Mike Dao of ThriftyNerd.com says, "By the time this review is published, you should be able to pick up the title new at $30. It’s not often that a great crime story like this is told in ANY sort of media, not just a video game. If open world action adventure games are your thing, you’ll really enjoy Sleeping Dogs. If you like crime movies such as The Departed and Heat, you’ll really enjoy Sleeping Dogs. If you… you get the point. A title like this with competent gameplay and a GREAT narrative is one that needs experiencing. I enjoyed Sleeping Dogs and so will you."