Excerpt: Originally planned to be True Crime: Hong Kong, Sleeping Dogs (SD) went through a change in publishers from Eidos to Square-Enix and with that came a change from the title being True Crime: Hong Kong to what it is now.
Conclusion: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is the perfect chance for newcomers to give United Front Games' open-world caper a go. Stuffed to the gills with content, it's a generous package, and one that even those considering a second trip will enjoy.
Conclusion: The city is crammed with content, which adds as much re-playability as GTA or Red Dead Redemption. For those of you who enjoyed True Crime Streets of NY, You will love this game. I highly recommend Sleeping Dogs, it is well worth the asking price, which can't be said about most of the games on the...
Excerpt: As an open-world sandbox game, Sleeping Dogs has a lot of content to offer the player straight out of the box. From extra side missions to finding collectibles (and even a little gambling here and there), there’s something for just about everyone in the game already.
Pros: The DLC Gives you More of a Good Thing, Something for Everyone
Excerpt: Sleeping Dogs is full of crowded and dirty streets, with people selling all sorts of things (including their bodies). Playing as an undercover cop you infiltrate deeply into the Sun On Yee Triad organization, struggling to get as close as possible to the criminals who contributed to the death of...
Excerpt: I can't think of a game that's had to go through more to get released than Sleeping Dogs . It began as a new IP called Black Lotus , had its name changed to True Crime: Hong Kong , went through several delays, got canceled by Activision, picked up by Square Enix, and finally given the title it now...
Pros: Dominating the street races with my Velocita.
Cons: Flipping a mission-critical van when I was two feet away from the destination.
Excerpt: Sleeping Dogs was a hard game to play. It wasn't the difficulty, the dirty story or somewhat shocking violence that made it rough. It was hard in the sense that despite switching developers, publishers and avoiding cancellations, it didn't feel like anything special.
Excerpt: There is a poetry to the violence of Hong Kong cinema. The dance of bullets made famous by John Woo and Chow-Yun Fat – two fists gripping pistols, ricocheting bullets flying off walls, a blur of doves launching into flight from hidden nests – are not an unfamiliar sight to savvy moviegoers.
Pros: Detailed, believable Hong Kong; amazing atmosphere and mood that is held throughout the game; pretty entertaining (and predictable) storytelling; mostly excellent voice acting; lengthy story (for an action game); excellent combat mechanics, coupled with some great ideas that aren't used enough; d...
Cons: Some of the big-name voice actors seem largely superfluous; way too many crashes, glitches and bugs throughout
Excerpt: United Front Games has made a name for themselves in the driving game genre with ModNation Racers and the upcoming LittleBigPlanet Karting , but are now taking aim at a different genre in the action/adventure sandbox genre with Sleeping Dogs .