Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Try Watch Dogs 2 for free with new trial version

Watch Dogs 2 now has a free playable trial on PS4, allowing players to experience three hours of the open-world adventure without spending a penny.

The free trial version launched for PS4 earlier today, with an Xbox One release to follow on January 24, Ubisoft has confirmed.

Those who download the trial will gain access to all aspects of Watch Dogs 2, including its fun solo campaign and seamless online multiplayer.

All the progress you make throughout the trial period will carry over to the full game, including all unlocks, missions and story progression. You can also purchase premium DLC, although it’ll be locked after the demo concludes.

Related: Nintendo Switch Preview

The trial weighs in at 25GB on PS4, and you’re unable to unlock trophies or achievement from the looks of things.

Bethesda released a similar trial for DOOM earlier last year, giving players full access to the opening levels with all progress carrying over to a full purchase.

Stuart Andrews scored Watch Dogs 2 an 8/10 in his review, praising its fun open world and immensely likeable cast of characters.

“Watch Dogs 2 is no great leap forward, but it sees the series headed in the right direction with more colour, more flair and a real sense of fun. The action’s solid and the mission design much less generic, while Ubisoft Montreal has given you a great set of tools and the freedom to use them as you will. If the original Watch Dogs was a mean-looking hound, all bark, no bite, the sequel’s a more playful pooch that’s all about having a good time – and it’s all the better for it.”

Watch: Nintendo Switch Games

Will you be jumping on this free trial? Let us know in the comments.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.