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.
I’m really interested in this in particular the London setting. There’s not many games that are based in the UK.
I like the idea of recruiting a range of people but I like games which are structured and playing as anyone- I’m not sure how that would feel to me. I would imagine it’s unfocused. I’ll wait for a sale.
It's just like Film reviewers, if that don't like that type of genre then they will score it poorly!
I do read reviews but i also watch Youtube/Twitch videos to get an idea if i will like it or not.
Setting is great, but my worry about this game has always been the gimmick. I dont think its possible to tell a compelling story without a small select cast of characters.
The play as anyone feature is an interesting concept, but it inevitably means story telling will be weaker
That said, the reviews above seem decent and i will definitely give this a try at some point.
More of the same from an Ubisoft game? I'm shocked /s
Game Informer 9/10 - VideoGamer 5/10... wow what a difference through the ratings. I don´t know if I am picking it up. Maybe I will wait for a sale.
Videogamer must have some kinda of issue lol
Anyway, I'm still excited for the game, I was expecting 8 scores or around it.
I don't know, just that small selection of reviews leans fairly positive. I'm not turned off yet, but I'll still wait and see. I wasn't too hot on the original but absolutely loved WD2.
Eurogamer also say the Xbox One X version has a game breaking bug during mission named 404 "ironically" so heads up
Most of the reviews I have seen have been positive, ranging between 8 to 10, so not sure I would agree with this headline based on such a small selection of sites personally.
It’s getting pretty decent scores and I loved 2 so I’ll pick it up.
73 on ps4 metacritic.
Idk. Ubisoft needs to stop being the average game maker.
@ORO_ERICIUS Remember that Game Informer are owned and run by Gamestop, a company who is trying to sell games.
7.5ish, about what I expected. Seems like a typical Ubi game (not that that's necessarily bad). Will be half off by the end of the year most likely I'm sure I'll pick up the ps5 version eventually!
@Menchi that is a fact mate. I know. As I said. I will wait for a sale and then there will be better games to play. So maybe I will pass completely on it.
Never had any hype for this game to begin with. The whole recurit and play as anyone put me off. Unless they actually have a main character and i missed it
What is it with the Ubisoft writers. With so many games both large and small producing great story telling. Ubisoft has a real issue with low quality pulp. All the tech in the world is not going to move Ubisoft to the top tear until they get some people who are adapt at art of story telling. They need to get back to basics.
Please don't be bad, PLEASE don't be bad
I like the Ubisoft formula so I'm sure like this.
gasps I am shocked... 🙄
Cmon we’re desperate for something new to play at this point
So typical Ubisoft half job bob games like they got so big after assasins that they spread them selves thin and the games suffer it sucks for the customers it’s like there ambition outweighs there talent these days make the quality not the quantity!
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