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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 $15 until the end of the month. Expand
  2. Dec 21, 2014
    9
    Sleeping dogs definitive edition is a remaster of sleeping dogs from 2012 with better visuals and all the DLC. Sleeping dogs is an open worldSleeping dogs definitive edition is a remaster of sleeping dogs from 2012 with better visuals and all the DLC. Sleeping dogs is an open world action game using a sort of GTA formula, but this game has some unique things about it especially the setting in Hong Kong Playing as Wei Shen an undercover cop knowing all these cool martial arts moves that are pretty sweet though I did find pressing E to counter was dodgy and I couldn't remap the key. This game has some great characters who have personalities especially the protagonist. The combat features cool environmental takedowns which are so great like stabbing people with sword fish or killing someone with a grinder. This game also has shooting occasionally and the cover system is fairly basic but it also involves a great mechanic of vaulting over an object and going into bullet time. I think you should buy this if you see it cheap I got it for 10$ and it was the best 10$ I spent this year Expand
  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. Jun 22, 2016
    8
    Sleeping Dogs takes you on a blood-spattered journey through the violent Hong Kong underworld as undercover cop Wei Shen, a man torn betweenSleeping Dogs takes you on a blood-spattered journey through the violent Hong Kong underworld as undercover cop Wei Shen, a man torn between two worlds and not wholly of either one. The game is a sandbox crime sim and is closer to Grand Theft Auto then to Saints Row in terms of gameplay, but is generally more enjoyable to play then the former. It does however lack any kind of multiplayer, which I am sure would be very offputting for some. While it places a much lower emphasis on shooting then most games in the genre, it flavors its gunfights with bullet time- but most of the time, Wei engages his foes with a brutal combination of strikes, counters and throws, coupled with some very painful-looking environmental finishers (table saws, spikes, furnaces, fan blades- the list goes on) You unlock additional melee techniques along the way and while the fights may eventually get stale and lack the tactical depth of say, the Batman: Arkham games, they remain a cut above the drunken flailing that passes for melee in GTA V. Unlike the purely aesthetic clothing options in GTA V, clothing in Sleeping Dogs can provide bonuses when worn as a set. Driving is manageable, though most the cars do not handle very well and you will find yourself grinding a lot of hard surfaces at speed. However, you have the ability to jolt your car left, right or forwards to ram other cars, which is both useful and entertaining. Bullet time also kicks in when aiming a gun from a car, making engaging pursuers infinitely easier. As per standard for the genre, there are a multitude of collectables scattered about the map. While the lockboxes reward only some money and occasionally clothes and the security camera hacks offer no reward at all, the shrines confer a maximum health upgrade for every five shrines found and are absolutely vital, as finding them all doubles Wei's starting health. Luckily, you unlock the ability to see the shrines on your map early on, and like GTA V, the entire city is available to explore at the start, barring only a few story mission-only areas. This "definitive" edition of the game includes almost all of the DLCs- fair enough, considering the vanilla edition is no longer available (Wow Squarenix, really?) These include a number of extra outfits, vehicles and missions that if used/done during the course of a playthrough will make the core content much easier, especially the police tactical gear that cuts all damage you take in half. There are a pair of mini-story addons, one dealing with a prototype, gatling-equipped supercar and the other a martial arts tournament ripped straight out of Enter the Dragon, which offers up some of the most difficult melee fights in the game. Money is also no object beyond the first few hours of the story, beginning with the fact that you can run over parking meters to get it! There are also a pair of full story addons: Nightmare on North Point is your standard horror-flavored DLC that has you fighting Jiang Shi vampires, Yaoguai demons and the ghosts of enemies fought in the main campaign. The second, Year of the Snake, sees Wei back on the force and combating a bomb-crazy doomsday cult on Chinese New Year's. While Nightmare has new enemies and Snake has some good gunfights, both DLCs are somewhat repetitive and are not up to the same quality as the core campaign. They are, however, short enough that they do not overstay their welcome. Though I played these addons after completing the story, you may wish to complete Year of the Snake earlier on as it adds a tear-gas grenade launcher to your main playthrough. Overall, I enjoyed Sleeping Dogs and found it more then worth its lowered price. If you enjoy sandbox crime games, Sleeping Dogs is certainly worth your time. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2021
    7
    Геймплей, графика и сюжет в игре на высоком уровне, единственное, не понравилось как реализована стрельба.Геймплей, графика и сюжет в игре на высоком уровне, единственное, не понравилось как реализована стрельба.
  6. Rem
    Dec 26, 2016
    7
    Playing Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition would be my first time experiencing the undercover cop journey of Wei Shen, so naturally firstPlaying Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition would be my first time experiencing the undercover cop journey of Wei Shen, so naturally first impressions would be key at setting the tone. Sleeping Dogs delivers on good impressions for the first few hours by showcasing solid graphics and an inviting setting which happens to be the bustling center of Hong Kong. The gameplay, which involves a quite compelling Arkham-esque fighting system of attacks and counters keeps you entertained for the first few hours you spend in the shoes of an undercover cop battling loyalties and rival triads. Despite this solid first impression, Sleeping Dogs's plot falls into the predictable realm while its gameplay almost threatens to fall apart, but it holds itself together until the solid ending which reminds me of the good Hong Kong gangster films.

