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Watch Dogs  



Reviewed: 8/10: Great
( Xbox One version reviewed )





7:06 AM on 09.25.2014

Watch Dogs on Wii U will not have any DLC

After months of waiting, after delay upon delay, Ubisoft will be giving Wii U owners nothing to be excited about when they pick up their version of Watch Dogs in November. According to the official Twitter account for the gam...

Chris Carter




11:20 AM on 09.10.2014

Watch Dogs for Wii U now has a potential release date (Update)

[Update: Ubisoft has confirmed to Destructoid that Watch Dogs will be available on Wii U on November 18.] I know a number of people are still patiently waiting for Watch Dogs to hit the Wii U before they play it. Ye...

Chris Carter




3:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Watch Dogs: Bad Blood stars a different playable character

Really? No one -- not even the guard with his gun already drawn -- noticed that noisy remote-controlled toy car with the bomb strapped to it? I guess folks playing the Watch Dogs DLC should use it and nothing else if it's re...

Jordan Devore




5:30 PM on 07.30.2014

Watch Dog's DLC may go clean up New Jersey

While Watch Dogs' campaign focused on the connected city of Chicago, the post-release content may set its sights on the east coast. That is, if a social media tease turns out to hold any weight. The Watch Dogs Twitter ac...

Brett Makedonski




4:00 AM on 07.02.2014

New Watch Dogs single-player content came out yesterday, if you're into that

Oh hey, everyone. New Watch Dogs content. The newly-released DLC package includes three new single-player missions and two new weapons, perks, and additional outfits. The first new missions will deal with Aiden Pearce infiltr...

Brittany Vincent




2:00 PM on 06.20.2014

Ubisoft comments on Watch Dogs' unused graphics settings

Modders have found settings in Watch Dogs' files that can be enabled to make the game look better and, in some cases, even improve performance. What's the deal with that? "The dev team is completely dedicated to getting the m...

Jordan Devore




12:00 AM on 06.19.2014

Watch Dogs patch releasing shortly on all consoles and PC versions

Hey, guys! We've got some more Watch Dogs news! I know how much you all love that, but hear me out. There's a new patch coming for all platforms. That means PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The patch is being rolled out ...

Brittany Vincent




6:30 PM on 06.16.2014

Watch Dogs' E3 2012 graphical effects discovered in the PC version

With nearly a month past release, it's safe to say the internet rage surrounding Watch Dogs' visual fidelity has largely passed. Still, fans have found ways to mod the PC version to look better, and not with the usual assortm...

Abel Girmay




10:00 PM on 06.06.2014

Watch Dogs Easter egg shows what a spying Kinect might look like

Remember when everyone was mad at the idea of a game console that comes with an always on, always watching and listening camera? Well thanks to this Watch Dogs easter egg, we have a nice visual representation of what the NSA...

Abel Girmay




9:30 AM on 06.06.2014

The first Watch Dogs DLC is a digital trip

Watch Dogs has a season pass, because of course it does, and the first DLC is out this week. Thankfully, it actually sounds pretty cool. Throughout the course of the game you can play these wacky minigames called "digita...

Chris Carter




3:15 PM on 06.04.2014

uPlay bug blocking some people from playing Watch Dogs

A lot of people are having trouble watching dogs and it seems to have to do with redeeming uPlay content. After doing so, users on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One have been getting stuck on the title s...

Steven Hansen




12:00 PM on 06.03.2014

Watch Dogs sold four million copies in its first week

Ubisoft had high hopes for Watch Dogs and it turns out they were warranted. The game had a record-breaking first 24 hours for the company, but that was just the beginning. At four million copies sold during its first week of ...

Jordan Devore




5:45 PM on 06.02.2014

Hey, you got your Assassin's Creed in my Watch Dogs!

Wait, you mean Watch Dogs isn't simply an extension of Assassin's Creed? I kid, I kid. It appears that Olivier Garneau, CEO of Abstergo Entertainment (as seen in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag) is actually in Watch Dogs in t...

