Joshua Uanon: "Sleeping Dogs has had one troubled road leading up to its release. While I won’t outline the history, I will say that the tribulations United Front Games has had in securing their game’s future hadn’t really colored my view of what the game would have ended up being in a positive light. Now the game’s seen a name change and a new publisher, the question is was it worth the bother Square-Enix put forth in giving it life? And surprisingly, it seems that the end product isn’t a terrible cluster-shart of an interactive experience. The thing is: while it ends up a pretty good jack-of-all-trades, it never quite outshines the inspirations it almost wholesale takes ideas from."