34 Games Like Sleeping Dogs

Games Like Sleeping Dogs
Our curated collection of games like Sleeping Dogs features other open world action adventures focusing on crime, driving, fighting and parkour.

Published in 2012 Sleeping Dogs offers an open world experience on Xbox, PlayStation and Windows platforms. Set in the heart of Hong Kong players take an undercover role as Wei Shen as he completes his assignment on the deadly Triad organisation.

While Sleeping Dogs has a very detailed and engaging story for players to follow they are free to wander the game as they please while engaging in both legal and illegal activities. With the option to explore by foot and a variety of vehicles there are very few locations that are off limits to Shen.

As players progress through the game and complete the various side missions they will generate 3 types of experience points (Triad, Face and Police) which will change the way NPCs interact with you and the skills that you have available. With players having so much control over their progress outside the main story line it’s easy to spend hundreds of hours in the game and have a totally different experience to someone else.

The open world adventure games like Sleeping Dogs on this page offer a similar level of freedom, allowing players to explore impressive game worlds at their leisure.

Games Like Sleeping Dogs

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Mafia III

Mafia III builds on the fundamentals of the previous games with a story of a darker time in history. Explore the fictional New Bordeaux as you play Vietnam War veteran Lincoln Clay across both console and PC. Set in 1968 the story revolves around the biracial orphan and veteran Lincoln. With a ... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(3 votes)
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Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption is a free roam game that takes place in a western setting (the year 1911). The game is available on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 and is published by Rockstar Games. It is easily the most popular and best designed wild western game currently available. Since its release in 2010 ... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(45 votes)
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Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs puts you in the driving seat with a rich open world adventure where you decide on the direction that the story, your character and the world around you takes. Set in a fictional Chicago players will step into the role of a hacker who seeks revenge. With the option to either take reve... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(51 votes)
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Enforcer: Police Crime Action

Enforcer: Police Crime Action lets you live the life of a police officer in a GTA style open world. Challenging you to stay alive in the line of duty while also balancing your personal life, Enforcer is really in a genre of it’s own with the wide range of mechanics it offers. Set in a small Ame... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(33 votes)
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Bully: Scholarship Edition

If you are looking for a change of setting in theaction adventure genre then Bully from Rockstar Games just might be the answer. The game takes place in a school setting and has players taking on the role of a rebel teenager. Players play as James (Jimmy) Hopkins who has a history of misbehavio... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(29 votes)
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Mafia II

Mafia II offers a third person action packed experience that puts players inside the mob. The game was released for multiple platforms in 2010, with a Mac release in 2011. Mafia II takes place in the 1940s within a fictional game world that is based on a number of US locations including Boston,... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(30 votes)
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The Saboteur

The Saboteur mixes up the standard setting that most open world action adventures flock to by using a World War II theme instead. It’s a setting that the genre hasn’t touched before and for the most part it pulls off an impressive and unique experience. The game is available on Windows, Xbox 36... Read More »

User Score
9.4
(38 votes)
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L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire takes the open world genre into a more serious and slow paced direction compared to other games in the genre but there is still plenty to love if you give it the time and respect that it deserves. The game takes place in the city of Los Angeles during the 1940s and has players assumi... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(29 votes)
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Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV pushes the series into new insane heights and is packed full of strange, comedic and simply wacky moments. The game again follows the story of the Third Street Saints and was released in 2013. The fourth game in the series takes place half a decade after the third Saintrs Row game... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(20 votes)
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The Godfather II

The Godfather II continues with the Godfather series of video games with another Mafia based open world experience for players. In this sequel you’ll have to make more strategic decisions about how to undermine the other Mafia families. The second game in the series takes place between th... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(20 votes)
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Infamous 2

Infamous 2 was released in 2011 exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and continues where the first game (released in 2009) left off. Infamous 2 promises plenty of action, adventure and open world environments for players to explore. The game takes place not long after the original where the world ... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(15 votes)
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Infamous Second Son

Infamous Second Son is the third chapter in the Infamous series and once again has players exploring a huge open world with all sorts of strange powers. Released in March 2014 and a PlayStation 4 exclusive title this is one that Infamous fans can’t afford to miss. Set in the year 2016 it has be... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(19 votes)
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Prototype 2

Prototype 2 offers a mixture of open world gameplay and action adventure with a fun (and powerful) twist. The game was published by Activision and released on consoles in April 2012 (with a Windows release in July). The game has a different main character than the original Prototype (released i... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(19 votes)
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Crackdown 2

Crackdown 2 is the 2010 sequel to the popular 2007 game. The second game in the series maintains the open world and sandbox style features of the original and is only on Xbox 360. Crackdown 2 is set a decade after the events of the original Crackdown game and again is set in the fictional Pacif... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(15 votes)
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Saints Row: The Third

Saints Row: The Third offers a massive open world and a similar game experience to the Grand Theft Auto series. The game was released in November 2011 for Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Just like in previous games from the Saints Row series players take control of the Third Street Saints ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(15 votes)
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APB Reloaded

