Released six months after all of the other versions, the Wii U edition of Watch Dogs has well and truly missed the boat, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an excellent video game.
Taking inspiration from Grand Theft Auto, it drops you into a city controlled by a central network – a network that your revenge-seeking hacker can manipulate and exploit to his own advantage. You can change traffic lights, stop trains and raise road barriers to stop your enemies chasing you, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Other players can infiltrate your game, and many of the missions involve breaking into secure locations by hacking your way through the wires which connect video cameras. Watch Dogs is packed with inventive moments and has a seriously gripping storyline to hold it together at those times when the dizzying scope feels like it’s going to overwhelm you.