Taking its cues from open-world adventures like the Grand Theft
Auto series, Sleeping Dogs is an underrated little gem that makes for a very entertaining ride, especially if you're into things like Watch Dogs
. It combines a fascinatingly complex plotline with exciting action and plenty of things to do, making it a game to keep you going for some time. It's set in the hotbed of crime that is the world of the Hong Kong Triads, with the player in control of a Chinese-American cop who is sent to infiltrate the gangs where he grew up. He starts out low in the chain of the organization and must complete various missions to work his way up to the bosses, with more quests opening up as you finish them off and with RPG elements coming into play through the inclusion of skills to be upgraded. Alongside the main story, you can get involved in street fights, steal cars, race them, go gambling and all sorts of other things while you've also got access to an impressive array of combat moves and have access to lots of weapons, both ranged and melee. Sleeping Dogs scores a lot of points for its atmospheric portrayal of the exotic world of the Triads and thanks to some impressive visuals, you'll really feel sucked into this steamy underbelly. The gameplay is hugely varied, with no end of activities to take part in, so it's unlikely you'll get bored any time soon. Combat is exciting and enjoyable and just on the right side of challenging while the storyline is suitably cinematic and epic. There are minor issues with the camera but apart from this, this is a superb action/adventure.