Face-Off: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

United Front Games returns to its surprise 2012 hit, Sleeping Dogs, bringing a spruced-up Definitive Edition to both PS4 and Xbox One with all DLC included. In addition to the content bonanza, the studio also takes this chance to improve the game's visual standard, with new atmospheric effects and lighting, among other tweaks, added to the mix. But are such changes impactful enough to bring the game up to current gen standards? And with a cheeky £10 Steam upgrade fee required for owners of the PC original, does it really justify a revisit?

Read Full Story >>
Corpser3337d ago

"the end result is that only the new PC version lives up to its Definitive Edition moniker"

NovusTerminus3337d ago

In all fairness though, this "upgrade" is very minor, and in no way is a testament to either systems power, and more a showcase of an un-optimized performance.

RG_Dubz3337d ago

Exactly, the original game with all DLC is around 15 GB, the definitive version is only 17.9GB, compare it to GTA V which is 18 GB's on PS3 but is 50+ GB's on PS4.

Not much work went into this release, it's more of a cash grab.

MRMagoo1233337d ago (Edited 3337d ago )

seems its PC>>>>ps4>xbone going by frame rate, the game isnt even worth the purchase at all tho the minimum fps on the PS4 was 25fps and the minimum on the xbone was 22fps neither is satisfactory imo.

"But between the Sony and Microsoft releases, PS4's main advantage is undeniably on the performance front; Xbox One hitting the bottom end of the 20-30fps band during our tests, while segments of play unfold at 25fps at its worst on PS4."

buyakabuyaka61993336d ago

This is by no means a definitive edition. Pc version of sleeping dogs is much superior than this. Very disappointed. Hope r* shows them how it's done.

Remy_S3336d ago

I wanted to buy this, but it seems it can't even keep a solid 30fps. I guess I'll wait til it hits the bargain bin.

jukins3336d ago

Lol the determining factor for you to buy new was the occasional 5fps dip? Wow do you even game? Or just drool over specs

Remy_S3336d ago Show
jukins3336d ago

regardless of what 30 fps is or isnt and what the article says i simply responded to you're "I wanted to buy this, but it seems it can't even keep a solid 30fps...."

I mean im no expert but I see no mention of sloppy ports or 30 fps not pushing specs as your reasoning for not buying lol.


Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition Receives New Rating

Rating for Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition has seemingly been updated in Australia, leading to many speculations among the community.

isarai570d ago

Still says it's under SquareEnix 😒 was hoping it would've been u der someone else after their sale of studios and IPs

porkChop570d ago

The sale hasn't gone through yet though. Nothing will change hands until then. Square Enix said they only kept certain franchises like Outriders. It's reasonable to assume anything they didn't name was sold.

smashman98570d ago

Sleeping dogs is a dead ip that square bought separate from eidos. It’s probably fair to assume they didn’t sell it.

Knightofelemia570d ago (Edited 570d ago )

Sale still has to go through and be approved it doesn't just happen over night like buying a used car. Also depends what franchises Square included in the sale along with the studios as well if Sleeping Dogs is still owned by SquareEnix then they will label it as such. Also if they have prior commitments then they also have to honor that as well. Then after that commitment is fulfilled after a while then that said franchise the new owner can do anything they want with it. Like Microsoft had to honor the exclusive games Bethesda made for the PS5 or else they would be forced to pay out those contracts. After those contracts are full filled a game like Deathloop will most likely appear on Xbox. Microsoft after that can do what ever they want with the game.

SinisterMister570d ago

Cut Isarai some slack. A Sleeping Dogs sequel can be handled by a better publisher than Square in these recent times. Let's just hope it doesn't stay that way.

ABizzel1570d ago

An underrated game, definitely worth a sequel.

570d ago Replies(3)
SinisterMister570d ago (Edited 570d ago )

Certainly agree with that.

rpvenom570d ago

I've been saying this for years. We need a sequel.. I would even love it if they did a remake from the people who made Sifu. Or if the two studios joined forces to make a sequel.. that'd be epic!

570d ago
570d ago
Profchaos570d ago (Edited 570d ago )

The Australian classification office will occasionally go back and look at old prices of media if they receive a complaint. So it could have been as simple as a parent complained about the rating as R18 was not an available video game rating when the game originally launched.

I'm not going to get my hopes up I've seen enough leaked internal memos as to why true crime and later sleeping dogs was considered a fail also square won't greenlight a game unless it will sell call of duty numbers

SinisterMister570d ago

Interesting point, but what are your sources regarding seeing Sleeping Dogs as a "fail?" I thought the game did great.

Profchaos570d ago

Here it sold 1.75 million which was below what square wanted. However we all know square is never happy and fails to understand the difference between neiche games and cultural phenomenon titles.


570d ago

True Crime: New York City Is a Hidden Gem Lost to Time

One of the many video games that have faded into obscurity is True Crime: New York City, a title with a lot of heart but not enough support.

Read Full Story >>
eXclurel697d ago

My friend and I loved this game. The first one is always is my favorite though.

P_Bomb697d ago

Had it, beat it, regret trading it in.

Abnor_Mal696d ago

I had this game, was fun for the time. Trying to chase down Puffy and JLo in the limo fleeing the club shooting. I'm not really sure if you caught them or it was just a call on the police radio.

Gamer79696d ago

It was good, but wouldn't call it amazing.

695d ago Replies(1)
MetroidFREAK21696d ago

I've loved this game since I got it Christmas 2005. Despite the glitches, I enjoyed it a lot