Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: June 5th, 2014
Available on: PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Digital trips were probably one of the most interesting things to come out of Watch Dogs. Changing up the game completely, each of these four modes almost felt like they could be their own spin-off. Conspiracy is a new fifth digital trip for you to access in Watch Dogs. Is it up to the same high quality as the others or does this conspiracy seem a little nuts?
In Conspiracy your goal is to stop cyborgs from taking over the human race. They live among the humans and the only way to flush them out is by using a scanner in your phone. Not only does this tell you where the cyborgs are, but it also shows where you need to shoot them to kill them. They only die if you hit this one spot too, so it’s all about precision aiming. You have to be careful with the scanner though, as once it’s on your sight is servilely limited.
Each area you go to has a set amount of cyborgs in it. Once they notice you they all start advancing and you only have 45 seconds to kill them all. It could be the first shot that they notice, but equally important is that you remain unseen. Stealth is necessary because getting caught is an easy way to get ambushed by cyborgs and have them blow up on you. Once they’re close enough they’ll blow themselves up and that’s an instant death. Every time you complete a level you’ll get a skill point that you can use to unlock new things like a sniper rifle or shotgun to help you hit weakspots, the ability to slow time, special bullets that slow the cyborgs if you miss the weakspot, or other bonuses.
Conspiracy has about 16 levels which could take between an hour and a half to two hours to finish. After finishing it you get the special Conspiracy costume to bring into the main game. Fans of the other digital trips should consider Conspiracy as it’s cheap and honestly is a lot of fun. I could see this one standing up to the other digital trips with no problem at all.