It’s the holiday season, and developers from all over the world are trying to show their thanks and appreciation to gamers by giving them new content, and in some cases, new games to play. For Ubisoft, they wanted to do something special for their PC players, and thus made an event where they can get Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, and World in Conflict for free for a limited time. This was meant to celebrate the anniversaries the games and series were having. But now, a new game has been added to that list, Watch Dogs.
All of these games are available to get for free on PC right now, and you’ll have until the 23rd to get them before they become priced again.
It’s interesting that Ubisoft would put Watch Dogs on the “free” list, especially given the history the title has. But, then again, when it’s free, it doesn’t hurt to give it away, does it?
Watch Dogs will forever be known as a title that had all the potential in the world, yet couldn’t live up to the hype. It’s very much a case of “what you see isn’t what you get.” When it debuted at E3 many years ago it took the world by storm. The idea of being able to hack anything and everything in order to get stuff done, all while exploring Chicago in an open-world setting was very enticing.
Yet, when the game released, it was a lot more generic than players expected, the main character wasn’t anything special, and the hacking abilities were a lot more limited than originally advertised.
And though improvements were made for Watch Dogs 2, and sales and praise reflected that, neither game truly delivered on what was shown at that E3.
Still, it’s free, so if you haven’t played it before, it might be the perfect time to try it out.