This comparison is unavoidable as much as it is
futile. GTA V was originally released on previous generation
consoles, is three years older and had a bigger budget. The Rockstar-developed behemoth is still the obvious winner in the comparison between the
two overall, but that doesn't mean that Ubisoft's underrated sequel doesn't stand a
Watch Dogs 2 is more than a hipster/hacker variation
of GTA V. While the first game was a huge letdown, the second is
really fun and worth a shot.
Granted, the driving still sucks and
the heroes break character more often than they should, but it's
probably the most fun open-world game in years, and clearly one of the best
mainstream titles out this year amongst some supremely divisive competition.
Here are six ways in which Watch Dogs 2 is actually better than GTA V.
6. The City Is A More Manageable Size
As much as I loved exploring Los Santos and the
countryside, they were just too big to really take in. While some
people enjoy such a large and open world, I was afraid that actually
too much was going on in Los Santos, and I wouldn't catch all of it.
To do that properly you need countless hours, and as both games are
for mature gamers, it's rather obvious that working adults don't have
that much time on their hands.
San Francisco in WD2 is condensed, which is
understandable, but the city still feels authentic. As a guy from
Poland who's never been there and knows only some of its landmarks,
I've found driving through San Francisco - although driving in WD2
still needs some work to match that in GTA V - really fun.
really cool to visit real places, like Silicon Valley or Alcatraz,
but the most memorable was driving through the Golden Gate Bridge.
Also, causing havoc around those places was fun as