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Sleeping Dogs PS3 review scores 9/10 in Official PlayStation Magazine UK

Sleeping Dogs has scored a 9/10 on PS3 in the latest Official PlayStation Magazine UK out this week. Editor Ben Wilson reviewed Square’s open world crime game, describing it as, “the best bits of a load of games you love and pooled together with intelligence and humour”. (PS3, Sleeping Dogs)

TruthSeeker  +   1209d ago
Thats great! Might have to check it out!
Yi-Long  +   1209d ago
I felt the same thing....
...until I read on gamefaqs that they're planning on a crapload of DLC-milking (23 packs). now I'll just wait a bit to see how that turns out, cause I'm not gonna buy an incomplete game where the developers will be nickel-and-diming me right after it gets released...
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BuLLDoG909  +   1209d ago
well that sucks, but doesnt surprise me anymore..
Dread  +   1209d ago
good point dude thxs

I will also wait until i am convinced that they are releasing a full game.
pr0digyZA  +   1209d ago
They have already said that some of those DLC's are free not including the three you get with the game for preordering, plus there is a hiRes pack which is suspected to be a free PC upgrade for graphics (like skyrim).
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LOGICWINS  +   1209d ago
Nice find Yi-Long. No way I'm getting this Day 1.
schlanz  +   1209d ago
Game of the year (lol) edition anyone?
SilentNegotiator  +   1208d ago
Thanks for sharing. I'm not getting this day 1, no sir, bob.
da_2pacalypse  +   1208d ago
those are skin packs, not DLC's. who cares about skins? I'll be buying, because activision gave up on it.
Yi-Long  +   1208d ago
@ da_2pacalypse: -I- care about skin-packs....
... because they used to be simply 'unlockables' in a game, but now we are being nickel-and-dimed to obtain them.

Also, I believe these 'skins' also come with their own 'abilities'. Doesn't the Martial Arts pre-order come with an extra move or something!?

I don't like being nickel-and-dimed.

And I was glad that Activision dropped the game and it got picked up again and is now completed and looking great...

... but the reason I HATE Activision is BECAUSE they're always nickel-and-diming, so when another developer/publisher does the exact same thing, I'm not suddenly going to reward them for it with my money!

I don't support these greedy developers/publishers. I'm a patient guy. I can wait for a big price-drop or for a 'complete' edition, IF I'm still interested in the game by then.

I'll be in Hong Kong this December so I'm pretty sure I'll be able to pick it up for 30 bucks there anyway.
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Awesome_Gamer  +   1208d ago
I will wait for the complete edition..
Ramses3  +   1208d ago
You guys are stupid, this means they're adding little skins and a few weapons, it's not like it will subtract from the game experience by not owning all of these.
HebrewHammer  +   1209d ago
I'm quite excited for Sleeping Dogs, but magazine review scores (especially the initial ones to come out) are poop.
ColinZeal  +   1209d ago
Yeah, and Official PlayStation Magazine UK? Hmm... risk of slight bias here.

But I want this game to be good. HK is an amazing city!
portal_2  +   1209d ago
Bias? It's a multiplat game.
Yi-Long  +   1209d ago
Hong Kong IS an absolutely brilliant city...
... which is why it's a bit of a shame that the developers only used Hong Kong Island, and left out New Territories, Kowloon, Lantau, and some of the islands.

Especially considering how interesting and diverse those other areas are.

I really hope this game will be a huge succes, so there will be a chance that we get a sequel that WILL have the whole city of Hong Kong, instead of just the HK Island part of it....
HebrewHammer  +   1209d ago
I think for an open world game, islands are ideal.
ColinZeal  +   1209d ago
Oh it´s multiplat? Well then, damn! Psyched for this all of a sudden. Visited a girl in the Midlevels 360 days ago and I´m very interested in seeing how the islands look like in the game.

Maybe we get to see the other parts of HK in a sequel next gen if this does well? Let´s hope so!
Godchild1020  +   1209d ago
Gameinformer gave it a 7.75. I'm still picking the game up, but I'll be playing Darksiders 2 a lot more.

