Sleeping Dogs Digital Edition
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
"Calling Sleeping Dogs something like an "open-world crime" game does it a disservice, as it invokes thoughts of simply shooting and carjacking yet another major metropolis. Sleeping Dogs is a more refined take on how an open-world game can play out, sacrificing the over-the-top content for a much more focused experience. The game does cut loose, and the melee combat is certainly a blast. Ultimately, Sleeping Dogs manages to marry open-world gameplay with an extremely engaging plot." - Worthplaying.com
"Goofing around and pursuing high marks on these leaderboards is fun, but it's the atmospheric city and the varied story missions that make Sleeping Dogs an alluring adventure." - Gamespot.com
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Sleeping Dogs Digital Edition includes the Triad Enforcer Pack DLC.
Triad Enforcer Pack
New weapons, outfit and vehicle along with two all new Triad missions.
It’s a high-speed shoot out in ‘Triad Highway.’ Armed with a high capacity machine gun, fight a tide of Triads after your head. ‘Death by 1,000 Cuts’ puts you in a brutal fight club taking on the Triads with a razor sharp golden cleaver. Wear the Triad Enforcer outfit for added Face and more punishing damage.
Welcome to Hong Kong, a vibrant neon city teaming with life, whose exotic locations and busy streets hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the Triads.
You play the role of Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside out. You'll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover.
Torn between your loyalty to the badge and a criminal code of honor, you will risk everything as the lines between truth, loyalty and justice become permanently blurred.
- A mature and gritty undercover cop drama in which you risk blowing your cover at any time.
- Explosive action fueled by a seamless mix of deadly martial arts, intense gunfights and brutal takedowns.
- Epic high-speed thrills: Burn up the streets or tear up the sea in a vast array of exotic cars, superbikes and speedboats.
- Hong Kong is your playground: Enter illegal races, gamble on cock fights, or kick back with some karaoke. There are countless ways to entertain yourself in Hong Kong's diverse districts.
Great GTA alternativewuks | Aug. 18, 2014 | See all wuks's reviews »
While you are waiting for GTA V to come out on PC, you can buy this game. It's very refreshing because of the setting (Hong Kong) and diverse characters. It focuses more on melee combat and has great and fun mini games. Graphics are very detailed, and the city looks amazing. Only drawback is its repetitiveness.
Best dogs are the Sleeping dogs =)hateah | July 23, 2014 | See all hateah's reviews »
I have over 20 hours in that game. It has very interesting quests which are making you go through the whole town, following the main story, going from quest to quest, making "hits" with the gang, the fighting system is what took my attention. You have big choice of fighthing mechanics to use, the melee system is very good integradet with the whole atmoshere and the main character. The graphics are extremely good for game at 2012, I expected worse graphics, but they are amazing. The cinematics are also awesome! The only, and only thing i didn't like is the vehicles movement, it's too "wooden" for me, it might be just me, but that's how i feel about it. Except that, the shooting,the kicks, the combat system is very, very good! Some of the scenes might make you cry or upset you.. You have your own hotel room from where you can control the camers, there are quests with tracking the signal which will lead you to the location or target which is kinda hard, but entertaiment. If you have played the Grand theft auto series, well this is close, but with much better storyline and combat and quests. And what makes it even more fun and entertaiment - It's open world. You will have much more hours than me once you taste the atmosphere in the whole game
Kinda GTA, but not GTA (in a good way)DragosLoL | July 16, 2014 | See all DragosLoL's reviews »
Sleeping Dogs is one of my favorite open world games out there. The gameplay style functions a bit like Grand Theft Auto but not exactly. Sleeping Dogs has its own unique "kink" to its gameplay. You could learn martial arts or using a bat or a gun to finish off your enemies. The game is very customizable when it comes to its RPG elements. The story is intriguing too as you venture as a undercover cop and have to deal with the triads of Hong Kong. There are a couple DLC available for the game as well but most of it consists of additional costumes and separate storylines. Unfortunately though, what you complete in the main story doesn't carry onto the DLC because the DLC are completely new stories and environments, which was a bit disappointing but wasn't too big of a issue. Overall, the game is great and you should give it a try if you want a good story and a open vast environment to play around in.
Sleeping Dog, Hidden GemDarlus | June 22, 2014 | See all Darlus's reviews »
Sleeping Dogs is a game I enjoyed from beginning to end. Some of the story elements seemed a little cliche from overuse in gaming and movies, but I felt immersed and involved with the story's main characters. I cared what happened to them, and it wasn't always clear how situations were going to pan out. There were a fair amount of side missions and events to keep me busy in the city if I wasn't following one of the games 2 paths for the main story. The upgrades system felt familiar and natural, encouraging me to complete optional tasks to achieve the best possible fighting combos and fully utilizes Wei's abilities. I was also impressed with the driving mechanics as I was able to easily maneuver through the streets of the city avoiding traffic and firing weapons or dismounting a vehicle in favour of another. That being said, this is an open-world game that resembles GTA, and, if you aren't a fan of that style of gaming, this may not be the game for you; however, I had a tons of fun playing, and would definitely play through it again.
A Refreshing Change of PerspectiveKhrada | June 13, 2014 | See all Khrada's reviews »
It is inevitable for players to compare this with GTA series, but they will soon find them comparing two different kinds of games.
As we can already see from the screenshots, the graphic of this game is beautiful, and the PC version comes with a free DLC that introduces textures with higher resolution, should one finds the textures in game too blurry. It also offered a wide range of graphic options for users to tweak the game to their own liking.
I have never been to Hong Kong, so I cannot say how closely it resembles it, but I have lived in another Asian country for some years, and it reminds me a lot about the place. So I would say the atmosphere of the world they're making is rather nice.
The greatest difference of this game from GTA is the fighting mechanic. The player is not allowed to carry more than one firearm, and most of the time they will be required to discard it. We can see here a huge emphasize of martial art fighting from the developers. Most of the times in the game you will find yourself relying on your martial fighting skill to tackle a large number of enemies, with other weapons lying around in the level once in a while. For the players to do better, the game has various places for the player to practice their fighting skills, and even learn new skill sets to spice things up in the fight. This makes the martial fighting one of the most exciting thing in the game.
The feature that comes as mixed to me is the reputation system, the system that scores you base on what you have done in missions. Base on your action in the mission, you may gain your reputation with the triads by showing your cruelty and skill in dealing with your enemies, and remain your reputation with the police by being careful not to harm the civilian and public property. While this encourages the player to do their best in every mission, knowing they can unlock goodies once enough reputation is reached (or maintained,) it does not affect you in any way once you're outside of a mission expect for the perks you have unlocked. Rather inconsistent, probably due to outrage of limiting mindless killing spree all together.
Side missions are also a mix for me. While there are many interesting side missions for the player to play, many of them ended up to be reputation padding, should the player find them short of reputations of a certain side.
Overall, this game is very enjoyable, and constantly on sale with great price. Although not without flaws, the good storyline, good fighting mechanic, and the good atmosphere they have created makes should cover up the flaws pretty easily.