Sure, it’s easy enough for us to call our game highly anticipated. After all, we saw the copious comments from the community and amongst the media – all that lovely chatter about how everyone can’t wait to get their paws on Watch Dogs. And, after a modest delay, we couldn’t wait to deliver Ubisoft Montreal’s innovative take on the open-world adventure. The good news: You really meant it. In its first 24 hours of availability, Watch Dogs sold more copies than any previous title in Ubisoft’s history!

Watch Dogs

“I once said that the buzz around Watch Dogs was driven by the incredible passion of our early fans,” says Creative Director Jonathan Morin. “Today we broke the record for the biggest first day sales in Ubisoft history. I can never say it enough: thank you everyone! We love you all for your passion and your creativity.”

In development for over five years, Watch Dogs was, from the very beginning, designed to offer a next-gen experience on any system. Introducing hacking as a new gameplay mechanic, Watch Dogs was built on an all-new game engine called Disrupt, which delivers an immersive world packed with emergent gameplay. You take control of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker who suffers a family tragedy and is now seeking justice. Pearce can hack into Chicago’s Central Operation System (ctOS) and literally turn the entire city – traffic lights, security cameras, cell phones, more – into a weapon or tool.

“Watch Dogs is an amazing achievement and our teams should be proud that the creativity, innovation and long hours they invested in making this game are paying off,” said Ubisoft’s co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot. “It’s great to see so many customers enjoy playing the game, and it shows that Watch Dogs has cracked the code for developing a new blockbuster IP and a thoroughly new-gen experience.”

Thank you all for playing Watch Dogs. Let us know some of your favorite gameplay moments (no spoilers!) in the comments below.

For more about Watch Dogs, hack into these UbiBlog stories:

Watch Dogs – ctOS Mobile App FAQ

Watch Dogs Review Roundup

Watch Dogs – Multiplayer Guide

Watch Dogs


Release date — May 27, 2014
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city’s omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase, and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol
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  1. Paul on May 28, 2014
    ...and how many of those copies are worthless like mine at the moment due to being unable to load My saved game.But hey, what does anyone care, you've got my money and I've got an expensive coaster.Cheers Ubisoft!
    • Josh on May 28, 2014
      Well if you wait till the new Assassins Creed comes maybe able to get a matching set of coasters courtesy of Ubisoft!
      • Anonymous on May 28, 2014
        Yeah, and while your at it you can take your bad comments and SHOVE THEM UP YOUR ASS!!!!!
    • King on May 28, 2014
      Should've got a ps4.
      • BIGDICKBANDIT on May 28, 2014
    • A Watch Dog on May 29, 2014
      • Chris on June 10, 2014
        They are coasters because as of now its been 2 weeks and Ubishaft hasn't fixed the loading bug. Thousands of players on all platforms have been locked out of the game. They are too busy boating about sales showing of Asshat Unity at E3. Wasted 100$ on a coaster.
  2. Charbel Kaloush on May 28, 2014
    I've always said that Watch_Dogs will make History and it did!!! I'm flooding with happiness! Huge Congrats to all!! Really WD is a breakthrough in the industry! Many thanks to everyone and to all the great WD teams and Cast!! Thank you endlessly for it! Much loveCK
  3. Rizzo on May 28, 2014
    ctOS mobile app. The looks and depth of the game is amazing. Ubi has brought some stunning titles to the table in the past but Watchdogs is a whole new level of game. Thanks to all involved in in love again.
  4. Kevin on May 28, 2014
    One of my favorite moments (so far) went like this: I saw two pedestrians get into a car accident, get out of their cars to argue, and hold up traffic.I, being the upstanding vigilante, wanted to help traffic get moving so I hacked the light. To my utter horror and amusement, the four-way intersection suddenly became the sight of several more accidents as cars smashed into each other, flipped over, and exploded.Things got moving again alright!I casually walked away from the scene...I really only wanted to help!
    • H377PH1R3 on May 28, 2014
      I had something similar happen. I was stopped at a red light and wanted it to turn green so I hacked it and to my horror ALL the lights turned green and I just caused a huge accident instead of changing the traffic.
      • Pieti M. on May 29, 2014
        You must be the only one who follows traffic rules in video games! :D
    • Huriel on May 29, 2014
  5. Faiz Hasif on May 28, 2014
    Very classy of you Ubisoft. You locked me out from replying back to the support request that I made by deleting my account altogether, then you ignored my post on both Facebook and Twitter requesting for continuation of the support. Here I thought I'm being a loyal customer/supporter for Ubisoft by buying your All the Prince of Persia series, Assassin's Creed series and also preordering Watch_Dogs Deluxe Edition and this is how you treat your customer?!
