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.
I can't believe that I didn't play this game sooner. Like others have said before me, it is GTA w/ an Asian protagonist and the melee is not restricted to haymakers and big boots. Driving is a bit wonky, but the action and story is steady and well placed. The voice acting is great, and the locale is a breath of fresh air from the metropolis of big city. Pick it up!
Positives: + Good graphics. The city lights of Hong Kong, shadows and rain effects are truly well done. + Awesome Kung Fu melee combat, with a plethora of different moves. + Interesting storyline and some of the best missions I've played in this sort of game genre. + Open World exploration and cool activities (DLC packs add more). + Triad and Cop skill tree where you gain new abilities or Kung Fu moves when you level up. Additional martial arts training for collecting rare jade statues. + Really cool shooting and firefights towards the end of the game. Negatives: - Bad controls for PC. You can't bind arrow keys for movement at all. I don't use the wasd keys and I know many others don't either. There's so many keys to press in combat it can take quite some time to become fluent at the game. The complexity of the combat, sprinting and cover system is a double-edged sword. While it results in great chase scenes, acrobatics and sweet Kung Fu action, it requires the use of many keys, and often it doesn't quite work as intended. The controls could have been implemented better. - Mouse sensitivity cannot be adjusted in options.. - No difficulty setting. Why? This is basic game design. - Minor problem with car handling when driving, although nothing major. - Camera for reversing in vehicles is terrible and doesn't work conventionally like a game such as GTA IV. Sleeping Dogs is a great game. Even with all the negatives, I absolutely loved the storyline and epic missions towards the end. It could have been 9/10, but the controls pull it down slightly. The fact the developers weren't dedicated or interested enough to port it to PC properly from consoles means the game deserves a lower score than what it could have had. There are brutal Kung Fu fights, with amazing missions, nice cutscenes and lovely, detailed environments.
Don't rush the main story. Once it's over, you'll feel empty on the inside. This is like the genre of Grand Theft Auto meets the importance of a story in the way only Square Enix can deliver. Maybe it's just because the grass is always greener on the other side, but I wish this was bigger, and I wish they hadn't ditched the sequel. I'm emotionally attached to Wei Shen. Anyways, If you love to use Chinese Martial Art in an open world game like a boss, This game totally suits you.
Do you like GTA? what about 90's martial arts movies or maybe the Jackie Chan ones? Do you think the old good beat 'em up genre died 20 years ago without any good new-gen successor? If this questions generated some interest on you. let me introduce Sleeping Dogs The game is a great GTA-style sandbox set in Honk Kong, focused mainly on fighting with a very good fighting system, good amount of combos, throws, various types of enemy to deal with them at the same time and thankfully a good difficulty, everything you need to have fun for a long time. There is also some fps mechanics once you reach mid- game, not as much as other games of the genre but still a decent one, and of course a decent amount of vehicles to drive and even collect on your garage, lamentably driving is not as good as it should be, being it the most remarkable flaw of this game, but don't let that discourage you as I said before the game is focused on fighting. In conclusion if you like martial arts, fighting and video games you definitely have to try this game
Sleeping Dogs the Definitive Edition is a great rebranding of the original game. It updates the parkour and combat system with slightly new controls and in my opinion more response from the original. The driving has been improved by alot the only thing they didnt spiff up a bit was the camera controls while driving which can still be a pain in some situations. As for the textures and update models I will say the graphics haven't been updated that much but the increased models makes the enviroment feel a little bit more immersive. Now for the DLC which I feel is done the right way in this game as opposed to the original where it was all handed to you the second you step into your apartment and you become the endgame badass on mission 2. All the clothing has been added to a Legendary Vendor, police vehicles and equipment is achieved by finishing cop jobs, cars and other clothing is all unlocked via finishing missions/side content and the zodiac tournament. If you haven't yet played this game this is definetly a great buy having the whole game and DLC's in one with update mechanics and improved code for a much more stable playing experience. If you have the original game but not all the DLC's and you were a fan of this game you'll love it all over again.
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