Watch Dogs 2

A sequel to Watch Dogs, a sandbox action game from 2014, in which the players assume the role of a former criminal and use his hacking skills as well as a number of gadgets to control the city infrastructure as well as private communication devices. Watch Dogs 2 develops the key gameplay elements of its predecessor; the action, however, was moved to an entirely new city, and now takes place in San Francisco. The game was developed by Ubisoft’s internal development studios lead by Ubisoft Montreal. Contrary to first installment, Watch Dogs 2 was created solely with PCs and the 8th-generation consoles, such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in mind.

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PC / Windows
Game Watch Dogs 2 (PC) Cover
Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 | PC

Action, TPP, science fiction, sandbox, multiplayer, TPS, action adventure

Companies responsible for Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Watch Dogs 2 release date for PC:

game language:
English

29 November 2016 | Worldwide

29 November 2016 | Europe

29 November 2016 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 7.8 / 10 calculated out of 1011 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 930 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Watch Dogs 2 (PS4) Cover
Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 | PS4

Action, TPP, science fiction, sandbox, multiplayer, TPS, action adventure

Companies responsible for Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Watch Dogs 2 release date for PS4:

game language:
English

15 November 2016 | Worldwide

15 November 2016 | Europe PAL

15 November 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 6.8 / 10 calculated out of 493 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 5.9 / 10 calculated out of 313 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Watch Dogs 2 (XONE) Cover
Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 | XBOX ONE

Action, TPP, science fiction, sandbox, multiplayer, TPS, action adventure

Companies responsible for Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Watch Dogs 2 release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

15 November 2016 | Worldwide

15 November 2016 | Europe PAL

15 November 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 267 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 179 players' votes.  

Watch Dogs 2 for Xbox One is the successor to an open-world action game Watch Dogs (2014). In the original game, the player was given an opportunity to become a skilled hacker who controls the urban infrastructure and different communication devices, using a set of moden-day gadgets. The second installment was also created by Ubisoft's internal studios led by Ubisoft Montreal - the team behind production of such popular franchises as Far Cry, Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell or the most recent installments in the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six series.

Plot

In contrast to the seriousness and gloomy atmosphere of the first installment, Watch Dogs 2 delivers the player with a more relaxed approach to the formula of a hacking-themed open-world game. The action is set in a completely new town, which is San Francisco this time. The player assumes the role of Marcus Holloway, though what is really important is that he is a member of Dedsec – a group gathering local hackers. Although Dedsec's members share a goal, which is to destroy the Central Operating System, they are also focused simply on enjoying their "work". Thus Watch Dogs 2 offers an atmosphere that is significantly more relaxed than what could be felt when playing the original game – a grim avenger was the lens through which the virtual world was perceived.

Mechanics

Generally, Watch Dogs 2 for Xbox One does not stray away from the gameplay formula of the original Watch Dogs. As a result, it is again an open-world, third-person action game which resembles the legendary Grand Theft Auto series in terms of the mechanics. However, the Watch Dogs series distinguishes itself by giving the player an opportunity to hack the surroundings with a very wide set of gadgets – Watch Dogs 2 definitely brings an extension to this aspect of gameplay. For example, the player can manipulate vehicles, as well as other environmental objects in a wider variety of ways. Apart from this, the player can perform the so-called mass-hacks, allowing to take control over a number of devices at the same time (for example, the smartphones of pedestrians).

Marcus Holloway has a set of entirely new gadgets at his disposal, such as a flying drone, an RC car or a weapon created using a 3D printer. The creators were focused on giving more freedom of approach to the player, who can complete subsequent story missions in a variety of ways, depending on their preferences (for instance, sneaking or neutralizing enemies in open combat). Both the driving physics and the way the protagonist moves were improved. In the latter case, it is worth mentioning that Marcus Holloway is a skilled freerunning practicioner.

Game modes

In Watch Dogs 2 for Xbox One, the key feature is obviously an extensive, single-player campaign offering a wide set of side-activities apart from story-based missions. Nonetheless, the game does not lack a multiplayer experience, which is integrated with the solo mode, in accordance with the latest trends. Thanks to this, the player is constantly connected with their friends, even when enjoying the story mode. Thus one can engage in said side-activities, some of which are cooperation-oriented, or those allowing for multiplayer competition.

Technical aspects

Contrary to the original game released over two years earlier, Watch Dogs 2 was created with modern-day PCs and consoles (eighth generation) in mind since the very beginning. This allowed for major improvements in terms of the visuals. As a result, the graphics have been significantly upgraded and the open world of San Francisco feels alive to a greater degree. The AI of NPCs was also improved, so they are now able to interact with one another in more sophisticated ways. To illustrate, one can call the police after another.

Watch Dogs 2 trailer #1

Watch Dogs 2 trailer #1 | 2:03

Pierwszy oficjalny zwiastun gry Watch Dogs 2. Tym razem akcja osadzona została w San Francisco, a gracze wcielają się w postać Marcusa Hollowaya – członka grupy hakerów Dedsec.

Watch Dogs 2 Game Guide

game guide 12 December 2016

The Watch Dogs 2 guide contains a complete and detailed description or all main and optional operations of the game. It also includes various tips on the gameplay mechanics and info on finding the collectibles (key data, research points and others).

Watch Dogs 2 system requirements revealed, PC version delayed

News 19 October 2016 14:09

Ubisoft shared some news on Watch Dogs 2 PC. Firstly, they revealed the technical details on this version, including the system requirements. Another thing is a slight delay of the game.

Watch Dogs 2 launch date accidentally revealed

News 07 June 2016 14:10

IGN accidentally revealed the launch date of Watch Dogs 2 in an advertisement before its official announcement.