    • dustinf on May 28, 2014
      Yeah, im sure they singled you out and deleted your account for no reason. Dammed game companies and their evil money grubbing ways.
    • Buynomorefromubisoft on June 13, 2014
      Yea they did that to me when complained about the ac2 when i bought and found out it was only like 90% of the game and had to get the other 10% through a dlc...ubisuckadick!
  6. Idan on May 28, 2014
    of that many people buying this game (pc version) - how many people managed to play more than five minutes, or ever start the game?I didn't even play it yet because of the fact it wasn't ready to be released!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Arli on May 28, 2014
      Played most of yesterday, a bit last night, all morning today and some this afternoon (due to having to go out). Only time I had problems logging in was last night and the Twitter feed said that there were issues and they were dealing with it. My friend has played all yesterday and all of today, finished Act II (the sod) - we both play via a PC. It installed fine and apart from last night, yes, it has worked fine.
    • Andrew on May 28, 2014
      I've played the PC version for about 22 hours so far; never crashed and just one minor texture glitch that was fixed by reloading the game and never came back.I feel bad for AMD users. NVIDIA FTW!
      • Arli on May 28, 2014
        Oh we are both NVIDIA, didn't realise AMD users were having the issues. That sucks :(
        • Jeroen on May 29, 2014
          Had a BSOD yesterdag once (player about 4 to 5 hours). Installed the AMD Beta drivers today and played about 12 hours or something without problems. So for me at least it is fixed.
      • Pieti M. on May 29, 2014
        Could the problems with AMD come from the NVidia technology Ubisoft used in creation of Watch_Dogs?
    • jaitzou on May 28, 2014
      played over 10h now tested it with a GPU they said wouldn't handle the game still could play it on med gf is playing it with AMD while I'm playing with Nvidea non of us having problems game runs smooth. exept yesterday couldn't start but after looking at some forums could see uplay server was down yesterday probly because of the extreem trafic as this game record sold
  7. Paul on May 28, 2014
    Where did my previous comment go?Was it deleted because it was negative, stating that the game doesn't work? That Ubisoft sold us a pup?
    • A Watch Dog on May 29, 2014
      Maybe because they know you didn't buy the game because it's working for me and a lot of other people
      • M on June 18, 2014
        There is issues with the game on all platforms. After completing an online activity and coming back to the game there is a very high chance of being locked out of the rest of the game as well as your guns, and certain hacking abilities. It puts the game in a dead stand still. This is not a small issue as there is forums upon forums full of people trying to play but cannot, my friend included. Just because your lucky enough to not have issues doesn't mean there is not any. UBI dropped the ball bigtime on this game. Also whats with hiding the better graphics for PC? UBI you got some explaining to do.
  8. Paul on May 28, 2014
    Where did my comment go? Did Aiden hack me as it wasn't complimentary?Any news of bug fixes or perhaps a refund?
  9. Arli on May 28, 2014
    For me, it was getting hacked for the first time by another player - such an adrenalin rush trying to find him. It's so exciting when the pop up says you are being invaded despite me not actually being that successful at stopping them, i still really enjoy the hunt. Brilliant game, personally I think it's lived up to the hype and have got a lot of enjoyment already for the money spent. Downloaded the Android App and done the tutorials, looking forward to a few games during lunchbreaks at work next week as I love that you can play against real people and not just the AI.
  10. Ryan on May 28, 2014
    My favorite part was fighting with the PC version trying to get it to co-operate with eyefinity and throwing my hands up in disgust, finally accepting that I had to disable 2 of my monitors, and now not even being able to log into Udon'tPlay. /sarcasmReally regretting the purchase at the moment.
  11. Tony on May 28, 2014
    I just got it today :D it's one of the best games I've ever played! Ubisoft, thank you :)
  12. Peter on May 28, 2014
    Bought the game in the shop so I didn't had to download it so I did not have to face overloaded download servers.... But now because of there incompetent Site Ops or crappy server power calculations I cant use the game because I cannot register a Uplay account.My company has the capability to process 10Gbps continuously, you should think a company like Ubisoft has at least ten times more capacity.. or is it crappy code? Ubisoft, you wanna buy 4 chassis with 64Blade servers? I think we can spare them..Last game I ever buy from ubisoft. Lets see if I can get my money back from the store.
  13. Alex on May 28, 2014
    You guys should be ashamed of yourselves for bragging about the launch of your game when there are thousands of people who can't play it, or can't even download it (like myself) because your garbage launcher is so broken. This blog post is insulting.
