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Watch Dogs Legion (2020) is an adventure game, the third instalment in the Watch Dogs series. It's set in a fictionalised future dystopian London. You play hackers in the group DedSec seeking to clear their name for bombings in the city.

In addition to the exploration and technology hacking of the first games, Legion lets you play as multiple people with unique skills and backgrounds. If a character dies, they are lost permanently with a new Permadeath setting.

You use these characters to explore on foot with parkour moves, in vehicles you steal, or through the city's underground system. Each mission can be tackled in different ways. An open-combat approach would use weapons. A stealth approach would use the environment to avoid detection. A hacking approach would use technology to subdue enemies.

Combat includes a mixture of gun fights - involving lethal and non-lethal firearms - and hand-to-hand combat moves, with enemies making use of different methods depending on how the player acts against them in combat (i.e. a guard hit with a punch will use melee attacks). Players can be pursued by enemies when escaping, including hostile drones, but can lose them by utilizing hackable environmental objects (i.e. vents) and avoiding the line of sight with pursuers.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Watch Dogs Legion 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Role-Play game with Collecting, Communication, Narrative, Simulation and Stealth elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game. Four-player cooperative multiplayer will also be included, allowing players to team up to complete missions or explore London together. This is cooperative so players share progression between single-player and multiplayer modes.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 18 hours and 22 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18+ due to depictions of extreme violence to humans and the use of strong language. Not suitable for persons under 18 years of age. There are depictions of motiveless killings of multiple innocent human characters. The player can freely explore the streets of London and attack innocent civilians by shooting, clubbing, stabbing or running them over.

The majority of civilians will try to flee the violence, although a few retaliate and chase down the player along with the police forces. The reactions to the violence are realistic in nature, with characters screaming in pain and then limply falling to the floor where their bodies remain. Impacts result in loss of blood.

The game also contains depictions of violence towards captive human-like characters. A number of characters can be restrained using handcuffs, either by the player or by other non-playable characters. When the victims are restrained, they can be beaten and killed. The characters sometimes beg for mercy in these situations and cry out in pain. If they are killed, their bodies limply fall to the ground.

There are visual and verbal references to human trafficking. Victims are seen being physically and verbally abused by their captors. There is also a depiction of an underground 'market', in which people's organs are harvested and sold.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Violence, Strong Themes, Strong Coarse Language.

Account Rating

  • 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 or Xbox Series X|S.
  • 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 or PlayStation 5.

CostsCosts

Watch Dogs Legion usually costs £49.99 to £59.99. 

Watch Dogs Legion

There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
 
You can purchase Watch Dogs Legion in different ways:
  • Watch Dogs: Legion Gold Edition - Includes season pass.
  • Watch Dogs: Legion Ultimate Edition - Includes the season pass, four-week VIP status, the Urban Jungle Pack with another three unique characters, masks.

You can purchase cosmetic items and new episodic missions:
  • Watch Dogs: Legion - Season Pass - Major expansion with two episodes, and new content, four heroes with unique abilities, a Dedsec car skin and immediate access to the Original Watch Dogs Complete edition!
  • Watch Dogs: Legion - 2500 WD Credits Pack
  • Watch Dogs: Legion - 1100 WD Credits Pack
  • Watch Dogs: Legion - 500 WD Credits Pack 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/10/2020

Price: 38% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Role-Play (Collecting, Communication, Narrative, Simulation and Stealth)

Accessibility: 53 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Developer: Ubisoft (@Ubisoft)


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