Sleeping Dogs: A Review Round-Up

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The Sleeping Dogs reviews are in, and going by the numbers below we’ve finally got something other than medal-talk and Twitter to keep us amused in August.

CVG’s Sleeping Dogs review said: “For a team who’s never made a game like this before, it’s an incredible achievement, and one of the best open world games of recent years. It lacks that pristine GTA polish, sure, but it makes up for it with its sense of humour, compelling story, and fun mission design.”

See the full round-up below.

  • CVG: 8.4 – “For a team who’s never made a game like this before, it’s an incredible achievement, and one of the best open world games of recent years.”
  • OXM UK: 9/10 – “Sleeping Dogs is a game of rich variety and strong personality that never gets boring over its ten essential hours – many more if you stop to check out the full and entertaining world.”
  • OPM UK: 9/10 – “While Sleeping Dogs doesn’t innovate enough to be considered on a par with Rockstar’s finest, the fact it comes so very close (and even improves upon those games in a couple of ways) deserves massive credit.”
  • IGN: 8.5 – “Sleeping Dogs has proven itself worthy of joining the top class of open-world sandbox games”
  • Gamespot: 8.0 – “It may have more violence than you’d want in a typical vacation, but this is still a fun-filled Hong Kong getaway that will leave you with many happy memories.”
  • Eurogamer: 7/10 – “When compared to his open-world peers, Wei Shen’s stoic promise to do “what I always do” ultimately feels more like an apology for low ambition than a rallying cry.”
  • Polygon: 7/10 – “Much like the HKPD, if you’re going to embrace Officer Shen completely, you had better be willing to turn a blind eye to the occasional misdeed.”
  • Metro: 7/10 – “The end result still doesn’t have the personality or verve of Grand Theft Auto or Red Dead Redemption, the novelty of Assassin’s Creed, or the crazy acrobatics of Just Cause but it’s a better action game than any of them.”

Sleeping Dogs will be hitting retail shelves this Friday, 17th of August.

Source: CVG

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