    • Andrew on May 28, 2014
      Nearly 50k are playing on Steam, which only accounts for those that actually bought it on Steam. It sucks that some people are experiencing issues, but many people (myself included) have been playing it just fine and loving it, so they have every right to be proud of their accomplishment. Besides, the author is not a programmer, so him taking the time to write this blog post has no impact on getting things patched.
      • M on June 18, 2014
        Just because part of the user base can play does not give bragging rights. That's like saying the heat are nba champions just because they made it to the finals. You should be happy with a successful launch when there is not widespread issues plaguing a huge amount of your customer base. I don't have game breaking issues, there is some screen tearing on my 360 but my friend is completly locked out of his game unless he starts over. Instead of taking care of the issues and taking care of customers we get this post of saying hey we made a great game look at all your money you threw at us, BTW we are keeping this money and will get around to a patch whenever. The generic responses and just in ability to talk to customers trying to get this fixed is also appalling. Ubisoft this might be the beginning of the end unless you get all your ducks straight, as i will not be purchasing anymore of your games on day 1 if at all.
  14. Amanda on May 28, 2014
    Absolutely loving it so far! The game is not only fun and engaging, but filled with creative twists, and utterly beautiful. I think it showcases how far Ubisoft has come. Congrats on breaking the record! Well deserved!!
  15. Liquoredmind on May 28, 2014
    My favourite moment is... when I realised even at ultra settings game looks nothing like 2012 demonstration... And next moment the game has nothing more than a cell phone from an any Assassin's Creed game... So I close the game, and quiting the game became my most cherished memory about the game...P.S. : Your game sucks hard!!
  16. Kris on May 28, 2014
    Seems to be a problem with the uplay rewards, I logged into uplay to redeem the gold pistol, stealth car, avatars, online atm boost and since then my load screen gets stuck at 90%. I spent a sht load on a limited edition and it doesn't even work. Really disappointed and if not fixed soon I'm taking it back.
  17. Chris on May 28, 2014
    Still never get tired of stopping a crime before it can happen, then chase on foot the bad guy and tackling them!
  18. Mark on May 28, 2014
    I wish i could tell you my favorite moment but i can't even launch the game because of that POS known as Uplay. And let's not forget the poor performance on PC (check the Steam forum)
  19. tom on May 28, 2014
    you're welcome, just keep making great games and i'll keep buying.
  20. AuntieM on May 28, 2014
    The game sounds like fun... I wish my download from xbox market place worked. Dropped $60 and it doesn't work... I made it to hacking the lights in the stadium and now the screen says installing game data. Installing ...82%.
  21. Jimbo on May 28, 2014
    I can't even get the game to start, PC user with AMD 6990 card. Lack of updates about these issues is shocking, 1st rule of customer service keep the customer informed. Come on Ubisoft you can do better.
  22. Frank on May 28, 2014
    I'll try not to spoil this for the people who is yet to take on this specific tower... A great moment I thought, was the lat ctOS tower I hacked... The one at the constrution site... Couldn't help but to say "Seriously...?" out loud and at the same time admire the level design to be quite clever here, nice little twist.
    • DaylenShep on May 28, 2014
      Couldn't agree more. I thoroughly enjoyed figuring that one out!
  23. Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on May 28, 2014
    Thanks for the great hacking stories so far! Also, a few updates about any service issues: We have seen significant improvement in our online services, however we’re aware some users are still experiencing issues. Our teams are continuing to work to stabilize these and we will keep you updated on this progress. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have a specific problem that you want resolved, please reach out to our customer support. On twitter: @UbisoftSupport. Online:
  24. ganewo on May 28, 2014
    yes i play now nice game wait for watch dogs 2 :)
  25. runehamster on May 28, 2014
    I applaud you guys for the record breaking sales. However, this is the only business model I've ever seen where they celebrate sales before they've actually delivered the products. Although I had the good fortune to start playing my copy early this morning before the servers became clogged, and therefore was able to activate my Sony-only content, my season pass - for which, I will remind you, you demanded $20 retail - failed repeatedly. When the in-game menu finally accepted the code this afternoon, it then failed to download any product, and neither my game nor PSN register me as having the Watch_Dogs Season Pass as a downloadable product. Instead of sticking your fingers in your collective ears and refusing to release an actual, official press publication about the issues plaguing your servers while you post premature celebrations of your sales numbers, perhaps you should be transparent and open in a public, official apology explanation so you can sell future games.I do not expect free content, instantaneous DLC, or personalized responses to comments, but I do expect communication. If there is no content available for the Season Pass on PSN, then say so. If it's supposed to be there but we can't access it yet, say that instead. Don't post a few individual comments and tweets here and there with a generic "We're working on the problem, but everybody but YOU can play the game and loves it" and expect a happy community.My apologies for the lengthy post, but I have been playing Ubisoft games since Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, and I am really disappointed with the company's behavior.
