Best games like Watch Dogs
Watch Dogs is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released worldwide on 27 May 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, released in November 2014. Set in a fictionalized, free-roam, open-world version of Chicago, the single-player story follows hacker Aiden Pearce’s search for revenge after the killing of his niece. The game is played from a third-person perspective, and the world is navigated on foot or by vehicle. An online multiplayer mode allows up to eight players to engage in cooperative and competitive gameplay. Despite all the negative criticism for the first game, we think Ubisoft came back strong with Watch Dogs 2, as it offered significantly better gameplay in comparison to its predecessor let’s take a look at the 15 best games like Watch Dogs you should play:
1. Grand Theft Auto V (PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)
Here GTA V lets you play as three different criminals, and you can even decide the mission that you want to play. Developed by Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto V is one of the best-selling video games of all time, managing to sell over 80 million copies in just under 4 years, There’s even a multiplayer component called GTA Online, that allows up to 30 players in the same map, where players will be able to travel and interact at their will as well as take part in many activities, including assaulting local gangs, robbing banks, complete jobs, and much more.
Buy from Amazon: starts at $20
2) Saints Row IV (PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)
You will be playing as The Boss, the President of the United States. By making use of an arsenal of superpowers and weapons, the player will have to save the world from the sinister alien Lord Zinyak. Similar to Watch Dogs, Saints Row IV has a co-op mode that lets you team up with another player and engage the foreign invaders. The game is relatively similar to Watch Dogs, except for the fact that you’ll be having superhuman capabilities rather than hacking prowess
Buy from Amazon: starts at $7.99
3) Sleeping Dogs (PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)
In this game, your task will be to infiltrate the dangerous Triad organization and destroy them from the inside, without blowing your cover which will be Wei Shen, an undercover cop. Players will be able to participate in casual activities such as street racing, car-hijacking, fight club, and even visiting a karaoke bar. It still has online leader boards to compare scores.
Buy from Amazon: starts at $16.10
4) Red Dead Redemption (PS3, Xbox 360)
You will be playing as John Marston, a former outlaw who’s forced to pick up guns after the federal agents threatened his family. Players will be fighting for survival in an epic American West and Mexico setting as Marston struggles to bury his dark past. When you compare the open-world characteristics of the game, it’s fairly similar to Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2.
Buy from Amazon: starts at $14.99
5) Infamous Second Son (PS4)
You’ll be playing as Delsin Rowe, a conduit who can manipulate materials such as smoke, neon, video, and concrete. Players can choose to play the character with good or evil karma, which is one of the strongest aspects of this game. While not playing by us story missions, players can keep themselves engaged by exploring Seattle and completing activities such as killing D.U.P secret agents and tagging graffiti spots.
Buy from Amazon: starts at $ 32.99
6) Far Cry 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)
You’ll be playing as Ajay Ghale in Kyrat, a breathtaking, vast and wild region of the Himalayas who are struggling under the regime of the self-appointed king, Pagan Min. There are two sets of abilities that the player can choose from, namely The Tiger and The Elephant
Far Cry 4 also features a two-player co-op multiplayer mode just like Watch Dogs 2, known as “Guns for Hire”. Here, players are free to explore the vast open-world as well as hunt down enemies and infiltrate outposts with their friends.
Buy from Amazon: starts at $ 9.35
7) Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
The game features a variety of environments such as mountains, forests, deserts, and salt flats. The game is set in Bolivia by them, which has become the most significant cocaine producer in the world and has turned it into a narco-state. Your task is to destabilize each of the cartel’s branches as a Ghost. In this game, you can create and completely customize your Ghost, weapons and all the gear. The standout feature of this game is the ability to play the whole game solo or in 4-player co-op. The co-op experience is relatively similar to what you get on Watch Dogs 2. That being said by us , the visual fidelity that this game has to offer is one of the best we’ve ever seen so far.
Buy from Amazon: starts at $ 30
8) Batman: Arkham Knight (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
If you’re a fan of the insanely favourite DC Comics’ superhero, you’ll love exploring the open-world of Gotham city in this fourth instalment of the Batman: Some of the superhero’s gadgets even have hacking capabilities, which makes the overall experience kind of similar to the Watch Dogs franchise. In this epic finale to the series, Batman will be going all-out against super villains like Scarecrow, Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn in addition to the main antagonist, Arkham Knight. You’ll also be able to investigate crime scenes and reconstruct the crimes in real-time using Batman’s Detective Vision, to gather clues and trace the perpetrators. The critically acclaimed combat mechanics are good enough to keep you engaged throughout the game.
Buy from Amazon: starts at $ 19.99
9) Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
It is an open-world action role-playing video game that’s developed and published by Bethesda Soft works, and it’s the fifth instalment in the hugely popular Fallout series. You’ll be taking the role of the “Sole Survivor”, who emerges after a long-term cryogenic stasis in Vault 111, which is pretty much an underground nuclear fallout shelter. The player will be exploring a post-apocalyptic wasteland in the year 2287, which is 210 years after the nuclear holocaust that resulted due to the war between the US and China over natural resources. As the Sole Survivor, only you’ll be able to rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. That being said by us, the game is the winner of over 50 Game of the Year awards, so there are high chances that you might enjoy this open-world game more than both Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2.
Buy from Amazon: starts at $ 19.99
10) Mad Max (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
It`s an open-world action-adventure video game based on the Mad Max movie franchise. They set the game in a vast post-apocalyptic wasteland that lets you explore through deserts, canyons, and caves as Mad Max himself. Cars are the key to survival, and you’ll be using harsh vehicular measures to take down vicious gangs of bandits. The game features a dynamic day-night cycle, weather system and a variety of environmental hazards that can even affect the terrain. If you loved exploring the open-world of Chicago and San Francisco in the Watch Dogs series, you’d be undoubtedly impressed with what Mad Max has to offer.
Buy from Amazon: starts at $ 17.50