeous on PC. The game offers a rich sandbox, with plenty of fun missions, things to do and places to see.
  2. Jan 1, 2017
    80
    Over the top hacking action combined with open world exploration, but with a social conscience and a very welcome sense of humor. [Issue#258, p.60]
  3. Apr 3, 2017
    80
    Unlike the first game where multiplayer was kind of a mess, the sequel offers a pretty solid multiplayer experience. Playing Watch Dogs 2 co-op is definitely a blast, especially if you're experiencing the game with a friend.
  4. Nov 30, 2016
    78
    Ubisoft once again fails to tell an engaging story, instead mixing a somewhat confused, even boring plot with bland characters. While Watch Dogs 2 is near-perfect PC port with lots of PC-specific options both for graphics as well as controls, the underlying game wastes a lot of potential. The beautiful rendition of San Francisco is a great background for some neat hacking tricks and fun missions, yet, aside from the shift in tone, Watch Dogs 2 isn’t the anticipated step forward for the series.
  5. Dec 12, 2016
    75
    Watch_Dogs 2 is definitely a good game, especially compared to the first one which was a dull game. It’s got a lot of personality, especially in terms of the cast of characters, and humour is always welcome in open world titles. The missions may generally boil down to “go somewhere, sneak past/shoot guards, hack something, get out” but they cover fun subjects and are never less than entertaining. Nevertheless the online side is aggravating as all hell, the controls aren’t quite receptive enough particularly when driving or shooting, and being able to kill loads of people doesn’t really jive with the DedSec ethos.
  6. Dec 24, 2016
    70
    Ubisoft Montreal almost made a GTA of their own. On the second try. For those who think that "funny" public group in social networks are actually funny. If you do not subscribe to the idea that you have to entertain yourself rather than be entertained in a video game, better stay in Los Santos.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 12, 2016
    60
    For the second time the unfulfilled potential of an unconventional material. The very idea is grasped greatly, but that's all and the game itself is very sad story – again. [Issue #269]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 102
  2. Negative: 20 out of 102
  1. Apr 16, 2017
    10
    Excellent game, superb PC port. It's so great to play a game that KNOWS WHAT IT WANTS TO BE! If you liked the Kingsman movie, you'll loveExcellent game, superb PC port. It's so great to play a game that KNOWS WHAT IT WANTS TO BE! If you liked the Kingsman movie, you'll love this. It's a bit over-the-top, but not Saint's Row levels. It truly is an ode to geekdom and internet culture. Absolutely sublime game. Story DLC expensive, but adds a lot and is IMO well worth it. Ridiculous, but amazing. Expand
  2. Dec 31, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is the game GTA V should have been, superior in every way, with more to do, an exciting and meaningful plot, dialogue that's both relevant and humorous and multiplayer is handled brilliantly. The online experience has been blended seamlessly with the single player, which is a real blast when you're exploring and another player pops up. It makes the world seem even more teeming with life.
    It has a really non-linear approach to carrying out missions, letting you choose how stealthy you want to be and not punishing you either way. The sneaking mechanics are a joy but it's still nice to run in guns blazing every now and again
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  3. Nov 29, 2016
    10
    Awesome game, PC version runs well to!! This is a vast improvement over the first game, the writing is much better, the online aspects areAwesome game, PC version runs well to!! This is a vast improvement over the first game, the writing is much better, the online aspects are improved and the new gadgets and such are great to. Pick this up asap, this is the game Watch Dogs 1 should have been. Oh yeah and the game world is wonderful, makes me want to visit San Fran. Expand
  4. Dec 26, 2016
    8
    I was really sceptic before release about this game. After really average first Watch Dogs, I thought that going so "casual" into wholeI was really sceptic before release about this game. After really average first Watch Dogs, I thought that going so "casual" into whole "hacking" thing will only make it worse, but I was wrong, really wrong.

    If you approach this game with distance and open arms for it's parody of "group of hackers" theme and won't take it seriously, you will have lots of fun.

    The best things in my opinion are references to pop culture, games and movies, and every crew member that seem like cool geek and not some grey guy with depression like in first Watch Dogs.

    The technical side of the game is also pretty good, as far as I am concerned I have not encountered any bugs (except not working multiplayer that was a major problem shortly after release of the game).

    It may not be a competition for GTA series, but it's definitely worth checking out.
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  5. Jan 27, 2017
    7
    - "If you are 9 years old and from the word" memasy "you begin to roll on the floor, the game you enjoy it"
    But for others:
    The problems
    - "If you are 9 years old and from the word" memasy "you begin to roll on the floor, the game you enjoy it"
    But for others:

    The problems are the same as in the first part of the series:

    Physics
    half-dead city
    The interaction with the outside world

    Of the main problems can be noted is not the best optimization when compared with Rockstar Games and their brainchild of Grand Theft Auto V. The shooting too lame.

    The pros of the game:

    Huge beautiful city
    Music
    Animation

    A separate theme - a side job. Ubisoft has made a big step in this direction, now they run parallel to the story more interesting.

    What could be better than to sit in the car and ride on the sunny San Francisco with great music? This car physics. As they were driven bad, and are found, the benefit of the game is moving quickly and it saves us from the torture of cars.

    The main difference from the 2 Watch Dogs Watch Dogs - visual component
    From the grim Chicago to San Francisco, which is filled with bright colors.
    The graphics have improved too. improved detailed drawing of the character, lighting, and others.

    The game as a whole turned out fairly specific, the game itself advise to buy when prices are.
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  6. Nov 29, 2016
    5
    Nothing new in the game.Lot of bugs on pc for me not good
    for me personally i didn't like the game.For 1800rs not good game to buy.
    As i
    Nothing new in the game.Lot of bugs on pc for me not good
    for me personally i didn't like the game.For 1800rs not good game to buy.
    As i have expected after Assassin's creed unity was worse butthis game didn't run properly on nvidia GTX 970 i will not recommend this game
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  7. Jul 25, 2018
    0
    This game sucks. Like really.

    Pros: 1. Good optimization. Cons: 1. The controls are a piece of garbage. 2. The driving is terrible
    This game sucks. Like really.

    Pros:
    1. Good optimization.

    Cons:
    1. The controls are a piece of garbage.
    2. The driving is terrible and unrealistic as hell (never thought that driving could be more unrealistic than in GTA V).
    3. Shooting is terrible.
    4. The environment feels like a piece of cardboard toy (pedestrians, cars, buildings, the city itself etc).
    5. The story is just boring and childish, characters are not charismatic and uninteresting.

    I've never seen a game this bad before.
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