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  • Summary: The Definitive Edition of the critically acclaimed, award winning open-world action adventure, reworked, rebuilt and re-mastered for Xbox One. All 24 previously available DLC extensions from the Xbox 360 version have been integrated into the game, including the story-extending episode YearThe Definitive Edition of the critically acclaimed, award winning open-world action adventure, reworked, rebuilt and re-mastered for Xbox One. All 24 previously available DLC extensions from the Xbox 360 version 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 Kongs 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 Kongs 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.
    FEATURES:
    -With all previously available content included and a wealth of new 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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  1. Oct 10, 2014
    10
    What is still one of the best games in the genre, TDE just adds some minor graphical tweaks and all the DLC to the SD collection. The baseWhat is still one of the best games in the genre, TDE just adds some minor graphical tweaks and all the DLC to the SD collection. The base game is amazing, with fluid shooting,melee, driving and parkour. The game looks better, and is optimized better the original. The DLCS are all worth playing,and all the new outfits look as cool as they did in the original. Play it now, if you never played the original. If you did, still pick it up, while it's on sale for $15 until the end of the month. Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2014
    9
    People shouldn't give this game bad score just because it's the same game and you must pay again for it... You should give it a rate for thePeople shouldn't give this game bad score just because it's the same game and you must pay again for it... You should give it a rate for the game itself! Even though the camera bug wasn't fixed this game is still a succes, liked it. :3 Expand
  3. Dec 21, 2014
    9
    Sleeping dogs definitive edition is a remaster of sleeping dogs from 2012 with better visuals and all the DLC. Sleeping dogs is an open worldSleeping dogs definitive edition is a remaster of sleeping dogs from 2012 with better visuals and all the DLC. Sleeping dogs is an open world action game using a sort of GTA formula, but this game has some unique things about it especially the setting in Hong Kong Playing as Wei Shen an undercover cop knowing all these cool martial arts moves that are pretty sweet though I did find pressing E to counter was dodgy and I couldn't remap the key. This game has some great characters who have personalities especially the protagonist. The combat features cool environmental takedowns which are so great like stabbing people with sword fish or killing someone with a grinder. This game also has shooting occasionally and the cover system is fairly basic but it also involves a great mechanic of vaulting over an object and going into bullet time. I think you should buy this if you see it cheap I got it for 10$ and it was the best 10$ I spent this year Expand
  4. Oct 10, 2014
    9
    Not long ago, I fired up Sleeping Dogs and noticed that it started to look dated.The game itself is extremely fun, brilliant and utterlyNot long ago, I fired up Sleeping Dogs and noticed that it started to look dated.The game itself is extremely fun, brilliant and utterly engaging, but the graphics, although still good, could have used a refresh.
    Lo and behold, the Definitive Edition arrives.
    The changes at first are subtle and you wonder if there are any change at all, but place them side by side, with movement, and you'll see the work that went into this.

    Improvements that I've noticed:

    * Better character models. Both Player's and NPCs. Improved texturing and physics, so you get things like jewellery and hair moving.
    *Better lighting and atmospheric effects. Nice fog effects which looks great when raining. You also get steam coming from kitchens, pipes and food bowls.
    *More world animations.Awnings flap in the wind, lights blink and neon signs now flash like actual neon signs and animated advertisements have been added.
    *Increased crowd density and now the markets actually looks like markets with lots and lots of items on display and people shopping.

    If you loved the original game as much as I did and have it on Steam, the upgrade is fairly cheap at
    $15. Whether there is value in that is hard to say, but I'm glad I bought it.
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  5. Dec 3, 2014
    8
    A very underrated game. Although the presentation is mediocre, with a basic representation of Honk Kong and simple updated graphics, what IA very underrated game. Although the presentation is mediocre, with a basic representation of Honk Kong and simple updated graphics, what I really enjoyed was the combat. Unlike most games with this fighting style, like Batman, AC, and Shadow of Mordor, it doesn't slow down when someone is about to attack you which adds to the required skill. I have yet to play the DLC but I'm already hooked. Expand
  6. Dec 20, 2014
    6
    Overall: fun! a bit unfinished but..

    fighting is cool! lots of fun becoming master of kung fu and handling hordes of enemies with ease.
    Overall: fun! a bit unfinished but..

    fighting is cool! lots of fun becoming master of kung fu and handling hordes of enemies with ease.
    shooting, on the other hand, gets boring quick: found that best tactic is just to cause slow motion as much as possible.
    driving is cool! but a lot of vehicle unlocking and little opportunity for using them.

    experience system seems cool at first, but quickly ends up being irrelevant (especially if greedy players like myself abuse the clothing bonuses) - can definitely see the potential though for balancing cop and triad acts.

    then generic problems of these type of games: bonus missions quickly become just repetitive and more of the same, with no incentive to fully complete.

    about the story and the unfinished feel: it starts out great and small, then once it goes out of "north point" things start happening a bit too fast and there are either too many names or not enough faces, everything happens with the handful of people you meet (I mean, who are the bad guys of 18k? never met any).
    clearly a lot of things were poorly cut and pasted, such as the dating system!

    hong kong could have been better, but the feel was overall cool.

    an extra was that the music was pretty cool.
    there was a roadrunner records radio station with lots of cool names (machine head, opeth, dream theater) but... while some fit in fairly well, others I never really got past the intro as we didn't stay too long in a car (namely opeth's grand conjuration - what is it, 10 minutes?)
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  7. Dec 25, 2014
    0
    The original game was awesome. But the publisher decided not to offer an upgrade path for original supporters. Therefore, in my book, thisThe original game was awesome. But the publisher decided not to offer an upgrade path for original supporters. Therefore, in my book, this deserves a 0/10. Once they fix this, I will give this an 8 or 9. Worth it for new buyers... Expand

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