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Sleeping Dogs review influx begins

Wednesday, 8th August 2012 10:46 GMT By Dave Cook

Sleeping Dogs reviews have begun popping up online, and early signs look good for United Front’s revival of the True Crime series. Scores here as they come.

United Front’s open world game has received praise for being both brutal and slick, although OXM has criticised the game for having a 14 hour campaign.

OPM call Sleeping Dogs, “2012′s most brilliantly brutal surprise”.

Here are the review scores:

OXM – 9/10
OPM – 9/10

What about you? Do you fancy Sleeping Dogs? Let us know below.

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  1. Takeshi

    Pre-ordered on PC. I’m hopeful it’s a good game.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. dirigiblebill

    Hey Dave. Can I trouble you to link to our review? http://www.oxm.co.uk/44545/oxm-presents-the-first-sleeping-dogs-xbox-360-review-shorter-than-gta-iv-but-sweeter/

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    Sure dude, I couldn’t find that link earlier, thanks :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. dirigiblebill

    No worries :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Edo

    Too early dude,too early…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. hosseincode

    good game

    #6 2 years ago
  7. KAP

    People complain GTA for having campaign that’s too long (20-30hrs+) yet this gets slammed for being a more focused length?!

    *Sigh*

    #7 2 years ago
  8. SyNx153

    I wanna play the game!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. varsas

    Is 14 hours short? And is that just going from A to B and knowing what to do? The campaign estimates in reviews are never accurate for the actual time it takes most to play through and I am sure one can play this for longer since it is an open world game so playing the main campaign is not all there is to it.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Colin Gallacher

    Someone on neogaf is saying that the German edition of GamePro gave it 87%.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. friendlydave

    I really hope this game is good, all of the videos I’ve seen have been pretty great.

    Guess I’ll find out in 9 days..

    #11 2 years ago
  12. viralshag

    Ugh, I already have too many games purchased / pre-ordered this month and I was really on the rence. Now I’m tempted to pick it up!

    Damn this horrible horrible addiction of mine to buy all the games I like the look of!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. NeoSquall

    For how much I like the game, these review are coming out “suspiciously too soon”.

    This means that either Square Enix handed the review codes very early to allow enough testing time, or the reviewers didn’t test the game thoroughly.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Maximum Payne

    As fun as Saints Row but little bit more focused and serious.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DSB

    No fricken way!!! The reviews that beat the embargo are both 9/10!?

    What are the ODDS of that?

    (Spoiler: It’s 1-to-1)

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Christopher Jack

    Seems to be off to a good start, I really hope this becomes a critical success just to show how wrong ActiVision were.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    Activision is wrong?

    Activision is wrong since 2007. Nothing new here. Let them milk shitty franchises.

    http://malgayne.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/16641_103499039669497_100000282035606_88733_7782311_n.jpg

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Christopher Jack

    @17, But this could very well be proof of how wrong they were, rest goes down to perspective, clearly putting all their eggs into one basket has paid off but I really hope to see it blow up in their face like Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk & Spiderman all over again.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    @DSB
    Odds of one-to-one are evens. I.e. If you bet £100 you’d get £200 back. Your stake + 1 * your stake.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DSB

    @19 See, this is why I don’t gamble :(

    It’s evens, evens I tells ya!

    Thanks for sorting it out though.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Astaroth

    Does anyone know where to preorder the game?
    I am looking for a shop that ships the pegi version to Germany and also offers Pre-order Bonus and DLC. The Amazon.co.uk limited edition does not mention a preorder bonus at all. Amazon.de offers the martial arts pack but the German version will be censored a lot.
    Steam does not mention the martial arts pack either.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. friendlydave

    @21 Ebay shops are probably your best bet. Shopto.net is where I’m getting my copy from (with the dlc) but I’m not sure if they ship to Germany.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Craig E

    14 hours “too short”? I don’t remember anyone slating “Teh Best Game Evaaar” Half Life 2 for being too brief, and I distinctly remember that clocking in at 14 hours or so. In fact, shy of Fallout 3 or any of the Elder Scrolls joints, show me a critically acclaimed game with a campaign significantly in excess of 14 hours.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. NeoSquall

    @21 I remind you that the The Limited Edition already includes the George St.Pierre and the Police Protection Pack, which is a better bet than the Martial Arts pack you might only get with the Standard Edition somewhere else.

    Not to mention that these preorder bonuses will be probably sold post-launch.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. GwynbleiddiuM

    I was actually looking forward to this mainly because I was very disappointed with the fact that Rockstar ignored PC with Red Dead Redemption and I was really in need of a new decent Sandbox open-world action game. However being a fan of bashing people up with martial arts I saw a few trailers and looked good imo, so it got me very interested to play this. I’m hopping the game have a decent PC port with working controls with M&KB.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Takeshi

    http://www.egmnow.com/articles/reviews/egm-review-sleeping-dogs/ 9.5/10
    http://www.g4tv.com/games/ps3/64087/sleeping-dogs/review/ 4.5/5
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/14/sleeping-dogs-review 8.5/10
    http://www.joystiq.com/2012/08/14/sleeping-dogs-review/ 3.5/5

    What, you guys stopped adding reviews? Get to it! :D

    #26 2 years ago