Watch Dogs, a decent open world action game with an awful protagonist and a few interesting gameplay hooks, can be yours for free right now.
The game’s reception undoubtedly turned some people away – while not lambasted by any stretch, the game could not live up to its original E3 reveal. Still, as one of the first wave of big titles on the PS4/Xbox One, it sold extremely well, even setting the record for the most sales Ubisoft had ever experienced for one game in one day. It also had the best sales a new IP has ever had in its first week on sale, which is amazing.
But strip all of that way – all the expectations and disappointments and narrative – and Watch Dogs itself, for all its faults, is a pretty good open world game (even if Aiden Pearce really is the absolute worst). And from tomorrow, it’s totally free on UPlay for a week.
From November 7, 4pm UTC until November 13, 4pm UTC, you can grab Watch Dogs for free, and then it’s yours forever. This isn’t a trial or a ‘free week’, they’re simply giving the game away. Not a bad deal, as long as you don’t mind playing the game on PC.