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.
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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.
A game that manages to successfully combine having a well designed city, enjoyable Batman Arkham like combat, some parkour exploration elements, and fun gunplay. Melee combat allows for context sensitive finishing moves and gunplay allows you to slow down time. While other games that focus on just one of these things are able to do it better Sleeping Dogs manages to do all of them well. In addition to using parkour to chase after people in missions it can also be used to help explore some areas of the city and to find collectibles. The game does a good job portraying the city and a character who has returned to a heritage and friends that he had left behind, made even better with excellent voice acting and the frequent use of Chinese. The story advances pretty quickly though and it feels like there could have more, such as showing more of a struggle between his life as a cop and desires gained from working with and becoming friends with criminals.
Despite clearly being influenced by the Grand Theft Auto series, Sleeping Dogs still manages to bring an original and fun experience with tons of replay value, a pretty good story, and bright and flashy visuals. While the combat is somewhat of a highlight for this game, at times it can be somewhat clunky, but still fun to execute interesting combos and brutal takedowns against your enemies. Driving is also pretty smooth in this game, with an interesting cast of cars to choose from. A very fun experience.
The city of Hong-Kong just feels so... alive, particularly with the street vendors yelling at you to buy their "food on a stick!" as you walk by. I have never been a big GTA fan to be honest, but I really REALLY enjoyed Sleeping Dogs. I found the story engrossing and well paced, and yet allowing freedom to explore the city of Hong-Kong as I wanted. I loved finding random missions and events scattered throughout the city - a random guy who offered to sell me his stereo system (and I could buy it!), or the woman in her underwear trapped inside a car boot (trunk) yelling for her husband who then yells at you for interrupting their sex game. The unarmed combat system works well, the game looks great, and there is plenty of content included. The Year of the Snake DLC is fun too - it's nice to actually play as a cop (rather than undercover). However, I STRONGLY recommend avoiding the Nightmare in Northpoint story - it just ruins the whole universe which, until this point, had worked because it feels so real. This is a great game and well-worth splashing out on!
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