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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: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 27, 2016
    90
    If you love games that offer superb gameplay and can live with the fact that the story might not be as great as other open-world titles, then Watch Dogs 2 is a must-buy.
  2. Nov 25, 2016
    90
    Watch_Dogs 2 definitely improves on its predecessor in almost every way.
  3. Nov 23, 2016
    85
    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 Auto clone as you tear through it’s 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.
  4. Nov 19, 2016
    80
    Ubisoft has refined Watch Dogs 2 into not only a more polished continuation of the first game, but an admirable sandbox in its own right. I was pleasantly surprised by its conversion to a campier experience and dedication to solid gameplay mechanics, and will have no problem tracking down every little selfie and side mission in the Bay Area for many hours to come.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 1, 2017
    80
    An intelligent and self-aware sequel, this successfully shifts the tone of the series' debut. [Jan 2017, p.80]
  6. Nov 25, 2016
    80
    It feels like a cheap GTA knock off that adds in some juvenile characters with little to no emotional value and no multiplayer (as of yet). That doesn't mean that what is there is isn't somewhat enjoyable, because it is. While the game controls are a bit more complex, they still feel responsive, and while the plot and missions are almost meaningless, the fact that they take you through a beautiful city is worth every minute spent.
  7. Nov 23, 2016
    70
    Despite some undeniable improvements in terms of art direction and the underlying soul of the concept, Watch_Dogs 2 is still a sloppy product. With the persistence of AI oddities, dull graphics and physics, stereotypical plot and character design, conspicuous asset recycling, serious online problems and so on, Watch_Dogs 2's lack of polish stops it from achieving excellence once again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 75
  2. Negative: 5 out of 75
  1. Jun 22, 2020
    10
    Me recuerda a muchos lugares de San Francisco me encanta poder visitarlo una vez más, la historia no es tan atractiva como en el 1 pero es unMe recuerda a muchos lugares de San Francisco me encanta poder visitarlo una vez más, la historia no es tan atractiva como en el 1 pero es un buen juego en general Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2016
    10
    Watch Dogs 2 is an absolutely incredible Sequel, so far I'm probably only a couple hours into the Story but I've spent countless hours messingWatch Dogs 2 is an absolutely incredible Sequel, so far I'm probably only a couple hours into the Story but I've spent countless hours messing around in the Sandbox in Solo and in Coop, it's so much fun. The Story is currently flowing well and the gameplay is extremely fluid. Everything wrong about Watch Dogs 1 is gone or improved the hacking is also SO much better, allowing more fun and dynamic gameplay with Proximity triggers making taking people out easier and toys like the Jumper and Quadcopter makes mission more fun and interesting, Nethack, the game's Eagle Vision is also interesting, i like to think of it as Batman's Sensors from The Dark Knight, creating 3D visuals of the area, though I don't think that's their explanation of it. Also the Cops are so much better and harder to escape from, no more Lifting the bridges up to escape in seconds.

    The graphics are incredible and no notable FPS drops or Pop in problems.

    Multiplayer? I can only comment on how great Coop is as the WD2 Peristant Multiplayer has currently been disabled due to issues, but it's Hacker Invasion from WD1 is present so Obviously that is going to be great and the Bounty Hunter sounds like a blast! I will try to rememeber to update this when I have a chance to experience Persistent Multiplayer.

    TL'DR The game is a massive improvement from WD1, if you liked WD1 then it's a no brainer, if you like GTA 5 but wish it had hacking and proper Coop with missions then this is the game for you.

    Side Note; I hope this is a turning point for Ubisoft, no more lying and more great games since they have the right tools to do so.
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  3. Jan 24, 2017
    9
    Graphics 8
    Gameplay 10
    Replayability 9 Fun factor 10 Sound 9 Visual quality on x1 less than the other console or PC but it's fluid and
    Graphics 8
    Gameplay 10
    Replayability 9
    Fun factor 10
    Sound 9

    Visual quality on x1 less than the other console or PC but it's fluid and very playable.
    Open world NPCs hilarious and fight, jump and shoot mechanic better than GTA.
    Exploring San Francisco is amazing with monuments, famous sites etc looking great and it makes you want to visit in real life.
    Racing drones, cars, bikes,gokarts , sail boats with wind mechanics all good but not worth over visiting.
    Finding the hidden upgrades with your drones etc amazingly well done with great puzzles.

    Up there as one of the most fun single player open world games ever for me with GTA, shadows of mordor, farcry4 and just cause 3.
    A definite 9/10 once you get an hour or 2 in since initial tutoria isl a bit drab (I've played over 60 hrs).
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  4. Nov 15, 2016
    9
    Extremely Fun, No Grumpy characters o/
    Solid Performance on Xbox One. Very nice colours
    Walking around the world is fun in its own right.
    Extremely Fun, No Grumpy characters o/
    Solid Performance on Xbox One. Very nice colours
    Walking around the world is fun in its own right. but hacking stuff is cool.
    Great amount of customisation. And Driving is much improved from the first game.
    If you can get this for 20-30% off right now... go for it.
    It's worth full price but sales are good too... right. :)
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  5. Jul 10, 2017
    8
    Kinda late to the Watch Dogs party but better late than not at all. After playing Watch Dogs I was very eager to play Watch Dogs 2; I lovedKinda late to the Watch Dogs party but better late than not at all. After playing Watch Dogs I was very eager to play Watch Dogs 2; I loved the open world play, the stunning graphics and even the story line in the original was pretty solid. Issues like controlling vehicles and aiming when shooting were pretty poor and the complexity of the controls made getting into running gun battles difficult but the first game gave great promise for the second.

    I got the game, loaded it and immediately had an update issue that made me reboot my Xbox One and I still don't know for sure if the update happened. The controls proved to be a pain in the butt and the only similarities to the first game were driving and aiming - and just as bad. Even after looking at the controller configuration, wow, it was just too different from the first game.

    Still, this open world version of San Francisco was quite beautiful and familiar (I've been to the Bay Area before); the characters didn't quite look as "real" as in the first game but that was a minor thing. What I loved was how the NPCs interacted with each other and with Marcus and, unlike Watch Dogs, the cops were everywhere but didn't bother me as I sped through the city breaking every traffic law in existence... until I accidentally side-swiped a patrol car... and they chased me for almost twenty minutes before I could get away! I also liked having to punch out an NPC pedestrian who didn't like being scared when I turned a corner; when "she" pulled me out of my car and shoved me, wow.

    I wasn't happy with being stuck with only two weapons and a stun gun; at least in Watch Dogs I could pick up or purchase weapons not previously acquired and have them available. While the concept of doing more with less can bring a certain level of challenge to any game, this was annoying not having the right tools for the job at hand. The addition of the jumper and drone was good and, overall, the game's physics engine was really close to the real thing, like picking up speed while going downhill.

    I eventually finished all of the main missions and I admit to being disappointed that I didn't get to shoot the main bad guy in the head at the end of the story and while I'm now going through the side missions, my biggest question is whether or not I'm going to replay this game from the beginning - and I haven't decided yet.
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  6. Jan 23, 2021
    8
    Good game, quite boring and candy, colored graphics, too much contrasting. But stoey mode is so fun, and also city is very great, almost greatGood game, quite boring and candy, colored graphics, too much contrasting. But stoey mode is so fun, and also city is very great, almost great as gta 5 and in some causes better (better graphics than gta 5, but less interqctions and worse game engine) This game is so much better than eg.Just Cause, not the best game but you would be very happy while hacking someone or driving in city in this game Expand
  7. Sep 6, 2018
    0
    is insane make a secual of the first wacth dogs. just for this, WD2 is worst than WD

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