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Watch Dogs Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide Hardcover – May 27, 2014


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Games; Har/Psc Co edition (May 27, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804161453
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804161459
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.3 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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WRITER OF TALL TALES AND HEFTY STRATEGY GUIDES

After fleeing from a rusting, condemned, dry-docked German fishing trawler slowly sinking into the River Thames, Manchester-born author David S J Hodgson spent his formative career years writing for the UK's premiere video game magazines. After a stint at MAXIMUM magazine and the Official Nintendo UK magazine, he emigrated to the United States, where he joined the crew at the part-fraternity, part-sanitarium known as GameFan magazine. He wrote his first guide in 1996, and has authored close to 100 official video game books. Highlights include official guides for Metal Gear Solid (1998), Half-Life 2 (2004), Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006), Fallout 3 (2007), Skyrim (2011-2013), and WatchDogs (2014). He also wrote The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel (TESO Imperial Edition), and The Hero's Guides to the Elder Scrolls Online (2014). He lives in a shed overlooking Los Angeles with his wife, dog, and an eight-foot statue of Great Cthulhu.

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Beautiful artwork and the cover is amazing.
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It will challenge you to try unique ways to completing game if you are one of those who like to 100% this is meant for you!
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Most guides are over priced and barely have what you want.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Denis Vukosav TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 27, 2014
Format: Hardcover
‘Watch Dogs Collector's Edition’ is kind of exemplary guide that can be used as benchmark for the publishers, both in the terms of the amount and usefulness of information, design and additional content for hardcore fans it provides.

Watch Dogs is a game that even most casual gamers have probably heard of, being for the long time one of the most expected games for people across the globe interested in innovative gameplay and the ideas that it offered for the first time.

Therefore seeing for a such complex game listed on one place all the achievements, quests and side quests description, description of online multi-player part of game, plus tons of tips and secrets is just incredible and I’m sure that anyone who will take this guide into own hands will share my opinion. Though, probably the thing that impressed me the most were its maps which are so well-made and detailed that you can spend hours just looking them.

I guess someone will surely write in the comments that this is a paid advertisement review - due to the nature of writing many book reviews I often encounter various guides, but typically do not write reviews for them because I do not feel competent enough considering that I no longer have much time to play. But for this guide I made an exception because as soon as I saw it and flipped through it, it’s really evident guys made a great job.

Therefore all the recommendations though try to use it as less as possible; enjoyment is still greater when something is achieved independently, without following others' instructions.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By loverbird on May 27, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Normally I don't write reviews, but this is worth writing home about. Most guides are over priced and barely have what you want. Other times they don't deliver at all making it an expensive opinion that you could have discovered in game on your own. However, this guide stands above and beyond all that came before it. It has detailed close and personal maps. The quality you expect from Google maps. It gives amazing back stories with beautiful pictures. It takes you step by step through: achievements, quests, side quests, how to's, secrets, etc. If you ever need the help. I also covers the online multi-player side as well as giving helpful tips to improve your gaming experience. The down side is the hardcover is heavy, bulky, and thick. Lucky for us the developer realized this and it has a code inside for a free digital copy with tutorials and zoom features for maps. With the price on amazon it's possibly one of the best deals I've ever gotten. This truly is worth every penny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kairi on June 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
For this game, a guide is not really necessary. Collectibles show up on your map when you unlock the ctOS Control Centers and Towers (like viewpoints in the Assassin's Creed series), so a guide isn't needed. The game has pretty repetitive activities, so once you've done them once, you can pretty much do them all. Missions are quite linear. Hacking can be daunting at first, but you will get the hang of it.
Only one type of collectible can be tricky to solve, the QR codes. So if you don't want to figure it out yourself, this guide can help (although the location of Aiden on the supplied map is small to read, making finding the correct camera harder than it should be).
ctOS breaches are another type of collectible that can be tricky, but video guides for these are much more useful than a text guide.

What I was disappointed to find is that there is an achievement related to finding 23 songs through an in-game app called SongSneak. The guide lists all the songs, but no advice on finding them. It could have at least listed what stores play certain songs, and what songs can only be found via NPCs, and what songs are unlocked from the story campaign. A guide should have this information. I had to find this info from another website which compiled which songs can be found where.

The guide has useful info on the Online portion, from the full maps and checkpoints of all the races, and good tips on each Online Decryption map, etc.

The Collector's Edition guide has extra 32 pages of background stuff -- but it's not worth the extra $8 above the Paperback version, unless you really must have it in Hardcover.

The game is quite easy; if you have a problem, a grenade launcher will most likely solve it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sabo on May 31, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Excellent way to quickly grasp and understand how to play the game effectively, quickly and with maximum entertainment. Highly recommended.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ~K.I.S.S.E.S.S~don't lie~ on May 29, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It would be quite difficult to comment on the sheer joy that you are presented with once you open the pages of this Watch Dogs Collector's Edition, without mentioning the ABSOLUTE need for a strategy guide for the game itself. Watch Dogs is huge, it is fun and at the same time it is extremely frustrating. I am by no means a gamer, meaning like those cats who upload videos to YouTube and show the world how it's done. But I do enjoy some games and since such hype was made about Watch Dogs, especially when the delay was announced, it was hard not to notice all that was being said about it. Whenever possible, I prefer the collector edition of a strategy guide and this one not only looks great, feel sturdy and premium, the information within is so detailed, so precise, you will take care of it as though it were one of the last ones ever on earth. The cover features a blue outline of what appears to be a map, and initially I missed it, but the outline faintly shows Aiden holding a gun and his phone: MAN, THIS IS TOO COOL. I am not sure what the material is housing the guide, but it has a velvet feel to it, almost criminal for a book to feel like this. Oh, by the way: THIS. IS. A LOT. OF. INFORMATION. The mix of images and written information is well balanced so no guesswork is needed. There is enough background on each of the main characters you'll experience during the game, and the headshot of the characters seem almost real, making it clear just how much games have vastly improved, not just since home systems were made, but in the last 5 years. Textures & wrinkles in the skin come through nicely, which made me wonder if their photos were actual people altered just enough for the game.Read more ›
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