24 Games Like Sleeping Dogs

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

Published in 2012 Sleeping Dogs offers an open world experience on Xbox, PlayStation and Windows platforms and takes players to the heart of Hong Kong to in an undercover role as Wei Shen as he completes his assignment on the deadly Triad organisation. Offering a detailed and engaging storyline for players to follow Sleeping Dogs also allows players to wander the game world freely as they engage in legal and illegal activities. With the option to explore by foot and a variety of vehicles no location is far away or off limits to Wei Shen.

Another aspect of this player choice and freedom is your ability to generate 3 types of experience points (Triad, Face and Police) during your side missions which will change the way NPCs interact with you and the skills that you have available. With this abundance of control Sleeping Dogs like many other open world titles allows you to easily spend hundreds of hours in the game through main and side quests and have a totally different experience to someone else while doing so.

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 as they ultimately craft their own story.
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Yakuza 0

Taking you back in time to a Tokyo of 1988 Yakuza 0 is as an action adventure title that serves as a prequel to the various other Yazuka titles. Focusing on fictionalised recreations of areas such as Shinjuku Golden Gai and Kabukicho there is plenty of Tokyo to explore in this sixth adventure into the world of Yakuza. Originally launched in Japan in 2015 it took two years for the game to come to North America and Europe although the PS3 release remained a Japan exclusive. Starting the story deep...[Read Review]

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Prototype 2

Prototype 2 offers a mixture of open world gameplay and action adventure with a fun and powerful twist within the core mechanics. Originally published for consoles (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360) in early 2012 Prototype 2 was eventually brought to Windows and the next generation of consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). While there are clear similarities and a story link to the original Prototype (released in 2009) the main character for this adventure is entirely different which helps to keep it a...[Read Review]

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8.7 User Avg (25 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 through your actions and interactions. Set in a modern day era this futuristic title uses a fictional Chicago as the foundation of an adventure of technology hacking to achieve your objectives alongside plenty of side activities. Playing as a hacker named Aiden Pearce you’ll enter into a story of revenge after an electronic bank heis...[Read Review]

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8.7 User Avg (55 votes)
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Infamous

Infamous treats players to abilities such as having lightning bolts firing from their fingers alongside other action-adventure gameplay. Playing a simple bike messenger by the name of Cole MacGrath you’ll be at the centre of a massive city explosion that leaves a town in chaos and Cole with seemingly new magical powers. All of these new Cole powers are electrical based and will be vital to your survival in the fictional Empire City which amongst the chaos is now overrun with all sorts of g...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (14 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 across a familiar open world structure of the past adventures in the franchise. First released in 2013 the game follows the story of the third Saints Row title and has subsequently seen a number of ports from original release platforms. Your single player story in Saints Row IV is set half a decade after the third game and features the same player created character from your pa...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (25 votes)
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The Saboteur

The Saboteur explores a different setting to most open world action adventure titles with a World War II theme that has players trying to sabotage everything within reach to help the war effort. With a setting that the genre hasn’t touched before you’re guaranteed a unique adventure as you play on Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game focuses on Paris during its Nazi occupation with players taking on the role of Sean Devlin as he attempts to sabotage the Nazi’s from within as...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (47 votes)
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The Godfather II

The Godfather II continues with the Godfather series of video games with another crime based open world experience for players to dive into. Retaining the core blend of action, adventure, story, combat and crime players will also find an enhanced array of strategic pathways to help you undermine the other crime families that you compete against for control. The second game in the Godfather video game series and starts in 1958 with some loose ties to the Godfather film franchise. Once again you&#...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (26 votes)
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Watch Dogs 2

Building on the elements of the original Watch Dogs 2 serves as the sequel as it continues the Ubisoft action-adventure franchise across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Featuring a familiar third person perspective players explore a fictional imagining of the San Francisco Bay Area with multiple approaches to the various missions and side activities available. Exploring this fictionalised Bay Area through the eyes of Marcus Holloway you step into the role of a hacker who joins the ranks of the g...[Read Review]

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Bully: Scholarship Edition

Bully is a Rockstar Games classic of the action adventure genre and explores the unique setting of a school where players are given control of a rebel teenager. Released in 2006 for PlayStation 2 the game has seen several re-releases including a remastered version (Scholarship Edition) for various platforms and a mobile version (Anniversary Edition). In Bully players play as James (Jimmy) Hopkins who has a history of misbehaviour and has just been dumped at the boarding school Bullworth Academy ...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (33 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. Like its predecessor Infamous 2 promises plenty of action, adventure and open world environments for players to explore as they utilise a whole range of superpower like abilities to achieve their goal. Infamous 2 takes place not long after the original where the world changed after the birth of Cole’s electrical abilities that allowed a human to reach new levels of po...[Read Review]

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Crackdown 2

Crackdown 2 is the 2010 sequel to the popular 2007 game of Crackdown which features a similar open world with sandbox elements and is an Xbox platform exclusive. Fast forwarding the game world by nearly a decade it’s a familiar but fresh setting for Crackdown 2 that is enjoyable for returning players and welcoming to newcomers that want to start their adventure here. The sandbox for this adventure is once again the fictional Pacific City which has elements of large cities in America and ot...[Read Review]