    While many might pass off Sleeping Dogs's gameplay as run of the mill and copy-paste, it's extremely fun (referring to the hand to hand combat). The driving doesn't really fall into the realism spectrum instead opting for a more aracdey handling that ultimately lends to its classic action film vibe. When guns do come about, the shooting feels solid and this combined with the sections where you shoot and drive, is visually appealing. Sleeping Dogs is hardly challenging and the AI is rock dumb, but the systems in place work well enough to carry the game for its first several hours before encounters become predictable and laughably easy towards the end.

    The story of Wei Shen deciding between his loyalties as an undercover cop is backed by solid voice acting, though I wished they utilized Cantonese more rather than a heavily accented English with Cantonese quips every now and then. Wei Shen is a decidedly interesting character for the most part although he won't be stuck in my mind for very long. The rest of the cast is surprisingly cookie cutter though with predictable motives and actions. It became monotonous when I called every story bit and with little story twists, much of the emotional impact was lost as a result. Despite this, there was a valiant effort in at least capturing that undertone of tested loyalties and action movie prowess. The setpieces when they're good are thrilling and are reminiscent of good action movies, when they're not it becomes busywork with easy gameplay to accompany it.

    The open world of Hong Kong, while not as expansive as San Andreas or other sandboxes has a unique identity of its own. Shopkeepers and citizens bustle about in a believable fashion and the locations you visit are visually interesting enough to make you want to explore. However the activities that inhabit this world are not as successful. Drug busts and favors are hardly challenging, but yield satisfying enough rewards for you to complete them. Most activities in the open world feed into the upgrade system, which is divided into three different trees in which certain activities feed specific trees, which help push the player into doing these activities, despite most of them actually amounting to busy work. The cop jobs are surprisingly lame, but the races in addition to the handling of the cars had me scrounging cash to purchase a new car, a feature that I found Sleeping Dogs does way better than other open world games.

    Sleeping Dogs shortcomings are one of story miscues and gameplay that doesn't back it up or reinvents itself along the way to stay refreshing. It feels closer to an action game set in a pretty open world as a result of ts mundane side activities (save for the races). However, there are certainly things to enjoy here. The humor often feels appropriate, the gameplay is an action movie throwback, and the setpieces are well scripted enough to carry you along despite the lack of challenge. The two DLCs packed in this edition are well below average as they lack any substance since they are a glorified collection of side missions with somehow even worse gameplay, so their addition does little to help the overall game. With that said, there is a remarkable amount of polish in the game as I experienced very little glitches of hiccups. It runs very well and looks very solid and appropriate.

    Sleeping Dogs won't be breaking the bank or any awards show, but it is a solid game with a good amount of polish. Spending close to 20 hours in Hong Kong is a good value for a game that does things a little above average at best.
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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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