I like this game. Mostly for the MMA and fight clubs. The driving is not the best. I feel like it could be more responsive. That would make it better. Not only that though. This game looks really good on a 1080p screen except it doesn't support that high of resolution. 720p is its best. But really it doesn't matter much if graphics aren't your thing. Overall this is a really good game and I will be expecting a sequel! :D
Grand Theft Auto... With a REAL story
This is what Grand Theft Auto could've / should've been. This game, to me, is a true classic and I found myself buying ALL the DLC to get everything I could out of it. I love Square Enix and what they've done to this game with the help of Indie developer United Front Games. This is the closest to immersion I've ever felt with a game. I truly felt attached to Wei Shen (Main protagonist). The combat is beautiful, reminiscent of Batman Arkham Asylum / City. The storyline is a cop drama, where Wei Shen is torn between allegiance to his police force or allegiance to his triad friends / family. The graphics could've been better (Hopefully in the sequel Triad Wars, they will utilize the Next-Gen engines / consoles). However, everything else about this game made up for the graphics. Loved every minute of it and diligently following United Front Games twitter to get any inside scoop on a sequel (only game I've done this for, I LOVE it).
Great but with flaws
This is a great game I love the story and the fast paced action in the game. However to me it's replay value is very low as there isn't much to do outside of the story. You don't always have a gun with you and you can't just go around killing people as in other sandbox games but all in all it is a great game I just couldn't grind through the whole story.
Great from start to finish
Sleeping Dogs is like GTA in Hong Kong. The fighting is unique and very well done IMO, the characters are well thought out and the scenery is beautiful. Its a sandbox game so you can either play the storyline or do the side quests (and believe me, there are a ton). I'm hoping they make a sequel to this game, I got a good month of playing time out of this one!!
I might prefer this game over GTA IV...
This game is super addicting... I mean SUPER addicting. (Well, in my opinion.) It has a great storyline, great side missions, and and overall great experience that comes along with it. There's a lot of plot twists that just leave your mouth hanging right open. It has a lot of replay value and the achievements are fairly easy to collect also. I would recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of Grand Theft Auto, or any other similar games.
A solid open-world game not entirely intriguing.
Walking into Game Stop one day, I was just perusing the games, not really sure of what I wanted to get. I didn't know if I would get anything. I caught myself looking at various third-person shooters and then I remembered a game I'd heard of before and been curious about - Sleeping Dogs. So I saw it and bought it. Enough of my story though. You play as Wei, a guy who just came back to Hong Kong from America. He was in trouble with the police or something like that. Honestly, it was nothing I truly cared about it. He's working as a double agent. He works for this group of Gangster, but is doing so for the police, who enlist him for jobs on the side as well. Some stuff happens in between, of course. There has to be some sort of drama and conflict. There are rivaling factions of gangs. Wei's skills are very impressive to one particular gang (and he also has a friend on the inside), so he is taken under their wing. However, he is still an isolated man. He has obviously had many struggles in life. He also meets potential mates throughout the game, adding yet more drama. It became things that I didn't really care about. Wei also has a past in Hong Kong though, as is constantly referenced by a number of characters, including himself. The script isn't good. Rockstar's games have more intelligent writing than Sleeping Dogs. The "f word" is used very liberally and in large quantities. In video games, I cannot stand that, and Sleeping Dogs is no exception. Character development is mediocre. It's better than some other open-world games (like Saints Row). One thing that strangely tickled my fancy was how the Chinese and English languages were used parallel with each other. What didn't make sense was that one character would speak in English entirely in a conversations while the other would speak entirely in Chinese. A thing I really appreciated about Sleeping Dogs was its setting. The Hong Kong setting provided a different backdrop as opposed to the usual American metropolises seen in other open-world games. With the cities neon lights, the city became more visually appealing as opposed to the grays seen in Grand Theft Auto, Fallout 3, and Elder Scrolls. When daytime comes, however, it stops being as colorful