Ubisoft Watch Dogs 2

Last updated date: May 14, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the Ubisoft Ubisoft Watch Dogs 2 placed 3rd when we looked at the top 3 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.3
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
2,025 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Watch Dogs 2 is a solid, satisfying sequel that successfully addresses the weaknesses of its predecessor.
- Games Radar
The San Francisco Bay Area looks great and is a blast to explore
- Tech Spot
Watch Dogs 2 makes good on the premise of its predecessor. It’s an open world action game where the focus on hacking makes it feel unique, instead of yet another third-person shooter.
- The Verge
November 14, 2016 | Full review
The other mode, Bounty Hunt, is an excellent spin on the typical police chase. When you max out your wanted meter (which you can do voluntarily by activating a mission instead of mowing down civilians), instead of calling in the military the police call in something far more lethal to stop your rampage: other players.
- IGN Southeast Asia
November 24, 2016 | Full review
Great setting and fun side-activities
- Trusted Reviews
April 5, 2017 | Full review
Because you have hacker smarts, you’re able to use drones, security cameras, or Marcus to interface with CTOS, an operating system embedded into city infrastructure, which means you can remotely influence anything connected to the system, like traffic lights, robots, and those handy explosive pipes, just by looking at them and pressing a button.
- PC Gamer
December 6, 2016 | Full review
Huge vibrant city ripe for exploration
- Tech Radar
November 15, 2016 | Full review
Watch Dogs 2 now supports seamless player-versus-player hacking online. You are free to turn this off if you wish, but knowing that you may have to stop what you're doing at the drop of a hat to find the nearby stranger tapping into your phone adds a small but appreciable layer to the experience
- GameSpot
November 23, 2016 | Full review
The game’s best missions are its most open, using your hacking abilities – environmental manipulation being the main one – as well as your two most useful tools; an RC hopper car that’s capable of remote hacking and sneaking through vents, and a quadcopter drone, useful for scouting environments from above.
- The Guardian
What experts didn't like
Hooking up with a friend in the first place isn’t so straightforward right now, however; I experienced several erroneous error messages whilst trying to connect, and then a handful of server-side lost connections mid-mission, too.
- Games Radar
Movement doesn't always feel under full control
- Tech Spot
The game can be frustrating at times. There are a few moments where missions feel too rigid, or where your goal is unclear. And the lack of any sort of manual save functionality means that if you fail partway through a mission, you often have to replay it from scratch.
- The Verge
November 14, 2016 | Full review
Watch Dogs 2 can get pretty chuggy. It’s playable, but if you’re sensitive to frame rate issues you will probably not be happy with that performance. The PS4 Pro handles the frame rate much better, though other than that the visual differences aren’t striking.
- IGN Southeast Asia
November 24, 2016 | Full review
Movement doesn’t always feel under full control
- Trusted Reviews
April 5, 2017 | Full review
Huge sections of the city are missing, and as such feels a bit misrepresentative for someone that lives there, but as a big mashup of the wealthy and tourist-heavy bits it works as satirical backdrop for an endless stream of Silicon Valley jabs and dick jokes (some pretty good ones, too).
- PC Gamer
December 6, 2016 | Full review
The main gripes levelled at it included a central character who was impossible to warm to, dreadful vehicle handling compounded by an overabundance of vehicular missions and that in general, despite its subject matter, it managed to be rather dull to play.
- Tech Radar
November 15, 2016 | Full review
Ubisoft does a great job of presenting the Bay Area in an attractive way that feeds intrepid tourists an impressive variety of sights. However, something’s definitely missing. You won't see a lot of pedestrians or cars on the street compared to similar games
- GameSpot
November 23, 2016 | Full review
Ubisoft games have often lacked good scripts, regularly resulting in cringe-inducing one-liners, but Watch Dogs 2 frequently delivers moments of heartwarming charm and sharp comedic satire.
- The Guardian

From The Manufacturer

Explore the birthplace of the tech revolution as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker who has fallen victim to ctOS 2.0's predictive algorithms and accused of a crime he did not commit. In Marcus' quest to shut down ctOS 2.0 for good, hacking is the ultimate weapon. Players can not only hack into the San Francisco Bay Area's infrastructure but also every person and any connected device they possess to trigger unpredictable chains of events in this vast open world.

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Overall Score: 8.5
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