Game Arena says, “Given its location and theme, I expected Sleeping Dogs to be a slightly modified version of Infernal Affairs – the Hong Kong crime thriller remade into The Departed by Scorcese in 2006. Nevertheless, Sleeping Dogs tells a largely unique story – mainly focusing on Wei’s struggles to maintain his two identities as a cop and triad as he makes friends and moves up the ranks of the Sun On Yee – and the people he brutally beats and kills along the way.
The story is definitely one of Sleeping Dogs’ strengths – and while it never strays from the standard path of these sorts of things, the writing and the characters do an excellent job of drawing even a jaded cynic like me in. Wei Shen is likeable the entire way through – and while I expected his old friend Jackie – a perennial loser – to be an annoyance, he actually grew on me throughout the game.
…Sleeping Dogs, it is definitely worth your time. It’s fun to run about beating people up, sing Karaoke and jump from car to car and it is made even better by Sleeping Dogs’ excellent story and characters.”
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