Sleeping Dogs is one of the few success stories of a game being canceled, and later brought back to life, Frankenstein style. While there are plenty of games this does not work with (Duke Nukem comes to mind right away), Sleeping Dogs turned out to be a great title. Formerly known as True Crime Hong Kong, it takes a few elements from a lot of different titles - Combat similar to Batman, gunning similar to Gears of War, and driving similar to, well any open world action game, really. The similarities between Sleeping Dogs will clearly be drawn between GTA and Saints Row, but up against these, I think that Sleeping Dogs holds its own. The story is excellent, and reminiscent of The Departed in that you're an undercover cop infiltrating the Triads. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you engaged with the story from start to finish. Additionally, there are plenty of sidequests, races, and collectables to find on your way through the adventure. Another element unique to Sleeping Dogs, which is one of my favorite elements in any game, is your ability to upgrade your character. You can unlock new moves, more damage, and other useful unlockables to help you take down the triads.
Final Word - If you're in the mood for an open world action game with plenty of cue's taken from Hong Kong cinema (John Woo slow mo, for example), the best parts of other games in the driving, fighting, and shooting departments, definitely give Sleeping Dogs a look. You won't be disappointed.
posted by jesse_gamer012 (GOSHEN, AL) Apr 18, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
i played this game for about two hours and it was all i could take . maybe later on in the game it gets better but i could not stand it anymore.all you do is fist fight and its choppy the third person view jumps behind walls and other structure making impossible to see what your doing ..the fights are epic hard and you fight like 10 people at one time . the "b" button is supposed to block attacks yeah so it only works about half the time !!! i am no noob and i have played suckie games before that were at least some what tollerable ...this one is a complete fail. dont waist the time or the money i would rate it in the negitives if i could > that is all