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Sleeping Dogs
True Crime: Hong Kong
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Release Date (US):
August 14th, 2012
Release Date (UK):
August 17th, 2012
Online Players:
United Front Games / Square Enix London Studios
Square Enix
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PC and Xbox 360.

About Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs is the game formally known as True Crime: Hong Kong, with players assuming control of undercover cop Wei Shen as he attempts to take down the Triads.



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Sleeping Dogs offers one of the strongest narratives in recent gaming and drags you through the gritty streets of Hong Kong's mob underworld in the process. Its gameplay doesn't offer many new ideas, but it delivers what it promises. Namely, an engaging story, fun combat, slick driving, and solid gameplay.

We like

  • Terrific narrative and characters
  • Solid gameplay elements
  • Beautiful presentation

We dislike

  • Minor bugs
  • Some boring missions
  • Melee combat offers little challenge

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It is not every day you can sympathize with a cold-hearted killer. But in Sleeping Dogs, the sprawling sandbox action game from United Front, it’s hard not to be on the side of detective Wei Shen. He beats gangsters to death with his bare hands, slams mob bosses’ heads into table saws, flattens police officers in an attempt to maintain his secrecy, and feeds young thugs who betray their duties to a morbid chef. Des...

Sleeping Dogs News

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    Online retailer ‘ShopTo’ has made a habit of prematurely listing videogames that are yet to be announced, and it looks as if it may be at it again having just listed a remastered version of United Front Games’ Sleeping Dogs for release on PlayStation 4. Having leaked games such ...

  • Triad Wars, a Sleeping Dogs successor, is in the works

    United Front Games has stated that development is currently underway on a new title that is to be "based in the Sleeping Dogs universe." Clearing up rumors fueled by the registered trademark "Triad Wars." United Front has said (via IGN) that this idea will be a success...

  • Sleeping Dogs dev staffing up for next-gen title

    The developer behind last year’s hit open-world action title Sleeping Dogs is hiring for an unannounced next-generation console project. United Front Games’ description for a ‘Network/Multiplayer programmer’ reads: "We are looking for an experienced network program...

  • Sleeping Dogs getting Square Enix character pack

    Square Enix has announced that Sleeping Dogs will be getting new downloadable content, in which hero Wei Shen will be able to slip into three new costumes based on classic Square Enix characters. The Square Enix Character Pack features characters/suits/armors from classics such as Deus Ex: Huma...

  • Sleeping Dogs gets zombies, vampires for Halloween

    Square Enix has announced that the next batch of post-launch content for Sleeping Dogs will add zombie Triad members and Chinese vampires into the mix. Unveiled at the New York Comic-Con over the weekend, Nightmare on North Point will arrive just in time for Halloween in the U.S. on October 30, a...

  • Sleeping Dogs DLC screens

    Square Enix has unleashed a trio of Sleeping Dogs screenshots for you to feast your eyes on. This latest batch comes from the upcoming downloadable content packs, namely Street Racer, SWAT and Tactical Solider. As previously reported, Street Racer gives players the chance to compete against f...

  • Square details Sleeping Dogs DLC

    Sleeping Dogs will receive a fresh batch of post-launch content throughout October, Square Enix has announced. The undercover cop actioner will see the release of the Street Racer Pack, which opens up the chance to take part in high-octane races around the city. Also coming is the SWAT Pack, whic...

  • Sleeping Dogs U.S. August sales unveiled

    The NPD Group has divulged U.S. sales figures for open-world actioner Sleeping Dogs, confirming the United Front Games title moved 172,000 units in its opening month of August. As reported by Joystiq, the figure covers physical sales only, and so does not include the PC release, which received a ...

  • Sleeping Dogs dev would love to do a sequel

    Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games has revealed that the company would definitely be up for churning out a follow-up to the critically-acclaimed undercover cop adventure. The game, which was formally part of the True Crime franchise before Activision dropped the project last year, was rel...

  • U.K. Charts: Sleeping Dogs reclaims the top spot

    United Front Games’ undercover cop adventure Sleeping Dogs has booted Guild Wars 2 off the top of the U.K. All Format Charts. Guild Wars 2 had previously dethroned Sleeping Dogs upon its release at the end of August, though despite selling out across a majority of stores across the region i...

Sleeping Dogs Features

  • PS3 Game of the Month: August 2012

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