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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: 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: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Feb 11, 2018
    9
    For those who missed Sleeping Dogs the first time around this definitive edition is without a doubt the way to go. On top of graphical andFor those who missed Sleeping Dogs the first time around this definitive edition is without a doubt the way to go. On top of graphical and gameplay improvements, all of the DLC has been included on the disc. The three story based expansions might even be enough to make it a worthy purchase for those looking for another playthrough.

    By far one of the most impressive aspects of the game is the story. It's narrative in genuinely compelling. Things play out like a gritty crime-thriller with the vibe of a martial arts film thanks to it's mix of gang warfare and kung fu. The characters and writing are a step above most other games out there and the acting is incredible. It's theme of undercover police work allows Sleeping Dogs to explore just how deep one can go without losing themselves. It kind of reminded me of Gareth Evans' "The Raid" films.

    Developer United Front Games has crafted a unique world that's brimming with life. The Hong Kong setting gives the game it's own distinct flavor that no other open-world game has. It's also packed with content. There are a wide variety of activities and side-missions to tackle. It's easy to get lost in the world for hours at a time to the point where it almost starts to feel like home. I also have to praise the progression system. The more you do, the stronger you get and the more abilities and options that open up to you. If you really take the time to sink your teeth into Sleeping Dogs' meaty offerings then you'll notice that there is a genuine feeling of growth.

    There are some issues hanging around, so it's not quite all perfect. Some old bugs are hanging around and it's in desperate need of a fast-travel system where you don't have to rely on random taxis that you have to pay for. The former is most prominent in the DLC chapters. The thing that gave me the most problems though was the racing element. These side-missions are made unnecessarily tedious due to cheap AI catch up mechanics. You'll be doing fine one minute only to have your opponents fly by you even though you had a nice lead and there was nothing to slow you down. The races themselves aren't impossible as it just comes down to finding the right vehicle and maybe some track memorization. It doesn't change the fact that I felt like Sleeping Dogs' combination of the racing and 3rd person open-world genres wasn't as satisfying as it could have been.

    As for the DLC content included in this definitive edition, not only do you get all of the costume packs, but you get three story expansions and a collection of missions that allow you access to the game's best vehicle upon completion (it really makes those A-rank races so much easier). The Zodiac Tournament Pack is the only of the three expansions that can be accessed from the main game. The other two must be accessed separately at the main menu. It really embraces the kung fu side of things as it plays out like a cheesy martial arts film where you fight in a tournament of blood and fists. It's a great deal of fun.

    "Nightmare in North Point" adds a comical horror twist to the game as you'll take down the denizens of hell that have begun popping up around town. It's a nice addition, but probably my least favorite of the three as it has so little going for it from a narrative standpoint. It can also be kind of a pain to get 100% completion in as you have to hunt down a bunch of enemies across the map to get the kills needed to complete the gold medal challenges.

    "Year of the Triad" picks up from where the main game left off and is a nice continuation of the story. It's content feels more substantial than that of "Nightmare" and the only complaint I have is that I experienced a minor issue when going for all the new collectibles that forced me to restart and try again. No such issues the second time. It's emphasis on police work provides a nice new and subtle on the main gameplay.

    I found Sleeping Dogs to be almost immediately captivating and it quickly became one my favorite open-world games. I loved the character Wei Shen and found his adventure to be compelling in both the gameplay and writing side of things. While GTA comparisons are inevitable, you'd be doing yourself a disservice by thing of this as just GTA: China. It's much more original than that as it has it's own distinct identity that comes from how it embraces another culture. Something that allows for different little flourishes of creativity and fun. When you consider all of the extra content on the disc that you won't get from buying the previous console generation's version, I'd say this definitive edition is a must. Truly one of my favorite games of all time.

    9.2/10
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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. 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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  4. Oct 29, 2017
    8
    Суши! Караоке! Два петуха!

    Ещё до того как Эйден Пирс(Watch Dogs) начал хакать камеры в Чикаго, и уже после того как Майло Бьюрок(WHEELMAN)
    Суши! Караоке! Два петуха!

    Ещё до того как Эйден Пирс(Watch Dogs) начал хакать камеры в Чикаго, и уже после того как Майло Бьюрок(WHEELMAN) превратил улицы Барселоны в свой личный, каскадёрский автополигон, в Гонконг волею судеб разрабов SD забрёл Вей Шень. С первым человеком он схож из-за чувства мести, а со вторым из-за работы под прикрытием, но всех их объединяет одно! Желание их создателей дотянуться до рок-звёд! Так чем же может похвастаться перед непоколибимой серией ГеТеА игра «Спящие Псы»? 1е - это декорациями и антуражем не заеженного во все дыры города Гонконг! 2е - рукапашной боевой системой с высоким градусом жестокости. 3е - системой развития персонажа и каллоритной сюжетной кампанией! Вначале я не зря упомянул хакера Пирса и водителя, которому голос и внешность подарил Вин Дизель. В игре можно взламывать системы видеонаблюдения и устраивать зрелещные, но абсолютно не реалистичные погони на авто. НО ПРИ ВСЁМ ЭТОМ ВЕЛИКОЛЕПИИ чувствуется недокрученность, которая и не даёт в итоге поставить 10
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  5. Dec 10, 2015
    8
    "Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition" for the XBOX ONE is a visually enhanced port of the last-gen game complete with all the post-launch DLC"Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition" for the XBOX ONE is a visually enhanced port of the last-gen game complete with all the post-launch DLC including two story missions. "Dogs" started out as an entry in the "True Crime" series and its roots show despite the name change. This is an open-world action title that pulls much of its inspiration from the classic Asian film "Infernal Affairs" and Rockstar's "Grand Theft Auto" franchise. So if you're a fan of police thrillers, GTA and martial-art flicks, you'll certainly have a good time with this one. I played "Sleeping Dogs" on XBOX 360 and immediately noticed the upgraded graphics. A higher resolution, more detailed character models, new fog effects, a better draw distance, less bugs and more NPCs make the game a better experience, at least visually. Story wise, you play as Wei Shen, an undercover cop who is a veteran of the mean streets of Hong Kong. He is given the task of bringing down the Triad gangs. Wei can use guns, but his main weapons is his fists and feet. The game gives you all the usual side-missions in addition to the main story assignments. You'll be able to participate in street races, fight clubs, gambling, martial-art challenges as well as hacking and various cop activities. There's also an island that you can visit that is a direct homage to "Enter the Dragon" (with its 70's import movie presentation). Of course, there are also plenty of scattered icons you can track down for bonus upgrades. The Hong Kong setting and cop story is what makes "Sleeping Dogs" really stand out from the rest of the GTA clone pack. The city layout may not be a work of art like Los Santos was in "Grand Theft Auto V", but it's fun to navigate through. Despite its derivative nature, "Dogs" gets plenty right in terms of both story and action. It may not be a next-gen experience, but you should find plenty of value in this definitive version of the game if you're into GTA-like titles. 7.8 out of 10. Expand
  6. Jan 2, 2018
    7
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    Grafikler = 6
    Sesler = 6
    Keyif = 7
    Atmosfer = 8
    Süre = 6
  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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