    • runehamster on May 28, 2014
      And this site removes all formatting when the comment is posted. Awkward. Sorry for the wall of text.
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on May 28, 2014
      Hey RuneHamster... First, yes, the current commenting system removes formatting. But we still read your full comment, and we appreciate your feedback. Our intention isn't to say, "Too bad for the few of you who are having trouble." We do genuinely apologize for the challenges you're facing. The "generic" response doesn't indicate how many people are deployed to fix the issues and ensure the best gaming experience possible. We're focused on addressing these issues, and we'll have more info when we can share it. Again, our apologies for the trouble this has caused. We understand why you're frustrated, and we're doing our best to deliver.
      • runehamster on May 28, 2014
        On a side note, and in the interest of being fair to Ubisoft I should say this, the game itself is not only an incredibly good sandbox game with really well created missions and emergent content, but it is smooth and as best I can tell, bug free. I haven't played a game this slick and this engrossing since...well, since Black Flag. There's a pattern here - Ubisoft makes good games, but they REALLY need to do better on the PR front.P.S.: Mr. Steiman, I really appreciate the personal response. I do hope you didn't take my note as a personal attack - as individuals, the Ubisoft staff are charming. It's the company's policies that frustrate myself and others.
        • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on May 28, 2014
          We realize it's not personal, and we appreciate your taking the time to post a measured comment. OK, OK, I admit I flinched a teensy bit at how brutally frank it is, but that's why we have this blog and other channels: for you to voice your thoughts alongside our posts. And you have a right to be frustrated. But as I promised, we're working to fix these issues, and we sincerely apologize for the frustration it's caused you.
  26. Kamil on May 28, 2014
    It doesn't surprise me that the game gained such popularity, because it's a really nice game! After I've finished playing GTA IV and the DLC's for it, I was looking forward to play next open world sandbox game, at that time I didn't knew Watch Dogs so I thought about GTA V and since I heard that it will come out I couldn't wait to play it... but it came out ONLY for PS3 and Xbox 360. I was very dissapointed, since I'm a PC gamer, but now I don't need to wait for Rockstar to graciously release GTA V for poor pc gamers, cause I'm playing Watch Dogs now and I have tons of fun doing it ;)
  27. runehamster on May 28, 2014
    My best moment with Watch_Dogs was most certainly the first time I got hacked. I was wandering around in a circle looking for security cameras for one of those QR codes, when all of a sudden I got a purple circle on my map and a warning that I had been invaded. I thought it was part of a tutorial or some such, although I had already completed it, but the name was so obscene I doubted it was. I couldn't find him at first, and he got to 40%, so I fired a few shots in the air to scare the pedestrians and jumped into a security camera. I spotted him right away, leaping into a car to escape. He led me on a merry chase - I tried to take out his car with a grenade, missed and blew up some pedestrians, then had to chase him for a couple of miles before I finally triggered a light at the right time to smash his car to bits. I then killed him with an assault rifle as he tried to flee. Superb emergent gameplay. If all PVP and multiplayer were like this I'd never be offline.
  28. Sunny on May 28, 2014
    I was really excited for this game but it's rather repetitive and quite frustrating evading the police on a car.Why is the driving so hard on this game? I have the difficulty set on easy too.Great news you guys got the record books, but in my opinion this game is average if not below average at best. I am trading in my copy to Amazon already due to the frustrations trying to evade the cops. I hate restarting the same mission over and over again once a cop spots you.
    • runehamster on May 28, 2014
      Sunny, I felt the same way about the first evasion mission, but it really teaches you some neat tricks once you get used to it. Just keep in mind that barreling down the highway shooting at cops works way better in GTA5 than it does here.
    • Arli on May 29, 2014
      I agree the driving is damned hard to do but it does get easier the more you do it; sometimes I only decimate the walking population rather than completely destroy it now :) Mouse-turning would be so much nicer.
  29. Click on May 28, 2014
    Great game keep it up, thanks for not making me regret i bought the game
  30. koolguy6946 on May 28, 2014
    I don't know what everyone is complaining about my WATCH_DOGS works flawlessly aside from a very, very scarce amount of problems but they are common issues on any game. Anyway my favorite part of the game (that I've only played about 4 hours on) is when i was going to intercept a crime and I had the criminal running to my surprise he called for reinforcements and there were two cars coming at me from down the road. They stop in front of me and get out of their cars i then aim to one of them and take him down then immediately afterwards, i take off into an alley to my right and hop a fence then came up to a much higher fence. Aiden, using his free-running skills, uses the wall for a higher jump and clears the fence. I then jump a few more fences and continue my chase, as he's shooting at me i slowly gain ground to tackle him down and crack him in the face a couple of times with Aiden's collapsible baton.
