Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 31 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
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  1. Oct 29, 2020
    It’s got a great story with a fun and inventive design. The “recruit anyone” mechanic is well designed and well implemented as are the ideas of what happens when characters are taken out of commission, regardless of whether you’re using the permadeath mode or not. The world is gorgeous, continually inviting you to dive back in and see what/who you can find.
  2. Oct 28, 2020
    Personally, I’m glad that “Legion” took a darker turn and really explored the true possibilities of how technology can be used for malice purposes, as it gives the player a real sense of triumph taking down these digital villains. I do recommend caution for younger gamers, as “Legion” is definitely aimed at an older audience. Regardless, “Watch Dogs: Legion” has an enormous amount of replay value and a very compelling storyline with unexpected twists along the way.
  3. Nov 4, 2020
    I’ve loved all three Watch Dogs games, but Watch Dogs Legion may be my favourite. Perhaps it’s the familiarity of London, or perhaps it’s the unique joy of being able to take control of pretty much any character you want. There’s so much to see and do; the amount of character and life breathed into the city is unrivalled by pretty much any other open world game. Even once the credits roll, there’s so much left for you experience. It’s not perfect (what is?) but there’s nothing else quite like Watch Dogs Legion. If you love an open world game and revel in the freedom to approach missions however you want, then this is the game for you.
  4. Oct 31, 2020
    Watch Dogs: Legion is definitely the best game in the series so far- and dare I say, one of the most engaging and inventive open world games I have played in years.
  5. Oct 28, 2020
    Legion feels like the realization of the hacker fantasy the first Watch Dogs tried to capture. Between the fun team-building, fantastic mission design, strong narrative, and a gorgeous world, everything comes together in a largely entertaining and cohesive package. Whether you’re controlling a trained super spy or a gassy grandmother, Watch Dogs: Legion is a ton of fun.
  6. Nov 10, 2020
    All in all, Watch Dogs: Legion is a brilliant third instalment to the franchise. I am loving the fact you can play as pretty much anyone, but I have yet to find my favourite character that I 100% want to always play. But with so many to choose from I think I will be constantly changing. The story is interesting and the hacking is smooth and rewarding. For me, this is a must-play.
  7. Nov 5, 2020
    Watch Dogs: Legion really impressed me with its ‘recruit anyone’ mechanic. While I wasn’t initially sure what to make a the non-central main character, it really didn’t affect things as a whole expected it to. The city of London is visually impressive and I’m constantly deep scanning NPC’s I come across to see if they’d make a worthy DedSec member. If you’re a fan of the series, Legion improves many facets of its gameplay, has a great campaign with clever writing and had me wanting to hack the planet by the time the credits rolled, even if the odd crash here and there frustrated.
  8. Oct 28, 2020
    The amount of freedom Watch Dogs: Legion offers is deep and it’s accompanied with distinctive systems that are worth exploring.
  9. Nov 2, 2020
    A great idea that never quite reaches its full promise, Watch Dogs: Legion is still a cracking bit of techno fun. Come for the hacking and stay for the engaging story and cockney accents.
  10. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs: Legion has accomplished its promises. Ubisoft Toronto has focused its efforts on making the Play as Anyone mechanic work properly. And yes, they have.
  11. Oct 29, 2020
    Watch Dogs is a good game that adds some layers to the original WD formula. Also the game offers a wide variety of missions and characters that manage to make the game fresh during a huge amount of hours. It may work better when you are trying to be stealthy and have some bugs along the way, but it's an interesting game.
  12. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs Legion is the new and ambitious release of the Ubisoft saga, a title that manages to catch you from the first moment and that fulfills its promise to perfection: to play with any NPC.
  13. Nov 8, 2020
    It’s a vibrant and exciting open world full of a wealth of missions, side missions, and recruiting to do, complemented by some decent visuals and brilliant audio work. As the hours have progressed I’ve become ever more excited for the opportunities that it throws up, so much so that now I’m already well invested in upcoming DLC and the promise of multiplayer elements.
  14. Nov 3, 2020
    Watch Dogs: Legion is an interesting game in that it doesn’t feature a real main protagonist outside of the comical AI, Bagley. You may not care about each individual character, but their collective goal makes the narrative worth seeing through. The way you can take on missions any way you wish rings truest in this title, and what better set piece to do it all in than a fully realized London. Looking past some of the open-world janks may be required, but Watch Dogs: Legion is a hacking great time.