If you’ve ever wanted to blend Grand Theft Auto with a MMO experience then APB Reloaded may be your solution. The game was originally a paid title but more recently has gone free to play. In APB Reloaded players explore the city of San Paro which is over run with crime and criminals. This game ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(21 votes)
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Infamous

Does the thought of having lightning bolts come out the tip of your fingers excite you? Infamous just might be the action adventure game for you. In Infamous players take control of Cole MacGrath who was just a simple bike messenger until the day he was caught up in a huge explosion in his home... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(14 votes)
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Saints Row 2

Saints Row 2 is the second game in the popular (and often wacky) Saints Row series of open world crime adventures. The game released in 2008 for consoles with a Windows release in 2009 and again follows the story of the Third Street Saints gang. In Saints Row 2 you’ll wake up several years afte... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(16 votes)
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Scarface: The World Is Yours

Scarface: The World Is Yours is heavily based on the popular Scarface film and offers a great adventure for fans of crime based video games. Gamers who have seen the film will definitely get most from the experience though. The plot for the video game picks up right after the film ends and has ... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(15 votes)
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The Godfather: The Game

The Godfather: The Game is based in the Godfather universe and is available across a several platforms making it the perfect Mafia based action adventure game to meet your needs. Fans of the movies will instantly recognise many of the characters from the movie and the game even includes voice a... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(11 votes)
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Gangstar Rio: City of Saints

Gangstar Rio: City of Saints is one of the highest rated games in the popular Gangstar series published by Gameloft. The game is available on iOS and Android devices. As soon as you load up the game on your chosen device you’ll feel the Grand Theft Auto vibe straight away. This isn’t necessaril... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(19 votes)
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Boiling Point: Road To Hell

Boiling Point: Road To Hell is a game that gives players plenty of freedom in how they approach gameplay and how the world around them develops. The game was released in 2005 and is only available for Windows. Boiling Point combines popular FPS gameplay with RPG elements and an open world to de... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(14 votes)
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True Crime: Streets of LA

True Crime: Streets of LA tells the story from the other side of the tracks with players playing the game as a police officer rather than the many crime based GTA clones out there. The game is the first in the True Crime series and released in November 2003. As you might expect Streets of LA is... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(15 votes)
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Prototype

Prototype gives players their own set of super powers to fight off a zombie style infection in an open world environment. The game is available for Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In Prototype players will explore New York City while it is under attack from a new plague known only as Black... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(13 votes)
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Mercenaries 2: World In Flames

Mercenaries 2: World In Flames is all about huge explosions and the open world environment. The game was released in 2008 and is available for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows. In the game you’ll take on the role of a mercenary (in case you hadn’t gathered that from the name) and battle against a... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(12 votes)
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Gun

Gun is an open world action adventure game set in the Wild West. The game has been compared to the Grand Theft Auto series and was developed by Neversoft with a release in 2006. In the game players take on the role of Colton White as he attempts to take revenge on those that have wronged him. B... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(13 votes)
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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is the first game of the Mafia series. It features third person shooter gameplay with some free roam elements similar to that of the GTA series. The game was originally released in 2002 for Windows and eventually made its way to Xbox and PlayStation 2 with console... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(28 votes)
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Urban Crime

Urban Crime is a free iOS game from Gameloft that aims to capture the gameplay of Grand Theft Auto and other open world experiences. The game is a spin off from Gameloft’s popular open world Gangstar series also for mobile devices except that it comes with a free price tag instead of being a pa... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(14 votes)
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Saints Row

Saints Row offers a similar setting to the Grand Theft Auto series and has plenty of open world action gameplay for fans of GTA to enjoy. The game is the first in the successful Saints Row series and was released in 2006 for Xbox 360 only. The game takes place in a fictional city known as Stilw... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(14 votes)
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Driver San Francisco

In Driver San Francisco players can expect a sandbox adventure that heavily focuses on driving elements. The game is available across a large number of platforms although the Nintendo Wii version features a completely different story. As the name suggests players will be tearing up the streets ... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(24 votes)
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Crackdown

Crackdown was released in 2007 for the Xbox 360 and offers players an explosive and fast paced open world adventure from a third person perspective. The game takes place in Pacific City (a fictional city) and has players stepping into the shoes of a powerful agent as they attempt to remove crim... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(13 votes)
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Wheelman

Wheelman is an open world driving game at its core with great appeal to fans of the driving aspects in games like Grand Theft Auto. Wheelman was published by Ubisoft and is available on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In the game players are an undercover agent that is currently working wi... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(14 votes)
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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V continues the popular open world series and takes it into the next level with plenty of innovation. The game is one of the most fully fledged games in the genre and feels like an actual living game world. One of the most notable innovations is the introduction of three main c... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(21 votes)
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Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV is the 2008 release in Rockstar’s popular series of open world adventures that let players experience a life of crime. Like many of the games before it Grand Theft Auto IV launched for consoles first with a Windows release a few months later. This time around players will ge... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(9 votes)