Sleeping Dogs catapults players into the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, tasked with taking down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organisations from the inside... the Hong Kong Triads. As players explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island, through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets, an incredible story unfolds of loyalty and betrayal, where Wei begins to question his own motives as he is sucked in deeper than he could ever imagine.
Sleeping Dogs is the most intense and immersive experience it can be. Offering players an island packed with action, every street corner, market stall, harbour dock or city skyscraper can become an opportunity for intense shoot outs, adrenaline fuelled street races and intense, brutal martial arts combat. Featuring one of the most intuitive and imaginative combat systems, Sleeping Dogs empowers players to perform an extensive set of martial arts moves, singlehandedly taking on numerous opponents. Players perform bone-crunching kicks and combos, vicious counters and a cinematic set of environmental takedowns making use of countless real world items from circular saws to phone booths, incinerators to refrigerator doors.
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Many reviews already - so try to make it short: Buy it and be amazed! This is finally a successful implementation of fighting to an open world GTA-like game. Story and graphics are awesome and the game really delivers a lot of excitement. Was really sad when this one was done and replayed some stuff to harvest some more achievements. After a little break I downloaded the Add-on - also very nice! So ... enough told - buy it and have FUN!!!
Sleeping Dogs is not a bad game at all. It's open world, similar to GTA. There are story led missions and plenty of side missions - "face" levellers, arrests, races etc. Action is much more orientated around hand-to-hand combat, but has solid mechanics and is easy to pick up and isn't tedious. It features good driving mechanics and is well worth the money.
I'll be open and honest, I purchased Sleeping Dogs because it was recommended by a friend and Zavvi was selling it at a great price. When I received the game I didn't expect it to draw me in like it did. The storyline, about undercover police officer Wei Shen's return to Hong Kong draws you in and keeps you coming back for more. The game-play is reminiscent of the Grand Theft Auto series, but the fighting mechanics in Sleeping Dogs seem a step above those featured in GTA. Sleeping Dogs does have its drawbacks, noticeably the graphics seem a little dated. I also stumbled upon some game bugs, but none of these were game-breaking. Overall, I highly recommend Sleeping Dogs. If you enjoy games like those from the Grand Theft Auto series, you'll be more than satisfied with Sleeping Dogs.
I purchased Sleeping Dogs due to the recommendation of a friend as I was looking for something new to rope me in. Sleeping Dogs has done this plus more. The storyline is easy to follow and keeps you enthralled throughout. The game is not without its flaws. Graphically, it's not perfect but they do the job. There are a few bugs that I stumbled across but nothing game-breaking. Overall, I have found Sleeping Dogs to be a positive surprise. I didn't expect it to be as fun to play as it is. If you like the Grand Theft Auto series, you'll love this. It's very similar, the big difference being Sleeping Dogs is set in Hong Kong. An underrated sleeper hit which'll make you want to keep coming back for more.
Sleeping Dogs features and adequate length story, very recognisable characters and gets you inside the feelings of a cop who is being slowly alienated. It's nothing new, but it's really well developed. The enemies are easily recognisable, which makes it feel a little arcade-y, but not being able to keep a full armory in your pockets adds to the fun. The driving feels different from other games, as it's not as easy to fall off the motorcycles. You've got health recovery up until a point. It's a real must have game.
I bought Sleeping Dogs as it was quite cheap for a new game and it had very good reviews, both from customers and also review sites. My initial reaction to playing it was disappointment. It seemed like a GTA style remake, although I like GTA, this seemed a bit sub par. The driving isn't as slick as GTA, the graphics are okay. There are quite a lot of things to do, moves to unlock etc. so you never seem to get bored which is good. There's a lot of hand to hand combat and enough moves to keep it fresh. Also guns etc later on which is fun with the slow motion (like Max Payne). The story is very good. A lot better than I expected. No Multiplayer which is prob why its dropped in price so quick. There are a few bugs where I've jumped onto something and got stuck but nothing that spoils the game too much. In summary it's a decent game... I'd see it more as a filler until the next big game comes out, I'd have been disappointed if I'd have paid full price, but having said that I have enjoyed it.