  15. Nov 3, 2020
    I haven’t played a game as odd as Legion in a very long time. Unlike the glossy, beautiful, but samey open-worlds that have dominated the genre in the past few years, it is ambitious, imperfect and unashamedly weird. To me it’s a fascinating, flawed, well-intentioned experiment in what a game can have to say, and how it can say it, while still conforming to the established fun-first template of an open-world action game. London’s landmarks are all here, from the Tower to the Eye, but rather than reducing the city to a pretty backdrop for generic madcap violence, it lets you find your own fun – or even your own meaning – in what you do there.
  16. Nov 1, 2020
    Watch Dogs: Legion feels like a huge step forward for the franchise, but the ridiculous amount of bugs and glitches make playing through the experience a real headache.
  17. 80
    What players will find when picking up Watch Dogs: Legion is a game that is prepared for a long post-launch game-as-a-service experience. The additional DLC announced so far leans into the strengths of the game and established ideas that the series does well. The beekeepers, paintball guns and magician tricks all bring a sense of playful humour to the series, but it is worth noting that anyone who is (rightfully) tired of Ubisoft's content approach to games is going to find this one a very content-driven game.
  18. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs Legion is a game that does not risk in the gameplay and seeks its charm in a captivating, dystopian and futuristic London, which is the real star of the game along with all its citizens.
  19. Oct 28, 2020
    London in Watch Dogs Legion is a great open world with a lot of things, crazy actions and hacks to do, and is really fun. But it repeats the same mistakes of previous Watch Dogs games, with a poor driving experience and missions with a lack of variety.
  20. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs Legion keeps the series' base mechanics while enhancing the whole formula thanks to the higher gameplay and tactical variety provided by the huge choice of agents available. This has the downside of making every character pretty forgettable though, keeping us from establishing an emotional bond with any of them.
  21. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs Legion is a very traditional open world that relies on its new recruiting system, with almost limitless possibilities. The figure of a protagonist and a little more evolution is missed, but getting lost in London is always fun.
  22. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs Legion is an easy game to recommend for fans of the franchise, as it continues to utilize the solid gameplay foundation established by its predecessor. While the lack of a main character may not be a hit with everyone, it works surprisingly well. Over the last three iterations, Watch Dogs has introduced more and more player freedom, but with Legion, Ubisoft takes things to an insane new level.
  23. Oct 28, 2020
    Some scars from the previous opus - physics engine and dated collisions, AI enemies still very strange - come here to temper our enthusiasm somewhat and show all the imperfections of Legion, but it has enough qualities to convince fans of the license to dive back into it again.
  24. 80
    Watch Dogs Legion builds upon the solid foundation established by Watch Dogs 2 while adding its own ambitious twist with mixed results. Having literally every character playable is a gargantuan task, and from a gameplay perspective it works to cement Legion as the best Watch Dogs game thus far. Narratively speaking, however, it collapses under its own aspiration to offer an intriguing concept with spotty execution. Regardless, Legion is a triumph for making good on most of its lofty promise and a triumph for the series.
  25. Oct 28, 2020
    The ability to play as anyone and have them feel like real people with unique skills and backstories is engaging for dozens of hours. While I'm still waiting for one of these games to say something meaningful regarding their tinderbox political backdrops, the gameplay systems are interwoven smartly and deeply, making Watch Dogs: Legion the next major leap for open-world games.
  26. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs Legion is an anti-fascist game, and it's admirable that it sticks to that message and sees it through to a satisfying and affirming conclusion. It also bolsters the franchise's clever hacking gameplay to offer more creativity than ever. One of Legion's more profound messages is about what it means to be a true Londoner, and by the game's end, you'll have a DedSec crew made of wildly diverse and disparate citizens from unique cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds--all united in their goal to restore their home. If anything, that's as powerful a message for the game as you can get…Watch Dogs: Legion struggles with tone at times, but its empowering message about unity and justice still shines in a game that is as absurd as it is impactful.
  27. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs: Legion made some hefty promises leading up to launch, and I’m happy to report it follows through on the big ones. [...] Despite the occasional glitches found around the city -- and that one system crash -- I really enjoyed being part of Legion’s version of DedSec. I don’t know where the series can possibly go from here, but I’ll be watching for it.
  28. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs: Legion pushes through Ubisoft’s generally noncommittal attitude towards storytelling and exploiting current events to create something that feels like a genuine shift, or at least the prototype of that shift. It might be a sloppy game in many regards, but Legion offers a novel way to experience an open world, with its interconnected NPCs and the introduction of permadeath to the genre.
