Sleeping Dogs

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

High-adrenaline adventure packed with blood, sex, and drugs.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 41 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

It is a very graphic and violent game with offensive language and offensive sexual references but i believe that this game can be suitable for teens age 15 and up

I think this is a good game for mature teens 15 and up

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Awesome game... for adults

This game is in my top 5 ever. It's like a Grand Theft Auto set in Hong Kong and mostly with fists instead of guns (still guns, but less frequent). So if you're an adult -- get it and enjoy it. But I wouldn't let my tweens even watch me play this, much less play it themselves. Spoilers: The main character is an undercover cop, trying to bring down organized crime in Hong Kong. The main missions involve much punching, kicking, shooting and death, and one mission thread involves freeing women being sold into sex slavery. You also take a few women on dates, and while the sex is implied rather than shown, it's there. If I recall correctly, the language (while a wonderfully immersive mix of Cantonese and English) is peppered with swear words. Side missions encourage more shooting, running over people with your car, stealing cars, hacking cameras around the city, and general lawlessness. The tenor of the game is just too much for kids. I'd recommend it for adults. I might understand a 16-year-old maybe being ok, but not younger kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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