Watch Dogs [Download]

Platform : Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
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2.9 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • Play as Aiden Pearce, a hacker on the hunt for those who harmed his family
  • Hack and take control of the city's infrastructure and use it to your advantage
  • Access security cameras, download personal information, control transportation
  • Interact with and confront other players in seamless multiplayer activities
  • Features more than 65 vehicles which state-of-the-art physics and handling
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard Edition

Game Information

  • Platform: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 18 and Over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Software Download

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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard Edition
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United Kingdom.
  • Note: Giving as a gift is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B00FX6QTLK
  • Release Date: 27 May 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 451 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform:PC Download  |  Edition:Standard Edition

Product Description

Watch_Dogs

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.

Welcome to Chicago

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.

Aiden Pearce

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.


Hack the city

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.

Street justice

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.

High octane driving

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.

Everything is under control

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.

Seamless multiplayer experience

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.

Stay connected with a new way to play

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.

System Requirements

System Requirements:

  • Supported OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 at 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 at 3.0Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Hard Disk: 30 GB
  • Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9 / Radeon HD 2600XT or GeForce 7600 GS
  • Additional Requirements: 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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Platform for Display: PC DownloadEdition: Standard Edition
Pre-ordered the game 2 months ahead of the release thinking that I would be one the first to play so contacted uplay and they said "your game will be available at 12:00 in you region" so woke up at 12, game is not available on uplay game library. 9am in morning and still no game available. Game by ubisoft/uplay gets a midnight release by big retailers, their own game gets a pre-load on steam, their own game is available to download on Amazon at bang on 12am but its not available on uplay.

EDIT- This game does struggle with AMD cards as it is not fully optimised for AMD cards, however great story link which overweighs all the negatives. AMD will release new drivers soon and hopefully get that "25%" extra performance. This game is definitely fun and I would highly recommend buying it.
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I was quite excited for this game especially when I had seen the E3 trailer to it a couple years before its release and the graphics on the trailer were incredible and the game looked like a fun game to play. However when I bought this and started to play this game the graphics were nothing like what it had been shown on the trialer and Uplay was down a lot so on the first day it was unplayable on the day of its release. I was wondering why the graphics were not as good as shown on the trailer but then it came out that Ubisoft had actually dumbed down the graphics on the PC version, which is ridiculous. Not only is it the graphics that were disappointing but the gameplay is extremely boring and the characters just don't stand out at all. I would say to stay away from this game and save your money.
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This is actually quite a dull game. I was hoping for an open world experience with a real sci fi edge - but instead it's basically a standard sand box game where you can use your mobile to override the odd system. The story line is pretty basic too - I'd give it a miss.
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There has been so much negativity about the game mainly due to technical problems. If you have AMD card or CPU then you may have problems running the game but Nivdia users have had some lesser graphical problems too. I have a GTX 750 TI 2Gb/intel I5 cpu and its mostly been okay (had to do a lot of experimenting with settings due to some shadow flickering but seems to be okay now with settings on high). The one and only problem I'm getting is walls of texture appearing in random places (which you can walk through and only see from certain angles). Havent found a fix for this :(

So graphic problems aside the game play itself is fun. Maybe not the best storyline ever or the best side missions but still fun. The hacking is great when your running about the city just causing mayhem (stealing money, causing piles ups, getting information etc) but also useful in missions if your trying to stop the cops chasing you. I find the police chases great and the hacking element just adds to the fun (feels great when you manage to make a cop car crash into some bollards). There are other side activites too which are great but don't really fit in with the serious story line (Ie controlling a giant robotic spider or shooting holographic space aliens) however they are great fun to play. You also have the option to go in all guns blazing into missions or try a stealth approach using hacking or a mixture of both. The driving takes some getting used to (cars tend to slide like there on ice round corners). Not sure if its meant to be different to most other driving games or they just buggered that part up :). I also use a xbox controller and would imagine it wouldn't be easy to drive with the keyboard and mouse (game seems desgined with contoller in mind)

Theres plenty to do and as long as your not expecting the best game ever you wont be disappointed (although maybe wait until Ubisoft optomise the game (should be soon) and/or price drops a bit.
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I've completed the game and enjoyed the majority of it. It focuses on our increasing dependence on technology, and through upgrades as you progress, you can hack and tamper with multiple parts of the world. Decent story line too, as games go. One thing I did get frustrated on was the incredible speed Police vehicles and choppers arrive around you...literally within about 5 seconds or less, and in infinite numbers. A few missions became very frustrating and highly unrealistic. All in all, a decent game, and I did not suffer any issues other reviewers have such as freezing/crashing...maybe I was just lucky.
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Would give zero stars if I could.

As is reported in most of the game-press over the last day or so this game is dreadful on the PC. For most people it just doesn't work. It's crashed many times. It has frozen my PC many times (where I had to restart my machine). And I'm talking about in the 'loading screen' !
I got into the game a couple of times for a few minutes then crash.
Until they fix it I'd stay well clear. Keep up with game sites as to when they fix things...

I got it for my son on the XBox One - works fine. He likes it - looks to me a bit like GTA with the hacker thing added but obviously I've not played the game longer than 5 minutes for the reasons stated above :(
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Watch Dogs blends cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated game design into a realistic and living open world where players must use any means at their disposal to take down a corrupt system.

One-button hacking might be overly simplistic, but it does give you abilities that make playing through Aiden’s story feel powerful and fun. Doing side missions and multiplayer as you make your way through the dark and lengthy story makes it feel like a huge adventure, and stealth options let you play smart if you prefer. Car chases aside, Watch Dogs is fundamentally very well made, and has more than enough unique ideas to make it a great and memorable open-world action game.
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