Submitted by Proeliator 1192d ago | review

OXCGN’s Sleeping Dogs Review


"A drug deal goes sour. The police close in. After an action-packed pursuit along the waterfront, you’re cornered and taken in.

Sleeping Dogs, the new open world game from United Front Games and Square Enix, gets your attention from the beginning like a knee to the face.

Taking place in Hong Kong, the game revolves around Wei Shen, an undercover police officer tasked with infiltrating one of the city’s most feared triads, the Sun On Yee." (PC, PS3, Sleeping Dogs, Xbox 360) 7.5/10

Proeliator  +   1192d ago
Not sure about this one. It seems like a Spec Ops to me: everyone thinks it sucks, but then it turns out to be a sleeper hit.
Eske  +   1192d ago
I wasn't wowed by the combat when I got my hands on it, myself. Found things a bit too floaty, and it was too easy to grab enemies and drag them around into environmental hazards for my tastes.

...but that's just the combat. A fun story or interesting world'll more than make up for it.
DeusExer  +   1192d ago
I enjoyed it overall. The combination of the game's components made it work.

Plus the combat reminded of The Warriors a little released back on the Xbox and PS2.

I agree it has the potential to be a sleeper hit.
gaminoz  +   1192d ago
Can't say this one ever grabbed me. Should be a fun action game, but nothing really recommends it as more than that.
BadCircuit  +   1192d ago
Is this anything like True Crime?
DeusExer  +   1192d ago
It was at one point True Crime: Hong Kong, until Activision cancelled it as they thought the game would bomb against GTA and Saint's Row.

Even though the developers stated it was playable from start to finish.

Then Square Enix picked it up, made the name change and a few gameplay tweaks, and this is what we have.

Has similarities to the first TC, don't know about TC: New York as I never played it.
MysticStrummer  +   1192d ago
Nice response. N4G isn't rotten through and through after all. Carry on.
Der_Kommandant  +   1192d ago

No, just no
NeoTribe  +   1192d ago
Doesn't deserve any higher. Not every game u like deserves a 9.
Tokyo_reject  +   1192d ago
Horrible review....I HAAAAAAAAATE games like Grand Theft Auto.....but this game is just simply amazing!!!
TotalHitman  +   1192d ago
Sleeping Dogs deserves at least an 8. It's the next best thing after GTA and Saint's Row.
mafiahajeri  +   1191d ago
Much better than saints row you mean...
TotalHitman  +   1191d ago
Either way you look at it, I guess.
SP3333D-O  +   1192d ago
Not everyone has to love it, of course, but, if you like this type, it is a great game. A 9 in my book.

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