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L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire delivers a detective themed open world action title with fantastic realism and world design which gives players the sense of being a real detective throughout the story. Inspired by historical films the game also features an era appropriate soundtrack and the option to play in black and white to simulate a film noir adventure. Originally released on 2011 for Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 L.A. Noire was revived with an enhanced edition for modern platforms in 2017. Set in the cit...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (33 votes)
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Infamous Second Son

Infamous Second Son is the third chapter in the Infamous series of games which sees players once again stepping into a vast open world with their own strange powers. Released in March 2014 and a PlayStation 4 exclusive title this is one that Infamous fans can’t afford to miss with the expansion to the universe that it offers. Set in the year 2016 it has been nearly a decade since the events of the previous game that ultimately led to the death of Cole MacGrath, a noble sacrifice to spare the wor...[Read Review]

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Mafia II

Mafia II offers a third person action packed experience that puts players inside the mob and builds on the original Mafia experience to once again challenge players to rise the criminal ranks. Originally released in 2010 a Definitive Edition remastered the experience with HD graphics for modern platforms (PS4 and Xbox One) and combined all of the downloadable content to date in 2020. Serving as an action adventure sequel to Mafia players will return to the fictional Empire Bay between the era 19...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (36 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 while adding elements of over the top fiction that the series is known for. Originally released for Windows, Nintendo Switch Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 a remastered edition expanded the availability to the next generation of platforms. With familiar game elements from the past Saints Row series titles players take control of a member within the Third Street Saints in the fictional world...[Read Review]

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Gun

Gun is an open world action adventure game set in the Wild West that was released in 2005 for Windows and consoles with an enhanced PlayStation Portable version a year later (Gun: Showdown). Often compared to the highly popular Red Dead Redemption franchise that would be released 5 years later Gun is one of the original video games that opt to explore the 1880 Wild West setting. Within Gun players take on the role of Colton White as he attempts to take revenge on those that have wronged him in h...[Read Review]

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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 to expand on the strong and familiar foundation of open world adventures to date. As a result this fifth main title in the GTA series is one of the most fully fledged games in the genre and once again pushes towards feeling like an actual living game world. On top of the single player gameplay a vast world of GTA V Online also exists expanding potential gameplay even further with...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (26 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 open world crime based video games. While gamers who have seen the film will definitely get most from the experience it is not a requirement to stepping into this world and claiming it for your own profit and revenge. Released in 2006 this action adventure was made available on PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows with an enhanced graphical port for the Nintendo Wii a year later. The pl...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (20 votes)
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Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption is an expansive free roam adventure game that takes place in a western setting. Transporting players back to 1911 you’ll adventure across the plains creating your own story, participating in a multitude of side quests and developing your wild western character. Serving as a spiritual successor to Red Dead Revolver players will trek through the blended realistic and fictionalised game world as John Marston in a third person perspective on horse and foot. John Marston is ...[Read Review]

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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is the first in a series of games that focus on the Mafia while placing players into a third person shooter free roam setting that is 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 game ports a few years later. Playing as Tommy Angelo who finds himself in the middle of a crime family war and forced to join one side to protect himself you’ll make your ow...[Read Review]

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APB Reloaded

Seeking to blend the popular gameplay from open world adventures like Grand Theft Auto with MMO mechanics is APB Reloaded. Released in 2010 as a paid title for Windows the game later went free to play (2015) and launched on console platforms. Exploring the endless conflict of the Enforcer and Criminal factions players will join one of these factions as they carry out missions across the map that put them in direct conflict with the other faction. In APB Reloaded players explore the city of San P...[Read Review]

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Mafia III

Mafia III builds on the fundamentals of the previous games in the Mafia franchise and once again offers players the opportunity to rise through the criminal ranks in a fictional but realistic setting. Released in 2016 Mafia III explores a darker storyline than the franchise to date with players embarking on various quests across 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 orphan and veteran of the V...[Read Review]

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7.1 User Avg (25 votes)
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The Godfather: The Game

The Godfather: The Game is a 2006 release based in the Godfather universe that allows players to live out a life of crime in an open world environment. Leading the Mafia in this action based adventure game players will find a number of references to the Godfather films as they build and maintain their profitable crime empire. This means that fans of the respective Godfather films will instantly recognise many of the characters from the movie and the game even includes voice acting from a number ...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (13 votes)
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Gangstar Vegas

The streets of Vegas awaits players in Gangstar Vegas which serves as yet another exciting addition to the Gangstar series of open world mobile games that are available across iOS and Android. Comparisons to the GTA franchise aside Gangstar Vegas (and the other Gangstar titles) are well ahead of other open world mobile experiences with strong core fundamental gameplay and plenty of content to explore. Playing as Jason Malone a boxer who fails to take a critical dive in a fight for a mob boss to ...[Read Review]

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