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  • Summary: Sleeping Dogs is an open world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. Taking the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, players must take down one of the world's most lethal criminal organizations from the inside. Featuring imaginative combat systems, Sleeping Dogs empowers enablesSleeping Dogs is an open world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. Taking the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, players must take down one of the world's most lethal criminal organizations from the inside. Featuring imaginative combat systems, Sleeping Dogs empowers enables players to perform an array of martial arts moves, singlehandedly taking on numerous opponents. Players perform visceral kicks and combos, vicious counters and a cinematic set of environmental takedowns making use of real-world items from circular saws to phone booths, incinerators to refrigerator doors. Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
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  1. Aug 23, 2012
    95
    Sleeping Dogs provides players with an engrossing narrative set to the atmospheric and richly-detailed backdrop of Hong Kong. An extensive array of additional missions and activities ensure there are always opportunities for further adventure and action to discover while roaming the streets. Along with an impressive presentation for both the visuals and music, Sleeping Dogs is without doubt the sleeper hit of this year for open world action games.
  2. Aug 17, 2012
    90
    Square Enix and United Front Games pulled Sleeping Dogs from the brink of death, and what surprised me is just how good it turned out to be.
  3. PC Master (Greece)
    Feb 6, 2013
    90
    Unlike the previous ‘True Crime’ games, where there was a strict depiction of the city maps, Sleeping Dogs does not portray Hong Kong, inch by inch. United Front Games has implemented GTA’s novelties in way that winks slyly at Rockstar. In essence, what the GTA series has accomplished, Sleeping Dogs has carried out better and more elegantly. [October 2012]
  4. Aug 14, 2012
    80
    The finished game--which only made it to release thanks to a last-minute rescue from Square Enix--won't be remembered as one of the world's great open-world crime games. But it will be thought of as a good, solid one that did enough right to be mostly fun from start to finish. And I don't think there's anything wrong with that.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 10, 2012
    80
    City action in an Asian style casts a fresh wind to the sandbox game genre, with attractive worlds full of details, great battle mechanics and cool free-run sections. [Sept 2012]
  6. Aug 24, 2012
    80
    This game is a very pleasant surprise that's throwing down the gauntlet to GTA V with its Cantonese oral insult. The game's story along with plenty of gaming mechanics' innovation make Sleeping Dogs a truly remarkable and never-ending joyride with no intention to imitate the original at all costs. I'm so sorry Niko, you've been great, but at the end of the day Wei Shen takes it all.
  7. Sep 25, 2012
    60
    The title Sleeping Dogs is a reference to "let sleeping dogs lie". Well, the developers should have heeded this ancient wisdom and let True Crime: Hong Kong die.

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  1. Negative: 25 out of 291
  1. Apr 27, 2020
    10
    Tek kelimeyle efsane bi oyundu.Ozellikle seneryosu ve Hong Kong atmosferi beni hayli bi büyüledi
  2. Aug 15, 2012
    10
    Having not run into any of the bugs or issues with controls that most users are citing, I'm giving Sleeping Dogs a 10 simply because itHaving not run into any of the bugs or issues with controls that most users are citing, I'm giving Sleeping Dogs a 10 simply because it doesn't suffer from sequelitis. United Front Games did an amazing job of creating a true spiritual successor to the True Crime series that Luxoflux created so masterfully. For once, developers are not selling out to appeal to the Call of Duty audience. The on-rails drive by missions felt so familiar to their TC:NYC counterparts. While the police gameplay is noticeably different due to the nature of you being undercover, the gunplay feels incredibly similar with bullet time, dual wielding, and the purposeful lack of emphasis on shooting. You don't have some absurd amount of ammunition, and United Front did an excellent job of keeping True Crime true to its roots. The driving feels incredibly similar, especially with ramming replacing manual PIT maneuvers. The hand to hand combat feels just as in-depth as in previous games, with training locations and new moves to learn. I am just so amazed with how they kept all the things that made True Crime unique. You can still store weapons in car trunks, purchase and store vehicles in the garage, customize your player character, and so on. I am beyond ecstatic that United Front made sure Sleeping Dogs would always be remember as the third True Crime game. This consistency is a massive step forward for the industry: Call of Duty cannot ruin every game with a gun in it anymore. We can finally expect more unique, good games again. Expand
  3. Sep 10, 2012
    9
    This is an excellent example of how great this genre of gaming truly is; Having only two other 'quality' titles which this can be comparedThis is an excellent example of how great this genre of gaming truly is; Having only two other 'quality' titles which this can be compared against, does restrict (and sort-of bias) my review, but I will try my best.

