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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 10, 2014
    85
    Worth the investment for its stellar story. Bear in mind that the combat and the camera issues are still present.
  2. Oct 10, 2014
    80
    For those who missed out on Sleeping Dogs two years ago, the title is correct: this is the definitive version. Unfortunately, those who already visited the compressed streets of Hong Kong will have almost no incentive to go back.
  3. Oct 17, 2014
    80
    For better or worse, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is not that much different from your standard issue Game of the Year Edition. That is to say, you'll be treated one of the best open world crime adventures in recent years, and the game still looks great, if not dramatically different on its new hardware.
  4. Oct 30, 2014
    75
    Packed with content, all of the DLCs that have come out since the original game and upgraded graphics, this GTA clone will keep you happy till the "real deal" (GTAV) comes to the next-gen.
  5. Jan 21, 2015
    70
    The only mode to feel completely finished is Nightmare in North Point, which pits the player against an army of hopping vampires and a few resurrected faces from the main storyline.
  6. I have a hard time understanding why Sleeping Dogs needed to be ported to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in what Square Enix is calling the game’s “Definitive Edition”...It collects all of the game’s considerable post-release content – including a trio of story-driven add-ons – in one convenient place, which is laudable. But core game hasn’t changed much. And it wasn’t perfect to begin with...The expression “warts and all” to leap to mind.
  7. Oct 9, 2014
    60
    Still a very good game, but it's on the more pointless end of the rerelease spectrum, and they really should have fixed those bugs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Dec 17, 2016
    9
    Never played the initial release, but always wanted to. It did not disappoint. It feels like a middle ground between GTA and Saints Row. HasNever played the initial release, but always wanted to. It did not disappoint. It feels like a middle ground between GTA and Saints Row. Has the realism, grit, and attention to detail like GTA, but at the same time it plays in a very arcade style.
    The plot has the whole "caught between the life of a cop and criminal" thing done well; side characters forgettable though. Some of the gameplay elements are pretty ridiculous, but undoubtedly fun (hilarious car chases). Combat is pretty good. Packed with content, collectables, races, clothes, vehicles, and side missions (that are also fun). The settings is brilliantly realised. One major issue for me; is that the map is sectioned into five distinct districts separated by motorways, but none of them are bigger enough or unique enough to warrant. Its as though the map was stretched to make it appear bigger; just no need, would of seemed denser and more realistic without the separation. Also, there are a few minor bugs and annoyances.
    Overall, it has everything you want from an open-world, crime action game.
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  2. Dec 10, 2016
    9
    Having got this for free form xbox live, i can confirm this would have been worth paying for. Interesting story and great game overall. OnlyHaving got this for free form xbox live, i can confirm this would have been worth paying for. Interesting story and great game overall. Only drawback are the few glitches and bugs which still persist despite this being "definitive edition". Im actually quite sad about united front games shutting down a few months ago as I would have gladly paid for the sequel. Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2016
    8
    "Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition" for the Xbox One is a remaster that includes an artbook and all DLC made for the original game. Originally"Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition" for the Xbox One is a remaster that includes an artbook and all DLC made for the original game. Originally devised as an entry for the "True Crime" series, it plays out like a cross between "Grand Theft Auto" and "Shenmue". Seemingly inspired by the Asian thriller "Infernal Affairs", the game places the player in the shoes of Wei Shen, a young undercover cop that is tasked with bringing down the ruthless Triad gangs. Gambling, fight clubs, cockfights and street races are some illegal activities that you can partake in. You can also participate in police assignments such as making arrests and taking down threats. In between missions, players can upgrade Wei's abilities by visiting martial-art dojos. And everyday activities like singing at karaoke bars, buying cars and going on dates can also be done.

    "Sleeping Dogs" is a single player game without any online multiplayer modes, but it has about as many options as the similar "Watch Dogs". In terms of story, it's above most titles of its ilk. Gameplay wise, it is solid, yet a bit dated. This isn't something that feels current-gen at all. Overall though, this is a remaster that works best for those who didn't play the original 2012 release. It's a better game than any of the "True Crime" titles and about as good as "Watch Dogs". Now that it's priced at only $20, it's a must buy. I'd give it an 8 out of 10
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  4. Dec 12, 2016
    8
    I played Sleeping Dogs back on the 360 and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have since read reviews on the game and have read a lot of negativityI played Sleeping Dogs back on the 360 and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have since read reviews on the game and have read a lot of negativity towards the camera and controls. Personally I feel that if you enjoy video gaming enough then these things shouldn't be an issue, after all they are only minor problems.

    This game was added to the Xbox Live Games with Gold program in November 2016 and, because I am a avid gamer and I can't say no to a free game, I decided to pick it up again. Upon loading the game up on my Xbox One and seeing the main menu and watching the opening cut scene, I immediately remembered how much I enjoyed this game back on the 360.

    After playing it for a couple of hours however I realised that although this game plays well, looks great and has a addictive quality I just couldn't get into it like I once did. This has happened with quite a few of the re-releases we have received in recent years (GTAV, Darksiders, Metro).

    If you haven't already played this game then I highly recommend you pick it up and give it a go because there is a fantastic game to be had here. However, if you have already played it and are considering revisiting it, I wouldn't bother. There are a few fantastic re-releases out there (DmC, Skyrim, Tomb Raider) but this may only be for people who haven't played it previously.

    New to it - 9/10
    Played it before - 7/10
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  5. Oct 27, 2014
    8
    I bought this with no previous knowledge of the game, I obviously knew it existed but I had never played it on last gen, I wasn't expectingI bought this with no previous knowledge of the game, I obviously knew it existed but I had never played it on last gen, I wasn't expecting much from this but I have to say I really really enjoyed this game and I also enjoyed playing on after the story for achievements, the graphics are good and seem an upgrade from the previous gen version, as for frame rate I don't know I never played last gen. The story is good and interested and the settings is good. Easily a 8/10, just some really technical issues let it down for me, there are a lot of bugs and strange things that happen in the game Expand
  6. PJH
    Nov 12, 2014
    6
    Found this difficult to rate as I owned it on the Xbox 360. The reason why is that on the Xbox 360 I 'played it to death' and found itFound this difficult to rate as I owned it on the Xbox 360. The reason why is that on the Xbox 360 I 'played it to death' and found it unexpectedly one of the most enjoyable titles on the console. I felt the story, characters, gameplay and Hong Kong setting made it a better title than all grand theft autos (not including GTA V, which was Fantastic).
    My problem is this. YES putting all of the DLC and extras in one place is nice, Okay the graphics are a bit better, BUT as a whole I didn't think it was enough to make it a worthy port to Xbox One or PS4.
    My advice is this… if you've never played it I would give it a 9 and say buy it, if you owned it previously on Xbox 360 or PS3 save your money and invest in something better, you won't find anything more than nostalgic value here.
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  7. Nov 11, 2014
    0
    This game sucks they should quit making these types of remakes, most of they offer is just really pontless. Not worth getting at all. dont getThis game sucks they should quit making these types of remakes, most of they offer is just really pontless. Not worth getting at all. dont get it not worth 60 dollars Expand

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