Brittany Vincent




9:30 PM on 05.28.2014

Watch Dogs PR stunt brings the bomb squad out

Between sending brass knuckles for the Godfather II release, sending out $300 checks to represent greed for Dante's Inferno, and sending copies of Mass Effect 3 into space, you have to wonder how fun the world of games PR can...

Abel Girmay




6:30 PM on 05.28.2014

Watch Dogs sets day-one sales record for Ubisoft

There was certainly hype surrounding Watch Dogs. From its surprising reveal back in 2012, there were a lot of eyes locked on this particular title. Even after delays and some controversy surrounding the graphics, it still man...

Alessandro Fillari




3:15 PM on 05.27.2014

Watch Watch Dogs' E3 footage and the PC build side by side

I've heard people bounce between saying Watch Dogs looks pretty alright and Watch Dogs looks like someone defecated into their eyeballs. This is because we are on the internet and people on the internet get very upset about ...

Steven Hansen




2:01 AM on 05.27.2014

Review: Watch Dogs

What I love most about my job is that I get to test out everything in its final, ready to deliver form, free of the binds of hype. For what feels like half my lifetime, Ubisoft has been trying to convince us that Watch D...

Chris Carter




7:00 PM on 05.23.2014

Here's how big the map in Watch Dogs is

Oh yeah, Watch Dogs coverage is just going to get more and more intense until the launch next week. This video is at least way more insightful than the general trailer releases as we get to see how big this interpretation of...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




5:15 PM on 05.23.2014

Conan thinks Watch Dogs is built around a dumb premise

Conan O'Brien's back to try out the latest videogame in his Clueless Gamer segment. This week's subject: Watch Dogs. Besides his typical Conan shenanigans, he remarks that it's a silly idea for all of Chicago to be connected...

Brett Makedonski




3:00 PM on 05.22.2014

This Watch Dogs trailer will help you remember Watch Dogs is coming out soon

Hey, did you know Watch Dogs is releasing soon? Like, next week! What? You almost forgot? Quick, Ubisoft! Commence Operation: Watch Dogs Launch Trailer! Just watch it, or Ubi might go all A Clockwork Orange on you.

Brett Makedonski




7:00 AM on 05.19.2014

Ubisoft messes with people and causes mayhem for Watch Dogs skit

Ubisoft is hitting the marketing campaign pretty hard for next week's release of Watch Dogs, and this hidden camera video is the latest product of that. Regular folks looking for a cheap cell phone repair unknowingly hack streetlights, cars, and an ATM in Los Angeles. It's all fun and games until things take a turn and the authorities show up looking for answers.

Brett Makedonski




5:00 PM on 05.13.2014

Everything you need to know about Watch Dogs in nine minutes

We're officially two weeks away from the release of Ubisoft's first major AAA launch of the year with Watch Dogs. We've been bombarded with screens, trailers, and so many different collector's editions. So I'm glad the game ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




2:00 PM on 05.13.2014

Watch Dogs is 900p on PlayStation 4, 792p on Xbox One

After some misinformation went out stating that Watch Dogs would be 1080p on the PlayStation 4, the Ubisoft blog has finally confirmed the real resolutions. It will be 900p on the PlayStation 4, and 792p on the Xbox One. Both...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




7:00 PM on 05.12.2014

All the Watch Dogs collector's editions are the wrong versions

Earlier today, Cheap Ass Gamer's Robert Goode pointed out on Twitter that Watch Dogs' Wikipedia page listed out every single various edition of the game you could possibly purchase in a handy table that also detailed what pie...

Brett Zeidler




1:45 PM on 05.08.2014

Watch Dogs character trailer shows who you can trust

Because of his hacking prowess, Aiden Pierce has a whole city at his fingertips in Watch Dogs. Still, you didn't think that he'd be having a go at it alone, did you? No, Aiden has an entire thuggish, ruggish cast working with him to ensure his preferred brand of mayhem. Meet them all here, or just wait to have one (or more) of them inevitably backstab you on May 27.

