100°
Submitted by Proeliator 1013d ago | review

OXCGN’s Sleeping Dogs Review

OXCGN:

"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  +   1013d 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  +   1013d 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  +   1013d 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  +   1013d 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  +   1013d ago
Is this anything like True Crime?
DeusExer  +   1013d 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  +   1013d ago
Nice response. N4G isn't rotten through and through after all. Carry on.
Der_Kommandant  +   1013d ago
7.5?

No, just no
NeoTribe  +   1012d ago
Doesn't deserve any higher. Not every game u like deserves a 9.
Tokyo_reject  +   1013d ago
Horrible review....I HAAAAAAAAATE games like Grand Theft Auto.....but this game is just simply amazing!!!
TotalHitman  +   1013d ago
Sleeping Dogs deserves at least an 8. It's the next best thing after GTA and Saint's Row.
mafiahajeri  +   1012d ago
Much better than saints row you mean...
TotalHitman  +   1012d ago
Either way you look at it, I guess.
SP3333D-O  +   1012d 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.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Splatoon review: Nintendo’s ink-spraying shooter is refreshing and different | Post Arcade

2m ago - So will Nintendo’s ink-filled shooter satisfy the unquenchable thirst of angry former Nintendo fa... | Wii U
20°

Never Forget Them: Tifa and Barret

6m ago - Eyes on FF: Welcome everyone to Never Forget Them! Do you ever get bored of hearing about Squall... | PSP
Ad

Visit CGMagazine: The Culture of Games

Now - CGM is for the mature audience of comics and games that wants more out of their media than just a review score. | Promoted post
20°

Let's take a look at the Mortal Kombat kartoons

1h ago - IT'S KOMBAT TIME!! ProJared takes a look at the not-so-great Mortal Kombat cartoons from the 90s. | Culture
30°

10 Cheapest Plot Twists In Gaming History

1h ago - WC: Sometimes for every awesome knee-jerking video game plot twist we encounter – such as kickass... | Culture
40°

Top 10 Video Games That Aged Badly

2h ago - It’s time to take off those rose tinted glasses and be honest. | PC