  31. Chris on May 28, 2014
    I don't understand why everyone is complaining about it not working. Like I can understand people being angry about it not working, and I wouldn't know what it's like because It works fine for me (Xbox ftw), but still, it's a brand new game. You can't expect it to be bug and glitch free. It's a big game, a lot of people are playing it, of course it's going to have glitches
    • Martin on May 28, 2014
      bug and glitch free? how about not starting even once on the PC cause it crashes after ubisoft logo?... 2 days and not a fcking minute of playing time just because Ubisoft is in bed with Nvidia. Between UPlay debacle yesterday and crash after Ubisoft intro...and don't tell me is my pc got a i7 with 16gb ram at 2133 and ATI HD 6990 4GB ddr5. Never Gonna buy a game from this company ever again
  32. dustinf on May 28, 2014
    Wow, all these "supirior" PC guys complaining about not being able to play... I played without issue all day on my ps4. Is the extra graphics worth the extra cost and extra headaches? I like knowing that when I buy a game, my system will handle it and all I need to do is put the disk in. I do love PC's, just not fanboy PC owners.
    • Jake on May 28, 2014
      You're missing the point. The fault is not on the PC as a platform or the specific PC gamers' builds, but on Ubisoft for releasing a poorly optimized port. Some companies do not put in the effort with their PC games and Ubisoft is one of them. Square Enix is not though. Games like Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution are easily superior to the console versions. They look and run better. I have a PS4 and I love it, but your statement doesn't make a lot of sense.
  33. Jake on May 28, 2014
    Love the gameplay and especially Online Decryption game mode it's so fun! Just kind of a drag finding a lobby to join.
  34. Jake on May 28, 2014
    Love the gameplay and especially the online Decryption game mode although it's kind of a drag joining a lobby at times but very addicting!
  35. LoyalCustomerScrewed on May 28, 2014
    Well I am so happy that Ubisoft hit record sales, however I activated my key which doesn't show up in my game library. Nothing to download or play. What a steaming pile of garbage. For those who can play Enjoy IT!!! because the other 99% of us who wasted 70 bucks on this game are still wondering why we waste our hard earned money to line the pockets of a company who has yet to get their POS front end working correctly. As if they didn't learn anything from SimCity or Assassins Creed Black Flag. Sadly I own all of them and told myself each time to save my money unless they could fix the issues. Now I guess its just another weeks wait or longer until they actually answer the support tickets, or fix all the issues with a patch. Meaning why would you release a game that is not finished or instead have a dedicated team to actually make things work for launch day as well? As much as I am sure your sick of hearing it you should really look at other companies that don't have such issues. If not to sell through them how about you do the research into their backend and frontend systems so you can have something that works for 99% of the customers rather then 1%. I am beyond frustrated at the fact your tooting your own horn saying you hit the records and passed them when those of us who helped make that possible are unable to even have a taste of the game. Sorry to say but contacting support doesn't do anything, its just like having the game that does nothing so I guess you got those two things to work together. I ask that someone actually takes a look into this before everyone relates UBIsoft with UBISuck due to the lack of support. Great outstanding games thus far if you can get them to work or play without issues. I am wondering if everyone else has the same issues, you activate the serial in the account that says its tied to your account however nothing shows under games other then what you had beforehand. Why does no one answer the questions with a real answer? Are they actually fixing things that everyone is talking about or are they just celebrating and having the one employee who drew the short straw, send out tweets every 8 hours that they are working on it.
  36. rccola18 on May 28, 2014
    I was profiling a security guard and it showed that he "Plays Rayman on mobile" nice little easter egg there.
  37. Jake on May 28, 2014
    The game is fun, but the state of the PC version is pretty embarrassing. I should not have constant frame drops, and this game is not nearly good looking enough to stagger my system the way it does. Please fix this.
  38. Ochi on May 28, 2014
    Goood job ubisoft very big work . thx ;)
  39. SpooledOne on May 29, 2014
    Uplay? never heard of it until I just bought Just Dance 2014 for ps3. Apparently, whatever is up over there not only impacts the WatchDogs, but at least, also Dance 2014. Froze my ps3 a few times, either with Working... spinnign forever or simply hard freeze/locks. I'll just have to give this a try again later this week. Btw, interesting game, always had and played Everybody Dance, first time trying Just Dance. Can't figure out how to switch from Hard to easy or medium, seems to be preselected with each song being different?
