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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: 98 out of 166
  2. Negative: 33 out of 166
  1. 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
  2. Feb 20, 2017
    10
    the game is great! I can't understand why its rated so low,

    I played and enjoyed GTA 3 and GTA 4 but found GT5 to be just more of the same
    the game is great! I can't understand why its rated so low,

    I played and enjoyed GTA 3 and GTA 4 but found GT5 to be just more of the same old tings with a bit of bling added, but once you peel all the bling away its the same old game.
    Where as Watch Dogs 2 is more interesting and holds my attention for longer with the challenge of getting things done stealthy instead of running in there guns blazing, which if you want you can do the whole guns blazing shooting every npc that moves.

    I am holding off playing it online till My buddy gets it so we can play together, So i wont comment on that just yet but from what I have read and seen on twitch it looks as good as the single player if not even better.

    I do wonder if UBI shot themselves in the foot with the console release coming before the PC as there was a problem with the online play on the consoles that needed a patch but by time Sony and Microsoft did the security checks on the patch it was released after the game came out and I feel this may have damaged the games reviews online. If they had released the PC version first there would have been no delay in the patch and all would of gone unnoticed.
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  3. Dec 17, 2016
    9
    Great improvement over the original and a fantastic location for an open world game. Quite a good PC port, but needs further optimisation.Great improvement over the original and a fantastic location for an open world game. Quite a good PC port, but needs further optimisation. Overall, a very solid sequel. Expand
  4. Feb 17, 2020
    8
    Personally, I liked Watch Dogs 2. This is a clear progress after the failed first part. Nice graphics, good optimization, interesting plot.Personally, I liked Watch Dogs 2. This is a clear progress after the failed first part. Nice graphics, good optimization, interesting plot. But most of all, I liked the basic gameplay. Passing missions on the stealth has become several times more interesting! Expand
  5. Jul 30, 2020
    7
    Has a rich and active world, but ironically NPCs have only a handful of facial variation. Some mechanics aren't as polished as in GTA V, butHas a rich and active world, but ironically NPCs have only a handful of facial variation. Some mechanics aren't as polished as in GTA V, but the fullness of the world and hacking stuff makes up for it. Expand
  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. Sep 21, 2020
    0
    This game will not start within 30 minutes the first time. In the internet the problem should be the old nvidia grafic tribers. but i cannotThis game will not start within 30 minutes the first time. In the internet the problem should be the old nvidia grafic tribers. but i cannot install a newer one with my GTX 870m graficcard. But in the game minimum specs a way older graficcard ist listet ( GTX 660). So 0 points for this game and this lie. Expand

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