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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: 64 out of 83
  2. Negative: 5 out of 83
  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 9, 2017
    9
    Great game game overall, the character writing could be better, but overall the story is decent and i've enjoyed playing every minute of it.Great game game overall, the character writing could be better, but overall the story is decent and i've enjoyed playing every minute of it. Online works 100% fine for me 2 months after release. Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2016
    9
    Yes sure Watchdogs 2 can be compared to GTA 5 but it's a weird comparison. So far it has scored less than GTA 5 did though it feels moreYes sure Watchdogs 2 can be compared to GTA 5 but it's a weird comparison. So far it has scored less than GTA 5 did though it feels more polished in many ways. The game doesn't feel as cluttered as GTA does though there is still a ton of stuff to do & more gadgets at your disposal. There is way more PURPOSE in WATCHDOGS 2 fighting for the greater good & its has a much better story line to match. I'ts a shame the game is a lower resolution than PS4 & I I think it's time UBISOFT & other developers got with the times & jumped on the 1080p wagon as there's been plenty of great looking games in 1080p of late on xbox one. There is a little ALIASING unfortunately even on the ps4 version & while the game looks good it falls a little short if compared to The Division. this is a very welcome sequel however & is every bit the game WATCHDOGS 1 should have been & should provide PLENTY OF FUN TIMES AND LAUGHS for some time to come. Expand
  5. Jan 21, 2017
    8
    Much better than it's predecessor, Watch Dogs 2 knows it's audience well. More than one moment I felt as if I was experiencing Grand TheftMuch better than it's predecessor, Watch Dogs 2 knows it's audience well. More than one moment I felt as if I was experiencing Grand Theft Auto meets Mr. Robot. Expand
  6. Dec 12, 2020
    8
    Better hacking abilities compared to 1 but the narrative and story structure isn’t as good as 1. Rating it 81.
  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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