Reviews for Sleeping Dogs: Nightmare in North Point

72

Pulp Cinema, Hungry Ghosts and Rainy Nights

taigatsu | Jan. 30, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »

If you've finished Sleeping Dogs and are still craving more out of the game, the Nightmare in North Point DLC is a fairly decent addition. It lacks more of the open-ended game play of the original, but it makes up for it with a campy B-movie aesthetic and a liberal interpretation of Chinese folklore. The new enemy types don't really add much depth to the combat; most of the appeal draws from re-visiting old haunts, encountering some familiar faces and soaking in the atmosphere. It's worth your time if you want more Sleeping Dogs, but isn't required to feel like you've gotten everything out of the game that you could.

93

Excellent Idea

maddocks2379 | Jan. 22, 2014 | See all maddocks2379's reviews »

having really enjoyed sleeping dogs i decided to buy some DLC (i normally avoid DLC as its normally not worth it).

The nightmare in northpoint DLC is actually very good and does a good job of recreating chinese cinema with the hopping vampires and style of clothing.

its not a long DLC 3-4 hours to complete 100% with the achievements but its worth its cost

73

Wei Shen's nightmare

rhoand | Dec. 26, 2013 | See all rhoand's reviews »

Expansion add completly crazy new story to sleeping dogs universe. In Nightmare in North Poin you must fight ghosts of undead army, and defeat their leader to save city. Its very fun add-on with many great moments but unfortunately most of the time is just repetitive beating almost the same enemies. So in summary its good dlc with completly independet from main plot story.

81

An interesting spin on the Sleeping Dogs universe.

rjb789 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »

This DLC is the best DLC of Sleeping Dogs. It adds lots of new gameplay and storyline content with new fighting moves and locations. Whilst these additions are welcome it cannot help the fact that this DLC can be finished within two hours and a completionist can probably finish it in four hours with all the new cars and clothing. All in all this is a good DLC with an interesting change in the storyline and the new combat moves and locations make this a worthwhile buy if you enjoyed Sleeping Dogs. However if you did not enjoy Sleeping Dogs you should still consider picking this one up

80

Fun mythology filled actioner

KingMassive | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all KingMassive's reviews »

It took me about 2 hours to finish this DLC, but I did had fun playing it. It takes some aspects from the chinese mythology to create a tribute of sorts to horror movies. It doesn't add anything important to the game and the sidequests offer almost nothing in payoff for doing them.

But in the end, if you're a Sleeping Dogs fan and want couple hours more of ass-kicking to your game, buy this and enjoy. Even better if you enjoy horror movies. Just remember to use a voucher or buy it from a sale, do not pay the full price.

78

Suitably rooted in chinese mythology

Nivear | July 24, 2013 | See all Nivear's reviews »

Nightmare in North Point is a great addition to a great game. It is easy to breeze through the content within a couple of hours and the lack of map indicators for the lamps in the area could annoy some people but overall the episode of Wei Shen's life is worthwhile. Chinese cinema's aesthetic is portrayed perfectly and with Wei Shen acquiring some new kung-fu and weapons it is an exciting side-story to experience.

80

Ghosts of Sleeping Dogs

codenamesky | May 4, 2013 | See all codenamesky's reviews »

Sleeping Dogs it self can be considered a phenomena in video gaming. While it can be repetitive and graphically behind current games, it doesn't bore you, it has that element of surprise and new blood flowing all over its game play.

Nightmare in North Point is your old school ghost horror story, the only different is that you karate kick the ghosts out of this world and drive around with your scary dead friends around the town and finish the game. Its not scary, but its enjoyably funny.

more sleeping dog goodness.

80

Fun DLC

bradysam | April 25, 2013 | See all bradysam's reviews »

This is a fun DLC pack to go through. It isn't particularly long, but the new enemies are interesting to fight and look good! Definitely worth a play through if you enjoyed the original game

80

Great addition to Sleeping Dogs.

DonVercetti | Feb. 2, 2013 | See all DonVercetti's reviews »

I really like the concept and I have spend an hour or two in this DLC. A big downside in my opinion is that you do not transfer any of your cars or clothes from the main game into the Nightmare in North Point. You start off with a Kung-Fu garb, and during the entire story around North Point you unlock other clothing and vehicles aswell. But in the end it's not very much to keep you playing for hours and hours.

75

A Pleasant Surprise

Tensketch | Jan. 5, 2013 | See all Tensketch's reviews »

First things first, this DLC is short. Very Short. Secondly, don't expect your story to be expanded in any way, because it won't. The best way to look at this DLC is to consider it like Undead Nightmare on Red Dead Redemption, merely a bonus story. From the moment the DLC starts, you'll no doubt immediately recognise the piece of pop culture history this is directly parodying. Only interestingly enough, it comes with a Chinese horror culture twist. The DLC will take you about an hour and a half to beat and although it has extra side quest missions to do, there is virtually zero payoff for doing them. I recommend this for people who are massive fans of Sleeping Dogs and want to extend their time with it, albeit by only a little. Use a voucher.

