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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.
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    -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. 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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  4. 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
  5. Jun 24, 2015
    8
    I never ever played Sleeping Dogs before so its my first time with this title and i have a lots of fun :) Maybe its not GTA V but Hong KongI never ever played Sleeping Dogs before so its my first time with this title and i have a lots of fun :) Maybe its not GTA V but Hong Kong have a special Far East mood: bad tattooed triada gangsters, corrupted cops, fast cars, kung fu fighting, honor, betrayal, love and hate you have everything in this tittle. On i5-4490 GTX 970 8 GB RAM game it,s flying and look very good especially in the night when you driving in full of neon's street of Hong Kong. Expand
  6. Apr 8, 2016
    7
    As a Hongkonger I like this game a lot. However, I can't help feeling that the game is only half-baked in EVERY aspect (gameplay, UI, story,As a Hongkonger I like this game a lot. However, I can't help feeling that the game is only half-baked in EVERY aspect (gameplay, UI, story, control, music, radio, girlfriends...) probably because Activision canned the game then sold it to SE later and SE didn't bother polishing the game up. If Activision completed the game it might look totally different. Who knows? I I'm not going to elaborate the problems here because this is the review of the Definitive Edition not the vanilla version. Also because I'm not bothered to type 2000 words on a review site!

    Definitive Edition has a fog effect you cannot switch off which is very annoying. Contrast is also much lower than the vanilla version. It makes driving harder because you can't see very far away. To be honest I like the look of the vanilla version more bar the glowing neon signs. I've also encountered a severe stuttering/frame drop problem making the game unplayable, but after a sudden crash there was no more stuttering...how strange.

    On an unrelated note, I don't really like GTA 4 and 5, but Sleeping Dogs make me appreciate the 2 games more, seeing how detailed the games are, without control issues. Sleeping Dogs can't even get the camera control right.
    But there's one thing SD does better than modern GTA games - map design. This aspect of GTASA was particularly successful because everything was condensed into a small map. The maps of GTA 4 and 5 are too spread out without substance which paradoxically make the world feel smaller. The world of SD isn't too big, but is quite condensed (because this is HK) and has a great atmosphere. Unlike GTA 4 & 5 I've never been bored by travelling in this game.
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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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