Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: May 27th, 2014
Available on: Playstation 3, Playstation 4
Sony and Ubisoft seem to have cut a deal with their games. Both Assassin’s Creed 3 and 4 had missions exclusive to the Playstation version, and now Watch Dogs continues that with Ctrl, Alt, Delete. Do these extra missions make the Playstation versions superior, or does it really not matter?
In Ctrl, Alt, Delete Aiden finds himself asked by DedSec to help take down an organization called Umeni. They never really explain why DedSec wants to take down Umeni so badly other than some vague hint that a few DedSec members used to work there. Likewise, they never really explain why Aiden is even involved in this. He just does it because, you know, why not. It’s basically just a mess meant to carry you from mission to mission and little else.
Ctrl, Alt, Delete consists of four connected missions. The first three all follow the same basic structure: get a target, follow him in your car and stick close to him by any means necessary until you download his access code, kill him, then hand the codes off to DedSec. There are a few variations, the cops get involved in the later missions, but overall that’s all you’ll do for the first three. The fourth mission actually has you attacking Umeni’s base of operations so you can upload a virus before you make an escape from the cops. If you played around with the random missions then you’ve already done these events a bunch of times, CTRL, ALT, Delete just adds some context to a few.
And that’s about all there is to this. Once you finish the four missions, which takes about an hour, you get an upgrade to your phone’s battery so it has one more charge. Is Ctrl, Alt, Delete worth getting the Playstation versions for? Not at all. If you’re going to get the Playstation version anyway you may as well go through it, but I wouldn’t say the Xbox/PC version is gimped in anyway by not having it.