An A-grade dinner party's worth of cultural icons have passed away, the world is still trying to wrap its collective head around Trump and Brexit, and someone shot Harambe.
Its greatest strength is the ebb and flow of every firefight; the feeling of speed and power that comes with each scuffle with a demonic horde.
Here developer id Software harked back to the original Doom in 1993, a time when things didn't feel quite so catastrophically awful, to recapture that game's distinct vibe with fluid combat and great level design.
Watch Dogs 2 - For fighting the establishment with your new best friends
Hackers have always been cool.
Celluloid has been rubbing cool computer whizzkids in our faces since Hackers back in 1995, but in Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft created the first hacker group real or otherwise that I think I'd actually like to hang out with.