Edit: Projectdeputy, The game couldnt have received a score until the day the game released and I still would have picked the game up. I never base my purchases off review scores.
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ProjectDeputy  +   1209d ago
so if gameinformer gaved it 7.74 u wouldnt ?
schlanz  +   1209d ago
Never? So if a game that youre anticipating is universally panned and gets a 50% meta score you will still stubbornly purchase it and try to enjoy the mediocrity? Or a game you have no interest in receives universal acclaim you will still avoid it or at the very least won't reconsider?

More accurate to claim not basing purchases off a single review. The wisdom of crowds generally won't steer you wrong when it comes to the ends of the meta score bell curve. The middle ground (or in this case games that fall in the 75-90 meta range) is a little more difficult to go off of.
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Krimmson  +   1209d ago
It's funny with Gameinformer. Either I agree with them wholeheartedly or I disagree with them completely.

I still don't understand how these guys could not like the Yakuza games (aside from Dead Souls, of coarse)
Godchild1020  +   1209d ago
@Schlanz, I said I don't base my purchases off review 'scores'. I still read reviews and go by word of mouth if I didn't have interest in the game in the first place. Darksiders and Sleeping Dogs are games I've been looking forward to long before screenshots/trailers/gameplay were shown, so no score would change my mind.
Avernus  +   1209d ago
wow that's better than I thought it was going to get! Great job by Square Enix picking this up after Activision dropped it. I was going to pick it up day one anyway, but this make me even more anxious to get it.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1209d ago
I Refuse to buy a.square.enix game till I get final fantasy vs 13
portal_2  +   1209d ago
I'm going to get this and play it until FFV13
Minato-Namikaze  +   1209d ago
Problem is if you keep buying they won't feel the need to release VS. I hate square right now
Baka-akaB  +   1209d ago
makes no sense . They wont know why you refuse to buy it for starters .

It's an eidos title basically

And even with their losses , they got too many stuff selling strong for it to have any impact on Versus or its release .

You are only depriving yourself , but whatever floats your boat
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ProjectDeputy  +   1209d ago
Square enix only publish the game

the guyz who did this is the devs behind modnation racers
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nik666uk  +   1209d ago
Skateboard  +   1209d ago
More power to you, get Persona 4 Arena.
Lord_Sloth  +   1208d ago
Yeah...Square Enix only paid for the last 10% of this game. The rest was made by...I think Activision, until they decided to drop it during the game's completion phase. Why is beyond me. Probably because it's not CoD.
krisq  +   1209d ago
Of course it's going to get high scores.
It's a great game.
ProjectDeputy  +   1209d ago
epic game
wenaldy  +   1209d ago
Shame there's no kowloon in the game, still great game nonetheless
Sevir  +   1209d ago
I really want to like it, but its the spritual successor
To true crimes and I didn't like true crimes at all. In fact, this was true crimes before activation dropped the game, and square picked up publishing rights
unknownhero1123  +   1209d ago
actually, before it became a true crime game, it was a new IP entirely called black lotus.
Baka-akaB  +   1209d ago
It's not even a true crime game in spirit or otherwise . And i truly dislike both true crime games .

Activision force the name change for better sales expectation , and when they dropped the game , it was saved from that doomed ip
pr0digyZA  +   1209d ago
It was originally called black lotus and featured a female protagonist, it was also a linear game. Activision then felt it needed some open world games(eg: prototype, studio now closed) and asked if they could take some of what was used and incorporate it into a sandbox world under the name true crime. The rest is history as they say.
Sevir  +   1209d ago
Well i stand corrected in its origin story
But something about it just isn't clicking with me! :/
AmkOwns  +   1209d ago
The best people who can actually score this brilliant game is us :)
nik666uk  +   1209d ago
The controls looked awkward in the videos I've watched, the driving model especially, reminded me of Just cause in that the controls spoilt what could've been a lot better game, still looks worth a rent though
Xandet  +   1209d ago
This game keeps reminding me of Rise to Honor, but obviously in an open-world setting. The combat mechanics in RtH were brilliantly satisfying so I hope Sleeping Dogs doesn't disappoint.
Plagasx  +   1209d ago
I knew this would be the sleeper hit of the year.
YodaCracker  +   1208d ago
Should end up somewhere in the high 70s, low 80s on Metacritic.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1208d ago
Not bad, i might check out Sleeping Dogs this month.
AusRogo  +   1208d ago
Ahh ill get this next month, Metallica are touring Aus next year so I need money for tickets next week lol.. game looks great

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