Sleeping Dogs: Zodiac Tournament
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
Requires Sleeping Dogs (base game) to use this DLC.
Join Wei Shen for the fight of his life. Invited to an exclusive tournament on a hidden island, Wei must overcome the best of the best fighters from across Asia and emerge victorious.
Starring Wei Shen, the Zodiac Tournament invites you to become the dragon and unleash your fists of fury! You must utilise all of your best moves as well as some new ones, to defeat the island’s hidden big boss as Wei enters this deadly game of death. New fighting styles, new combatants and new collectibles are also included in this retro gameplay add-on.
Another brilliant ode to Chinese cinemaNivear | July 26, 2013 | See all Nivear's reviews »
For Sleeping Dogs second DLC, Zodiac Tournament has you take a ferry to a nearby island and go through a series of trials in a martial arts tournament. It only takes about an hour or so to complete but it is extremely fun and the visual homage to old kung-fu movies is superbly done. The DLC also offers new grappling moves once completed and the diverse new enemies on the island are challenging even for veterans.
Short but funbradysam | May 13, 2013 | See all bradysam's reviews »
This is another good expansion to Sleeping Dogs which is highly focused on the melee combat. It adds a few new moves and costumes, which are fun to play around with. However, it doesn't take very long to go through. You can replay any of the missions at any time after beating it (just over an hour for me), which is a nice touch and adds to some of the replay value. If you enjoyed Sleeping Dogs and especially if you enjoy old Kung Fu films it's worth it. It's almost a little too expensive as it's very short, but easily worth it when it's on sale.
Nice expansion, but a little shortjrod7405 | Feb. 20, 2013 | See all jrod7405's reviews »
I finished this tournament after I finished the main storyline. Overall, it felt like a moderately long main storyline mission. The island story was okay, and a few parts were challenging like the spiked room. Other than that, i breezed through the combat because I had unlocked all the special moves and had a face level of 10 already. It was over a lot sooner than I expected. Finished in a little over an hour. Not really worth $5 considering I bought the main game from GMG on sale , but if you catch this DLC for a few dollars, it's a fun expansion. Just don't expect a ton of gameplay. I replayed it again, but not quite as much fun - I did unlock all the bonus hidden statues and I'll see if that comes in handy when more DLC is released as it gives you special melee moves. And really, melee is the best part of SDogs.
An Ode to Kung Fu,Colt2911 | Jan. 16, 2013 | See all Colt2911's reviews »
The Zodiac tournament can basically summed up as a progession based street fighter game. You start out fighting easy to defeat opponents and work your way up to the big bad boss (Think Game of Death). Once finished the island is still accessible to your character with a couple of side missions and you also get some new outfits to boot:)
The best feature is the variety of guys you fight, you even meet a drunk boxer who takes a very different approach to fighting:) It will be over quickly and isn't very meaty, but at GMG's reduced price of $4.99 I'd say it is worth it, Use a voucher and it's even more so worth it:P
Short yet enjoyable ride.Coolicy | Jan. 15, 2013 | See all Coolicy's reviews »
Sleeping Dogs has always drew inspiration from Hong Kong action movies, and this one is no different. You'll continue to see nods to movies if you're a HK Kung fu movie fan, most notably: Jet Li's Fearless. The story follows a similar arc and throws in its own twists and turns, so be prepared for the ride.
The combat is fun as always, adding new opponents into the fray so you can't just right click your way through. The new moves look brutal and really badass. Story wise, the main casing impresses me more, but this adds so much to your existing fighting moves I gladly paid full price for it.