Watch Dogs 2 Review

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Ubisoft has made a big effort to change everything what was usual and boring in the game. Players can now discover more light-hearted characters, as well as a colorful open world based on technology-driven playground. Using main character’s Marcus phone you can hack into any car, computer or other smartphone and use it for your own needs. There are many tools to choose from, but it doesn’t take long to find out how exactly everything works. It’s so much fun to distract people with prank calls or call the cops on them to heat the atmosphere. Basically, everyone around you can become your victim and loose his savings from the bank account without even having a clue. Marcus is also capable to insult, pacify, flirt and even dance with anybody on the streets. Citizens can react positively or negatively, depending on the situation.

Watch Dogs 2 comes with other technology related tools, such as new drone and RC car. This is pretty much how you begin most of the missions. Drone becomes handy when you need to scout skyscraper top level area to find a specific person or to assess the situation before deciding which measures to take. By controlling an RC car, you can remain stealthy and deploy or interact with things without using your own hands. Both devices are capable of all the hacking abilities and even picking up items as Marcus.

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There’s a new cool trick available when using drone. It’s the option to set booby trap in any technology around you. Players can rig device to blow when a guard comes within a certain radius, making a free way to carry on hacking or sneaking around. The one issue with this trick is that the device can blow at any time completely changing the game plan. Explosion of course will alert every guard in the area and you will be detected. So think carefully about the approach before taking a plan and don’t forget that you can lock the doors to avoid security guards.
Those who prefer more action in the game, can pull out an assault rifle and try to pick off all the enemies. Before doing that just remember that Marcus isn’t exactly bulletproof and whole action may not last long, unless you’ll hide behind anything that can stop shower of bullets.

The most exciting moments we found is when you remotely hijack a car using your smartphone and start controlling it as any usual RC car. Especially when you start doing random stunts like burnouts, making car crashes and hitting innocent people on the footpath.
However, driving a car on your own doesn’t convey any unique experience. Controls are floaty and physics feels very primitive, making you to understeer through every corner.

Whole world persistence may feel embarrassing and disappointing too. Cars mostly disappear and new ones appear as soon as you turned a corner. Lets just hope that this will be fixed until its final release.
We’ve noticed that game world also suffers from a lack of details and better graphics. But the longer you play, the more you get used to it.

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Watch Dogs 2 is one of those games that supports all players types with their own gameplay styles. Beside, players can receive similar offers to take challenges and missions matching their game style.
Playing in single player and crossing path with another player who’s also in single player mode, lets you interact and  become friends. Then you are free to cooperate with each other, create exciting moments and share them with your friends. It’s you who decides whenever to take part in multiplayer, focusing on stories or exploring the open world. Just try doing your best if you want to get rewarded.
Talking about the multiplayer gameplay, it has been filled with new event called “online bounty”. When player makes a crime, police responds and pursuits that player until he got escaped from the police. This event allows 3 other players to join the pursuit and try to kill the other player until bounty hasn’t expired. As the target player of the bounty your object is to get rid of the felony and the pursuing players. If you’re the one who likes having a conflict with police, you have a higher chance having a bounty placed on you. But if you can neutralize the hunters, you’ll get additional rewards.

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Basically that’s all you need to know about this game. To find out more, please check out our photo and video sections.
Now all that’s left for us is to wait Watch Dogs 2 official release.

Minimum requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): 3.0GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940
  • Processor (Intel): 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
  • Memory: 6GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD5850
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce GTX460
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Hard-drive space: 25GB

Recommended requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): 4.0GHz AMD FX-8350
  • Processor (Intel): 3.5GHz Intel Core i7 3700
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD7000-series
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce GT600
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Hard-drive space: 25GB

Good

  • Technology-based gameplay
  • Lots of funny moments
  • Freedom to choose playstyle
  • Open world full of entertainment
  • Great parkour scenes

Bad

  • Lack of graphic details
  • Textures look flat
  • Driving experience could be better
7

Good

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