as it is at night. It was also clear to me that the developers focused on a rainy Hong Kong, as it does so very frequently. When it rains, the sidewalks look realistically wet, as well as NPC's and Wei. The gameplay is nothing to scoff at. It played well and I enjoyed it for what it was. Shooting was a minor part of the game. Wei doesn't carry a gun at all times either. Most of the action-oriented gameplay comes in the form of melee combat. It reminded much of the recent Batman games. You fight multiple enemies at once and can counter attacks, grab people, punch them, etc. You can use melee weapons occasionally, such as knives and pipes. While it was fun, it very much reminded me of the aforementioned recent Batman games. Sleeping Dogs' gameplay seemed very inspired, as third-person shooting isn't a mechanic new to games, either. I considered it to be satisfactorily fun, but it seemed to be more of an accessory to the game. You can also access upgrades along the way, as you level up by completing both the gang missions and police missions. You can upgrade your melee skills as well as other aspects of the gameplay. The main gameplay focus was clearly on the melee combat, though. There aren't any multiplayer additions in the game, which, in this day and age, allows for less replay value. There are side missions as well, which consist of generally the same thing. For example, several missions entail Wei being asked by one guy to go wreck a guys car with a tailpipe because he's a jerk because he cheated or something insignificant like that If I weren't leveling up from completing the side mission, I wouldn't take the time to do it. By leveling up, you can wear nicer clothing. You can go to fight clubs as well and also participate in cockfighting events. There are also occasional gangs you'll come across driving on the streets in an alley or some other secluded place that you can fight for a reward. Usually, it's worth it, as you'll collect the game's currency which looks like this: $HK. The only things you can really buy with it are vehicles and apparel. Sleeping Dogs isn't a game I would play over. Once I completed one playthrough, I put the game away. I don't intend to touch it for a long time. At the end of the day, It's just not interesting enough for another play through. Nor was the gameplay fun enough to itch for another shootout or fight with some irritable hoodlums. If you're looking for a fun open-world game and either already have all the Rockstar games or have written them off as too mainstream, then I would give this a try for the city and environment alone.
Love Sleeping Dogs!!!
So I was pleasantly surprised by this game. I wasn't sure what to expect from it and just- wow! Its so good! It has a very strong story with likeable characters in it. I actually was cheering for the "bad" guys because they were actually quite good people making the best of what life had given them. The game play is really enjoyable, especially the melee combat. I wasn't as fond of the shooting aspects of the game and even though I kind of sucked at driving, the racing parts were fun too! All in all, a very enjoyable game with quite a bit of customization as far as clothes and fighting style. I've already played this a few times over and it never gets old. I hope they come out with a second game!!!
True crime hong kong
Let me start off by saying if you're a true fan of the true crime seris then you will enjoy this game. I'm so happy that enix picked this game up it's a sleeper for sure I can't think of anything wrong with this game from the hand to hand combat, driving, clothes down on to the shooting this game is perfect! This is a MUST pick up 10 stars
best game ever
best game of all time and it is awesome great guns and cars boats to
bonus need more sound and more cars
Sleeping Dogs is immersed with spectacular gameplay and immense details. As one of the most unlikely locations for a sandbox game, Hong Kong is rich and vibrant in the exploration department. The Kung Fu, racing, and missions are all well developed and dynamic. The low point of Sleeping Dogs is the lack of content that can be explored once beating the game. Though it can be played through again, Sleeping Dogs provides little once the main story is completed. The side characters are all weak in development and the love interests can only be dated once, which provides next to none in character development. The story remains strong for most of the game by building Wei Shen's internal conflict between being an undercover cop and a gangster. Unfortunately, the story never reaches its potential as all the tension builds but never escalates to what it could have been. Sleeping Dogs is a powerful game that definitely immerses the player into the underground Hong Kong. With the price that the game is in, Sleeping Dogs should definitely be bought and played through for a good experience. The fighting system is marvelous!