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Watch Dogs: Legion

WD Legion, Watch Dogs 3

The third installment of the popular series of third-person action games with an open world, in which we play the role of a hacker fighting against the Central Operating System (ctOS) that is invigilating the citizens.

Action | TPP | cyberpunk | science fiction | Stealth | sandbox | dystopia | co-op

Watch Dogs: Legion Release Date

29Oct2020

PC XONE PS4

10Nov2020

XSX

12Nov2020

PS5

developer: Ubisoft publisher: Ubisoft Official website

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Watch Dogs Legion is an action game with an open world, which is the third part of the cycle started in 2014. The game was developed by the in-house studio of Ubisoft, based in Toronto.

Plot

Watch Dogs Legion is taking place in the near future, some time after Brexit (the UK left the European Union), which took place in the game world on 29 March 2019. Since those events, the country (and the whole world) has changed dramatically. Increasing automatism, as well as the dynamic development of Artificial Intelligence research, has led to a dramatic rise in unemployment; the cryptocurrency are starting to crowd out classic money more and more.

A government that should, in theory, uphold order and look after the good of its citizens is increasingly oppressing them. At one point in London, a bomb attack takes place in which the hacker group DedSec, which is well-known to fans of the cycle, is framed. As a result, London is controlled by a private military organisation, Albion. Mass surveillance and arrests are the order of the day. Our aim is to find those responsible for this attack and clear the name of DedSec, which is now forming a kind of resistance movement.

Gameplay

In Watch Dogs Legion the action is observed from the third person perspective (TPP). The game gives us the slightly cyberpunk incarnation of London - the sky is swarming with drones and the streets are constantly being monitored with thousands of cameras. There is plenty of places characteristic of this city, with Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and London Eye at the forefront. We can move around the metropolis on foot (which makes it more attractive to be able to overcome terrain obstacles in a skilful, parked way) or at the helm of one of the futuristic vehicles. The game is driven by a variety of missions, with a wide range of side activities waiting to be checked.

An important part of the game are clashes with enemies, which we can eliminate both in open combat and quietly by sneaking behind their backs. In the case of Watch Dogs Legion, the authors decide that they will reduce the killing. Players get a wide range of weapons at their disposal, about half of which only allow for stunning the adversaries. In addition, the game includes various types of gadgets - among them is the smartphone, which is our primary work tool (with its help we hack electronics or scan citizens and adversaries), but our support includes, among others, flying drones or remote-controlled robots resembling spiders.

Unlike its predecessors, the Watch Dogs Legion has no main character. Instead, we can take control of any neutral character that is sympathetic to the DedSec group; while many NPCs are willing to support our resistance movement from the start, others need to be persuaded to do so, for example by performing special tasks. At any given moment we can have twenty such rebels, between whom we switch at any time.

It is important to remember that each potential DedSec member not only has a unique appearance and personality, but also predispositions that are reflected in their perks; while one character can get out of prison more quickly (which will be a moment's notice), others can do more damage when their vitality drops to a critical level, or better deal with the silent elimination of enemies. The people of London have been created on the basis of certain archetypes which influence the unique possibilities of the character class - construction workers have access to a transport drone on call, and police officers or members of Albion can use their faction's clothing at any time to easily sneak through the guarded area. Since the action is taking place in London, a spy based on Agent 007 cannot be missing either. The game features several different character archetypes.

Permadeath

An optional permadeath mechanic has been implemented in the game, which means that if we run the game with this setting, we have no way of resurrecting the character after his death. However, when a hero's life is at stake, players are given a choice - to give up or try to escape. In the first case, the character is taken to the prison, which excludes him from the game for a while; interestingly, we can shorten the stay of a companion behind bars in another person's skin (by pulling him out of there legally or by force). The second option offers a chance to escape and get out of the situation without consequences. However, there is a risk that everything will go wrong and that the controlled NPC will die. If we decide to play without permadeath, our comrades will simply go to prison.

Multiplayer

Watch Dogs Legion can be played alone or in the company of up to three players. This is because there is a multiplayer co-op mode in the game, allowing for joint exploration of London and specially prepared missions.

Technical aspects

Watch Dogs Legion has high quality three-dimensional graphics. The detailed environment may appeal to you, but the character's models are also full of detail.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-4  

User score: 4,7 / 10 based on 1095 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 4.7 / 10 based on 2006 votes.

PEGI rating Watch Dogs: Legion

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Watch Dogs: Legion System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.2 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 290X or better
  • 45 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 8 GB Radeon RX 480 or better
  • 45 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Ultra:
  • (4K / ray tracing) Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 10 GB GeForce RTX 3080 or better
  • 65 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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