Excerpt: With the mini-heat wave on the weekend of its release, anyone who picked up a copy of Sleeping Dogs was treated to some bonus immersion. Sweaty, sticky players ran about a hot and humid Hong Kong wished that the A/C they’d just bought for undercover cop Wei Shen was available to them.
Summary: Almost every area of the game is done to a high standard making this a highly recommended game that is well worth playing for anyone with an interest in the sandbox style of games or for anyone looking for a game with a solid storyline and fast paced action.
Summary: I know that Wei Shen isn’t the type of man to dragon-kick a passing woman into the ocean on a whim, but apparently he occasionally does this regardless. Such is the incongruity between character and action that arises in these games.
Pros: Satisfying melee combat, Mission variety is excellent
Cons: Story is strangely paced, Sandbox distractions are just distractions
Conclusion: Whether you are singing karaoke or smashing in gangsters faces Sleeping Dogs is one hell of a time. It’s been a little while since there’s been a big open world game and even with Sleeping Dogs crazy development cycle the game delivers a unique combat experience and fun story.
Summary: What does it take to survive as an undercover cop who infiltrates one of Hong Kong's most ruthless criminal organizations? If Sleeping Dogs is any indication, it takes martial arts prowess, good marksmanship, driving skill, a reckless willingness to leap from one speeding vehicle to another, and the...
Pros: Savage melee combat, Alluring atmosphere, Fun driving and gunplay, Varied missions, Numerous collectibles to hunt down and other enjoyable diversions
Cons: Unattractive character models and environmental textures
Excerpt: Hong Kong, i went there once, the thing that i remember most about the place was how greasy the food was and how i got an upset stomach for the rest of the long tormented nights longing for a simple hamburger, but no, Hong Kong is much more than just some town serving greasy fried ducks, it’s far...
Excerpt: There are two things you need to know about Sleeping Dogs. There are lots of other little interesting bits and pieces which we’ll touch upon in due course but there are really only two key points you have to be made aware of.
Pros: Perfectly captures the essence of the movies it emulates., Combat is fluid and intuitive., Plenty of diversity in the world., Great cast delivers the familiar themes of the story with aplomb.
Cons: It doesn’t really innovate in any major way., There’s no great challenge in it.