- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player) (2 Player Online)
- Release Date
- 15th Nov 2016
- 15th Nov 2016
PlayStation Plus Extra (Subscription)
- 20th Sep 2022 until 19th Sep 2023
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
- Feature Support
- Official Site
Bark or bite?
This is what you wanted, people – this is what you voted for. No, not Trump or Brexit, but a city run by the Blume Corporation where absolutely everyone is constantly under the gaze of an advanced Big Brother surveillance system. This near future society is a Black Mirror-esque teched-up metropolis where ctOS2.0 connects everyone...
San Fran's biggest fan
What year is it? Watch Dogs 2 is a good couple of years old now, but there’s renewed interest in the series as Ubisoft prepares to announce its Brit-based sequel. So here’s a video reminder of just how good the sequel’s Bay Area was, as one player has decided to strut across the entire map in a nifty new timelapse video...
Adds PvP, online races, more
Watch Dogs 2 garnered a decent amount of praise when it launched late last year, but its arrival didn't really set the world alight. Although it's commonly considered to be a sequel that improves upon just about everything that its predecessor got right, it released in a crowded period and was unfortunately overlooked by...
New tease points to outside America
A new ending has been patched into Watch Dogs 2 which teases the location of the next game in the series. Ubisoft dropped a meaty 10GB patch for the open world title earlier this week, adding new clothing, bug fixes, and the aforementioned concluding cut-scene. There are spoilers in this article, so if you don't...
And you can download it now
Ubisoft's released a playable demo for Watch Dogs 2 on the PlayStation 4, and it appears to be quite meaty. You can actually sample the whole game - co-op and all - but you'll only be able to play for three hours before it ends. We suppose that with an open world title like Watch Dogs 2, though, this format makes more...
Only a week late
Watch Dogs 2 is finally working as intended… Well, maybe. The game's "seamless multiplayer" functionality was enabled on the PlayStation 4 a couple of hours ago – just a week after the open world adventure's original launch. You'll now be able to invite and search for co-op partners, hack into rival players' game worlds, and...
Publisher weighs in on woof launch
Watch Dogs 2 has got off to an atrocious start, selling some 300,000 units less than its predecessor at launch in the UK alone. So bad are the numbers that they've prompted publisher Ubisoft to comment, with the firm wagging its tail in the direction of the release's critical response as evidence that it may yet...
Top dog or dog turd?
Watch Dogs 2 is out on PlayStation 4, and according to our very own Matt Adcock, it's supposed to be pretty darn good. The sandbox sequel is a lot more colourful than its rather dreary predecessor, with Ubisoft trying extra hard to pump some character into proceedings. But now that we've had our say - review score pending - we...
A cover up
Prudence prevails again: Watch Dogs 2's nudists will no longer be going commando. You may have read our earlier story on the player who got banned for sharing a shot of one character's honeypot – well, Ubisoft has now responded, and promised to patch some panties into the game. But is this really the solution? The company claims that...
Sony issues ban for honeypot shot
Once again the immaturity of the games industry (and the world at large, really) has reared its ugly head: a PlayStation Network user has been banned for sharing an image of a lady's genitalia in Watch Dogs 2. That ban has since made headlines around the web, and shadily has been extended from a week to a month –...
One to wag your tail over
Amazon UK's starting Black Friday a little early this year with a range of PlayStation 4 deals leading into the big event. As of right now, it's selling a 500GB PS4 Slim with Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2 for just £239.99. That represents a big saving compared to its usual price of £285.99. Bargain bin, eh? You ca
WATCH_DOGS 2 offers a fictional environment linked to challenges players can relate to, while offering high-quality entertainment as they explore the San Francisco Bay Area with Marcus Holloway.
Players enter a massive and dynamic open world environment set in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is the latest city to adopt ctOS 2.0, an advanced operating system networking the city infrastructure, and in the wrong hands, ctOS 2.0 can be used to invasively control and manipulate everyday citizens.
Players will 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 is accused of a crime he did not commit. In Marcus' quest to shut down ctOS 2.0 for good, hacking is the ultimate weapon, and players can not only hack into the city's infrastructure but also every person and any connected device they possess to trigger unpredictable chains of events. With the ability to take control of drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more at their disposal, players can choose whether to use stealth hacking to complete missions without killing a single enemy or go guns blazing for a more ferocious approach. In this vast open world, players can hack their way through traffic while engaging in dangerous car chases through the winding streets of San Francisco, traverse the rooftops of the vibrant neighborhoods of Oakland, and infiltrate the offices of cutting-edge companies in Silicon Valley.