    Many have complained of the sluggish camera and controls; I agree with these comments, to some extent and this is the only mark I have knocked off a perfect 10. The camera seems as though it is just a little too slow and 'sluggish' for a pc game of this genre; you want to be taking in your environment as you speed down the highway or slice through the waters of the surrounding seas... and, sadly, with the current means of camera-control, you cannot thoroughly enjoy these things. The controls, however, are almost impeccable - combat is extremely responsive and diverse, even without the use of melee weapons or firearms, and I believe the combat is one of the best I've seen in this genre.

    The storyline is so good; no, really....it is so so sooooo much better than both GTA IV and Saints Row 3, albeit, a little short. You feel attached to many of the main characters; feeling what Wei feels. You hate who he hates, you care for his friends, you feel almost happy when you see an enemy get what they deserve. The only downside is that the story ends, leaving me wanting more!

    The side missions are pretty diverse, allowing for racing, kidnapping, killing, stealing, and the occasional hacking. These give great rewards and really help to extend the play-time of the game. Overall, I highly recommend this game and to anyone "on the fence" as to whether this game is worth picking up (lack of advertising and hype really made this game fly under the radar), I say; buy it! It's incredible!

    -Pretteh
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  4. Aug 16, 2012
    9
    I'm enjoying Sleeping dogs immensely. The story in most part stays on a high note and the gameplay feels solid.

    I haven't run into any
    I'm enjoying Sleeping dogs immensely. The story in most part stays on a high note and the gameplay feels solid.

    I haven't run into any issues with the controls, however on some occasions the camera wasn't following correctly.

    The engine is extremely well done on PC, this is where I stood surprised. They clearly had people on the dev team who were familiar with the PC plaform. After a few days of playing non stop I never ran into any bugs. Even with HD3D, the experience was seamless. ( although the newbs at gamespot seem to have experienced two crashes under 24hrs of play)

    Overall great times to be had in Sleeping Dogs and I would most definitely recommend it your feeling like some GTA/Kung-fu fighting.
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  5. Feb 9, 2016
    8
    Sleeping dogs is great game, because game reproduction Hong Kong very well.
    The main of the game is parkour and Chinese martial art.
    Also
    Sleeping dogs is great game, because game reproduction Hong Kong very well.
    The main of the game is parkour and Chinese martial art.
    Also there is some guns like pistol, smg, granade launcher.
    Story is not that bad. Game's story is +B Hong Kong noire movie.
    For this reason, I rate this game point 8
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  6. Aug 25, 2013
    7
    The game overall was alright for me. The story really pulled me in. With the vibrant setting of Hong Kong and the characters being veryThe game overall was alright for me. The story really pulled me in. With the vibrant setting of Hong Kong and the characters being very emotional and powerful, it drove me to complete the game. While the fighting part of the game play was good and challenging, the free running and shooting aspects weren't as well implemented as they could have been. Also being able to purchase cars and clothing seemed unnecessary. To me there just seemed to be a lot of excess and underdeveloped or unpolished aspects in the game.

    Overall I think this was a good game and enjoyed playing it. If I was a consumer looking to play this I'd recommend borrowing or renting it first.
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  7. Jun 29, 2014
    0
    I can't play this game thanks to the hkship.exe error. I think this is a fine open world game like GTA, so I would love to play it, but theI can't play this game thanks to the hkship.exe error. I think this is a fine open world game like GTA, so I would love to play it, but the people at Square Enix should address this situation. Expand

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