  40. SpooledOne on May 29, 2014
    Hmm. Posted a comment, told me I'm posting too fast? Not sure if my previous comment will show. I'm not even tryingto play WatchDog, just bought Just Dance 2014 for ps3, apparently its impacted too... hard freezes, spinning hourglasses, etc.... fyi
  41. Anuran on May 29, 2014
    Congrats guys! XD
  42. Partnur on May 29, 2014
    My favorite gameplay moment in Campaign is when I had to blow up an electrical box to blow up boxes blocking my view of a power supply I needed to turn on. It gave me a challenge that I hope I see more of. In Hard mode, I don't think there should be brackets highlighting hackable things. It should be where players have to initiate the hacking by finding them & holding the button. And there should be less HUD help (I.e. radar). Realistic mode should be even less HUD help. WD is a great concept but the harder modes should be more challenging puzzle, not just more lethal enemies.
  43. Victorius on May 29, 2014
    I am very much disappointed with the game. This is unfortunately Sleeping Dogs quality. Mediocre.GTA V excels the game almost in every aspect. How come they (Rockstar) have managed to come up with such beautiful graphics on previous gen, whereas on PS4, this game looks mediocre? There is significant difference between the hardware, but the graphics are not really even.The physics of the car is crap, sorry to say, but this is UNACCEPTABLE from such a title. This would do in Mario Kart games, but not in a sandbox game where there is primary focus on driving cars.Missions are short and mainly of no interest, mini games are totally useless. If I want to play an 8-bit game, I go for Minecraft, but do not play Watch Dogs. Whose idea was this?Even though there are enough pedestrians, you cannot feel the vibe of Chicago like you did with GTA V.If I recall the E3 2012 presentation, THAT game has nothing to do with what we got for 80 dollars!! I feel conned, cheated and let down by Ubisoft.This is what I felt with Assassin's Creeed IV. How come in such a game there are only missions with evesdropping and following people? In 2014, I would expect much much more from these titles.
  44. Italodance on May 29, 2014
    Please bring Splinter Cell: Blacklist to Vita.
  45. Nick on May 29, 2014
    I think this is the first game that is better suited for a console (PS4) than a pc or was not given special bonuses for xbox users. Ps4 seems to have no problems and all I hear form xb1 and pc users are "it isn't working".....shoulda woulda coulda get that p..s..4.....
  46. Anonymous on May 29, 2014
    Well so I get about to the 4th campaign mission and then my game will get stuck at about 90% on the loading screen, please have a fix soon
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on May 29, 2014
      Hi Anon... Sounds like a specific issue that Ubisoft Support might be able to help you with. Please reach out to them on Twitter (@UbisoftSupport) or on the site:
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  48. Jeroen on May 29, 2014
    My best moment must be the multiplayer. You are constantly in a kinds of new situation where you have to hack you enemy. This one time I jumped into a hacking "game" and my target was just being chased by the police. So I hacked him, waited with initiating it when the police got out of there cars. Stole one of them and initiated it. The police moved up a bit, so moved the car as well and decided to hide in it. It never occured to him to check inside the police car. He bumped into a officer, who did not hesitate and shot him.
  49. Ital on May 29, 2014
    Congrats!!! As I said in your previous article, I'm in love with the game. It's wonderful. You deserve this and much more!
  50. j on May 29, 2014
    This game sucks... It's the same as far cry 3 and splinter cell, just a few things switched around. come up with a better game idea! If you're going to release an open world game it had better be comparable with grand theft auto at least.the only difference between this game and assassins creed is you can hack and drive... Boo, I say, and shame on you ubisoft. what happened to great titles at Mass Effect 3
    • mitchell on May 29, 2014
      mass effect 3? What the hell are you even talking about. That game was made by bioware with EA publishing. This game is amazing.
  51. Travis on May 29, 2014
    Watch Dogs it's breathtaking no matter how you look a it. I can't believe it has an average (across all platforms) of 77 and 5.0 on Metacritic. Judging for what I've played, I would have expected at least a 90... But don't let some people's opinion dishearten you. Sure it has its deficiencies but its virtues are much much larger. I love you guys, really, congralutations for such achievement.
    • Irish on May 30, 2014
      Releasing a PC version that only runs on about 55% of the rigs that meet the game's stated system requirements might have something to do with the low ratings. So might the company's refusal to listen to customers' legitimate concerns. The game in its PC variant is simply not fit for purpose. If a game can't be played, none of its virtues mean squat
  52. mitchell on May 29, 2014
    I picked this up on launch day and haven't looked back! totally loving this game. thank you ubisoft montreal for creating an amazing jam packed game. I have put around 40 hours into this game so far and barely scratched the surface.... anyway enough chatting, back to watch dogs :)
  53. j on May 29, 2014
    Oh, don't get me wrong ubisoft is great, that's why I'm so disappointed with watch dogs... You naturally compare them to all of the other great games they have made and it just sucks! Lol if you are trying to play on pc I hope you are not using amd lol lots of big issues... what a joke! How do you categorize this game? As a shooter? Open world? They have done a way better job at both of these game types before so why put out a half ass game? I'll tell you why, it's because people are used to great games from ubisoft, and suckers like me will buy it on the first day! lol I'll let this one slide, this one time ubisoft, because of all the other great games you have, but i won't get tricked by a aggressive marketing campaign again. Get your sheet together ubisoft!
