Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs


PlayStation 3
Square Enix
United Front Games


Game Rating

User Ratings: 89

Our Review: 8/10

Sleeping Dogs News




  • Who Would Win Wednesdays Wei Shen vs. Kazuma Kiryu

    Round five

    After last week's Who Would Win Wednesdays saw Kratos absolutely devastate Dante by the feature's biggest margin of victory yet, we thought that it would be best to reel in the fighters somewhat and have ourselves a duel between two mortals. As always, we'll provide a helpful dollop of information regarding the combatants, a poll where...


  • News Here's Your First Look at the Next Sleeping Dogs Title

    Wei to go

    There had been some concern that the next Sleeping Dogs game may be some form of mobile spin-off – but it looks like you can put those worries aside. As part of a clearly staged Christmas photo, developer United Front Games has uncovered an off-screen image of the next title in the kung-fu series – the one that it’s calling Triad...






  • News Sleeping Dogs Expands with New Island DLC Next Week

    Also, who wants to play more RAGE?

    If you’ve already successfully collapsed Hong Kong’s corrupt triads and exorcised the nation from the undead, then you might be excited to learn that Sleeping Dogs is travelling to a new island next week. The recently announced Zodiac Tournament pack will

  • News Square Enix: Sleeping Dogs Could Become One of Our Strongest Brands

    Pork buns all around

    Contrary to popular opinion, Square Enix’s excellent Asian crime drama Sleeping Dogs is selling very well. Speaking during a financial briefing earlier this week, the publisher’s president Yoichi Wada admitted that the company may have had unreasonably high expectations for the title – but that doesn’t mean that it's...

  • News Awaken Your Wallet with Massive Sleeping Dogs Savings

    European sale goes insane

    There have been some good deals on the European PlayStation Network lately – but this latest Christmas cracker is a real humdinger. Between now and 23:59PM GMT on 10th December, you’ll be able to snap up Square Enix’s excellent open world crime drama Sleeping Dogs for just £15.99/€19.99. That represents an enormous...


  • News Sleeping Dogs Spreads to a New Island with Upcoming DLC

    Mortal combat

    There’ll be plenty of opportunity to stock up on pork buns later this year, when the Zodiac Tournament pack adds new single-player content to Square Enix’s stellar open world adventure, Sleeping Dogs. The upcoming add-on will see protagonist Wei Shen invited to an exclusive fighting tournament held off the coast of Hong Kong...


  • News Nightmare in North Point Haunts Sleeping Dogs' Dreams

    Trick or treat

    Ace open world adventure Sleeping Dogs is getting a Hallowe’en treat in the form of Nightmare in North Point this week. The single-player DLC adds a couple of goofy missions to the already exceptional campaign, in which protagonist Wei Shen is forced to unleash an ancient Chinese magic in order to thwart the living dead. The...

  • News Sleeping Dogs' Nightmare in North Point DLC Is Coming for You

    Smiley cat

    We’re not sure whether to laugh or cry. Square Enix has released the first trailer for Sleeping Dogs’ upcoming Hallowe’en themed expansion, Nightmare in North Point – and it features a devilish feline foe named Smiley Cat. Y’see, in life Big Scar Wu was a high-rolling gangster. But when he was murdered by the Sun On Yee and fed...

  • News Nightmarish DLC Haunts Sleeping Dogs' Dreams from 30th October

    Undead nightmare

    Sleeping Dogs is set to get a rude awakening this Hallowe’en, when the game’s first story-driven DLC ‘Nightmare in Northpoint’ spooks the PlayStation Store. Similar to Red Dead Redemption’s extremely popular ‘Undead Nightmare’, the horror-themed add-on aims to “explore other aspects of Hong Kong cinema”...


