Updated at: 10-05-2022 - By: Leo Hall

In order to enjoy an open-world sandbox as much as Watch Dogs: Legion, you’ll probably want to play any of the previous games in the series.

Parkour movement, various side activities and politically-charged stories about national surveillance crimes are hallmarks of the Watch Dogs video games.

We’ve compiled a selection of the top Watch Dogs-like games for you to check out.

Among these are Watch Dogs 2 and Watch Dogs: Legion, as well as the original Watch Dogs, which launched the series.

Let us know if we’ve left off your favorite game in the comments section.

Finally, be sure to keep an eye on this page as we’ll be adding to it in the future.

Cyberpunk 2077

the CD Projekt Red team

The publisher is CD Projekt

CD Projekt Red’s hotly debated sequel to The Witcher 3 shares many similarities with Watch Dogs despite its limitations.

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They are both set in the future in dystopian open-world cities teeming with technology and corruption, like Cyberpunk 2077 and Watch Dogs: Legion.

A hacker wizard or a brute force warrior can be developed depending on how you play the game.

If you’ve played Watch Dogs, you’ll recognize Cyberpunk 2077’s upgrading system because it’s based on the same mechanics.

Grand Theft Auto 5

Rockstar North is the studio behind the game.

Rockstar Games is the publisher.

The first thing you’ll notice about any Watch Dogs game is how much it resembles Grand Theft Auto 5 in terms of shooting and combat.

Open-worlds based on real cities, a wide variety of side activities, and online multiplayer are only some of the features shared by the two franchises.

GTA 5’s single-player story hinges around three protagonists, each with their own unique goals, much to how Watch Dogs: Legion lets you choose between different characters.

Because Ubisoft was inspired to make GTA by the success of Watch Dogs, there’s a good possibility you’ll enjoy both games.

Ghost Of Tsushima

This game was created by Sucker Punch.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc.

If we want to travel back in time, we can use our hacking abilities. That’s how hacking works.

A beautiful open-world game, Ghost of Tsushima pits you against an evil regime that has seized control, much like Watch Dogs.

For the sake of combat, you play as a samurai warrior who can use numerous weapons, armor and combat stances instead of guns and hackers.

When it comes to open-world video games, there are few better examples than Watch Dogs and Ghost of Tsushima.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Ubisoft Montreal is the developer.

Developed by Ubisoft

Ubisoft’s latest Assassin’s Creed title, Valhalla, has several design elements with the Watch Dogs series.

During the 9th century, you play as a Viking raider who must locate a new home for your people while the Templars and the Brotherhood of Assassins are engaged in a battle for power.

Story missions and open-world exploration are the primary means of progression in this game, much to Watch Dogs.

Other than that, it is quite similar to Ubisoft open-world games such as Watch Dogs, which contain RPG aspects in its core gameplay.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar Studios is the developer.

Rockstar Games is the publisher.

It’s a return to the Wild West, but this time through the eyes of Arthur Morgan, a bandit gang lieutenant from Red Dead Redemption 1.

Watch Dogs’ DedSec is replaced by the Van der Linde gang, which robs stagecoaches and flees the law.

In your spare time, you can ride your horse through the countryside, hunt exotic animals, engage in bar brawls, or simply relax with a long soak in the tub before turning in for the night.

Red Dead 2’s 29-square-mile sandbox, which spans five US states, would satisfy anyone who enjoyed Watch Dogs: Legion but felt the world lacked depth.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Guerrilla Games is the developer of this game.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc.

Have you ever attempted evading a mechanical sabretooth while sneaking around hidden government buildings?

Taking on the role of an outcast fighting for their life in a world overrun by mechanical animals known as the Machines, Horizon Zero Dawn is an open-world action RPG.

This is despite the fact that the game takes place in a basic setting, but over time, you will be able to unlock new techniques by using the Machines’ power.

The protagonist Aloy uses a variety of tools, many of which are reminiscent of the gadgets from Watch Dogs, to scout out foes’ weak points, create distractions, and hack machinery to make them friendly.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Rocksteady Studios is the developer of this game.

Warner Bros. Pictures is the publisher.

Many of your hacking tools and gadgets in Watch Dogs look and feel like Batman’s, even if you’re not playing as the Dark Knight.

What’s the harm in a journey to Arkham City if you’ve already liberated Chicago, San Francisco, and London from insane clowns and deranged criminals.

Batman: Arkham Asylum After the events of Arkham City, Knight sees the Caped Crusader on a mission to fight Scarecrow and a mysterious new villain who has seized control of Arkham..

His arsenal includes a grappling gun, remote hacking equipment, voice synthesizers, and explosive gel for added effect.

Far Cry 5

Ubisoft is the company behind the game.

Developed by Ubisoft

Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5 takes place in Montana, where a small-town sheriff is compelled to wage battle against a drug-enhanced religious cult.

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You’ll be spending your time in the beautiful outdoors of Middle America, where you’ll find plenty of wildlife to teach, including bears and cougars.

