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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: 26 out of 49
  2. Negative: 8 out of 49
  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. Feb 21, 2015
    10
    An unexpected gem. An absolutely fantastic game, with a perfect blend between melee combat and gunplay. It well deserves to be up there withAn unexpected gem. An absolutely fantastic game, with a perfect blend between melee combat and gunplay. It well deserves to be up there with GTA, Saints Row etc. Expand
  3. Nov 23, 2015
    9
    Amazing! I played the ps3 version and it was very addictive. I have to say this remastered version is even more amazing. Lets be honest theAmazing! I played the ps3 version and it was very addictive. I have to say this remastered version is even more amazing. Lets be honest the game was stunning on previous consoles but this one just pushes it a bit further. Each mission feels special. It all belongs together. Even silly mundane tasks. Got it on sale but would pay full price for this! Expand
  4. Apr 8, 2016
    8
    This is like GTA in Hong Kong. But you can fight with martial arts great setting. I loved how your a cop and a gangster at the same time andThis is like GTA in Hong Kong. But you can fight with martial arts great setting. I loved how your a cop and a gangster at the same time and can switch between. If you into martial arts movies this is a must play. And has different cars that i havent really drove before. Expand
  5. Apr 28, 2018
    7
    Quite a decent game! Very good combat! A very nice open world, similar to GTA, and an interesting story. I would recommend to people who likesQuite a decent game! Very good combat! A very nice open world, similar to GTA, and an interesting story. I would recommend to people who likes GTA style gameplay. Expand
  6. May 15, 2018
    5
    Another dull open world game with a boring cliched narrative with great combat. But, I don't think that makes up for the boring story and sideAnother dull open world game with a boring cliched narrative with great combat. But, I don't think that makes up for the boring story and side activities. Expand
  7. Dec 20, 2014
    0
    When I decided to finally get sleeping dogs on ps4 I was expecting enhanced graphics and deeper detail. But was left with PS3 graphics in noWhen I decided to finally get sleeping dogs on ps4 I was expecting enhanced graphics and deeper detail. But was left with PS3 graphics in no way did square Enix enhance the graphics like they claim they did I truly expected better looking graphics on the ps4 version like they did with tomb raider but yet we only got the exact same game with the same ps3 graphics.
    The added dlc's is not enough to make this game shine on PS4 if you look at GTA V on PS4 and sleeping dogs you will clearly see how far behind sleeping dogs really is. Sleeping dogs was below average on PS3 and on ps4 it is even worse. The controls is terrible and the driving mechanics is garbage. The entire game is a lost cause and should never have been remastered for ps4. If you like open world crime games on ps4 I suggest stay with GTA V
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