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Great story, great atmosphere, a ton of gameplay with huge variety.

It's often on sale at Steam for like $6-7. Do yourself a favor and get it next time. If on pc that is. Plays better on console probably, and you definitely need a controller for pc.
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I enjoyed this game as well. It did start off little slow for me, but picked up speed fast. Only the types that judge a whole game in the first 10 mins of play would rate this title poorly.
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Sleeping Dogs is amazing. It is a beautiful work of art. The mechanics, the combat, the racing, the busy surreal Hong Kong streets- the game is full of detail. I found myself getting very fustrated at times because the in-mission game saves and checkpoints didn't always seem that fair, and I wasn't that good at fighting. I could easily forget about this though as I would just be taken in and filled with the beautiful music, the beautiful scenery and detail (especially with the High Resolution DLC) and the superbly crafted everyday big-city shenanigans. I have enjoyed hours of this game just driving around, wandering around the streets and exploring the beautiful world that Sleeping Dogs is. Easily one of my top-5 favourite games of all time. The price is very fair, I bought it on sale for something like $5.00. The best $5.00 I have ever spent. I couldn't recommend this enough, even if you aren't a fan of one-on-one combat the beauty and surrealism of this game is something to behold. This game is like GTA done so, so much better.

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It got good reviews though not many people raved about it. I think that's fair, it doesn't have nearly as much to do in terms of open world freedom and side quests as GTA (especially GTA V). The story played out as a somewhat interesting crime drama, though it didn't interest me as much as Mafia 2 and neither are examples of top-level storytelling. From the bits I've played, GTA V seems to have much more interesting characters and better dialogue. Sleeping Dog's hand-to-hand combat mechanics were excellent though.
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It got a metacritic of 80 for pc, 81 xbox360, 82 ps3.

By contrast the Gta core titles and main packs are well into the 90s. Same with Batman Arkham Asylum and City.

I don't get why Sleeping Dogs scores so much lower. It's got much better combat, exploration, collectibles and mini games than the Arkham series. Better story and voice acting too. And far greater gameplay variety.

Anyway speaking of Sleeping Dogs, $4.99 on Steam for the next few days. Don't miss this one kids!
Edited by taem - 3/27/14 at 12:24pm
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Agreed, I love that game although I can imagine a controller would make it easier to play, especially the driving portion (I use a steering wheel usually for driving games anyway) because driving via keyboard is the worse. Other than that, the only complaint is that I barely have time for gaming these days and I've only played it a total of about 2 hours.
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