In spite of its open-world nature, it’s a lot more focused on combat and crafting than Watch Dogs.

In your spare time, you can engage in pastimes such as fishing, wingsuit flying, and occasionally hunting for the legendary Sasquatch.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Kojima Productions is the developer.

Konami is the publisher

Aside from its weak narrative, Phantom Pain’s stealth features and open-ended missions are on par with those found in the excellent watch dogs-like gameWatch Dogs 2.

After the events of Ground Zeroes, you take on the role of Big Boss, a mercenary who awakens from a coma and vows vengeance on those who put him there in the first place.

Non-lethal methods are rewarded in the game when it comes to penetrating enemy bases and rescuing prisoners.

In order to better hear and see your adversaries and remove their weapons and men from the battlefield, you’ll need to acquire intel and spend money on R&D.


Developed by Mike Bithell

Mike Bithell Games is the publisher.

Those who want to play Watch Dogs games with a more covert approach may enjoy Volume, an independent game with a plot about corrupt corporations and dictatorship.

A cyberthief who wants to practice their hacking abilities by entering into heavily-guarded offices unnoticed is the narrator in this game.

Armoured robots are patrolling the levels in search of any suspicious activity. Use the environment around you to stay undetected and distract the robots with your hacking powers.

Digital independence is an important theme in both games, despite their differing levels of production quality and visual flair.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Montreal-based Eidos Interactive Inc.

Square Enix is the publisher of this work

Watch Dogs fans should check out the Deus Ex titles, particularly Mankind Divided, if they’re into hacking and technology.

You play as Adam Jensen, an undercover hacker tasked on uncovering an Illuminati conspiracy (yes, THAT Illuminati).

You can approach things in a variety of ways, including both stealth and more action-oriented methods, just like in Watch Dogs.

A vast range of cyber augmentations are available for Jensen, allowing him to improve his hacking, stealth, fighting, and social skills even further.

Dying Light

Techland is the developer.

Warner Bros. Pictures is the publisher.

Since we’ve been talking about Watch Dogs fighting, we haven’t really talked about the parkour portions of the game’s traversal.

Dying Light, a survival horror game set in a zombie-infested open-world, also contains parkour-based movement.

Jumping from roof to roof, scaling fences, and exploiting objects in the environment to distract adjacent infected are all common ways to move from point A to point B.

Even though there is no hacking involved, accessing certain portions of the site requires a certain amount of finesse and technological expertise.

Just Cause 4

Initiator: Avalanche Studios (Canada)

Square Enix is the publisher of this work

While Watch Dogs is a great game, Just Cause 4 is a great alternative if you’re looking for an open-world experience.

The Black Hand is a private military outfit that operates in a lively South American setting that is plagued by corruption.

It’s up to you to take down the Black Hand’s outposts by any means necessary as Rico Rodriguez, a special operator (read: explosions).

Rico has a variety of weapons and devices at his disposal, including a grappling hook in case things get out of hand and you need to exit the area.

Tom Clancy’s The Division II

In terms of third-person action/adventure games, The Division 2 is a standout. It may also be Tom Clancy’s most original work. As a result, the game’s foes are as diverse as the game itself, ranging from lethal robot assassins to Mad Max-style pyromaniac suicide bombers

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D.C. is ravaged by a global pandemic and overrun by graffiti and vines, yet the game places players into a post-apocalyptic Washington, D.C. In the midst of the rotting streets, players will face a variety of factions striving for dominance. It’s an adrenaline-fueled combat every step of the way, with a range of playstyles, weapons, and stuff to be looted.

State Of Decay 2

It’s interesting to see how State Of Decay 2 manages to include so many different types of gameplay into one game. There are zombies everywhere in this open world, third-person action game. Like The Walking Dead, players are sent out into the world with only one purpose in mind: to survive.

Ammunition is hard to come by and the automobiles are driven with a disdain for the laws of mechanics, and Juggernauts are known to devour entire groups of people on occasion. The open-world zombie experience is also a lot of fun, and a terrific follow-up to the neo-fascist London encounter.

Ghost Of Tsushima

For a number of reasons, Sucker Punch’s recent venture into feudal Japan is a wonder to witness. Art direction and open-world design are among the best in game history, to say the least. For the second time, it has a lengthy and gripping storyline that comprises a diverse cast of characters battling an oppressive system.

The fighting in Ghost Of Tsushima, on the other hand, is utterly enthralling. In both the single-player and multiplayer modes it offers a wide variety of new and varied weapons, postures, methods, armours, and play styles. Players will be drawn in and sucked in by this open-world bonanza in Feudal Japan that is adept at consuming their attention.

Atomic Heart

It’s impossible to adequately describe Atomic Heart. The moniker “nuclear punk” (a la “Fallout” or “BioShock”) has been bandied about, but it’s a misnomer. An open-world video game that incorporates zombies, blood tentacles, floating water, and the Soviet Union is what this game is all about. In addition, there is a Swan Lake techno-remix.

