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Chug, Chug, Chug! Watch Dogs Brings College Drinking Games to PS4

Posted by Sammy Barker

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No sandbox is complete without a few minigames, and it seems that impending open world adventure Watch Dogs will be packed to the figurative fill line with various activities to keep you entertained. An update to the game’s IGN wiki reveals exactly what French publisher Ubisoft has in store – including chess, poker, and, er, drinking games. Our ageing stomach’s already churning at the prospect.

Unsurprisingly, these chugging contests don’t sound especially entertaining. It seems that you’ll be matching buttons God of War-style during these sequences – but instead of beheading Greek gods, you’ll merely be attempting to keep your liquor down for a cash prize. Elsewhere, you’ll be able to use your smartphone to cheat at poker, while chess will come in various different guises – including a puzzle mode.

Other options will include NVZN, an augmented reality arcade blaster, and Cash Run, a money grabbing test of agility featuring Pac-Man-like ghosts. Shell Game and Slot Machines will provide Chicago’s equivalent to Shenmue’s infamous Lucky Hit, while Digital Trips sound like narrative justification for the game engine to do something utterly bonkers. These include the previously revealed Spider Tank missions, but there are more.

For starters, Madness will put you behind the wheel of a supercharged vehicle, which you must use to defeat zombies in a Carmageddon-esque experience. Meanwhile, Alone will see you attempting to restore electricity to Chicago – all while you’re being hunted by robots. Lastly, Psychedelic will see you hopping between, er, oversized sunflowers, while Conspiracy will provide a more savoury alternative to Akiba's Trip, as you hunt out cyborgs using your smartphone.

You can read more about each of these minigames through here. Do any of these distractions tickle your fancy? Are you partial to the odd open world time waster? Sip some of grandpa’s cough medicine in the comments section below.


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User Comments (11)



AFCC said:

I think it's awesome to have so much variety
Excited to play this!



mitcHELLspawn said:

cannot freaking wait to get into this game. Just started a 6 month house arrest so I sure hope this game is as jam packed as I think it is lolol good thing I've got my very own theatre room complete with an 80 inch samsung smart tv to play it on



Munkyknuts said:

The mini games don't sound that entertaining but I'm still excited about the game itself...and the mini games might turn out to be surprising fun.



mitcHELLspawn said:

@Webster225965 haha oh yes very much paid for, never a thief, just knocked out a guy who very very much deserved it. Unfortunately hit him a little too hard and his orbital bone may have been fractured and when I say may I mean it was.. whoops. lol aw well I still get to goto work and I'm allowed in my backyard with my pool for the summer at least haha. not sure why I'm telling you this but whatever hahah.



banacheck said:

I'm betting Watch Dogs will get good reviews around 8's, going off the press that are playing it. The last gen version PS3 graphics wise look better than what i thought thay would do, i'm actually surprised by them. The online modes especially Invasion look good, Invasion is like Dark Souls invasions but you don't know thay are in your game until thay start hacking you. I also should warn you, if you've been playing online while playing the campaign and want to trun the online option off , any skills you've unlocked online will be reset back to zero. Hopefully this is patched with the day one patch, if not play the campaign offline first than play online. Other than that not long to release now.



Reverend_Skeeve said:

Those cyber trip missions with the spider bot and such sound nice. Excellent idea to allow a little surreal craziness in an otherwise serious game. Looking forward to this.

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