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Submitted by SteveQuinn 1147d ago | opinion piece

Watch Dogs vs GTA V Who Will Take The Crown For The Best 2013 Open World Game?

Despite the freezing weather, the world of gaming is about to hot up as two of the most highly anticipated titles in recent times go head to head in the battle for open world supremacy. Both Grand Theft Auto V and Watch Dogs are set to be launched next year, but which will come out on top? (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Watch Dogs, Xbox 360)

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Snookies12  +   1147d ago
GTA V. Provided they can pull it off right. Everything about it looks amazing so far.
paydayp  +   1147d ago
people are overlooking the fact that watch dogs is being made by reflections studio.
in my opion they havent made a good game since driver 2 on the playstation. the last driver wasnt that bad but it wasn´t great either. so im still skeptical about watch dogs the demo looked good but it looked very scripted.

gta on the other hand is made by rockstar who have a great track record and have my faith in creating a great title.
we have seen some more off V and to me it looks very promising.

i dont know why u would put these 2 head to head at this moment (because how little we know of watch dogs) they look very different games only both open world but completely different gameplay wise i think.
Eyeco  +   1147d ago
Track record is important, but then again games like Killzone 2 and hitman 2 have proved other wise, that said i'm rooting for GTA 5
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Blastoise  +   1147d ago
I'm not understanding all this hype about Watch Dogs.

GTAV gets me vote, really feel like it's gonna be a blast.
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Ezz2013  +   1147d ago
i will buy both and enjoy both
guys here fight for who the best all they like

every thing on N4G must turn into
game X vs. game Y
Andrespetmonkey  +   1146d ago
To be fair Watch_Dogs is being co-developed with Ubi Montreal, who have a brilliant track record.
paydayp  +   1146d ago

after some research i found out that you are right.
after last e3 i remember reading a article who said it was only reflections so i´ve always believed that and made me skeptical.
the demo of the e3 definitely sparked my interest.
now that i know its a co development with another studio (ubisoft montreal like u say who have some great some not so great titles).
i hope they can bring the best of each other studios together.
i also hope they both be great but at the moment im only really stoked for gtaV. because of my history with the series and knowing what kind of game to expect.
it´s just to soon for a head to head article for a game with a good history and a brand new ip with only one short demo showed.
but u are right thank you for bringing it to my attention my hopes just rised a bit:)
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NukaCola  +   1146d ago
I haven't seen much on Watch Dogs, but I am keeping an eye out.

GTA V is doing something, the series needs and that is dynamic action within the open world setting. It's not just yellow circles and cutscenes, but they are putting some Uncharted or inFAMOUS 2 in the open world with the cutscenes and the way they are bring a really cinematic experience to such a genre. This game is going to flow better than any GTA before and it will be something insane. Also pretty curious to see how the 3 characters work and can't wait to get back in the cockpit of a big ass plane.
aCasualGamer  +   1146d ago
GTA V will win over Watch Dogs both interms of entertainment value and sales, but Watch Dogs has better visuals and seems to have a stronger storyline.

Interms of freedom, though, nothing will beat GTA V i believe.
ThePsychoGamer  +   1147d ago
The best open world game of 2013 is clear, really there is no doubt in my mind it will be Yakuza 5....

Or at least I would like to be able to say that, but given the current circumstances of the publisher, I really can't at this time. Hopefully that will change.