If you’re looking for a game that will push you to the limit of your sanity, this is it.

Driver: San Francisco

Driver: San Francisco is the kind of classic that belongs on every “games to play” list worth its salt. This Northern Californian adventure is what you get if you blend the violence of Grand Theft Auto with the campy classic-ness of Starsky and Hutch, an action movie from the 1980s (with a little more emphasis on the carnage).

It’s a lot quicker than I expected. It’s a good time. It’s a wild ride. The crashes are out of control. You won’t see many people playing this game unless they’re prepared to play on a console or PC from two generations ago. You can understand why this game made the cut once you play it.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

With a similar open-world setting and a hero-centric plot to Insomniac Games’ first web-slinging adventure, Miles Morales is the perfect sequel. Although the story isn’t the most lengthy, and the map has been tastefully trimmed, the entire experience is open-world pleasure.

This game should be on everyone’s holiday wish list this year if they want nonstop action, the coolest traversal mechanic ever, and a story that involves Peter Parker taking a much-needed vacation.

Sleeping Dogs (PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)

It’s a comparable open-world action-adventure video game that keeps the players engaged throughout the entire game. When you play as Wei Shen, an undercover cop, your goal is to sneak into the hazardous Triad organization and take them down from the inside, all the while remaining undetected and undetected. Some portions of the map remain unavailable until specific story milestones have been met, despite the fact that the game is open world. Street racing, carjacking, fight club, and singing in a karaoke bar are just a few of the options available to players. Online leaderboards are still in place, despite the lack of a multiplayer mode like in Watch Dogs.

Saints Row IV (PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)

If you’re a fan of open-world action-adventure video games, you’ll like Saints Row IV, the fourth game in the series. A street gang called 3rd Street Saints has risen to prominence after being elected to power, and you’ll be playing as its leader and President of the United States, The Boss. In order to defeat Lord Zinyak and preserve the world, the player will have to use a wide variety of superpowers and weaponry. You can partner up with another player to take on alien invaders in co-op mode in Saints Row IV, like in Watch Dogs. With the exception of superhuman abilities rather than hacking prowess, the game is very reminiscent of Watch Dogs.

Mad Max (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Next, we have a Mad Max-themed action-adventure video game to add to the list. A post-apocalyptic wasteland is the setting for this open-world game, which allows you play as Mad Max and travel through deserts, canyons, and tunnels. In order to stay alive, you’ll need to take out ruthless groups of robbers employing cruel vehicular tactics. Treacherous objectives await the players, as they search for supplies to build the ultimate combat vehicle – Max’s Magnum Opus. The game has a dynamic day/night cycle, weather system, and a range of environmental hazards that can even change the terrain. The open-world of Chicago and San Francisco in the Watch Dogs series is a great place to start if you’re looking for something new.

Mafia III (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Taking a page out of Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2, we have an open-world action-adventure game that is played in third-person. This is the third book in the Mafia series, as the title suggests. Lincoln Clay, a Vietnam War veteran on a mission to avenge the murder of his surrogate family by the Italian mafia, will be your character. The game takes place in New Bordeaux, a fictional city dominated by the mob in 1968. It’s entirely up to the players to decide on their own play style, as they can either go all guns blazing or adopt a more stealthy approach in order to avoid detection. Realistic driving mechanics and realistic sound effects keep you on the edge of your seat in Mafia 3’s vintage automobiles from the previous century.

Prototype 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

At the very end of the list, we have a game that is reminiscent of the PS4-exclusive Infamous Second Son. Prototype 2 takes place in New York Zero, a massive fictitious city in New York that has been ravaged by Alex Mercer, better known as The Prototype. Similar to how Chicago and San Francisco are explored in the Watch Dogs games, this is a great way to see the city. You take on the role of James Heller, a man on a mission to eradicate the Blacklight Virus. Heller’s goal is to assassinate Alex Mercer, the protagonist of the original game, in order to avenge the death of his father. Heller will be able to shapeshift and assume other people’s identities by swallowing them, giving players superhuman abilities. Selectable missions are mainly sidequests or extensions to the main goal.

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Is GTA 5 better than Watch Dogs 2?

Although Watch Dogs 2 is a good game, GTA 5 offers far more substance and is more well regarded.

Is Watch Dogs a GTA clone?

When it comes to driving and shooting, Watch Dogs is a near-perfect GTA clone, but the game world and characters are uninspiring by contrast.

Is Watch Dogs an RPG?

If you’re in the first mission or the last confrontation, headshots will always kill unarmed adversaries. This is an action game, not a role-playing game (RPG).


Even though the first Watch Dogs game was bad, Ubisoft was able to rebound with a sequel that provided a substantially better gaming and plot experience. The Watch Dogs series’ open-world style makes these games an excellent choice if you’ve already played through both titles and are looking for something new to play. Let us know what you’re intending to play in the comments section below! Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.