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GF Rating
8.2

3674 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

This game is hardcore.

posted by tgainey14 (NEW BERN, NC) Oct 6, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

14 out of 16 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

Honestly, this game is amazing. One of the best GTA knockoffs I've ever had the privilege to experience. The gunplay isn't that great, but that isn't the main focus. The main focus is on the brutal and slick hand-to-hand combat. The moves feel powerful to unleash and when you make a perfect combo, you feel insanely rewarded.

Pros
-Great fighting
-Great script
-Amazing character design
-Feeling attached to the character
-Plenty of clothes to choose from
-Car driving is awesome

Cons
-Repetitive story
-Overused profanity
-Shooting mechanics

If you noticed, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. Play this game, I implore you.

Thanks for reading!

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GF Rating
7

Good

Who'd have thought this game would be good?

posted by Celor997 (FREDERICK, MD) Aug 20, 2012

Member since Jan 2009

10 out of 12 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

Seriously. I NEVER expected that this game would be as interesting as it was, and that the gameplay would be as enjoyable as it is.

You play as Wei Shin, an undercover cop who gets assigned to take down the Triads in Hong Kong. That's basically the whole story. It's a story focusing somewhat on the dual life required to be lived by an undercover cop, and the internal struggle one has to go through to remain a cop, yet also to be immersed in the life of a gangster.

Okay, it's really not that in-depth of a story, as it only really touches on this whole duality; it feels more like a cheesy modern martial-arts movie with loads of gunfights, street races, cars exploding, and jaws being broken. Not that that's a bad thing, though: I've seen more than a few of such films that I wish I could control the action.

In closing, the game does play well; it's not the prettiest game I've seen, but it's fun. The story's not that fascinating, a lot of the voice acting is dull, the music is alright, and the texturework is .. serviceable.

There are worse games to play and to kill your time in than this one, and, while you probably won't play through it more than once, and probably won't try to get 100% of all the collectibles, I'm certain you'll enjoy your time in Hong Kong as much as I did.

Do remember though: you're supposed to be a cop.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

A great game!

posted by Ekuriox (FORT WORTH, TX) Aug 16, 2012

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Member since May 2003

24 out of 31 gamers (77%) found this review helpful

The gameplay resembles Mafia2 but published from the people who bring you Just Cause2. Sleeping Dogs is a free-roam title that keeps you in a more confounded game scenario. While there isn't any aircraft this game is a Eastern mafia title, that slightly resembles other criminal mischief titles like GTA.

Wei Shen was a police officer until his family was gunned down... He left to the USA and finally return to Hong Kong, China and decided to get back into the police force. Wei Shen decided to be a undercover operative in the criminal underworld of the Chinese Mafia, the triads. Set out with vengeance and anger Wei Shen tries to bring the Triad down from the inside-out.

I never really played a game like this style of gameplay... Usually you expect them to throw you out into the game and follow story dialogue. Instead, they keep you in a small area for a while and you don't even use a gun for some time. There is a very complex combat system that is really great... The combat system will remind you of the Batman titles... Having a variety of ways to counter the enemy and lock-on and fight a variety of foes. The vehicle gameplay is superb, neat driving mechanics... It isn't anything light Just Cause2, but you can jump from the vehicle onto other vehicles. There is also boats... An a variety of mini games like karaoke, cockfights, fight club, random people you can help, racing, and few other things. They give you a variety of ways to play the game. The game world is very large. There isn't any aircraft I've found, but you can use boats. I keep finding new things in the game, constantly.

Sleeping Dogs was a well designed game... Great story, great graphics, a lot of great design and work was placed into the game and it shows.

If you are into those crime story, third person shooters... Sleeping Dogs is one with a Eastern style to it and worth checking out.

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