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Our videos of Watch_Dogs

Our videos of Watch_Dogs

Six months after missing the launch of PS4 and Xbox One, Watch_Dogs is finally in our hands. With so little time to explore Ubisoft Montreal's latest game, we've decided to postpone our review till later in order to take the time necessary to step back and prepare an objective look at the title. Meanwhile, we're not going to leave you without the usual smattering of high-quality videos to whet your appetite. On the menu we have no less than 34 extracts captured and encoded by us. As we prefer to do things half-heartedly, we've taken the time to specify the graphics options used for each video of the PC version (and the specs corresponding to the PC in question).
Note: For videos showing main missions, we made sure to select only sequences located at the beginning of the main story.


Our PC videos were captured using two different configurations, sometimes modified in order to hit a target frame-rate. It is important to note that Watch_Dogs is a particularly greedy game and it is very unlikely that most machines will be able to hit 60 frames per second with all graphics options maxed out. It has proven completely impossible on our machines, at least. That being said, the game stills runs at a smooth 30 fps framerate on a GTX 660Ti on high and even ultra (minus the textures, since they require a 3 GB GCU).

Config #1

Intel i7 2700k@4.7 Ghz, 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz, 2x nVidia GTX680 SLI

Config # 2

i5 4670k@4.0 GHz, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 x64, nVidia GeForce GTX 780 OC MSI

Videos captured from config #1

AR: Cash Run
Random Crimes
First Tower
Mission: Secure
Mission: Hacking
Mission: Cinematics
Mission: Gameplay
Walking in the rain
Timelapse Ultra (All options set to Ultra in this video along with 4x anti-aliasing TXAA)

Settings used

Vsync 1 frame
gpu max buffered 2
textures High
anti-aliasing SMAA (Temporal SMAA not working in SLI for the moment, result is the same as the SMAA)

Graphics quality:
Lod: High
Shadows: High
Reflections: Ultra
AO: HBAO + Low
Motion Blur: Off
Water: Ultra
Shader: High

Videos captured from config #2

Stroll #1
Stroll #2
Stroll #3
Boat by night
Ultra stroll
Ultra driving
Ultra S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Heavy Rain
Sonic Boom
City: TXAA2X and MSAA8X

Settings used

Vsync 1 frame
gpu max buffered 3
textures Ultra
anti aliasing Temporal SMAA

Graphics quality:
Lod: High
Shadows: High
Reflections: Ultra
Motion Blur: Off
Water: Ultra
Shader: High

The above settings correspond with all videos captured using config #2 aside from the Ultra video (texture were, however, kept at high) and the first three "Stroll" movies where textures were pushed up to Ultra and shaders lowered to "Medium". In the "Heavy Rain" and "Sonic Boom" videos HBAO+ High was used and Reflections set to high (the rest of the settings being identical to what's indicated above).

Beginning part 1 (PS4)
Beginning part 2 (PS4)
Beginning part 3 (PS4)
Beginning part 4 (PS4)
Pursuit (PS4)
First tower (PS4)
Beginning stelath (PS4)
Digital Trip: Alone (PS4)
ctOS attack (PS4)
AR: Cash Run (PS4)
Digital Trip: Psychedelic (PS4)
Boat (PC)
AR: Cash Run (PC)
Random crimes (PC)
Pursuit (PC)
First tower (PC)
Mission: Fixer (PC)
Mission: Hacking (PC)
Mission: Cutscenes (PC)
Mission: Gameplay (PC)
Walking in the rain (PC)
Timelapse Ultra (PC)
Stroll #1 (PC)
Stroll #2 (PC)
Stroll #3 (PC)
Boat by night (PC)
Ultra stroll (PC)
Ultradriving (PC)
Ultra S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (PC)
Sonic Boom (PC)
Heavy Rain (PC)
Spider Tank (PS4)
Chicago: TXAA2X & MSAA8X (PC)

All comments

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Commented on 2014-05-27 09:47:43
Thank you guys so much for all the videos and images.
As always, you guys go above and beyond any other gaming site.
Love so much GSY!!!

Commented on 2014-05-27 09:55:36
Commented on 2014-05-27 10:22:47
Awesome! Thanks for videos. I like how they put adult hackers in this game. Someone, who You would expect to have tons of experience and not some young high school prick trying to take down the whole net. Can't wait to play it.
Commented on 2014-05-27 10:50:48
what about some vids of a xbone version too ?

also a comparison ps4/xbone from gamersyde will be the best , but i'm just dreaming aye , lol
Commented on 2014-05-27 11:07:34 In reply to radsy
We haven't been sent the X1 version and we don't have the money to buy it for video purposes. Sorry.
Commented on 2014-05-27 11:16:11
omg thank you for videos really its the best quelity ever
i wish you will give us full coverage of videos from E3 Expo
thank you again
Commented on 2014-05-27 11:19:21 In reply to HiiRoSEN
Posted by HiiRoSEN
omg thank you for videos really its the best quelity ever
i wish you will give us full coverage of videos from E3 Expo
thank you again
You're welcome :)

Don't worry, we're going to E3 this year again :)
Commented on 2014-05-27 11:22:29
I'm not a fan of sandbox type games but that timelapse video was pretty impressive. They built an entire city and some people still find stuff to complain about :p
Commented on 2014-05-27 11:24:27
This looks ok....I guess....
The hacking aspect of the game seems pretty limited.

The raining parts looks pretty outstanding.
Commented on 2014-05-27 11:27:36
Commented on 2014-05-27 11:36:13
Timelapse is beautiful, how rain pools create and then dry out. Wow! I found one flaw....some cars start before he get inside. :-D
Commented on 2014-05-27 11:55:00 In reply to Zat
Also the people on the bench who apparently live there. ;p
Commented on 2014-05-27 12:35:27
Thank you for all the videos
Commented on 2014-05-27 13:01:28
Gamersyde, you are simple the best. We love you long time.
Commented on 2014-05-27 13:28:13
wonderful work , i have nothing to say...
Commented on 2014-05-27 13:30:11
Oh, one question. Why is the ps4 videos 60fps, since the game is 30fps on consoles, isn't it?
Commented on 2014-05-27 13:38:33 In reply to yippee123
Because consoles output at 60Hz, so we record exactly what is being sent by the console :)
Commented on 2014-05-27 13:40:09 In reply to Miguel
ok, i got it
Commented on 2014-05-27 14:27:41
Epic :D Thx for the videos, and keep up the good work, we love you :p
Commented on 2014-05-27 15:14:12
Fantastic videos and images guys, keep up the great work!
Commented on 2014-05-27 15:51:53
ULTRA stroll is the best kind of stroll!
Commented on 2014-05-27 16:07:30
shame the ps4 version is crap, ive never seen so bad textures in ages

had it since Friday :/ shame I can not post pics on here
Commented on 2014-05-27 16:21:18
cant wait to d/l some of these. you guys did a lot of work damn.
Commented on 2014-05-27 19:21:23
PC looks soo much better than PS4 . absolutely shocked and disappointed that the new consoles have shitty gpu'z in them .
Commented on 2014-05-27 19:37:56
the graphic seems great in night...
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