Watch Dogs 2

Rating Summary

Based on 135 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 135 critic reviews
Sort by: Page 1 of 14
68 / 100
Dec 6, 2016

A great PC port and lovely open world don’t give depth to Watch Dogs 2’s shallow combat and stealth design.

Read full review

Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2016

Watch Dogs 2’s distinctive hacking and puzzle mechanics do a great job of reminding you that you’re not playing just another Grand Theft Auto clone as you tear through it’s beautiful Bay Area map. Marcus is a bit too friendly of a guy to be believable as our instrument of mayhem, but the flexible missions let you get through mostly non-violently if you’re good enough at stealth. And when it works, multiplayer is good unconventional cat-and-mouse fun, too.

Read full review

Recommended
Nov 15, 2016

Ubisoft's sequel borrows from Rockstar's oeuvre to make a richly enjoyable open world game, despite its online troubles.

Read full review

Nov 20, 2016
Watch Dogs 2 - Easy Allies Review - YouTube video thumbnail
Nov 5, 2019

Watch Dogs 2 is a solid, satisfying sequel that successfully addresses the weaknesses of its predecessor.

Read full review

Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 14, 2016

It’s still lacking a certain je ne sais quoi, but this is a definite improvement on the first game and a serious alternative to GTA V.

Read full review

7.8 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2016

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

Read full review

8 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2016

Watch Dogs 2 improves on its predecessor but doesn't go as far as it could have

Read full review

8 / 10
Nov 23, 2016

Watch Dogs 2 offers loads of entertainment in a playground-like rendition of San Francisco that rises above the first game's soggy, downtrodden atmosphere.

Read full review

Unscored
Nov 17, 2016

A significant improvement over its predecessor, filled with challenges that tested my problem-solving skills. It compensates for its technical shortcomings with a raft of interesting new ideas and a near-endless supply of things to do.

Read full review

Sort by: Page 1 of 14