Sleeping Dogs

Genre(s): Action Adventure
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UK Publisher: Square Enix
US Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: United Front Games
Age Rating: ESRB Mature | PEGI 18

Cancelled two years into production by its then-publishers Activision, the game formerly known as True Crime: Hong Kong was soon picked up Square Enix and eventually released under a new name, Sleeping Dogs. As undercover cop Wei Shen, your job is to infiltrate the Hong Kong triads, a process that primarily involves punching, kicking, car-jacking, parkour, and shoving faces into electric fans.

While the game's story and characters aren't much cop, Sleeping Dogs' open world Hong Kong is a scintillating place to be in, thanks to its detailed environments (which shine on PC) and a range of fun side-activities, including undercover cop missions and karaoke. However, it's the stylish martial arts-based combat that impresses most.

Verdict
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74

A messy story and horrible characters get in the way of decent, violent action in a scintillating open city.

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System Requirements

  • Minimum
OS: Windows Vista Service Pack 2