  54. j on May 29, 2014
    And meant to say splinter cell. Not me3;)
  55. Vipirak on May 29, 2014
    my best moment would be the moment in multiplayer, when we had stolen a sports car, popped its tiers, and a friend climbed ontop of it, then we went chasing the guys for the encrypted item just like that, fiery wheels and gun shots, we could barely stay on the road!for anyone who hasn't tried it, i recommend shooting all four tiers on a sports or muscle car, and drive like that. if you dare, try evading the police like that!
  56. shawn on May 29, 2014
    I would like to say you guys at Ubisoft did a tremendous job. For a multi-plat title that I purchased for my ps4, it looks incredible on my 80" led. unbelievable when set to 'Dynamic' in the picture setting of the TV. Makes the game look as good as PC and runs slightly faster frame rate. For me the game totally lived up to the hype and as a 3-D animation student and modeller, I am proud to see a studio pump out great game after great game.
  57. wtf on May 29, 2014
    This game sucks soo hard, I can't even start to rant... Not enough time....... Bad ubisoft! I kinda like the coaster idea though. :)
  58. Sam on May 30, 2014
    Congrats on the record breaking sales. I have almost finished Act IV and am loving the game heaps, I never get tired of profiling different targets to see what their profession is or if I can find an easter egg or little joke.. My favourite thing is to hack the electronic signs.. Props to whoever was in charge of them. Another thing I find funny is the amount of posts about how bad the PC optimization is, Now I am not hating or anything, but I find it funny how before launch everyone was saying "PC master race" and "PC will be better" but turns out they were wrong, I am playing on PS4 and havent come across any problem so far, all my content downloaded great and I havent noticed any game breaking bugs. Maybe some of the "Master Race" should realise that "console peasants" can be stronger in points.... But seriously, I congratulate Ubisoft on their tremendously awesome game, This truly is a Next-Gen Game. _/|
  59. Partnur on May 30, 2014
    My favorite moment is when I had to blow up an electrical box to destroy boxes in order to uncover the hackable device. I'm hoping there's a lot more of that (& harder) puzzles. I had hoped Hard mode would not have brackets highlighting cameras & hackable items or radar/seeing enemies through walls so that it was more challenging.
  60. Joel. monserrate on May 30, 2014
    Loving the game lots to do sometimes I obey the traffic laws sometime I don't ,I like that i can hear everyone's conversations and I try to help if I can but sometimes its fun to break the law.Where r the buses I waited 20 minutes for a bus not one came what's up ,we a bus to drive!!
  61. MusicIsLove on May 30, 2014
    Just a thought, don't forget your new customers who are mainly people who didn't get their hands on a PC version of G.T.A. 5
    • aiden on May 31, 2014
      shut up about gta 5 no one likes that peice of shit games
  62. Ollie on May 30, 2014
    and as of yet the game still isn't in my uplay library
  63. John on May 30, 2014
    Your excuse for not giving ps3 and xbox 360 users two modes(free roam and decryption) is our systems will not handle it? Try again. GTAV works just fine and so does BF4 both of which are better engines. What you really mean to say is you are not advanced enough to make the game modes work for our systems. Very misleading advertising. i.e. not mentioning it. I will never purchase another game from you ubisoft even when I do get a new system.
  64. Sirius on May 30, 2014
    I love the bickering, I really do. I not only managed to play without a single problem, but I preloaded on steam and got in an hour early lol. Not to mention my computer doesn't lag or hiccup and it's by the far the best game I've played in year. I'm glad it broke records, WAY TO GO UBI.
  65. TopcatsLair on May 31, 2014
    Took a while to ease into but once I did I really enjoyed it. A wealth of content even without the DLC. A great start for a new IP. I think graphically you guys can do better on the next gen consoles and it's possible the previous gen consoles held back what this game could have been. Love the characters surrounding Aiden. Aiden himself is interestingly messed up, compelled to help people. I like it this time around but for the sequel can we have the character we play be less gravelly. Love to play a protagonist voiced by Danny Wallace or someone similar, just to mix it up. Well done, I can't wait to see where the game series will go now that it has a very certain future thanks to its sales.
