‘Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition’ PS4 review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
One of 2012’s most underrated surprises was Sleeping Dogs, a game that looked like a formulaic, open-world, GTA-esque, third-person shooter, but turned out to be a lot more. Two years later, it has come out again on the next-gen consoles with slightly updated graphics and all DLC, simply called Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition.
I was really surprised at how many people decided not to play this awesome game in 2012. A lot of them were hesitant because, back in 2011, it got cancelled under the name True Crime due to money problems and delays. Just six months passed before Square Enix scooped it up and created Sleeping Dogs.
In this game, you play as Wei Shen, a cop who goes undercover to try and take down the leaders of the Triads in Hong Kong. As you progress through the game, the tension ramps up immensely.
Right off the bat, I loved replaying this game, reliving the great story, meeting all of the memorable characters, and roaming around Hong Kong looking for the various activities and collectables it has to offer. With the interactive melee combat, the gunplay cover system we know and love, and the car chases where you’re actually able to jump from car to car, the gameplay is just as awesome as it was two years ago and even easier now on the PS4 controller.
The only disappointment is that they didn’t add enough to the new version to justify spending another $70 on it. The DLC is just tacked on to give the illusion of expansion.
So if you missed this game back when it first came out, go get it and enjoy the gritty neon lights of Hong Kong.