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Reviews Roundup: Watch Dogs 2

Explore the birthplace of the tech revolution as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker who has fallen victim to ctOS 2.0’s predictive algorithms and accused of a crime he did not commit. In Marcus’ quest to shut down ctOS 2.0 for good, hacking is the ultimate weapon. Players can not only hack into the San Francisco Bay Area’s infrastructure but also every person and any connected device they possess to trigger unpredictable chains of events in this vast open world.

Release Date: November 15, 2016 (Nov. 29 for PC)
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Windows PC
Publisher: Ubisoft Montreal

Reviews from women across the web:

CheaterCC – Jenni Lada, 98/100

You have the freedom to explore San Francisco and see the sights, get involved with side quests, or keep going after Blume. It’s this wonderfully open and freeing experience and, while I can’t speak much to the multiplayer endeavors due to extenuating circumstances, Watch Dogs 2 feels like a stronger, more solid, and more enjoyable game.

ShackNews – Brittney Vincent, 8/10

Watch Dogs 2 is a rare sequel where the developers took a chance instead of sticking by what was a successful formula. Although I personally wasn’t a fan of the original Watch Dogs, the game sold well and Ubisoft could have easily slapped some new paint on it and released another dreary, boring game. They didn’t though, and I hope it’s a trend other developers pick up on because Watch Dogs 2 is a superior product.

VideoGamer – Alice Bell, 8/10

Watch Dogs 2 is missing a bit of refinement, and has had issues with multiplayer, but joining DedSec is still a riot and a half. It’s high energy fun with engaging characters, and you can make an entire city your playground.

Game Informer – Elise Favis, 7.8/10

The open world is filled with oddball pedestrians to spy on, and both main and side missions offer plenty of enjoyment with variety that the previous game lacked.

GamesRadar – Vikki Blake, positive

Watch Dogs 2 builds upon the strengths of the original game, whilst polishing up aspects that lacked depth to deliver a coherent, comprehensive experience. Its diverse cast and (mostly) thought-provoking narrative trump the occasionally repetitive, maddening gunplay, and though the urban youth humour occasionally falls flat, for the most part its characters feel, talk, and react convincingly.

Fem Freq – Carolyn Petit, negative

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