  29. Oct 28, 2020
    It's tremendous fun, despite recurring problems we've come to expect from Ubisoft games occasionally threatening to derail the experience.
  30. Oct 28, 2020
    It’s hard not to characterize Watch Dogs: Legion as “Ubisoft open-world game with hacking”, but that’s what it is. That’s not inherently a bad thing, but I believe that more could have been done with the new mechanics without taking away from other portions. Overall, Watch Dogs: Legion is a fun game with a shiny new mechanic that can be utilized in different ways in the future.
  31. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs: Legion is a fascinating game, massively ambitious and crawling with technology that isn’t just on the bleeding edge of what’s possible, it’s pure magic to see unfold. All of that may sound impressive but slick software and a bustling metropolis of people power can’t hide the dull gameplay and shallow approach to the sandbox shenanigans of Watch Dogs: Legion. It’s still a fascinating game to experience in short bursts, and it’s going to be fascinating to see how Ubisoft evolves London to make it vox pop as a next-gen headliner.
  32. Though the replacement of authored characters with procedurally generated avatars has mixed results, Watch Dogs Legion is unique among GTA-style open world crime games as a result. The city is vast and beautiful, your options for vigilante havoc very broad and the potential for it all to explode into a memorably janky anecdote generally sky high.
  33. Oct 28, 2020
    Unlike the previous chapters, Watch Dogs Legion has a strong identity and some bold takes on the action adventure genre, on top of an inspired setting. However, it still suffers the usual Ubisoft open world's troubled progression and meaningful narrative.
  34. 70
    Watch Dogs: Legion is incredibly ambitious, but the play as anyone system needs a little more work. The story suffers from the lack of a central protagonist, and it's hard to get attached to any of your characters when the character models and animations are stiff and robotic. Still, there's a lot of fun to be had in futuristic London.
  35. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs Legion is an enjoyable open-world adventure that provides you with a beautiful vision of dystopian London to explore, but its ambitious mechanics simply don’t reach the heights I was hoping for.
  36. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs: Legion is a good game that could have been a great game if it had fully committed to its systems. Its recreation of London is stunning, its core concept is up there with Shadow of Mordor’s Nemesis system in terms of innovation, and I would love to see where it could go if Ubisoft gives the team a second crack at it. With a stronger story, a much better ending, an improved driving model, and a bit more polish, I could see Legion being a classic. I hope the series continues in this interesting direction and it’s not unceremoniously shunted into a lake.
  37. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs Legion is a rather fun game built on the basis of a very interesting storyline. Too bad that gameplay is excessively anchored to the two previous chapters, and the tech side is quite disappointing.
  38. Nov 25, 2020
    My gripes really stem from the place of being a fan. Anyone entering Watch Dogs: Legion looking for a by the books open world game is going to find a lot to enjoy. There are small puzzles to solve, plenty of collectibles, lots of missions and I would say the shooting and driving are the best this series has ever been. Fans of the series like myself however will be disappointed by the lack of enjoyable characters as well as stand out missions and story beats. With how close Legion is releasing to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising it feels like Watch Dogs: Legion was left to fight for your attention and your money with less money put into development. I would recommend both Watch Dogs 1 & 2 as well as plenty of other Ubisoft experiences from the last few years before Legion at full price.
  39. Nov 24, 2020
    Ubisoft have done well with this game but if you get frustrated easily I would maybe wait till this game has had a few more updates first before playing it.
  40. Oct 28, 2020
    After so much anticipation, Watch Dogs: Legion is finally here, failing to impress. Almost every single problem that prevented the two previous versions from reaching their full potential is still there, and the ability to play as all NPCs added even more issues to the game. Yes, the world is beautiful and you have all the freedom that you want, but as a game, Watch Dogs Legion is shallow and suffers from poor level and character design. A strong contender for the most disappointing game of the year.
  41. Oct 28, 2020
    Being able to Play As Anyone in Watch Dogs: Legion is impressive at first, but it becomes a detriment to the core experience that's in need of revitalization. The hacking and stealth infiltrations haven't changed a bit, and with repetitive mission design and numerous technical issues, this latest chapter finds DedSec in an identity crisis.
  42. Nov 13, 2020
    It’s a convincing facsimile, which makes trying to save it from Albion and its assorted cronies a more compelling task. And Legion’s big gimmick is that you can play as, well, anyone. Construction workers, lawyers, YouTube stars, retired cage fighters, Anarchists, football hooligans. All are served up by Ubisoft’s smart procedurally-generated trick, each with their own look, background and sometimes even voting record.
