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As Aiden Pearce, you can hack into this entire system and make Chicago your ultimate weapon in you quest for vengeance. But what happens when your personal quest collides with an entire city?

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All it takes is the swipe of a finger. We connect with friends. We buy the latest gadgets and gear. We find out what’s happening in the world. But with that same simple swipe, we cast an increasingly expansive shadow. With each connection, we leave a digital trail that tracks our every move and milestone, our every like and dislike. And it’s not just people. Today, all major cities are networked. Urban infrastructures are monitored and controlled by complex operating systems.

In Watch Dogs, this system is called the Central Operating System (CTOS) – and it controls almost every piece of the city’s technology and holds key information on all of the city’s residents.

You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, you'll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy…and more.

Use the city of Chicago as your ultimate weapon and exact your own style of revenge.



Watch_Dogs takes place in a fully simulated living city where, using your smartphone, you have real-time control over the city’s infrastructure. Trap your enemy in a 30-car pileup by manipulating the traffic lights. Stop a train, and then board it to evade the authorities. Narrowly escape capture by quickly raising a drawbridge. Anything connected to the city’s CTOS can become your weapon.


Living in inner city Chicago where violence is best answered by violence, you have the skills to take the fight to the streets. Take down enemies by delivering devastating blows with your baton, or experience a shoot-out like never before with a physics simulation that rivals anything in the shooter category. Use a combination of shooting and hacking to gain advantage in any given situation. The streets are designed for you to create your own plan of attack. Overall, you will have access to more than 30 traditional weapons.


Ubisoft Montreal has partnered with studios such as Ubisoft Reflections, the acclaimed studio behind the award-winning Driver series to bring you a game bursting with horsepower. Get behind the wheel of more than 65 vehicles, each with state of the art physics and handling, and explore the massive city while completing missions.


Disrupt, the all-new game engine dedicated to Watch Dogs, uses advanced processing and graphics to deliver a stunning visual and an incredibly realistic experience. Disrupt gives you the power to affect the story, the city and the life of the population with your choices creating a ripple effect throughout the city.


Watch Dogs gives you the ability to not only use the city’s ctOS to your advantage, but the streets as well. In real-world Chicago, cut through buildings or climb to the rooftops to catch your target.


Discover new levels of interaction, cooperation and confrontation between players thanks to a brand new multiplayer game system that links the single and multiplayer modes into one seamless experience. That means no menus, no loading screens, just instant open world multiplayer action.


Take your experience beyond the console with a groundbreaking, real-time, companion game. This innovative mobile platform allows players to connect and compete with friends, even when away from their home console. The Watch_Dogs companion game delivers revolutionary dual-screen gameplay that enables you to play from anywhere, at any time.

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Ubisoft Montreal
Action, Adventure
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements
  • Supported OS: Windows Vista SP2 64bit, Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Video Card: 1024 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 (see supported list)
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card
  • This product supports 64-bit operating systems ONLY
Recommended Requirements
  • Processor: Core i7 3770 @ 3.5Ghz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video Card: 2048 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 or higher (see supported list)
  • Sound Card: Surround Sound 5.1 capable sound card
  • Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
    • nVidia GeForce GTX460 or better, GT500, GT600, GT700 series;
    • AMD Radeon HD5850 or better, HD6000, HD7000, R7 and R9 series
    • Intel® Iris™ Pro HD 5200

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Watch Dogs: The Story, Hacks, and Cars


For me, this one is better than GTA ! OK, I understand that bumping on a pole (street lights) with a bike should crash the bike & not the pole, but this is just a game. After all, I don't think there is a game in which, by playing under normal & not 'cut throat' difficulty, could have you killed with just a single shot like it happens in real life & I definitely don't think that anyone could drive as frenzy as in the game without being killed or kill someone else & if bumping on any street sign could blow up your vehicle then it would certainly not encourage you to try a mission again & again. So, the realism level is not a huge priority for the games, if you ask me, but rather how fun & addictive they are. And this one is highly fun & addictive with dozens of things to do in an open-world environment! Not to mention its almost perfect graphics! The work that is done, counted in time & effort, is clearly shown. The sun, the rain, the dawn & dusk, the vehicles looks from a distance, they are all pictures for living room frames! I believe we should encourage companies producing projects like these in order to see maybe a second, more improved title coming out. My only remark, if any, would be the in-game menu & throwables (bombs) activation controls for PC & maybe also having more active, passing-through buildings & less repetitive missions.

As always hype was a lie.


Watch_Dogs is a solid production that can deliver few hours of decent games. However, despite some really interesting innovations, the game becomes repetitive after some time. You can say it's a typical Ubisoft title because as always the developers instead of polishing their productions, prefer to invest in their loud advertising campaigns. Watch_Dogs had a lot of potential, but it was not used and we just got a decent game that could have been so much better.

Driver 5


The most funny and interesting trivia about this game is that it startet it's life as Driver game, only to be later renamed Watch Dogs. It's another open-world GTA clone with a twist - hacking. It is also little more puzzle oriented with how enemies and missions are designed and more stealthy. It is a shame that stealth is actually underplayed in this one, because it is most fun aspect in this game. Graphics are fine, so is the music, writing is simple done to death story, hacking itself and how you can use it to your advantage is a lot of fun. Downside of this game, though, is that while there are a lot of side activities, those are not much fun. Multiplayer part, though, is smart. Pretty good game, but sequel did everything better. Still, this game is worth giving it a shot.

Great idea not so good realization


Watch Dogs is one more GTA-like game, but with a little different approach to the action and missions. In potential this was very promising game, with original idea, but unfortunately failed in couple of important segments. Let's start from the story...Main character is successful hacker Aiden Pearce whose mission attracks attention of some really bad guys, they decide to show him who is the boss and by mistake kill his little nephew. After some time he decides to revenge her death...story is very shallow and cliche... Gameplay is not so bad, but from what we've expected we got so little... From hacking traffic lights, personal phones to cameras and computer systems, you will find use for only few of these... Game mechanics are pretty solid, except the driving that can be very frustrating even with gamepad controller. Controls are very good, and gameplay is fluid. Graphics are great, lot of detailed textures, but the game is not optimized well. Even for the open world game that are known to be hungry for graphics memory this is a bit much... All in all, solid game, but lot of bugs, unoriginal story and many unused potentials will probably make game forgettable for many players.

Much better vibe than the new release


Watch Dogs was a big expectation due to its revolutionary system of hacking mixed with classical sandbox-gangsta feeling. As for me, most of these expectations were met - if not 100% fulfilled then at least done properly. This game totally refreshed the boring, old gameplay style from GTA and similar releases. Hacking everything gives a lot of options and is such a nice fun! What's more important - the main character has a true story - a good one and a deep one - not like typical GTA characters - you know - rolling the streets with guns but without any real cause - just to become a "cool gangsta". Aiden Pierce fights FOR SOMETHING and BECAUSE OF SOMETHING. He's also very different when it comes to style - he's cool, professional, patient and doesn't look like being taken from some cheap hip hop video or from the stereotypical slums. Seriously, he's more like a guy between Bourne and Liam Neeson. Watch Dogs has my full recommendations - 9/10. While the new part - Watch Dogs 2 is just an amazing gameplay, the first Watch Dogs offers a better vibe, mood and style. Of course - from the certain perspective.

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