All it takes is the swipe of a finger. We connect with friends. We buy the latest gadgets and gear. We find out what’s happening in the world. But with that same simple swipe, we cast an increasingly expansive shadow. With each connection, we leave a digital trail that tracks our every move and milestone, our every like and dislike. And it’s not just people. Today, all major cities are networked. Urban infrastructures are monitored and controlled by complex operating systems.

In WATCH_DOGS™, this system is called the Central Operating System (ctOS) –it controls almost every piece of the city’s technology and holds key information on all of the city’s residents.

You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, you'll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy… and more.

Use the city of Chicago as your ultimate weapon and exact your own style of revenge.


WATCH_DOGS™ takes place in a fully simulated living city where, using your smartphone, you have real-time control over the city’s infrastructure. Trap your enemy in a 30-car pileup by manipulating the traffic lights. Stop a train, and then board it to evade the authorities. Narrowly escape capture by quickly raising a drawbridge. Anything connected to the city’s ctOS can become your weapon.


Discover new levels of interaction, cooperation and confrontation between players thanks to a brand new multiplayer game system that links the single and multiplayer modes into one seamless experience. That means no menus, no loading screens, just instant open world multiplayer action.


Take your experience beyond the console with a ground breaking, real-time, companion game. This innovative mobile platform allows players to connect and compete with friends, even when away from their home console. The WATCH_DOGS™- ctOS Mobile game delivers revolutionary dual-screen gameplay that enables you to play from anywhere, at any time.


Living in inner city Chicago where violence is best answered by violence, you have the skills to take the fight to the streets. Take down enemies by delivering devastating blows with your baton, or experience a shoot-out like never before with a physics simulation that rivals anything in the shooter category. Overall, you will have access to more than 30 traditional weapons.


With help from Ubisoft Reflections, the acclaimed studio behind the award-winning Driver series, WATCH_DOGS™ offers a stable bursting with horsepower. Get behind the wheel of more than 65 vehicles, each with state-of-art physics and handling, and explore the massive city while completing missions.


Disrupt, the all-new game engine dedicated to WATCH_DOGS™, uses advanced processing and graphics to deliver a stunning visual and an incredibly realistic experience. Disrupt gives you the power to affect the story, the city and the life of the population with your choices creating a ripple effect throughout the city.

Instructions on how to play the game are conveniently embedded within the game itself. At any time, you can access the controller scheme in the pause menu by pressing thebutton. You can also access the DedSec Field Guide at any time through your in-game smartphone by pressingand selecting the DedSec Field Guide tile. New information is unlocked as you progress through the game.

Not only does the in-game DedSec Field Guide make it quick and easy to get the answers you need, but it will never get worn, torn or lost. Implementing this feature is just one step Ubisoft has taken to help save the Earth’s natural resources.

  • Enter Cover
    (In Cover) Cover interactions
  • (Press/Hold) Vault/Climb/Take Down
    (In Cover) Exit Cover
  • (Tap) Profiler On/Off
    (Hold) Hack
    (Contextual) Hack Takedown
  • Use Object
    Pick up Item
    Enter Vehicle
  • Draw/Holster Weapon
    (Hold) Weapon Wheel
  • (Tap) Use Projectiles/Consumables
    (Hold) Aim Projectiles
  • Aiming
  • (Press) Sprint
    (While Aiming) Shoot
  • Character Movement
  • Reload Weapon
  • Move Camera
  • Focus
  • Open Smartphone
  • (Contextual) Set Waypoint
  • N/A
  • (Press) Next Song
    (Hold) Stop Music
  • Map
  • Pause
  • Look back
  • Handbrake
    (Contextual) Hide in car
  • (Tap) Profiler On/Off
    (Hold) Hack
    (Contextual) Hack Takedown
  • Exit Vehicle
  • (Hold) Weapon Wheel
  • (Tap) Use Consumables
  • Break/Reverse
  • Accelerate
  • Steer Vehicle
  • Honk
  • Move Camera
  • Focus
  • Open Smartphone
  • (Contextual) Set Waypoint
  • Change Camera
  • (Press) Next Song
    (Hold) Stop Music
  • Map
  • Pause

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