Watch Dogs is an action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and is released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U.
The game has a single-player and a multiplayer mode and is played from a third-person perspective and the world is navigated on foot or vehicle. The multiplayer mode allows up to eight players.
Watch Dogs plot follows hacker Aiden Pearce’s search for revenge after the killing of his niece. The development of the game started in 2009 and lasted for over five years.
Director: Jonathan Morin
Producer: Dominic Guay
Designer: Danny Belanger
Writer: Kevin Shortt
Programmer: Patrice Zink
Composer: Brian Reitzell
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release date: May 27, 2014
Mode: Single-player, Multiplayer
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Watch Dogs Gameplay
Watch Dogs is played from a third-person view, the player controls ‘hacker Aiden Pearce’ who uses his smartphone to control traffic light and trains, jam cellphones, infiltrate security systems, access pedestrians’ private information, and empty their bank account.
The game is set in an open-world environment that allows free-roaming. For close combat, Aiden has an extensible truncheon while other combat uses a handgun, sniper rifles, shotguns, grenades launchers, and machine guns.
The player has an array of vehicles which include muscle cars, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, SUVs, sports cars, speedboats, and luxury vehicles. The car radio is customizable, with about 50 songs. In the game, money can be used to by guns, vehicles, and outfits.
Watch Dog Multiplayer Modes
Watch Dogs features a variety of multiplayer modes that can be accessed at any time during gameplay. After completing Act 1, mission 4, players can access the multiplayer from their phones at any time, modes in multiplayer includes:
- Online Hacking: This is the most common multiplayer mode. In this mode, your player infiltrates the game of another player. And your objective is to locate them and install a backdoor into their network while remaining unnoticed.
- Invasion: If someone invades your game, you won’t be able to access side mission or story contents. You’ll have to track down the intruder, profile them, and kill them before they install a backdoor into your network.
- Online Tailing: In this mode, players follow and observe one another undetected. The rules here are the same as Online Hacking, find the intruder, and take them out.
- Online Race: This is a race, some races are point-to-point, while some are lap and checkpoint races.
- Online Decryption: In this mode, two teams of three players face off to collect and decrypt a file. If a player picks p a file, the Opposing Fixers must kill him and steal it, or stay close to extract the file through a wireless connection. By staying close to the file, the decryption process for your team increases. The player with the file as it reaches 100% decryption is the Winner, while others who performed better throughout the match may receive more Notoriety points.
If players are not enough, the game will automatically switch to free for all mode, where all players are on their own.
The CtOs App: This is available for both Android and iOS devices, it is a cross-platform multiplayer mode where players sing a console (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, etc) must outrun the police while reaching a series of checkpoints.
While the phone player is in control of the police forces and ctOS systems. The phone players’ job is to eliminate the console player by unleashing ctOS functions such as rupturing steam pipes and raising traffic bollards.