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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 95
  2. Negative: 0 out of 95
  1. Nov 14, 2016
    98
    The UI is wonderful. You have so much information immediately available to you. Nudle Maps always has a mini-map in the lower left corner, giving you a good look at the area. Bringing up information on people gives you a crisp, clear window. Hacking offers a menu with easily recognizable icons, so you always know what your button presses will do.
  2. Nov 14, 2016
    90
    Most importantly, Watch Dogs 2 offers a sense of humor running through it that the series badly needed. You don’t need miserable family death stories in a ludicrous game about “smart cities” and cartoony hackers. You need writing that leans into the silliness, that has a laugh at its own expense, which is exactly what this game gets.
  3. Nov 15, 2016
    90
    The sincere belief in a pack mentality is just one reason why Watch Dogs 2 is such an improvement over its predecessor.
  4. Nov 16, 2016
    80
    Packing a vibrant, immersive open world, likeable cast of characters, and an engaging plot, Watch Dogs 2 is a good-looking, entertaining hacking romp that's not afraid to make a statement on today's technology-obsessed society. Its missions can be tackled in a variety of ways: Combat is always an option, but the game really comes into its own when you're using your suite of technology-disrupting tools to creatively outwit the enemy. It's involving, rewarding, and a lot of fun.
  5. 80
    In practice the hacking works intuitively and — assuming you suspend your disbelief that you can use the same network to steer a car or explode a sewerage pipe from a phone — it's a huge amount of fun.
  6. Nov 24, 2016
    80
    Watch Dogs 2 manages to improve on almost every point that made its predecessor so disappointing. It’s a more robust open-world game, packed with meaningful content and mechanics that beg the player to experiment and toy with them. Though it still hangs onto some facets a little too tightly, this is one sequel that manages to make its opening act seem like a mistake best left forgotten.
  7. Nov 17, 2016
    60
    For now, what looks at first like a few hopeful steps forward for this fledgling franchise turns out to be too much shuffling sideways. The protagonist is more interesting, the writing and voice acting vastly improved, and the tactical components more intricate and differentiated. But it’s too easy and tempting to exploit the most powerful among the latter, to play ants off ants ad nauseam, or just go in guns-a-blazin’, a blithe and hypocritical madman.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 352
  1. Nov 15, 2016
    10
    Damn, this game surprised me.
    Great story, amazing protagonist, EPIC CITY....okay, it's an epic game. Not an big fan of the first one, but
    Damn, this game surprised me.
    Great story, amazing protagonist, EPIC CITY....okay, it's an epic game. Not an big fan of the first one, but this is amazing
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  2. Mar 12, 2021
    10
    One of the best videogames ever made. The gameplay is incredibly fun, the visuals are beautiful, the story is good, the characters areOne of the best videogames ever made. The gameplay is incredibly fun, the visuals are beautiful, the story is good, the characters are charismatic, there's humour, there's everything you could ever want in a game. Completely inspired. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2016
    9
    At first glance this might look like another drive here, shoot this, drive there, shoot that, GTA clone but it's really not. Watch_Dogs 2At first glance this might look like another drive here, shoot this, drive there, shoot that, GTA clone but it's really not. Watch_Dogs 2 really innovates the open world genre by giving the player the ability to manipulate San Francisco with your cool hacking skills and gadgets. And instead of being a useless gimmick like in the previous entry, it's much more helpful and fun to use, hacking someone's criminal record and getting them arrested never gets old. Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2019
    8
    I waited to get this game but i should have got it sooner. A great game far better then the first game.
  5. Nov 20, 2016
    8
    Ну что можно сказать , как всегда у ubisoft вторая игра лучше второй .Есть конечно минусы но они не существенны .Спасибо ubisoft за хорошуюНу что можно сказать , как всегда у ubisoft вторая игра лучше второй .Есть конечно минусы но они не существенны .Спасибо ubisoft за хорошую игру . Expand
  6. Jul 1, 2020
    7
    Really, the 2 game in the Watch Dogs franchise from UBISOFT, manages to far surpass the 1, in graphic questions, evolution and choice and evenReally, the 2 game in the Watch Dogs franchise from UBISOFT, manages to far surpass the 1, in graphic questions, evolution and choice and even very well made combinations of the characters, which manage to amuse the player, and entertain with the story in a way "light" and relaxed, so even though I expected more from the graphics, I had a lot of fun playing Watch Dogs 2, making it a good game, but one that lacks the physics and bugs that hinder gameplay and the game itself. Expand
  7. Jan 27, 2020
    0
    I bought this game for 20$ on discount and it ain't worth 5. For 5 hours that i spent playing this piece of utter garbage, i had stuck 10+I bought this game for 20$ on discount and it ain't worth 5. For 5 hours that i spent playing this piece of utter garbage, i had stuck 10+ times and couldn't get out,because the hero CAN'T **** JUMP unless it's scripted.Why not make the same system as in all AC games??? Overall **** game,**** story,**** protagonist,**** quests,**** soundtrack,the city is nice,but that's it.DONT BUY THIS GAME! Expand

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