What if you could rule your city and know almost everything about everybody? In Watch Dogs, play as Aiden Pearce, a very skilled hacker who can take over the city. Hack all that you can to rise above other hackers in the world.
Watch Dogs is a truly open-world game that lets the player do whatever he/she wants. In my opinion, this game is so far the closets thing to GTA, which is a good thing. Graphics are great and give the city detail in areas, like spray paint in the ghetto, or high class people in buildings in richer parts of the city. Now, hacking is what you do to get around, like hacking a car, to busting the bridge to escape a car chase. One fun thing is the ability to read info about any random person in the city. Info such as ‘soccer mom’, or ‘recently bought porn’ will be shown. The main story is pretty good, but with all of the side missions and extra challenges, the game never gets old early. Many cars can be driven and each has its own speed, handling, and weight, so every car has its own advantage. Overall, Watch Dogs has shown that the extra year of development was worth the wait.
The game is a action-adventure in the third person view. The main gameplay is the story mission, which have set objectives. Besides the main story, Aiden can stop randomly given crimes involving civilians to gain reputation as either a good/bad person. This system will show how the city sees you, good or bad. Almost everything can be done with some style of hacking. Aiden will have to hack ctOS hotspots to be able to control the area. Combat can be taken either stealthhfully or a Rambo style, whichever the player pleases. Almost very fight, Aiden could use the environment and hack to help win, so keep your eye peeled. A skill tree will let the player upgrade Aiden how they want, improve hacking skills, or maybe shooting skills. Randomly, other players can go into your game and try to hack you, you must find them and stop them from hacking you. After, you can go enter their game and fight back, but this option can be stopped in the options menu. All in all, this game is a very fun open-world game that Ubisoft has made.
Therefore, Watch Dogs is an amazing game of this year! The open-world is truly phenomenal and the game is on almost every modern console, (PS3, PS4, XB360, XB1, Wii U, Microsoft Windows) I would give it a 9/10.