This game is rated PEGI 18
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Cocaine, Drugs, Killing and Sex.
Ignore All Content Warnings
Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.
You play hacker Marcus Holloway, who works with the hacking group DedSec. Unlike your lone role in the first game, here you are part of a vigilante movement aiming to overthrow the government surveillance. You do this by subverting the city's surveillance systems using smart devices to Hack buildings and other infrastructure. At the same time you have to ensure you are not discovered or identified. You can tackle missions in various different ways. Each completed assignment increases your follower count and offers new opportunities to develop your characters power and skills.
Again, like the first game you are using the environment and technology to achieve your aims. While you do this you have to take care to swing the public consciousness in the direction you want. At the start of the game your DedSec group is seen as dangerous vigilantes, but as you progress they are accepted as an important protest to the government.
You can play this game in the following styles:
- You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.
Watch Dogs 2
Watch Dogs 2: Deluxe Edition
Watch Dogs 2: Gold Edition
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
- You need a subscription to play online:
You can get access to outfits and missions.
- Watch Dogs 2 T-Bone Content Bundle
- Watch Dogs 2 - No Compromise
- Watch Dogs 2 - Protocol Pistol Pack
- Watch Dogs 2 - Chameleon Copter Pack
- Watch Dogs 2 - Punk Rock Pack
You can purchase special editions of the game that include extras:
Watch Dogs 2 - Deluxe Edition includes The Deluxe Pack: 2 personalisation packs.
Watch Dogs 2 - Gold Edition includes The Deluxe Pack: 2 personalisation packs, The Season Pass.
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our experts have hand-picked the following similar games. These are similar to Watch Dogs 2 in how they play or their theme. These are good alternative games to Watch Dogs 2, or are a younger rated alternative for players not ready for PEGI 18 or ESRB MATURE 17+ games.