After losing his niece in an assassination attempt, Aiden Pierce, a street-smart-hacker, uses his phone to take over a new operating system in Chicago to hunt the criminals that killed his niece.

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Aiden Pearce (voice)
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Tyrone 'Bedbug' Hayes (voice) (as Randall Charles Wilkerson)
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Charlotte Gardner (voice) (as Holly O'Brien)
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Clara Lille (voice)
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Nicholas Crispin (voice)
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Damien Brenks (voice)
Trevor Hayes ...
Joseph Demarco (voice)
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Delford 'Iraq' Wade (voice)
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Jackson Pearce (voice)
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Jordi Chin (voice)
Teale Bishopric ...
Lena Pearce (voice)
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Maurice Vega (voice)
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Nicky Pearce (voice)
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Donna 'Poppy' Dean (voice) (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
Myron Natwick ...
Dermot 'Lucky' Quinn (voice)
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The plot of Watch Dogs is Aiden Pearce is a hacker that has hacked a system called ctOS (Central Operating System). When Aiden takes his hacking skills too far and hacks the wrong people they retaliate by killing his niece but Aiden Pearce swears vengeance on ctOS and all who control it. With his new gained power he can now find and kill all who control ctOS and end the system. Written by Noah Morin

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Everything is connected. Hacking is our weapon.


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27 May 2014 (USA)  »

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Watch Dogs: Bad Blood  »

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A Hollywood movie being produced by Mark Wahlberg is in production for the adaption of this game. See more »

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Random people on the streets recognize Aiden as the Vigilante, yet it's a huge shock to sister Nikki - who despite being held captive for the bulk of the game knows all about the Vigilante's exploits - when she finds out he is her own brother. See more »

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Tobias Frewer: hey, don't leave me hang in... w-what happened?
Aiden Pearce: M.I.Bs.
Tobias Frewer: I knew it, yes! I think we just did the cops a huge favor my friend, though I guess they won't see it that way...
Aiden Pearce: Tobias...
Tobias Frewer: yeah...
Aiden Pearce: lose this number...
Tobias Frewer: Oh yeah, sure yeah, done. I'll let you know if I hear anything else...
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References Assassin's Creed (2007) See more »

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The Good Life
Written by Rivers Cuomo
Performed by Weezer
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Overall, Fun and Very Good
18 June 2014 | by (Mid-West) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed Watch Dogs. It wasn't without its issues, but overall I had lots of fun. I'll start with the bad. I didn't find it to be a compelling story. The characters don't develop or go anywhere. There isn't much in the way of payoff at the end, and there is a moral choice at the end that doesn't change the ending much either way. And the "moral choice" comes out of nowhere as no choices anywhere prior to the very end (even after the boss fight) has any influence on the ending. It's like someone set out to write William Gibson and wound up with Lifetime Movie of the Week. Still, not a big loss. This is a video game, I'm not expecting Hemingway. And there's so much to do and so little story, that the main quest is only about a quarter of the game anyway.

Glitches. I've run into several mission restarting glitches on the PC port. And there is a report of a game ending glitch that ruins whole savegames (I'm lucky I missed that one.) Ubi needs to realize that playtesting can prevent problems like this and this is bush league developer stuff.

And I'm not finding much re-playability. I got many hours of enjoyment out of Watch Dogs, but now that I'm done with the story and most of the cheevos... there isn't much else. The multiplayer isn't meaty enough to carry much replayability. But then again I'm not much into online multiplayer, if someone is their opinion might be different.

But the good far outweighs the bad. Plenty of great gameplay outside the main story. Lots of content and contracts and games. I've heard complaints about the driving... but I prefer it to Rockstar's Euphoria engine driving (GTA.) I really think a lot of the bellyaching is coming from folks who aren't very GOOD at the driving.

Mechanically, the engine is good, the stealth works, the driving is good, the game engine does everything asked. And the controls are smooth and easy to master. Again any problems with the controls has more to do with personal ham-fistedness than actual difficulty. And I'm not a guy that cares about graphics. I'll never take away points for bad graphics. Gameplay and story matter much more. But if a game has particularly good graphics, or displays something particularly well... I may add a point. And I have done so with Watch Dogs. The graphics aren't the greatest (looking like the E3 display settings are still on disc, but were nerfed for PC to drag it back down to console level) but they are plenty good enough. And the Chicago of Watch Dogs... feels more alive than any other sandbox city ever has. Partially due to the "profiling" mechanic, but it's just better than the average cityscape with a handful of non-reacting npcs sprinkled on it.


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