  • News Sleeping Dogs Awakens with Bumper DLC Schedule

    Wei more than expected

    Sleeping Dogs is already a pretty meaty game – seriously, so many pork buns – but Square Enix has pledged to expand the experience through October with a slew of new DLC. Alongside the bevy of boosts and outfits already available, the publisher has announced a new Street Racer pack, the mission-heavy SWAT Pack, and an...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Sleeping Dogs Still Resting Atop Summit

    Wake up

    Not even Heihachi Mishima and family could displace the lethargic Sleeping Dogs in this week’s UK sales charts. The Square Enix published open world crime drama enjoyed a fourth stint at the top of the pile, with Tekken Tag Tournament 2 sitting just behind in second. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes grapple-hooked its way back into third...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Surpasses 172k Sales in North America

    Strong start

    Publishers and journalists are constantly pointing out that new intellectual property is a thing of the past, but a game like Sleeping Dogs shreds that theory to bits. The open world adventure – which is currently sitting atop the UK sales charts – managed to sell 172k units in North America during August. That’s a very...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Reclaims UK Sales Charts Top Spot

    Sitting pretty

    United Front Games' excellent open world adventure Sleeping Dogs has reclaimed its place atop the UK sales charts. The crime drama – which was temporarily displaced by Guild Wars 2 last week – managed to fight off competition from new entry The Sims 3: Supernatural to steal back the top spot. It was a familiar story elsewhere...


  • Talking Point What Grand Theft Auto Can Learn from Sleeping Dogs

    Chinatown wars

    Grand Theft Auto IV is the undisputed king of the open world crime drama, but it’s not perfect. The game’s vibrant city setting and unorthodox cast set it apart from the genre’s many pretenders, but also help to hide its numerous gameplay flaws. The recently released Sleeping Dogs may not be able to topple its progenitor’s...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Sleeping Dogs Dispatches Darksiders II

    Let 'em lie

    Hotly anticipated sequel Darksiders II was unable to displace the excellent Sleeping Dogs on this week’s UK sales charts. The Square Enix published open-world adventure enjoyed a second week at the top of the charts, after debuting in pole position just over seven days ago. It wasn’t all bad news for troubled publisher THQ however,...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Lies Atop UK Sales Charts

    True crime

    Sleeping Dogs has displaced former frontrunner London 2012 in the UK sales charts race. The title’s position will certainly rub salt into the wounds of previous publisher Activision, who canned the project in 2011 over fears it wouldn’t sell. The company’s executives will be dining on a hearty slice of humble pie tonight, we...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Staying Awake for at Least Six Months

    Counting sheep

    Square Enix has announced that it won’t let Sleeping Dogs lie, confirming at least six months of post-release content for the upcoming open-world adventure. A host of downloads will be available alongside the game’s North American launch later today, including the brilliant Retro Triad Pack, which includes "a killer old school...

  • News Square Enix Fires Sleeping Dogs Launch Trailer Online

    Life in the fast lane

    Square Enix has released the launch trailer for upcoming open-world adventure, Sleeping Dogs. As you’d expect, it features a flurry of footage from the game – including fist-fights, car chases and scantily clad women. The title’s due out on 14th August in North America and 17th August in Europe. Check out the new footage...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Does Its Best L.A. Noire Impression

    Columbo's on the case

    There’s more to Sleeping Dogs than shootouts and car chases. This brand new trailer shows off one of the title’s detective missions, in which protagonist Wei Shen learns that a surgeon has been murdering innocent people for body parts. Throughout the operation you’ll need to masquerade as a policeman and doctor, before...


  • News Square Enix Bringing Final Fantasy XIV to GamesCom

    The latest version, of course

    Try to forget that Final Fantasy XIV actually released way back in 2010 – it’s a brand new game now, remember? Square Enix has announced that the updated version of the MMORPG will headline its GamesCom offering, with on-stage gameplay demonstrations and signing sessions by producer and director Naoki Yoshida...

  • News Latest Sleeping Dogs Trailer Takes a Shot

    Pursuit force

    Who would have thought that Square Enix could transform a cancelled True Crime game into one of the most exciting titles of the year? Not many, that’s for sure. Still, you only need one glimpse of Sleeping Dogs' protagonist, Wei Shen, shooting the stuffing out of foes with his shirt off to get behind this open-world adventure. We...