Brett Makedonski




2:00 AM on 04.30.2014

Pick up select GeForce graphics card, get Watch Dogs for free on PC

Thinking about picking up a new graphics card? Nvidia your style? Starting today and continuing "for a limited time," purchase any qualifying GeForce GTX graphics card to receive a free code for Watch Dogs, redeemable via Ubi...

Brittany Vincent




11:45 AM on 04.29.2014

This is what's included in Watch Dogs' Season Pass

Word had gotten out that the $19.99 Season Pass for Watch Dogs (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) would feature another single-player campaign starring a new playable character. It's true. His name is T-Bone and this trailer...

Jordan Devore




1:15 PM on 04.23.2014

Watch Dogs multiplayer video shows how you'll watch dogs, dog

Because of Ubisoft's persistent insistence on "blending single- and multiplayer experiences," this Watch Dogs video doesn't so much show you a multiplayer mode, but rather what you can expect from others as you play the...

Brett Makedonski




11:00 AM on 04.23.2014

Seven things I loved about playing Watch Dogs

The delay of Ubisoft Montreal's new open world IP, Watch Dogs, surprised many. With only a month away from launch, and a rather bold marketing push for the holiday season, Ubisoft appeared ready, but then we found it wasn't. ...

Alessandro Fillari




3:00 PM on 04.09.2014

Watch Dogs is getting another campaign for its Season Pass

A GameStop product page for the Watch Dogs Season Pass describes what the $19.99 purchase will cover, at least in general terms: "a unique single-player campaign featuring a new playable character plus more missions, weapons,...

Jordan Devore




4:00 PM on 03.20.2014

A look at Watch Dogs' PlayStation-exclusive content

It's been known for a long time now that the PlayStation 3 and PS4 versions of Watch Dogs would get a little something extra and here's a good -- possibly even great -- look at that content. As far as trailers for the game g...

Jordan Devore




7:30 PM on 03.17.2014

Ubisoft used the Watch Dogs delay to add new content

Remember how Watch Dogs didn't launch alongside the new consoles like it was supposed to? Nah, you've probably forgotten by now. Anyway, it looks like something good's going to come out of that delay apart from, you know...

Brett Makedonski




2:00 PM on 03.17.2014

Ubisoft: It'll take the average player 35-40 hours to beat Watch Dogs

Do we still care about game lengths? Really, truly care? (I say "we" as if we're some sort of hive mind, which obviously and thankfully isn't the case.) Probing for Watch Dogs information on Twitter, a fan asked how long it w...

Jordan Devore




6:00 AM on 03.13.2014

Ubisoft 'forced' Watch Dogs E3 reveal, minimum PC specs defined

"They forced us to go at E3 2012," Watch Dogs Creative Director Jonathan Morin said in an interview with Edge. "Yves [Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft] was the one who wanted us to go at that E3, even though we felt it was a bit ear...

Steven Hansen




3:15 PM on 03.11.2014

Early arrival in Chicago? Watch Dogs may be getting a closed beta

It didn't take any sort of elite level hacking skills or espionage database infiltration, just a keen eye to find out that Watch Dogs appears set to have a closed beta on Xbox One before its May 27 release. A listing for...

Brett Makedonski




3:45 PM on 03.07.2014

Watch Dogs has 8 person multiplayer, Ubisoft explains delay

Watch Dogs will have eight player, open world free roam multiplayer, creative director Jonathan Morin confirmed on Twitter. Ubisoft is pretty good about explaining its delays. This big interview on the Ubisoft Blog with Senio...

Steven Hansen




5:00 PM on 03.06.2014

Watch Dogs will be late on Wii U to 'make full use of the platform'

I'm increasingly of the opinion that nothing short of a miracle will save the delayed Wii U version of the already-delayed Watch Dogs. Ubisoft announced a May 27, 2014 release date for every other version of the game today. W...

