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Grab a free copy of Watch Dogs through Uplay this week

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I often forget just how good the original Watch Dogs was (here's Christopher's review (opens in new tab) for a reminder). Yes, it basically gave you what you expected from an Ubisoft third-person action game, but it had enough fresh ideas to make it worth playing. If you didn't get the chance to create a ten-car pileup by hacking some street lights with protagonist Aiden Pearce's smart phone the first time around, now's your chance. The game will be free from tomorrow for a week via Ubisoft's digital distribution platform Uplay.

That last bit is important, because some people swear off Uplay, but to get a free game of this quality I think it's probably worth logging back in or creating an account, even if you don't end up playing another game through the service. I haven't used it in years—it's been so long that it wouldn't even send me a password recovery email when I went to check today.

So, the deal opens up 4pm GMT/11am ET tomorrow, but you can preload the game before that. Some accounts have been having issues accessing the deal, an issue that Ubisoft says has been fixed this afternoon.

Click here to claim your copy (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.