  66. aiden on May 31, 2014
    when does the t bone single player champain come out
  67. GreenPkl on May 31, 2014
    I have mixed feelings about watchdogs. Had so much potential but feels like it really falls short on things like driving, etc. Please tell me why every video shows Aiden shooting from his car while driving with FOCUS active....and we can NOT drive and shoot? ?? Seems like a huge mis-lead. Maybe WD2 will be far superior :) also, my Xbox one has some major lag in-game....especially while in or around the train. I want to love watch dogs but feel sad....please don't let me down with Tom Clancy/The Division
  68. RevelationS on June 2, 2014
    I am concerned about this game and it's loading issue. I have tried several times to load an reinstall the game and to no avail. I uploaded the data to online storage and re down loaded, still it's not loading up. I have worked hard to get far in this game, and don't feel like doing it again. If there is any advise that can be given to solve this loading issue after you hit continue on the beginning screen, pls help. Otherwise, I will be trading this game in and will never purchase a ubisoft title. I was not quite impressed already with Assassins Creed and am certainty not with Having to restart watch dogs with its 100 repetitive missions. Now it will be 200, no thank you.
  69. Richard d on June 4, 2014
    What a brilliant game there is just one issue I am having and that is from act three when you have to follow T bone through to progress it doesn't freeze but T bone does not move so you can't progress through the mission I've tried this same mission 6 times and still no joy please fix this issue because the game has got to be one of the best I have ever played!
  70. trashthisgame on June 7, 2014
    the game biggest fucking let down of all time. u should have just kept shoving the release date back so it would have never been released
  71. Alcollins on June 7, 2014
    T bone keeps not moving in the single player mode having same issue as Richard D is.
  72. Jessica on June 7, 2014
    Same issue as above t bone is not moving in this mission plea sasses fix it !!!!
  73. Chad on June 10, 2014
    What do you get when you take Steve Carell, give him a batman voice, give him the personality of a tree stump, and dress him like a total douche? aiden pierce...not to mention the cliche support cast which includes the girl with the dragon tatoo/christy mack knock-off. The story is a hot mess, the fetch quests are way too "samey". On top of this, everything feels like a qte. Hit O for a takedown. Hit square to hack. It gets old quick. Btw how about implementing a quick menu for weapons and grenades? Or the ability to shoot while driving? I mean, if I can fiddle with my cell phone in the middle of a high speed chase, would this also make sense since you know...its advertised as a play-to-your-style game? This is not a terrible game, Its just mediocre. Its no surprise that it made 4 million since it delayed so it could be released when it would not have any other games to relase against. Also yes, I call bullshot on watchdogs, not colonial marines bullshot, but still disappointing when compared to how nice infamous looked in comparison. Fortunately, gamestop is offering 40.00 towards trade-in on this one, so its not a total loss. I would say it was worth 20.00 at the very least. Sorry ubi, Im gonna have to hold off on the division, far cry and ac. After this fiasco. This was a new IP for you, and it felt last gen in every aspect. Hopefully, you learn from this as i suspect sales are already tapering off (unlike gta v did weeks after release). 4 mill isnt all that impressive when you consider ot was out for everything not wii u.
  74. Buynomorefromubisoft on June 13, 2014
    After assassins creed2 i realised not to buy any of ubisofts games till price drops...way down! Everyone ccomplaining about these but still will do the same thing next year lol.. If you like wasting your money on companies (ubisoft)that you know will do this all the time then stop complaining cause you seem to buy theyre crap anyways
  75. Sorely Disappointed on June 14, 2014
    Grand Theft Auto with a smart phone. We rode the hype train and you stood to profit. Good job. Fool me once, shame on you...fool me trice, shame on me...
  76. ruination on June 15, 2014
    Cmon ubisoft please hurry with the fix this is A known problem sinds May. This Will make ubisoft lose gamers.this is my frist ubisoft game and i think my last. PS4 today I lost the use of my hackphone so the game is fucked cant use square button. Hurry ubisoft !!!!!!!!
  77. Дмитрий on June 16, 2014
    The failure of the year! The worst parody I haven't seen!
  78. ruination on June 16, 2014
    unlucky, i tought maybe i could get a saved game from my friend but the stupid game will not let me load the game on my ps4 (NO DATA)GOOD JOB UBISOFT, THIS IS DEFENTLY MY LAST UBISOFT GAME
  79. YouBurnedAFan on July 18, 2014
    Both my single player and multiplayer for Watch Dogs (pc) don't work, and Ubisoft refuses to give any refund. Anyone considering buying anything from Ubisoft, DON'T DO IT.I bought and beat every Assassin's Creed game, and I will never touch another Ubisoft game until the day I die.

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