Sleeping Dogs, you are looking definitively gorgeous

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"I once caught a lion. I ate an entire mailman. I can outrun a cheetah". It's better to let sleeping dogs lie.

By now you’ve heard me wax lyrical both on and off about my love for Sleeping Dogs. Sure, it may have been rough in some places, but it was damn satisfying in many, many other areas as well. I dig the arcade style driving, the gunplay was spot-on and the combat may have been lifted from Arkham Asylum, but it was improved upon tremendously. The game is getting another shot later this year at glory. And sweet pork buns, does it look pretty.

I’m sure a lot of folks are wary of the new trend of remastering all of the games available, but Sleeping Dogs has that kind of magic that makes me want to double-dip back into Hong Kong. Of course, I’m not too happy about the game boasting even busier streets with even more cars and pedestrians in the way.

The original game was crammed with walking sacks of meat and expensive crumple zones, and I shudder to imagine what a getaway chase is going to be like now when the traffic increases to authentic Hong Kong levels. But otherwise, I’m keen to show the various Triad gangs of China the Wei of the fist again.

Last Updated: September 26, 2014

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  • Admiral Chief 0


    • Lemp1941


      just before I saw the bank draft which said $8016, I didn’t believe …that…my friends brother could realey making money parttime from there

      pretty old laptop.. there uncles cousin has done this for less than 18 months and by now repaid the dept on their house and bought a brand new Mercedes. we looked here,… http://365WORKINGMAN………

    • Those HD textures really bring out that header, it looks almost real.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Increased traffic? So now the “Sleeping” in Sleeping Dogs is an accurate description of what you’ll be doing in traffic.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      EXCEPT that you can climb out and klap or shoot some oke!

      • Ryanza

        Don’t you mean jump out of your car into the car in front of you and klap the oke

    • oVg Definitive and Remastered

      I found the traffic so annoying, especially when the driving is Arcade based.
      Those Chinese streets are just to skinny.
      Loved the streets in GTAV. The travelling from A to B was never frustrating.

      • I actually drove better in Sleeping Dogs than in GTAV. Must be all those Chinese germs I picked up…

  • OVGrounded new game+++

    Is 30fps next gen?
    Come on SQUARE, you made Tomb Raider 60fps, why not this old gen title that still has the exact same polygon count.

    Cash grab.

    • Uberutang

      WAIT? Why would they limit the game to 30FPS? Is this just on the console version?

      • oVg Definitive and Remastered

        They say all open world games cannot run at 60fps 1080p. Its just impossible. Not even 60fps 900p. Including the new GTAV.

        Not very remastered if the screen movement is just as blurry as last gen.

        It seems the PC master race have had it good.

  • Uberutang

    What did they change? It looks exactly like the one I played at home in December?

    • They added the word definitive, makes it an entirely new game altogether

      • Uberutang

        AH yes. Sorry! I think you are correct.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I think it’s mostly for consoles that were playing it at 320×240.

      • Consoles can play at that resolution? damn next gen is awesome


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Okay maybe I was a *little* bit nasty 😉

          • Lol maybe, for every Console joke made, a console fanboy loses his cool and sheds a very tiny tiny tear

          • Spaffy

            Your xbox overheat again?

    • Viking Of Science

      If you played on PC, then there is no point in this edition, unless they improved on the optimization… it was a bit messy.

      • Uberutang

        I only got it in December and it was perfectly optimised. Scaled exactly 50/50 between my 2 GPU’s. Very impressive.

        • Viking Of Science

          Aah, they obviously had several patches to get it there, I had a fair number of issues, including memory dumps….

        • I paid R75 and don’t regret loved the game, even bought all the DLC(minus cheats)

      • OVGrounded new game+++

        The PC could run at 60fps 2 years ago.

    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      They added traffic. Someone send these folks to Johannesburg. They can have traffic for free, then!

  • Uberutang

    OK so I have Sleeping Dogs on Steam. Jaw dropping beautiful game and perfectly optimised for Nvidia SLI also. Runs amazing, looks amazing and I paid R45 for it.
    Should I get this one also?

    • Just out of interest’s sake, if you added DLC to the PC package, how much would that come to?

      • Uberutang

        Most of the DLC was below $1 or up to $3 for the larger missions.
        I grabbed a ton of stuff (but not all, some stuff is just silly) for R70 all in.

      • Uberutang

        Historical Lowest Price: $7.99 at Steam on Sun Jun 22 2014 (Info)

        Buy Sleeping Dogs Collection

        The Sleeping Dogs Collection includes the original game and the complete library of extra downloadable content.

        So R80 for Game + all DLC.

        • Well, can’t argue with that. That’s a damn good deal.

          • Uberutang

            Yeah for a game of this class it was!

            Hoping the DE does really well on next gen so we can get a SD2!

            And triad wars is coming free to PC 🙂

  • Rock789

    Sweet pork buns, that looks amazeballs! Between this and the GTAV remaster, me thinks they’ve got open-world games covered on new-gen for the next while or so (at least until Witcher 3 arrives in February!).

  • Loved this game so much. So much fun.

    • oVg Definitive and Remastered

      The protag is Geoff.

  • house_hero

    I really enjoyed Sleeping Dogs on PS3. Was definitely one of my surprise hits on last gen… Don’t know if it’s enough for me to play it all again, but I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen or played it before. The game should have been a lot more successful IMO… so I think its a smart move on SE to remaster for next gen.

  • Rags

    Do you even PBR bro?

  • Ross Woofels Mason

    All i can see is this is the collection version that’s on steam, with the HD texture pack?

    Maybe I am missing something lol.

  • Maxiviper117

    Played half an hour of sleeping dogs on PC, quit the game and never touched it again….

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    As much as I liked Sleeping Dogs, I’m not sure I’m going to double dip. This practice of remastering last-gen titles is starting to get on my tits. Where the hell is Sleeping Dogs 2, Squaresoft? Stop nickel and diming us you bunch of old man testicles!!!

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