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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. Negative: 40 out of 211
  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. Jun 21, 2021
    10
    Travelling San Francisco was really nice and level designs was enhenced. All in all, its a good open world game.
  3. Mar 18, 2017
    9
    Although Watch Dogs 2 hasn't redefined gaming, it's definitely an innovative game. The gameplay is very good and the way we're able toAlthough Watch Dogs 2 hasn't redefined gaming, it's definitely an innovative game. The gameplay is very good and the way we're able to utilize remote control cars and drones to complete missions is brilliant and adds a lot of fun to the game.

    There are a lot of puzzle elements to many of the missions and the skills tree allows you to upgrade various different skills. These skills allow you to complete missions in different ways. For example, you can choose to upgrade social engineering skills, which will eventually allow you to use a gang attack on your enemies. You would just need to get close enough to an enemy to assign a gang hit on him. If gang attacks isn't your cup of tea, you can put an APB on one of your enemies and then watch a police officer rush to the scene and arrest him.

    You can also upgrade your remote control car and drone, upgrade your vehicle hacking skills, markmanship...etc.

    Overall, this is a great game.
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  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. Aug 2, 2020
    7
    The game looks quite pretty even in 2020, the gameplay is much improved from the first game. The story is really funny most of the time, butThe game looks quite pretty even in 2020, the gameplay is much improved from the first game. The story is really funny most of the time, but the even tough the ending mission is intense the ending cutscene is a bit anticlimactic. I liked the game tough it is good but not great 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. Nov 16, 2020
    0
    A very good game, it runs pretty well on the PC the only problem I had was with the textures that don't get render completely, but it still isA very good game, it runs pretty well on the PC the only problem I had was with the textures that don't get render completely, but it still is a pretty good game, the first minute may be a bit boring but the rest is just extremely fun to play Expand

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