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An Asian-American cop named Wei Shen goes undercover in Hong Kong to infiltrate a Triad organization.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Yun Lee ... Wei (voice)
Edison Chen ... Jackie (voice)
Kelly Hu ... Teng (voice)
Robin Shou ... Conroy / Roland Ho (voice)
Mimi Torres ... Ilyana (voice) (as Megan Goldsmith)
Elizabeth Sung ... Broken Nose Jiang (voice)
Terence Yin ... Dirty Ming (voice)
Ian Anthony Dale ... Ricky (voice)
Tzi Ma ... Big Smile Lee / Old Salty Crab (voice)
Byron Mann ... Raymond / Pockmark (voice)
Ron Yuan ... Ponytail / Mr. Tong / Dogeyes / Mr. Chow (voice)
Chin Han ... Sonny (voice)
James Hong ... Uncle Po (voice)
Yunjin Kim ... Tiffany (voice)
Lucy Liu ... Vivienne (voice)
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Welcome to Hong Kong, a vibrant neon city teeming with life, whose exotic locations and busy streets hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the Triads. In this open-world game, you play the role of Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside. You'll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover. Torn between your loyalty to the badge and the code of the triads, you will risk everything as the lines between truth and honor become permanently blurred. Written by Square Enix

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Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

14 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

True Crime: Hong Kong See more »

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Originally intended to be the third game in the Activision-produced "True Crime" series (after True Crime: Streets of LA (2003) and True Crime: New York City (2005)), but was cancelled after Activision elected not to back the game in a market dominated by other free-roaming games made by other companies, such as Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) and Saints Row: The Third (2011). It had different art direction, level design, character models, slightly different storyline, different cutscenes, clothing, icons, brand, places names, soundtrack, some of the voice over actors were removed, some removed and/or changed places in the city, different weapons, combat animations and more. Eventually picked up by Square Enix, development was left in the hands of both them and United Front and the game was retitled "Sleeping Dogs". See more »

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A truly fun game
6 July 2017 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Sleeping Dogs" (2012) is a game that can not be not mentioned in one sentence with GTA. Is it was good as GTA5 lets say? No. Given the reportedly 250 million $ budget of GTA5, "Sleeping Dogs" simply couldn't be better. That said if you do not compare it with GTA series, "Sleeping Dogs" is a pure fun game.

I liked many things in it - story, fighting, driving, voice acting, city. City itself is a big enough but not to big - i liked it because you don't need to drive like 10 minutes from point A to point B. Fighting is a fun thing, i liked the whole kung fu" and that stuff. Shooting mechanics were also solid, but i didn't get it what was wrong with weapons - one moment you have a gun, next time after you get in a car load a game - you don't. But what "Sleeping Dogs" in my opinion did much, much better then GTA is driving mechanics. Driving is much more fun then it was even in GTA 5 - and i loved GTA 5 totally. Although there isn't big car variety, its enough get make for some fun driving. I liked the collectibles in game simply because they add to the game health, money. But there isn't really what to do with the money itself in this game unfortunately - you can buy clothes, cars and some decorations for your room o flat.

Overall, i finished "Sleeping Dogs" and had much more fun then i thought i would. This is a very fun game with some good if not the most original story, cool open world and some dragon kicks moments that never got old. Fun game in all directions.


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