My Favourite (Tiny) Improvement To Sleeping Dogs

My Favourite (Tiny) Improvement To Sleeping Dogs

Open-world Hong Kong crime game Sleeping Dogs has gotten a “definitive edition” re-master — it’s out on PC now and hits consoles next week. While the definitive edition comes with improved graphics and includes a bunch of already-released expansion missions, my favourite improvement is less noticeable.

See, if you boot up the original version of Sleeping Dogs, you’ll get this menu screen:

My Favourite (Tiny) Improvement To Sleeping Dogs

The “new game” option is at the top, and is selected by default. That means that if you’re just mashing the A button to skip through the game’s intro splash screens (as we all d0), it will take you through to “new game” rather than “continue game.”

It’s a flagrant violation of one of the Ten Commandments of Video Game Menus, and was actually even an example cited in that article.

This week, I booted up the new definitive edition of the game, and what did I see?

My Favourite (Tiny) Improvement To Sleeping Dogs

Nice! Always good to see that there’s one less menu-sinner in the world. Three cheers for the slow march of progress.


  • The definitive Version is out on consoles as a Digital Purchase. Sony is offering a 10% discount if you have a PS Plus Membership. You may need to search for the game on the store in order to find it.

  • Anybody bought this who already owns the original PC + HD pack + All DLC and think it’s still worth paying $15 for?

    • If you already bought it before, skip the remaster.

      This is for hardcore Sleeping Dogs fans or first-time players with next generation consoles (or want a way to buy it all-in-one for the first time on PC)

  • Just got it on steam. The updated textures look amazing and it runs at a solid 60fps on my rig. I have found myself on multiple occasions just completely zoning out whilst watching Wei’s hair bristle.

  • Games out, got it Thursday from JB, love it, looks great, but one thing is weirding me out, there’s no kung-fu training dummy in wei’s room? I thought this was coming with ALL the DLC, and I had that on 360 with the pre-
    Order DLC?

  • Be careful people… reports have it that the definitive version runs very, very, poorly.

  • I’d say the best change on that menu is the lack ‘Downloadable content’ option. Yay!

    (I realise that’s because it includes all the previous dlc and it’s a complete game, still good to see it gone)

  • Wish an Xbox One/PS4 version of Red Dead Redemption would get released, or just a new Red Dead game

  • You created a whole article for this? this is something i’d see on a forum, not a news source -_- sometimes I get real tired of Kotaku’s shitposts.

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