Sleeping Dogs User Reviews

9.0

Don't stir the pot; just do what other people are doing, only better!

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Although shooting games are more common than pocket lint, sandbox games aren't too far behind. Ever since Grand Theft Auto 3 entered the scene and popularised the open world sandbox genre, people have been wanting a piece of that pie. One of them was True Crime: Streets Of LA, which was an admirable little big game if not somewhat flawed in some bigger areas. It managed to spawn a sequel and then it nearly spawned another until some legal disputes not only pulled the plug, but chewed it in bits and buried the evidence outside. At least... it nearly did. Then Square Enix stepped in to give U...

8.0

The true crime is this game excelling in most areas and being mediocre in others

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Developer: United Front Games
Publisher: Square Enix

What was once the third instalment in the True Crime series, Sleeping Dogs is like a breath of fresh air in the sea of banality that is the summer of 2012's video gaming line up. Even when that's not considered, Sleeping Dogs is a game that knows exactly what it wants and gives you what it knows you want - a compelling storyline and a host of things to do when you want a break from said story. Perhaps it won't set your world alight as at a cursory glance, the only truly special things about it are the parkour elements and the story, but it'...

9.0

Pork buns and guns

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John Woo presents Grand Theft Auto would probably be a more apt title; though a lot of Sleeping through the game, there's minimal Dogs and having come to the end I still have no idea what the name is actually referencing. The spiritual successor of the True Crime series and remnant of the Hong Kong title, Sleeping Dogs had a convoluted history and looked likely to never face the light of day. Instead, it struggled through (with a little help from Square-Enix) towards a fantastic viral campaign with exponential awareness and launched to be a underdog hit from a new IP. A little late to the p...

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