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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: 44 out of 387
  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. Jan 2, 2017
    10
    One of the best story lines i've played in a game. City is amazing. The game's characters are interesting, the side quests are fun. UbisoftOne of the best story lines i've played in a game. City is amazing. The game's characters are interesting, the side quests are fun. Ubisoft did a UNREAL job on this game. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2016
    9
    Wow this was à surprise! Hated the first one but lovin this!
    The attention to detail in this game is amazing!
    +attention to detail
    Wow this was à surprise! Hated the first one but lovin this!
    The attention to detail in this game is amazing!
    +attention to detail
    +graphics
    +sound/music
    +gameplay
    +fun factor
    +charatctors
    +story
    +beutiful city
    +incentives to explore

    -the conversations can be à little too "geeky" at times
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  4. May 8, 2019
    8
    Watch Dogs 2’s distinctive hacking and puzzle mechanics do a great job of reminding you that you’re not playing just another Grand Theft AutoWatch Dogs 2’s distinctive hacking and puzzle mechanics do a great job of reminding you that you’re not playing just another Grand Theft Auto clone as you tear through its beautiful Bay Area map. Marcus is a bit too friendly of a guy to be believable as our instrument of mayhem, but the flexible missions let you get through mostly non-violently if you’re good enough at stealth. And when it works, multiplayer is good unconventional cat-and-mouse fun, too. Expand
  5. Feb 14, 2017
    8
    this game is good but not at all.
    story: if you compare the wd1 story versus the wd2 story, the wd2 story is a piece of sh....
    the drama has
    this game is good but not at all.
    story: if you compare the wd1 story versus the wd2 story, the wd2 story is a piece of sh....
    the drama has gone and is only a millenial story with no sense and a lot of stupid topics and you loose interest to continue playing because the story is very very bad compared with wd1.

    gameplay: the story missions are very good but just at the first half of the game bevause you can do the missions by a lot of ways but when yuu reach the half of the game the gameplay is so repetitive and boring sometimes because you know how to it.

    graphics: the graphics of this game are good but not the best graphics.

    bugs: of course we are talking about a ubisoft game so... this time this game doesn´t has a lot of bugs compared to the wd1 but the bugs that this game has are insignificant because the bugs on this game are only textures bugs, invicible walls, etc. but the bigs on this game doesn´t get to the point to restart the game or the level that you are playing.

    online: this game has one of the worst servers ever made, really. you can take like 20min and theres no matchmaking or if you have been invaded by another player the connection fails and you cant conclude the game invation.

    conclusion: if you like a great story this game is NOT for you.
    if you like doing the missions by your way this game is for you.
    if you liked the first wd story this game is not for you.
    if you hated the first wd this game maybe be for you. (it depends)
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  6. Jun 20, 2020
    7
    the game is ultra repetitive, all missions look the same, but it's a good game after all
  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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