Right now I have to go with GTAV
Seraphemz  +   1147d ago
I dont think that we know enough about Watch Dogs to be able to compare...
Hanso  +   1147d ago
For me its gonna be METAL GEAR GROUND ZEROES
Second Gta 5
third uhm ..?
BiggCMan  +   1147d ago
I don't THINK Ground Zeroes will be open world, in the same sense as a GTA game or Saints Row. I believe what they meant in the demo from August by "open", was that the levels will be massive, and you can choose how to approach each missions, and from where etc.. Like Peace Walker for instance, how it was broken down to mission numbers and you could choose each individually. I think Ground Zeroes will be like that, only much more massive and grand. I could be wrong however, and man I would love a complete sandbox game, but what leads me to believe it will be more like Peace Walkers mission layout is that you can call in that helicopter to return to your base. To me, that hinted at a similar style.
HorrorGod  +   1146d ago
I don't think MGS:GZ will come out in 2013.
MGS4 was announced in 2005 and didn't end up being released until 2008. What makes anyone assume he'd release MGS:GZ the following year, after announcing it?
teedogg80  +   1146d ago
Yeah it would actually shock me if Ground Zeroes came out in 2013. Let's hope I'm wrong.
League_of_Draven  +   1146d ago
MGS4 is a PS3 exclusive that used up tons of space and a lot more work was put into it. MGS:GZ isn't going to take a long time to make. MGS4 had a better engine and now they're using a downgraded "fox engine" to push out games faster.
Irishguy95  +   1146d ago
MGS4 did not use compression, which is why it took up tons of space. This is common knowledge, don't try and make MGS4 something it is not.
Megaton  +   1147d ago
GTAV, since Watch Dogs won't launch in 2013.
League_of_Draven  +   1146d ago
Watch Dogs, since GTA4 was a mediocre game that was overrated and GTA5 just seems to be a rehash of it.
Alcohog  +   1147d ago
I couldn't finish Watch Dogs. You can bet your vagina that I will finish GTA V.
Psychotica  +   1147d ago
Since watch dogs isn't out yet it would be difficult to finish it..
Megaton  +   1147d ago
He was probably thinking of Sleeping Dogs.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1147d ago
I doubt it. If he had played Sleeping Dogs he wouldn't have gotten the name wrong and would know that it is obviously not a 2013 game.
Also it's a great game.
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ALLWRONG  +   1146d ago
It's obvious he was thinking of Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs
Watch Dogs

The damn dogs.
avengers1978  +   1147d ago
How does one even play a game that hasn't been finished
Riderz1337  +   1147d ago
Excuse me sir, I would like to borrow your time machine. Thank you, cheerio!
Christopher  +   1147d ago
Please loan me your time machine. I need to see which phone to buy in the future.
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konnerbllb  +   1147d ago
Sleeping dogs was amazing. Shame you gave up.
Alcohog  +   1145d ago
Obviously I meant Sleeping Dogs. It isn't that great.
Alcohog  +   1144d ago

My PSN is the same as my username here so if you really feel the need to check my history, then by all means.
modesign  +   1147d ago
watchdogs, its new, its edgy, and it has potential.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1147d ago
GTA V, it's a beloved franchise already and will make millions regardless though Watch Dogs does have potential to be the next big original open world IP but we'll have to wait and see.
-Gespenst-  +   1147d ago
Watchdogs looks like it has some really awesome gameplay, but I think GTA V will probably have the superior world, characters and story.

However, Just Cause 3 is probably on par with GTA V for me as the most anticipated game of it's kind.
Riderz1337  +   1147d ago
I think Just Cause 3 was confirmed to be a next gen title.
Riderz1337  +   1146d ago
What's up with the dislikes 0.0

mafiahajeri  +   1147d ago
Hahaha people have gone from not reading articles to not reading the titles xD anyway ye gtav will Be better.
RuleofOne343  +   1147d ago
Watch Dogs just on the fact that its a brand new IP, as compared to GTA we have already experienced their open world. JMO
pandehz  +   1147d ago
Im excited for Watch Dogs.

GtaV besides the open world(which I've played again and again in soooo many games) and the usual gangstah plot umm nothing really exciting to me.
BLow  +   1147d ago
Don't care....GAMERS WILL WIN!!!!!!
th3n00bg4m3r  +   1147d ago
Grand Theft Auto 5. Why? because Ubisoft fucks up every single game.
Norrison  +   1147d ago
They don't, look at far cry 3
th3n00bg4m3r  +   1147d ago
I have the game and i really don't like it. It seams that the game is poorly done.
ginsunuva  +   1147d ago
Who said Watch Dogs was openworld?
BitbyDeath  +   1147d ago
Rockstar are obviously more experienced so...
pandehz  +   1147d ago
Umm not trying to support anyone here but your argument is kinda bs

Ubisoft founded 1986
Rockstar founded 1998

Number of games published:

Rockstar: around 50
Ubisoft: well lets just say easily beats Rockstar, look at wiki and get shocked

Maybe if you're talking about open world games experience:

Well look at AC3 and tell me thats not large if not the biggest scale in any friggin game till date.

