New GTA 5 Watch Dogs mod is the game Aiden Pearce can only dream of | PCGamesN

New GTA 5 Watch Dogs mod is the game Aiden Pearce can only dream of

There's really no reason for Watch Dogs to exist any more. Ubi's distinctly underwhelming open-world hacker was not only a personality-free, paint by numbers sandbox, its PC port also stunk the joint out. Thankfully, a new GTA V mod rights the wrongs of Aiden Pearce in spectacular style.

GTA V is pretty awesome. Actually, it's one of the best sandbox games on PC

GTA X Scripting has just released a Watch Dogs-inspired mod for Rockstar's Los Santos masterpiece, and it looks like a corker.

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Billowing coat lapels; remote hacking of helicopters; bollards doing mean things to car bonnets - the small details from Pearce's voyeuristic adventure have been beautifully captured.

Just look at how well Aiden's ridiculous run has been replicated. Impressive, no? The interface is also an utter dead ringer for Ubisoft's hack-tastic title, showcasing an nifty eye for detail.

Considering its damn respectable sales figures, there will most likely be a Watch Dogs 2 at some point, but the existence of this mod makes the original all but irrelevant now. C'mon, would you rather hack cameras around Rockstar's love letter to Los Angeles or potter about an oh so dull take on Chicago?

Admittedly, I've spent 138 hours inside the PC version of GTA V, so I may not be the most impartial source of opinion.

You can download the Watch Dogs hacks script here.

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MaliceAlyce Avatar
2 Years ago

And then there's me that actually enjoyed most of Watchdogs but got utterly bored with GTA and never bothered finishing it.

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Psycold(8 days 7 hours played)
2 Years ago

I also enjoyed Watch Dogs and I thought it got more hate than it deserved minus the downgraded graphics issue which really did suck. I also thought the GTA V story was kind of a let down but overall the missions in GTA were much better and the driving in Watch Dogs was god awful. Also, Watch Dogs didn't do nearly enough with the hacking theme. This mod looks like you can do more than Watch Dogs.

amirabd2130 Avatar
2 Years ago

I also enjoyed Watch Dogs and looking forward to sequel, hopefully this year :)

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Shriven(8 days 8 hours played)
2 Years ago

Watch_Dogs 2 at E3.