A great game, and some excellent game mechanics - It's amazing the amount of animations and methods of 'getting rid' of rival gang members as you parade the streets of Hong Kong. Personally finding it a bit hard to follow the story and who's who etc. and as such i've not formed any attachment to the main character which means the whole storyline leaves me a bit cold and generic. However, as above, the game mechanics are great - there's some really surprising elements that pop up during the game, such as Karaoke mini-games and some Hollywood-esque chase scenes (Cars, Boats, Bikes and Foot). Being an undercover cop trying to take down the triads from the inside, the game is sold on the basis that you have to keep the balance between the two organisations sweet. In reality however, this is just a point scoring exercise and therefore determines how quick you 'level up' to new moves. At the end of each mission you can see how you're doing. There's new skills to learn for both cop actions, and gang actions. (i.e. Cop skills involve being able to break into a car quicker, The latter involves being able to break someones leg easier!). So, to sum this up, Technically great, one of the best releases of the year, but for me, the storyline just hasn't grabbed me. Doesn't make it a bad game, but stops it from being truly amazing. But hey, that's probably just me.
Sleeping Dogs is amazing it is a great 2 sided game; 1 undercover cop seeking out gangs, 2 stuntmen and altogether ninjas! It is a great way to find out names of cities and towns because it is an open world game and good combat just like my old most favourite game batman arkam city!
This game is supposed to be the disbanded continuation of the True Crime series. As a massive fan of True Crime, playing as a cop in LA and NYC, I had so much love when this game was to be released. To be able to travel the streets of Hong Kong to me sounded pretty awesome, but the truth was far from it. The graphics genuinely look like the new games producers picked up a beta copy of the game out of a trash can, and put it on Hong Kong's blackmarket. Trust me, this is no GTA or Saints Row, or any other modern game in question. It's not great. If it were released in 2006, I may have been impressed. Also, the gameplay itself it amazingly repetitive. It's basically getting into a fist fight every mission until you finally (halfway through the game) get a gun. And of course, firearms were one of the core principles of the True Crime series. But I can't be completely bitter. The story line is quite good, and fairly addictive. It's different, that's all I can really say. But overall, I would not recommend this game if you want to continue your True Crime gamer mode. Unfortunately, it has to be said... the game is dead. Well that is, unless Square Enix decide to make a new Sleeping Dogs game starting from a blank page of A4 paper and choosing a 'grittier' urban location (e.g. London) and bring back some of the core principles of the series. But I cannot see that happening anytime soon!
I just have to say that Sleeping Dogs is an amazing game. After being initially let down by the game being dropped and re-named from True Crime to Sleeping Dogs I was a bit apprehensive about what the game would turn out like. Now I realise how wrong I was. This game is fantastic and in my opinion it was well worth the wait. The storyline, combat and graphics are top notch and make you want to come back for more. I found myself playing for 5 hours straight one time and not even realising it, the game is that addictive and cripping. I have to say it's one of the best games I have bought this year and I wouldn't be suprised if it was voted as game of the year.
I've never really been a fan of the whole free roaming thing, GTA was fun but it never got me to want to play more. In GTA I would never play the main story, I'd just go around town shooting people and blowing up taxi's. Whereas, I Sleeping Dogs I'm kinda addicted. Straight away you become involved with a "morally ambiguous" character named Wei Shen who as an undercover cop has to infiltrate the triads and feed information back to police without being caught. Wei Shen does then get a bit too involved with the triads, gaining emotional attachments which affect his lawful choices, which in turn leave Wei Shen morally torn. Aside from the amazingly gripping story, you have a whole new place to explore, Hong Kong. It is a stunning sight and a nice change to the repetitive Manhattan scene found in many games. You can walk through the street and here unique conversations from passerby's. Mission's are also of many around the city so, it you decide to take a break from the intense story, you have side missions to keep you occupied or just go exploring driving around town in cars you've just "action hijacked" and maybe buy a pork pun. This, I think will be my favorite game for a very long time and keeping me playing for days even after the main story missions are over.