Sleeping Dogs: new gameplay footage from Hong Kong

Friday, 6th April 2012 14:29 GMT By Patrick Garratt

VG247 video editor Sam Clay takes on brand new in-game action from Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs. It’s cops and robbers in Hong Kong: the cops appear to be winning.

Here’s the latest from undercover Hong Kong cop drama Sleeping Dogs, due later this year from Square Enix and United Front Games. There’s over three minutes of shooting, slow-mo and hand-to-hand action for you in this edit, so be sure to spend your Good Friday up to your ears in crime-related blood. Hit play.



  1. harmundo

    This is a private video.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Just changed it. You should be able to watch it now.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Sam Clay

    @1 We keep the best stuff from you ;)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Edo

    I’m sorry but there is NOTHING new in this gameplay video,we’ve seen this month or so ago.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    Why the narrator is so cheesy ?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. The_Red

    Nice. Huge thanks for Sam Clay and VG for these gameplay videos. I’ve loved them so far, specially the FarCry 3 and DarkSiders 2 ones.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Takeshi

    Really starting to look forward to this title. I don’t really care about GTA or Saints Row, but something different like this intrigues me. Hopefully it won’t disappoint like I Am Alive.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Lounds

    good vid.
    I’m hyped about this game, I didn’t play TC:NY
    But I loved LA.

    So can’t wait to play this.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Froseidon

    The narrator reminds me of Moss from the IT Crowd :L

    #9 3 years ago
  10. back_up

    GTA hong kong

    #10 3 years ago
  11. LOLshock92

    NEW gameplay? Really?

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @9, +100 :D I thought about that too. But that’s a good thing :D

    #12 3 years ago
  13. xino

    i like this new VG24/7364 Videos

    but the game is still generic, offers nothing new.

    how does the slow motion works? is it everytime he fires the game goes in slow motion or can the player control it?

    #13 3 years ago
  14. ejams

    So wait is this game open-world?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. LOLshock92

    ^ Yes.

    It was going to be the third installment of the True Crime series.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Lounds

    @13 In True crime LA, you had to hold one of the shoulder buttons to do slow-mo. I used to do it while driving so you could shoot petrol tank. There used to be like a upgrade system so you got better aiming and stuff, learning new abilities etc. You probably won’t have slow-mo to begin with.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. KAP

    This game looks kool, just one question I got though:
    Any option to turn off that annoying in-game commentary?

    I wonder why people still assume videogames are for kids. With commentary like that I don’t blame ‘em.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. LOLshock94

    @5 agreed

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DSB

    The shooting looks a lot better than anything they’ve shown so far.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Aimless

    Whilst I appreciate the new push for video content, I have to agree with some other users in regards to the commentary.

    As a general rule viewers don’t need a narration of what’s happening on screen; we’re watching a video, we can see what’s going on. Chiming in with something additive — such as context for a particular scene, or a mechanical observation not evident from the footage — is all well and good, but the attempts at humour fall completely flat for me and actually take away from the showcase function of the video. It’s hard to be consistently entertaining, so I’d advise letting the footage do the talking rather than try to fill ‘dead air’.

    Anyway, the game looks pretty good. It’s clearly somewhat ‘B-tier’, but that sounds more derogatory than intended; I’ve zero problem devoting time and money to something that’s consistently enjoyable if not especially noteworthy.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DSB

    Just play Kung Fu Fighting in between commentary.

    Mission accompolished.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. OrbitMonkey

    Cars are awfully combustible in Hong Kong…

    #22 3 years ago
  23. mathare92

    I’m with Aimless here. It’d be cool if Sam could offer his own critical thoughts on the game here and there… you know, your “The gunplay feels solid…” and “The cutscenes were still a little rough round the edges” kind of thing.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Lounds

    I liked the commentary, reminded me of PSW magazines dvd’s.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. jacobvandy

    @23 The problem with that is they’re not actually playing the game… but dubbing stock footage released by the publisher or, in this case, an old trailer.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. GwynbleiddiuM

    Everybody was kung-fu fighting
    Those cats were fast as lightning
    In fact it was a little bit frightning
    But they fought with expert timing

    Shooting and fighting looks good, I’m slightly interested.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. ChameleonX

    Looks good.

    #27 3 years ago

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