Reviews for Sleeping Dogs: Digital - Ultimate Bundle

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Grand Theft Auto what?

emperor20 | March 2, 2013 | See all emperor20's reviews »

While that sandbox franchise has been heading in the serious direction, other such games have been touting insanity and ultra-violence to sell. During the course of the game, you will have many opportunities of using background objects to brutally kill people who want you dead, ala The Punisher. Saws, spikes, car doors, are sample instruments to eke out punishment, since guns are not so widely available to law-abiding civilians.

With a seemingly endless supply of DLC for costume and mission packs, and more on the way, you will continue to be busy long after you finish the main game. Dressing as a bronze god in a Bruce Lee movie set or dancing with the undead, are some of the available DLC.

The graphics and effects are practically "next-gen". Puts those other games that needs graphics mods to look better, to shame.

You get to sing really badly at Karaoke.

85

Wide sandbox action!

alexxkkapricorn | March 2, 2013 | See all alexxkkapricorn's reviews »

Well... let's see the facts.

On Sleeping Dogs, you do get to play as an undercover cop, trying to find your way into one of the many branches of the Chinese Triad. You do that, by accomplishing several missions and going your way up on the gang's hierarchy.

However, you are not just there to bust some heads for your evil Triad boss. You are still a cop. And therefore, you also get to do a few cop-ish missions.

Both sides are actually pretty nice to be played, as, even though the missions are not amazingly different from each other, the gameplay is set in a way that you will most likely glide on your own awesomeness throughout the game.

With very nice and responsive controls, a driving scheme that's definitely not realistic (which, believe me, is a very good thing, since you can just jump from one car to another, whilst in movement!), a fighting mechanic that reminds everyone a lot of the glorious Batman Arkham Series and the whole "cop who has to be a mean gang member" story set this game to be a great way to spend some time. And you are going to spend a lot of time, since the game is a huge sandbox!

88

One of the best of 2012 got a little better

gtammen | March 2, 2013 | See all gtammen's reviews »

This ultimate edition of Sleeping Dogs is the best deal for those who haven’t picked up Sleeping Dogs yet. It contains the most essential, non-game-breaking DLC.

Nightmare in North Point and Zodiac Tournament are quirky, standalone games that are a fun homage to anybody who enjoys Asian horror tropes (hopping zombies, revenge from the grave) and the “Enter the Dragon” movie. Each is roughly the humorous side of Sleeping Dogs condensed into 1 hour. The Swat and Street Racer pack give you new cars and perks (like guns in the trunks) for the main game.

For those unfamiliar with Sleeping Dogs, it was easily one of the best games of 2012. Characters were interesting; there were some intriguing story threads; combat mirrored Arkham Asylum; the graphics were gorgeous with the HD texture pack; and most important, it was fun to play!

The only real knocks against the game are that some of the story lines don’t go anywhere and feel disconnected from events that came before them (this happens very twice or so in the game), and the game downloads all the DLC to your drive even if you didn’t buy it. I found that annoying when running a SSD and having the game frequently downloading 900mb-1.5GB files that I couldn’t access without unlocking.

All in all, if you haven’t picked up Sleeping Dogs yet and aren’t sure what DLC is “essential” from its long list, this ultimate edition is the way to go.