  43. Nov 10, 2020
    Legion doesn’t quite reach the lofty heights of its San Francisco predecessor. Your team isn’t as endearing, the missions aren’t as fun and the story is just not quite as engaging. Though, if you take the time to explore the streets of London, and make it your playground, there is still lots to like. The gameplay loop is addictive once you get into it and if you can look past the bugs and pantomime voices, you’ll be happy you digitally toured one of the worlds greatest cities, albeit a bleak one.
  44. Nov 2, 2020
    Watch Dogs: Legion is a bold move with a few highlights here and there, but still a disappointment that will have you going back to Watch Dogs 2 instead.
  45. Oct 30, 2020
    With a darker storyline and a wonderfully re-imagined London that is the star of the show, the third entry into the franchise feels as if it’s slightly matured from Watch Dogs 2. The new ‘play as anyone’ mechanic is innovative but sadly soon becomes redundant. Numerous bugs and glitches also mar the overall experience. Having the game crash several times and losing about 20 minutes worth of progress each time is not something that should be happening with a big-budget title such as Legion. Even after downloading the latest hotfix, crashing issues still persisted. This will likely be fixed with more patches later on down the line, but it will still be disappointing for those who purchase the game on day one. However, if you can keep a stiff upper lip about some of the bugs, you’ll have a lot of fun with Legion. Even if someone does end up calling you a twatwaffle.
  46. Oct 28, 2020
    Watch Dogs fans and more die-hard anarchists among you might enjoy it more, but between the short storylines, underwhelming tech and mission types and the general “everything is on fire” vibe, it just doesn’t rate highly for me.
  47. Oct 28, 2020
    Ubisoft Toronto has done a fine job in bringing a broken, near-future London to grim life in Watch Dogs: Legion, and playing as anyone you like has a certain appeal, but ultimately, it doesn't quite work as well as one might have hoped.
  48. Oct 28, 2020
    If I’d paid full price for it on release day, I’d be wondering why I paid so much money for a game that feels closer to EDF or Goat Simulator than anything else. Obviously, I had fun with it, so I wouldn’t say never buy it or never play it — but you may be better off waiting it bit for it to come down in price. Then you hop in, and start crashing cars and causing mayhem to your heart’s content.
  49. Nov 12, 2020
    The failures of Legion lie at its very heart, in the option to play as anybody you want. The only way to recommend this game? Try it out if you wish to virtually visit a beautiful, faithfully recreated London.
  50. Oct 30, 2020
    If you’re a fan of Ubisoft’s open-world design, then you’ll enjoy this game to an extent, but there’s little done here that Watch Dogs 2 didn’t do as well or more so in 2016. It’s a fun stealth-action open-world hacking game, but it’s one that falls under its own weight in many ways. So please, do not play the Xbox One S version. Like the first Watch Dogs, it over promises, under preforms, and this soon-to-be previous-generation version will be forgotten quickly.
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  1. Nov 3, 2020
    Legion's near-future London is almost too close for comfort, though the game it hosts is a characterless slog.
  2. Oct 28, 2020
    Mostly, I am impressed at how Ubisoft Montreal got me to care about people more than skills, even in a game set up to prioritize the latter. Like a card trick, I’m left with the sense that the developers coaxed me to pick the person it needed to complete this particular chapter of the story, while making it seem like it was my call all the way. For interactive entertainment, that’s outstanding storytelling, and it supports gameplay that has rewarded my own risk-taking and creativity with the urge to play it all again, with an entirely new cast
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 585 Ratings

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  1. Nov 3, 2020
    This game is funny and thats the important, it is not a master pice but it is funny, the story could be better and ubisoft could use betterThis game is funny and thats the important, it is not a master pice but it is funny, the story could be better and ubisoft could use better the resources of the game, the misions sometimes feel repetitive but thet are funny.
    My final veredict is: it is funny game that could be better
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  2. Nov 4, 2020
    Doesn't deserve that low user score, i would like to bet tons of these 0's are fake accounts made by losers who are angry that cyberdelay 2077Doesn't deserve that low user score, i would like to bet tons of these 0's are fake accounts made by losers who are angry that cyberdelay 2077 moved into late december and now they let their anger out on this game. lol.
    Legion is overall pretty enjoyable game. Nothing super special.
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  3. Nov 3, 2020
    Jogo Pesado que envolve muita tecnologia e história fascinante. Monstrooo !!!