Watch Dogs

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Watch Dogs
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Developer(s) Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Release date(s) NA March 27, 2014
Release type Multi-platform
Genre(s) Action, Adventure
GameID(s) BLUS31176 (IRD), BLES01854 (IRD), NPUB31254, NPEB01433
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Watch Dogs (stylized as WATCH_DOGS) is a 2014 action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the first installment in the Watch Dogs series. The game is played from a third-person perspective, and its world is navigated on foot or by vehicle. Set within a fictionalized version of the Chicago area in 2013, the single-player story follows grey hat hacker and vigilante Aiden Pearce's quest for revenge after the killing of his niece. An online multiplayer mode allows up to eight players to engage in cooperative and competitive gameplay.

The player controls hacker Aiden Pearce, who uses his smartphone to control trains and traffic lights, infiltrate security systems, jam cellphones, access pedestrians' private information, and empty their bank accounts.System hacking involves the solving of puzzles.The game is set in a fictionalized version of Chicago ("Windy City"),an open world environment which permits free-roaming.It has a day-night cycle and dynamic weather system, which changes the behavior of non-player characters (NPCs).For melee combat, Aiden has an extensible truncheon; other combat uses handguns, shotguns, sniper rifles, machine guns, and grenade launchers.There is a slow motion option for gunplay,and the player can use proximity IEDs, grenades, and electronic lures. Lethal and non-lethal mission approaches can be enacted.

Configuration

Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.

GPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
Resolution scale threshold 592x592 Fixes some weird stripes when Resolution scaling is set above 100%.

Known Issues

There are no reported issues with this title.

Special Notes

Netplay testing

For the complete list of games tested with RPCN, please check the RPCN Compatibility List.

Game Version Connects? Create/Join lobbies? Match with others? Online features working? Notes
1.04 No No No No Can't connect to Ubisoft servers.