Rockstar has only had a small selection of major games which were good such as Red dead, Gta, Max Payne 3 (1 and 2 were only ported by them), Bully kinda, LA noire, Midnight club

Ubisoft has had loads of successes and have a large base of IPs in almost every genre of gaming.

So experience wise im not sure what you're talking about.
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Norrison  +   1147d ago
AC3 doesn't have the biggest scale: Planetside 2, just cause 2, far cry 2 and 3, Bethesda games to name a few
BitbyDeath  +   1147d ago
More experienced in this type of IP.
AC3 does not have cars, that is a big part of these games.
mafiahajeri  +   1146d ago
Yes he was obviously talking about open world games, those few games your talking about re better than all Ubisoft games. R* release quality games that make an impact their like blizzard in a sense that they release a few games but they are highly successful. R* would lose their bizaze if they started dishing out a lot of games that's why people get excited when they work on anew game and that's why their so successful.

Don't get me wrong whatch dogs looks great but gta will always be top dog... ;)
kingPoS  +   1147d ago
I really excited about Watch Dogs because it's in my home town. From what I've seen that was pretty close to 1-1 downtown State st.

I'm still buying GTA, but I'm also glad Chicago's getting some more of the spotlight.
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Belking  +   1147d ago
I think both games will be awesome. Both of games are coming from two of the best publishers in the industry.
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Drainage  +   1147d ago
sleeper title TBA 2013 will kill em both
MysticStrummer  +   1146d ago
yaz288  +   1147d ago
hey.. ubisoft has been on a roll lately with amazing games so, who knows..
PersonMan  +   1147d ago
For a second there I thought it said Sleeping Dogs and I was like... DUUUUHHHH... oh wait... it says WATCH dogs.
chukamachine  +   1147d ago

Watch dogs


Star wars 1313
kingPoS  +   1147d ago
Don't know why I got disagrees for.
Chi-town represent! lol

Now I'm definitely buying Watch Dogs as well.
Batzi  +   1147d ago
I think we should wait and see how Ground Zeroes is going to be before we narrow it down to two games.
SAE  +   1147d ago
Both :P , it would be crazy to choose one of them when i can get both and enjoy them for what they are , i don't have a best game , each game i play is different , i just have fun and move on ...
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LOL_WUT  +   1146d ago
Um what the hell is Watch Dogs? GTA 5 > Watch Dogs..
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1147d ago
Haven't seen enough of Watch Dogs to really judge. It's a new ip too so I have no idea how it will play whereas GTA V looks impressive and bringing many elements from previous GTA games making it quite possibly may make it the best GTA game. Either way, I'll look forward to picking both up, I love open-world games!
SolidGear3  +   1147d ago
Modern Warfare 4 ^_^
first1NFANTRY  +   1147d ago
Not if Infamous 3 has something to say about it
MYSTERIO360  +   1146d ago
I think the GTA games are great but i have grown a bit weary of the franchise after playing every entry from GTA 3 to GTA 4. I dont like to rejudge but GTA5 seemed like more of the same from passed GTA games but with a few more improvements here and there. Dont get me wrong the game looks great but with a few new additions to the game its not quite enough for me to part ways with my money.

However Watch dogs really caught my eye at E3 not only for graphics but how it played, it seemed quite different as it seems to offer new gameplay features on top of your typical gunplay. I hoped for a change in GTA 5 to freshen things up, possibly with a near futuristic setting around the year 2025 but was bitterly disappointed.

I know its too early to decide on who will be better or if ones better then the other but ill likely get Watch dogs instead.
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