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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Oct 15, 2014
    95
    One of the best games of the last few years gets even better.
  2. Oct 14, 2014
    86
    Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition offers the same solid game experience, but as the DLC's that are included are not brilliant, we wonder if the the astonishing graphics is worth the big price difference with the original one.
  3. Oct 9, 2014
    80
    Definitive Edition is not quite an essential purchase – especially if you already played and finished the original release – but it’s definitely worth picking up if you’re hankering after the kind of open world criminal action that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
  4. 80
    A more polished version of an already polished game.
  5. Oct 10, 2014
    75
    It's a shame we're not getting any new content here, but it is indeed the best opportunity to try an outstanding game that have already surprised many players during the previous generation.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 16, 2014
    70
    There isn't a good enough reason to double-dip if you played the original, but if you haven't had the pleasure, we'd suggest you Triad it out. [Dec 2014, p.94]
  7. Oct 9, 2014
    60
    While it can look nice under the right conditions (usually during well-lit cutscenes or when the sun goes down), Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is the least impressive new-gen remaster I've seen so far. And as somebody who played through the entirety of the game upon its original release, the visual tweaks on offer here did little to convince me that I need to play it, or more importantly pay for it all over again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 97
  2. Negative: 11 out of 97
  1. Oct 27, 2014
    10
    The remastered version of the original game is amazing, the graphics to. The whole game is overall a very good game with great story and theThe remastered version of the original game is amazing, the graphics to. The whole game is overall a very good game with great story and the driving is very good. But it's a bit complicated to drive on the left. Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2021
    10
    Highly Recommended : 10/10
    1. Graphics : GOOD
    2. Gameplay : GOOD
    Definitely worth a try !
  3. May 23, 2022
    9
    Its prerty good game, I finished in 2 days. I love the main character and what happens to him. The only down side of the game there is noIts prerty good game, I finished in 2 days. I love the main character and what happens to him. The only down side of the game there is no romance. There are multiple choises throughout the game but you only see them couple times. I wish we could've done more. Over all its good. Expand
  4. Feb 1, 2019
    8
    Sleeping dogs is an awesome GTA clone. Really had a fun time plowing through everything and everyone in my car driving around fromSleeping dogs is an awesome GTA clone. Really had a fun time plowing through everything and everyone in my car driving around from destination to destination. Hong Kong looks amazing and feels alive. Finally getting a game where you can become a kung foo fighting champ and decimate your opponents like Bruce lee is one of the best experiences. The graphics look incredible in the remastered version. Controls are tight, fighting and paring you'r opponents are fluid. Driving controls are tight and smooth, once you get down how the cars handle you'll be blazing through obstacles in no time. Story is fun and entertaining, I really enjoyed Wei as a protagonist. Being a badass undercover cop taking down the triads and walking that fine line of legal or illegal made the story interesting. Really wish squinex would consider making a SD2, hopefully they come around to doing it. Expand
  5. Aug 24, 2015
    7
    It is very good, definitive, it is not. I 100%'d Sleeping Dogs on 360 when it was originally released and I loved it enough to give itIt is very good, definitive, it is not. I 100%'d Sleeping Dogs on 360 when it was originally released and I loved it enough to give it another go on PS4 after the remastering, therefore my review is of the Definitive Edition.

    I love the story, a dark and brutal foray into the untraveled in video games East. The Hong Kong underworld complete with sex trafficking, drugs, triads and corruption is fantastic. The combat is awesome and is a more complex version than what the recent Arkham games offer complete with upgrades. It takes a while to get to grips with controlling vehicles, once you do however it has a more "Action Movie" feel to it than other games of this genre. Over all the game itself is terrific, I'd give it a 9/10

    This is where it lets itself down, yes it has all the DLC and such but as far as a visual and audio overhaul its barely had one. All they have really done is made everything shiny and glisten. The neon has a bit more image flare and its a bit more higher resolution but that's about it. When it rains it looks really good but my major gripe is how empty Hong Kong is. Aesthetically the game is abandoned and sparsely populated, the city simply isn't alive enough. The pedestrians have about 7>10 possibilities of things they can say and there aren't enough of them. Sometimes there are literally zero vehicles on the road. To me this is not a next-gen overhaul. It is more fitting of a past gen GOTY re-release.

    Summarizing, Sleeping Dogs is a fantastic action game and it is very underappreciated. However as far as remasters and definitive editions go this is a flop. Taking into consideration a certain other open world crime game which was remastered into practically a brand new game *cough, cough* GTAV *cough* the remastering of Sleeping Dogs is pretty sub-par.
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  6. Mar 10, 2017
    7
    This game is pretty ok. The story is bland and the voice acting is the physical incarnation of AIDS itself, but the gameplay is fun andThis game is pretty ok. The story is bland and the voice acting is the physical incarnation of AIDS itself, but the gameplay is fun and challenging. You play as an undercover cop trying to stop the evil triangle people, because squares are better. You also can kick people off of motorcycles. This game is the kind of stupid fun that you have drunk with your friends and i love it to death.
    P.S. don't try to get a gun. You will die every single time.
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  7. Apr 25, 2021
    0
    I remember really enjoying this on my PS3, but the PS4 version won’t allow me to take a picture in the Popstar mission early in the game! DueI remember really enjoying this on my PS3, but the PS4 version won’t allow me to take a picture in the Popstar mission early in the game! Due to this glitch I can’t continue the campaign. After a couple hours of research on the net to try and find a workaround, i gave up. Apparently this was an issue on the PS3 as well & was not addressed in the “definitive edition”!!!! Not very “Definitive” if you ask me! I want to play the game again, it won’t let me though Expand

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