The Definitive Edition of the critically acclaimed, award winning open-world action adventure, reworked, rebuilt and re-mastered for the new generation. All 24 previously available DLC extensions have been integrated into the game, including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed Nightmare in North Point. Alongside a wealth of new technological, audio and visual improvements, Hong Kong has never felt so alive.Read full description
The Definitive Edition of the critically acclaimed, award winning open-world action adventure, reworked, rebuilt and re-mastered for the new generation. All 24 previously available DLC extensions have been integrated into the game, including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed Nightmare in North Point. Alongside a wealth of new technological, audio and visual improvements, Hong Kong has never felt so alive.
A vibrant, neon city teaming with life, Hong Kong’s exotic locations and busy streets and markets hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the notorious Triads. Play as Wei Shen – the highly skilled 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.
Destroy your opponents in brutal hand-to-hand combat using an unmatched martial arts system. Dominate Hong Kong’s buzzing streets in thrilling illegal street races and tear it up in explosive firearms action. Sleeping Dogs’ Hong Kong is the ultimate playground.
Undercover, the rules are different.
With all 24 previously available DLC extensions included and a wealth of visual improvements, Hong Kong has never felt so alive.
A mature, gritty undercover cop drama where a wrong decision can blow your cover at any time.
Explosive action fuelled 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 ultimate playground: Enter illegal street races, gamble on cock fights, or kick back with some karaoke. There are countless ways to entertain yourself in Hong Kong's diverse districts.
SLEEPING DOGS : DEFINITIVE EDITION ©2014 Square Enix Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Published by Square Enix, Inc. 2014. Developed by United Front Games Ltd. SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. SLEEPING DOGS, SLEEPING DOGS : DEFINITIVE EDITION and the SLEEPING DOGS logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Ltd.
One of my favorite games. While a relatively quick story, the story about the undercover cop is a great one, and the nice open world allows for lots of fun to be had with the citizens of Hong Kong. The fighting mechanics are pretty good, and most missions are difficult but not at all impossible. A good action adventure game that I would (and have) recommend to all my friends.
The first impression of Sleeping Dogs is great. The city of Hong Kong is a new and exotic setting not often featured in games. Crowd density is impressive, and it is exciting to dive into the world of the Chinese triads. However, very soon all this is revealed to be a thin fa?ade masking a lacking experience. The city is a hollow husk and nowhere near of being a living, breathing place. The people forming the crowds just are there, doing nothing but walking and driving from nowhere to nowhere, existing only to briefly react to the player character if one gets too close to them. The city is large enough, but has only a few types of different activities, and nothing to discover - almost everything is clearly marked on a map where a destination can be selected to get a guiding HUD to follow. There are some random events that spontaneously occur when traveling around the city, but these are few and far between, and so structured and gamified that they fail to improve the immersion of the game world. Instead of stumbling upon a drunk person causing trouble to shop keeper by happenstance, you get displayed a yellow exclamation point, and a notification telling you to drag the drunk patron away, and a warning message if you wander too far away from the event. When the exact same event then occurs a few other times, it becomes clear it's not the city being a place with people living in it, but the game being a game packed with busywork. The gameplay is divided into a few distinct types of activities. There's beating people up, driving fast, shooting or occasionally driving while shooting. The activities are compartmentalised into missions so that different things to do aren't mixed up with one another. The player is able to pick what they like and focus on missions they find entertaining. Missions are picked from a map screen, that displays what and where is currently available, differentiating between different types of missions. After selecting a mission, completing it is a matter of traveling to the location and performing the given strictly defined activity. Then it's a time to pick another mission, possibly after viewing a cutscene that thrusts the story forward. This fundamental structure makes the game feel like a checklist of chores - open the map screen, pick what you want to do next, and go do it. There's not much else to the game. The clear division of missions into different types of activities makes the missions predictable and repetitive. There are too few surprises and dynamically evolving scenarios. The game is made competently enough, the setting is interesting, the controls adequate, all the basic construction blocks are in place for a good game to be built from them - only the shooting is numb and could use some work. The problem is that after getting used to and gaining understanding of the mission structure, the game is very monotonous and feels more like a chore than entertainment. It's not outright bad, and could perhaps pass for a mindless activity to kill time, but it's a tough sell when there are so many actually good games one can spend the time on instead.
Sleeping Dogs is not a good game. Even with this slight visual upgrade, the voice acting is bad, the combat is bad, the vehicle controls are bad, and the story is incoherent. While I wanted to like this game and the premise was interesting, it just wasn't worth my time. With games like Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Watch_Dogs, and Saints Row, and plenty of other amazing open world games, why should I waste my time on this generic and uninspiring mess? Square Enix should do us all a favor and put this one in the dumpster for good.
Sleeping Dogs' main protagonist is Wei Shen - an undercover cop that is trying to gain the Triads' trust and destroy them from within. The game takes place in Hong Kong - a city of details and beautiful visuals. Every inch of the city feels realistic and alive, there are tons of random missions and events you can participate in. Free roaming in the open world is great, the controls while driving are smooth providing a very satisfying experience. The voice acting in the game is awesome and the sound effects don't disappoint. The visuals are very realistic and make Hong Kong truly come to life. Sleeping Dogs' story is well paced which lets you decide if you want to continue on with the next mission immediately or explore Hong Kong. What really stands out in this game is the combat system - the cool moves of the character rely on combos, takedowns and blocking hits. The parkour is very realistic and slowing down time while shooting is a nice touch as well. The game offers lots of hours of gameplay with decent replay value. I would certainly recommend it if you're a fan of open world GTA-like games.
Sleeping dogs is a fantastic open world, third person game. The game is set in Hong Kong where Wei Shen (the main character) is sent as an undercover officer, Wei has to befriend the triads in order to reveal more to the police. The games story is fantastic and definitely keeps you interested. The combat in the game is incredible with it's hand-to-hand fighting being incredibly smooth. The fighting relies generally on combos and the use of blocking, grappling and general hitting. My only complaint about the game is exclusive to the definitive edition, I found the game much buggier than the original which was rather frustrating, however if you haven't tried the original I'd recommend picking this up as it includes DLC as well as improved graphics.
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