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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
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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Reviews for Watch_Dogs

Expceted something great,recieved something good

Watch Dogs was an unoptimized and ugly game , but now with support from mods it's just a bit unoptimized.The game it's a lot better than it's release , got some patches and did the trick although I cannot recommend it if your pc might be a slowone due to the fact that it's still unstable.The game with mods looks absolutely gorgeous and without them not so much. The story starts quite interesting and it continues to become interesting but at some point all that it is becomes save your sister which I really didn't expected at first anyway dedsec and their dialogue makes up to it and how could I forget ? The dialogue logs are a great way to learn backstory of some characters and why did Chicago got an implementation of CTos in the first place.Overall the story it's an interesting one , kind of gets repetitive but the ending and the dialogue logs are a great way to distinguish yourself with. The gameplay it's ok , but could've ended to be phenomenal if they kept the hacking structure of E3 , instead of that we get press one button to hack and some puzzles which might sounds weird and it is , but at least they got a easier way to do every kind of hack because as I said E3 structure could've become really hard to control and Ubisoft games are easy games.You can get through combat really easy if you stay stealth , shoot the enemy in the head using a silencer and use grenade launcher when enemies are in their vehicles.There are to say..not too many but definitely not few weapons either I cannot say the same for cars which some are really poor designed and some got a really cool design but there are few cars in the game.Some side missions are interesting at first but when you must do the same thing over and over the missions kind of becomes dull , the ones from the dlc including "bad blood" are really well done and differs. Overall the game it's a great to decent game and I really recommend getting it on sale along with the dlc which for sure it's great , Raymond being more interesting than Aiden with more charisma ,anyway Aiden it really felt the vigilante type of person which I think Ubisoft nailed it. P.S: Don't get too harsh with Aiden , if you understand him , he really became that silent type because of his backstory and traumas.By me it's a great developed character.

A good game to prepare you for Watch Dogs 2

With the up and coming release of Watchdogs 2, I thought it was fitting to make a review to urge people to buy and play this game before buying and playing Watchdogs 2. Watchdogs is a very GTA ish style game, allowing for more fun and freedom that most games. With an open world in which you can go from taking down gang hideouts to playing board games to buying new clothes for your character, there is a great deal of opportunity to be found. Of course, the main thing that separates this game from your average open world game is the ability to hack. Using your cellphone, you can hack anything from lifts, to cars, to street lights, and even road blocks that allow you to almost instantly kill pursuers in their cars. This game might not be very new, but seeing as how Watch Dogs 2 isn't out yet, it will give you a good feel for the game and will give you some much needed experience. Especially with with this game only being $30, it's a good spend and well worth the money. If you like this game, you will have the sequel to look forward to, and if you wanted to pre-order Watch Dogs 2, you can buy the pre-order right off of GMG. Once again, well worth the money, and the time.

An amazing experience and a great first entry in the franchise

Don't let critics fool you with this game. They will criticize the story, protagonist, and the visual downgrade the game suffered, but it is a masterpiece. Watch_Dogs is one of the most original and engaging IPs to be created in a very long time. You are Aiden Pierce. A middle-aged man who is a professional hacker-turned vigilante. Your goal? To avenge your niece who was killed in a tragic car accident meant to be your grave. It's a passionate story. An emotional one. While Aiden Pierce may seem cold and detached, he's actually a character I can relate a lot to. The city of Chicago is beautiful with plenty of unique locations to explore. The hacking in this game is amazing and brings all new opportunities to gameplay. The online multiplayer and free roam are a blast with friends and it's fun to hack others or get hacked. Even racing cars with hacking as part of the experience is really unique and fun. I love this game. I know a lot of folks were disappointed, but it maintained my level of expectations. I was disappointed by the visual downgrade, but thankfully the E3 2012 demo files were still in the game folder and restoring much of that visual fidelity was possible. I can't wait for Watch_Dogs 2 this December and I'd highly recommend this game to anyone who's interested in the franchise.

Mediocre and generic game

When Watch Dogs was announced at E3, it was a big surprise for me. An open-world game focused on hacking everything around the character? I was not expecting this from Ubisoft. I guess I was right... As Aiden Pearce we are on a mission of revenge. The man’s family was attacked and it’s our job to find out by whom. The city itself is our main tool of the trade. You see, Aiden is a genius hacker and the city is fully connected to CTOS, a super network that controls every piece of technology in town. Sounds fun, right? I love the Person of Interest TV Show so I was looking forward this game which promised us to play some Harold Finch-like character but with a bit of optional gunplay. However, the game is nothing like that. Aiden doesn’t do much as a hacker. All he needs to do is to press the touchscreen of his magical smartphone and BANG everything gets hacked automatically. There is no real hacking mechanic here. Aiden is just like John Reese in the TV Show, using one phone app and blasting his way through enemies. Sure you can be sneakier than this and use stealth to avoid combat but the problem is the same. It’s not original at all. Watch Dogs had a great concept at hands and wasted it in a generic open-world AAA game. Furthermore, the game story has some inconsistencies too (One example : Aiden acts like some kind of vigilante... But he robs people’s bank account...). About the presentation, the game leaves a lot to be desired. Some effects and textures are just broken. Some AI scripts are too obvious too. The game can be fun but I was expecting something else.

Too much Hype.Good game but not something we have never seen.

There was too much hype around that game,so was all the hype deserved.Well Yea sort of.The game didnt have that amazing graphics that it promised but i suppose it was for the better.Good story that i loved and replayed a second time. Pros: Good story High replay value The Hacking element is something cool(but not amazing) Cool NPCs No NPCs in main missions(aren't in your way) Cons: Police stops chasing when you go in water. You cant Rambo through the fights(even though you have the weapons and gear for it) The puzzles are really,really anoying. No real emotional bond to the people. Driving is just strange. Clunky Port. Reputation system that doesn't really have a purpose. U(don't get to)PLAY!!!!!!!!!!! WARNING:All these problems might/will be fixed in future patches. Final Verdict: Good game that got too overhyped and didn't reach its success.

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