The first batch of reviews for Watch Dogs Legion are coming online right now, and they make for interesting reading. The open world hack-'em-up seems to have divided opinion to an extent, with some singing the praises of the everyone-is-a-playable-character formula, while others are far more critical.
We've gathered a handful of reviews below to give you an idea. If you want to know what we think, you can read our early impressions through here. We'll be following this up with a full review in due course, but here's what other outlets are saying:
Game Informer - 9/10
Legion feels like the realization of the hacker fantasy the first Watch Dogs tried to capture. Between the fun team-building, fantastic mission design, strong narrative, and a gorgeous world, everything comes together in a largely entertaining and cohesive package. Whether you’re controlling a trained super spy or a gassy grandmother, Watch Dogs: Legion is a ton of fun.
GameSpot - 8/10
Watch Dogs: Legion is an anti-fascist game, and it's admirable that it sticks to that message and sees it through to a satisfying and affirming conclusion. It also bolsters the franchise's clever hacking gameplay to offer more creativity than ever.
GamesRadar+ - 3.5/5
Legion royally shakes up Watch Dogs' open-world template with a Play as Anyone mechanic that just about outweighs any headaches left by its rough edges.
VG247 - 3/5
Watch Dogs fans and more die-hard anarchists among you might enjoy it more, but between the short storylines, underwhelming tech and mission types and the general “everything is on fire” vibe, it just doesn’t rate highly for me.
VideoGamer - 5/10
Where the action comes alive is in the leaving behind of bodies altogether. Most missions involve breaking and entering, and the thrill lies in the absence of any breaking.