Watch_Dogs: First Legit Review Gives it a 19 out of 20; Calls it “Almost Perfect,” Criticizes Story

on May 20, 2014 10:18 AM

Ubisoft warned about false reviews of Watch_Dogs before the fall of the embargo on the 27th, but that normally doesn’t apply to the printed press, that has to deal with its own dates and times.

One of the biggest French magazines, Jeux Vidéo, has scored the worldwide exclusive on the first review of the game, and according to the scoreboard posted on Reddit by user Mitharyn and translated by Eymm, it was definitely positive.

Gameplay: 5 stars
Everything works perfectly, the ultra-intuitive hacking allows for exhilarating moments in the game.

Graphics: 5 stars
Very solid on the technical level, especially in the sensation of life that makes Watch_Dogs great.

Sound: 4 stars
Excellent ambient music and sound effects, but the track selection is a little limited.

Longevity: 5 stars
Because it’s a open world featuring multiplayer, there there’s an extreme amount of interesting things to do.


  • Gameplay and level design
  • The life in Chicago
  • Generous content


  • The Story, blah!
  • The first loading
  • That’s all!

Watch_Dogs accomplished all the hopes placed on it and delivers a successful new take on open world games. Almost perfect, but with a slight disappointment on the story.

Final Score: 19 out of 20

Of course this is represent just the opinion of a single reviewer from a single magazine, so your mileage may vary on much weight it may hold, but looks like things are off to a pretty good start for Ubisoft’s hacking epic.


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