  • News Just Cause 2 Players Score Bonus Threads in Sleeping Dogs

    Costume change

    Hard as nails Just Cause 2 protagonist Rico Rodriguez has agreed to share his clothes. Square Enix has confirmed that those of you with a save file for Avalanche’s open-world epic will unlock an additional outfit for Sleeping Dogs’ tough guy, Wei Shen. Sporting the threads will augment you with an enhanced hijack ability allowing...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Bursts into Action with New Gameplay Video

    Carjacking and combat in downtown Hong Kong

    Square Enix has revealed a new gameplay video, sampling carjacking, combat and driving stages of its upcoming game, Sleeping Dogs. The mission featured is entitled "Mrs Chu's Revenge", which sees our protagonist, Wei Shen, helping Mrs Chu hunt down Johnny Ratface, a member of the 18K Triads who shot one of...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Trailer Shows Off All Star Cast

    Square Enix going big

    If you're going to release a big budget open-world title, then you may as well go for the big time and invest some serious cash. That's clearly the attitude that Square Enix has taken with Sleeping Dogs, formerly True Crime: Hong Kong that was dropped by Activision. The latest trailer for the title, due to hit North American...

  • News George St-Pierre Cameos in New Sleeping Dogs Trailer

    Heavy blow

    If you happen to resemble an off-balance Oompa Loompa when you’re shadowboxing, you might want to learn some tips from the master. Square Enix has released a brand new Sleeping Dogs trailer featuring a ferocious appearance from George St-Pierre. In it, the French Canadian mixed martial artist performs a routine that will have you...


  • News Squirm Through This Sleeping Dogs E3 Trailer

    Difficult viewing

    If you were offended by the gratuitous violence in Sony’s God of War: Ascension and The Last of Us demos during E3, then you probably won’t want to watch this Sleeping Dogs trailer. It shows protagonist Detective Wei Shen being tortured in some pretty horrific ways. Still, if you’re not bothered by the appearance of a little...


  • News New Sleeping Dogs Trailer Shows Off Side Activities

    No rest for the wicked

    The fine folks at United Front Games have clearly being paying close attention to SEGA's Yakuza franchise while developing the upcoming Sleeping Dogs. The open-world adventure boasts a vast variety of mini-games, including faithful favourites such as karaoke, street racing and, er, cockfighting. This has got sleeper hit...

  • News New Sleeping Dogs Trailer Packs a Punch

    Fight, fight, fight

    Sleeping Dogs wouldn’t be an accurate Hong Kong adventure without a fist-fight or three. This brand new trailer shows off the game’s fighting mechanics – both technical and dirty. Sure the counters and combos look fine, but we’re not sure setting someone’s face on fire contributes towards a fair fight. The game...


  • News Sleeping Dogs Awaken on 14th August

    Woof woof

    There may be numerous rumours swirling about the release date of Grand Theft Auto V, but nothing is set in stone just yet. We imagine Square Enix is hoping it stays that way, as it readies Sleeping Dogs for release on 14th August in North America. Don’t worry Europe – you’ll get your hands on the game a few days later on 17th August...

  • News Indulge in Over 180 Seconds of Sleeping Dogs Gameplay

    Kung-fu fighting

    Releasing a game set in Hong Kong without hefty helpings of kung-fu would be like eating crispy duck without oodles of hoisin sauce. Thankfully, as this gameplay trailer proves, Square Enix and United Front Games’ upcoming open-world epic Sleeping Dogs is brimming with fisticuffs. You do like seeing goons being tossed inside the...


  • News Hit the Road with New Sleeping Dogs Footage

    Girls up for grabs

    Being an open-world game set in a modern city, it would be criminal for Sleeping Dogs to not feature a racing component of some kind. Thankfully that’s not the case, as this brand new trailer explosively illustrates. Indeed, Sleeping Dogs will feature over 65 vehicles to aid you in your pursuit to conquer Hong Kong’s highways:...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Jets Off to Hong Kong

    No chewed up travel tickets

    Square Enix has released a trailer taking a look behind the scenes at the development of Sleeping Dogs. The video discusses the reason behind the title’s exotic Hong Kong setting, and details some of the research techniques that developer United Front Games adopted in order to get the feel of the game right. Sleeping...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Trailer Sets the Scene

    Sleeper hit?

    Let’s not beat around the bush: Sleeping Dogs looks great. We’re big fans of the Yakuza series, and this looks like a Western developed version of that – just with more action and less karaoke. The plot centres on undercover agent Wei Shen, who’s been tasked with taking down the Sun Oh Yee triad from the inside. Catch the...