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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: 57 out of 71
  2. Negative: 5 out of 71
  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
    So fun and addicting, way better than the division. I love the map design, I love the new hacking abilities, and most of all I love the newSo fun and addicting, way better than the division. I love the map design, I love the new hacking abilities, and most of all I love the new protagonist; Marcus Holloway. He is very cool, funny, interesting and very fun to play as. Marcus is the complete opposite to Aiden Pearce to whom was just too normal, and normal is boring. I also love some of the side characters, Wrench (my personal favourite), Josh and Sitara. The gameplay is fun, approaching almost every mission in a different way which makes you feel like a badass. This sequel to the first Watch Dogs is like the sequel to Assassin's creed, improves on just about everything, except for the repetitive side missions (my only negative to the game). My only other negative to this game is that it compares too much to GTA V, but apart from that, this game is awesome, and is a game for anyone who loves the open world and stealth genre. And another great thing, NO DOWNGRADE unlike what Ubisoft have done in the past, including to the first watch Dogs. Expand
  5. Oct 25, 2017
    8
    This game is great. The premise is nice and I like the style and everything. As for the multiplayer, I find that it's very annoying. There isThis game is great. The premise is nice and I like the style and everything. As for the multiplayer, I find that it's very annoying. There is too many people leaving simply when you get more kills than them. I also find it annoying how you're always thrusted into multiplayer when you're clearly in single-player. Besides that, this game has a nice polish and is fit to be a triple-a game. Expand
  6. Jan 8, 2021
    8
    I really enjoyed this game, there are many elements of the game that refer to the LGBTQA community this are shown when you go to queers barsI really enjoyed this game, there are many elements of the game that refer to the LGBTQA community this are shown when you go to queers bars and see rainbow sidewalks in the Castro District, also many of the houses throughout the game are adorned with rainbow flags. I think this is important because it shows the queer history in the 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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