34

Best DLC so far, still not great

igzaustion | Dec. 31, 2012 | See all igzaustion's reviews »

After waiting for a story-DLC, through months of nothing-DLC, this finally arrived. Naturally, a zombie galore has to be separated somewhat from the main game, but this does not really add anything to the great experience of Sleeping Dogs. Buy this only if you want an hour or two of Halloweeny action.

54

Bad DLC

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

Nightmare in North Point adds only a couple of hour to gameplay. There are no significative addition to the game: you will only have to face a group of zombie like creature and defeat the boss to finish the DLC. The only reward when you reach the end of the DLC is a useless hat

77

Get it with a GMG voucher!

Coolicy | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all Coolicy's reviews »

Length-wise, this DLC is pretty short. For people who are not familiar with the whole JiangShi concept, this is an interesting take on the zombie/vampire genre. For those who are familiar with JiangShi, you'll appreciate the nods towards classic HK horror movies. You'll learn some new moves to fight the enemies and have A new weapon to play with, but none of these goes back into the main game with you. So for the regular price, this ain't really worth it.

It is worth noting to GMG has this cheaper than steam as of this writing, priced at $5 and $7 respectively. GMG also has its own voucher pretty regularly, so definitely get this on GMG if you're a Sleeping Dogs fanatic like myself!

70

Decent DLC.

overburning | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all overburning's reviews »

There is not much new in this DLC, however, like the main game, the willingness of the developers to just being a bit silly and take advantage of the quite unique setting in video gaming pays off. The horror theme and Chinese zombies brought out some funny moments, not quite laugh-out-loud, but amusing. Other than that though, the gameplay itself is pretty repetitive, but given that it's based on the rather solid combat system of Sleeping Dogs, it is still fun to play through.

65

Return to Sleeping Dogs - Horror Edition

Drahl | Dec. 13, 2012 | See all Drahl's reviews »

First and foremost this DLC is meant as a tongue in cheek jab at Hong Kong Horror movies drawing upon the events that take place in the original title. If this sounds good to you than you are going to love everything except the length; as with much content lately the pricing is off for the value you would receive but use a Discount code and it is going to be more worth it for you.

40

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Square Enix

Scorpy | Nov. 3, 2012 | See all Scorpy's reviews »

I'm all for expansion packs, especially when they sway from the base game's style so much. However, Nightmare in North Point seems rushed, as if the developers felt they needed to release something on Halloween and shat out this abomination.

After a very short opening sequence, the game drops you in a Hong Kong overrun with mythical creatures. Although the new take on the zombie is refreshing, the execution is done poorly. The zombies must be stunned in order to be killed, which becomes VERY time consuming and annoying after the initial charm wears off.

Due to this being an external expansion, NiN does not take into account any of your main story progress. Thus, you are stripped of any upgrades you acquired as well as any clothing and vehicles. The lack of combat upgrades makes fighting the enemies a lot harder and not nearly as fun.

There are approximately 8 story missions, each lasting around 3 to 10 minutes each. Most of them consist of going to a location, fighting off enemies, then chasing a single enemy to another location, and repeating the process. The secondary missions are no different, removing cut scenes and consisting of nothing but clearing a certain area of zombies.

Rewards are disappointing, with the player earning only a preset outfit from the main story every time a mission is completed.

The writing and presentation, however, is very well executed. Chock full of B-Movie references and dark humor, NiN does not skimp on style, with most of the city being stylized to match the dark setting.

Although it only costs $5, you will get at maximum 2 hours out of this DLC. I beat every mission, main and secondary, as well as found the 10 hell shrines in an hour and 40 minutes.

Be weary, if you absolutely love Sleeping Dogs and don't mind sitting through some sub-par DLC to enjoy it some more, go ahead. Otherwise, wait for an inevitable price drop.

80

Very original DLC, but it has it flaws...

BlueFireGaming | Nov. 2, 2012 | See all BlueFireGaming's reviews »

Usually I am not too keen on zombie-themed DLC, but this one I like very much. It is really original and adds a twist to the original game (which is also awesome!). Sadly enough it has it's flaws. Sometimes the fights can be really boring, because you got to fight the same enemies over and over again, but if you like the fighting it's still very nice. Also the story has some nice humour in it, which I really like. You also get some new costumes and vehicles, but that's not too important to me...

78

Terror in Hong Kong

DukePaul | Nov. 2, 2012 | See all DukePaul's reviews »

I love Horror Theme DLCs, and this one is amazing, original and fun.

In this DLC you will find zombies but not typical zombies, they are like chinese vampires and that means they are fast as hell, also don't let them grab you!

The story has humour, you need to rescue your girlfriend like and old terror movie and battle against these zombies through the city. Also the DLC includes new costumes and vehicles if you do sidequests, they look great.

In terms of gameplay the DLC is only brawling against every enemy in the streets which maybe be a little repetitive but fun.