The first print of Sleeping Dogs appears to include an initial premium of downloadable content. The single key activation code comprise a ‘Police Protection Pack’, ‘Martial Arts Pack’ and ‘GSP Pack’.
Here’s the full details of what’s inside the downloadable content:
DLC pack 1: ‘Georges St-Pierre (GSP)’ Pack:
- GSP’s signature flying punch
- Exclusive GSP outfit including T-shirts, headband and shorts
- GSP’s outfit unlocks the flying punch and increases grappling and throwing damage
DLC Pack 2: ‘Police Protection’ Pack:
- Exclusive High Speed mission
- Exclusive HK police SWAT outfit
- Exclusive assault rifle
- Exclusive SWAT police vehicle
DLC Pack 3: ‘Martial Arts’ Pack:
- Shaolin Showdown mission
- Shaolin Warrior outfit (with increased striking damage)
- Bonus Triad XP points
- Wing Chun decoration for safehouse (with temporary combat buff)
DLC Pack 4 (exclusive for Hong Kong): ‘Deep Undercover’ Pack:
- CB radio
- Undercover police ghost car
- Plain clothes detective outfit (reduced Heat penalty)
The game has subtitles in Cantonese by default, but you can set it to English. In my first 2 hour of play, the game has an engaging storyline. Having the characters spitting Cantonese every now and then and having an Asian accent when speaking English made me feel like this is happening in Singapore’s Chinatown. Couple this with having the character going through lion dance, pirated DVDs, buying noodles and fish skewers for food, stealing watches and joking about ‘Who steals CRT monitors nowadays?’ sets the story up for current times.
It reminded me instantly of Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars if Rockstar had adopted the same style instead of introducing something that was classic and fresh.