Jordan Devore




3:45 PM on 03.06.2014

You can still get a Watch Dogs PS4 bundle (in Europe)

Watch Dogs finally has a new release date -- May 27. That trailer also seems to have a bit of new information unless I'd just forgotten it. Typically, the lead's wife is killed and that's the impetus for revenge. There's a G...

Steven Hansen




9:00 AM on 03.06.2014

After its delay, Watch Dogs is dropping on May 27th

Ubisoft has confirmed a release date for Watch Dogs after its massive delay, and it's May 27th, 2014. This date is only for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One versions of the game though, since the Wii U edition i...

Chris Carter




12:00 PM on 02.10.2014

Watch Dogs Wii U delayed, other versions due before June

In its earnings report for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013, Ubisoft briefly confirmed Watch Dogs' release window following a delay last year. The open-world game is set for launch sometime between April and June of...

Jordan Devore




7:00 PM on 02.04.2014

Ubisoft did not abandon its Watch Dogs trademark

This week, the Internet discovered that one of Ubisoft's trademarks for Watch Dogs -- specifically, the one concerned with game software -- had been abandoned. This led to plenty of speculation, ranging from a possible cancel...

Jordan Devore




8:30 AM on 12.17.2013

Ubisoft inspired by Rockstar to delay Watch Dogs

Ubisoft's North American President, Laurent Detoc, says that the company was inspired to delay Watch Dogs because of the success of Grand Theft Auto V. Detoc told IGN recently that "the guys at Rockstar have showed us again t...

Joshua Derocher




5:15 PM on 10.15.2013

Amazon, GameStop will still fulfill Watch Dog PS4 bundles

With a month to go before launch, Ubisoft has delayed the release of Watch Dogs into Spring 2014. This left many people wondering what would happen with those Watch Dogs PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundles that they had pre-or...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




11:43 AM on 10.15.2013

Watch Dogs and The Crew delayed until Spring 2014

[Update: If you're curious about those PlayStation 4 or Xbox One bundles that you pre-ordered GameStop and Amazon have both released a statement detailing what they'll be doing.] Ubisoft has pushed two of its high-profile tit...

Brett Makedonski




7:00 PM on 10.03.2013

You'll need a 64-bit OS to play Watch Dogs on PC

[Update: Watch Dogs graphics technical director Sebastien Viard has stated on Twitter that the system specs that went out on the Uplay site and made the rounds today are not correct. The real ones, which are supposed to be lo...

Jordan Devore




3:00 PM on 09.27.2013

Watch Dogs is sticking to 30 FPS on Xbox One, PS4

Is it wrong to go into this next console generation with the expectation that games will achieve 60 frames per second? I hope not. But I still feel like I'm setting myself up for disappointment here. Take Watch Dogs, for inst...

Jordan Devore




11:00 AM on 09.11.2013

Watch Dogs' DEDSEC collector's edition revealed

Watch Dogs is nearly here, and in true Ubisoft fashion you'll be able to choose from multiple collector's editions. One such choice is the Watch Dogs "DEDSEC_EDITION." It'll come with an Aiden Pearce figurine, an 80-page art...

Chris Carter




1:33 PM on 08.20.2013

PS4, PS3 get 60 minutes of exclusive Watch Dogs content

Ubisoft showed a level of Watch Dogs that is exclusive to PS3 and PS4 during its gamescom press conference. All told, Sony can boast 60 minutes of additional content on PS3 and PS4. There are four exclusive missions (includi...

Steven Hansen




6:30 PM on 07.05.2013

Watch Dogs ARG makes money spew from a Canadian ATM

An alternate reality game for Watch Dogs has surfaced, and somewhat surprisingly, it's taking place in the Great White North. Here's the deal, you crazy Canucks -- do a little bit of hacking, find an ATM, profit. A mobi...

Brett Makedonski




7:00 AM on 06.28.2013

Watch Dogs WeAreData website lets you creep

In what is simultaneously the best and creepiest marketing stunt I've seen in a while, Ubisoft has built its own public database on real world cities, in a similar vein to Watch Dogs' depiction of Chicago. WeaAreData won't le...

Abel Girmay








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