Get Square Enix's open-world game Sleeping Dogs free on Xbox Live right now

Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox 360 can now download United Front Games' action game for free through January 15.

Square Enix's 2012 well-received open-world action game Sleeping Dogs is now available as a free download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox 360 as part of Microsoft's Games with Gold program.

The game is free through January 15. From January 16-31, Microsoft will offer Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light as a free download for paying members.

Sleeping Dogs, developed United Front Games, was known as True Crime: Hong Kong when Activision was signed on to publish the game. Activision canceled the game in 2011, but Square Enix saw promise in it, purchasing the rights later that year and reviving the project as Sleeping Dogs in February 2012 before its release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in August 2012.

The game is described as an open-world "cop drama" set in Hong Kong. In the game, you play Wai Shen, an undercover police officer fighting through the seedy criminal underworld of the sprawling city. For more on Sleeping Dogs, check out GameSpot's review.

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128 comments
Battlehead90
Battlehead90

Thats cute that Xbox is just getting this now for free

zux2000
zux2000

we want sleeping dogs 2

Sakib Dk
Sakib Dk

interactive in all level

Chris Van Zanten
Chris Van Zanten

I throw some guy off a balcony head first onto the road cus he robbed me

Bailey Lawrence
Bailey Lawrence

^ PS+ and Gold are two completely different services, not to mention you rent your PS+ games and keep your Xbox games. Sony can operate without PS+ and Microsoft can not, they've been offering gold since the start. Their service is specific to discounts and free game rentals while Gold is required for pretty much everything you do on top of free games and sales which are equally as good (sale wise). /preparedforcounterargument

Josh Beebe
Josh Beebe

I got PS+ last month and now have both services so while this was given out on PS+ before, I missed it so I'm thankful they gave it out. Played some last night and it was fun but that car handling was kinda awkward after playing GTA V with superior car handling.

Danny Rea
Danny Rea

Not bad games, Richard but games that everybody has most likely purchased and completed already. PS+ gave Assassins Creed III, Far Cry 3, Metal Gear Rising, Revengence, Devil May Cry, Uncharted 3, Hitman Absolution etc. There's literally NO competition between the two. PS+ Is a much better service in terms of rewards for customers.

Mike Shipley
Mike Shipley

Huh...I bought it on release, played for about an hour and returned it. With nothing new out worth playing maybe I'll give it another go. For the price of "on the house."

Richard Desrosiers
Richard Desrosiers

so fable 3, assassins creed 2, crackdown, dead rising 2,rainbow six: vegas, halo 3, and gears of war are all bad games? hmm, hate to see what you think a "good" game is.

Baz Beale
Baz Beale

The only real difference I think between ps+ and gold is subscription if you dont carry on with ps+ thwy wont be accssessible. ..but as soon as you get it again it will all be there.... Right now ps+ is far better but about time ms gave something bk to there users as they pretty much haven't been given decent value for there committed service over the years

Patryk Bernasiewicz
Patryk Bernasiewicz

So far I only cared to keep Halo 3 and Sleeping Dogs on my X360 HDD. The other games are crap not worth keeping, so what the heck?

Wayne G Ezard
Wayne G Ezard

So what was on p's plus like a year ago.not a big deal or a great game

Garrett J. Wagner
Garrett J. Wagner

my point is you cant play those games unless you still have the service paid for.

Tristan William James VanBuskirk
Tristan William James VanBuskirk

lol, if they gave away every new game not far after. It will lose sales in money. which in turn hurts companies. Besides, All the games have been good so far, Arcade or blockbuster. People are just Dumb sometimes.

Ambarish Joe
Ambarish Joe

Phew finally a game worth downloading :-/

Luke Dundon
Luke Dundon

Bioshock infinite will be free for ps plus. although sleeping dogs is fun at least your giving them something good

Del Scoville
Del Scoville

I can still play every game I ever gotten from PS+ since the service started. Even if they are deleted to make room, I can go to my downloads and get it again, whether or not it's still free from the store.

Toby Kelly
Toby Kelly

However that best of DLC isn't...

Mark Butler
Mark Butler

The controls are so bad on that game

Danny Shaw
Danny Shaw

Better late than never, I suppose. Got mine free via PS Plus six months ago

Basil Fawlty
Basil Fawlty

assassins creed 2 i think, gow and magic the gathering were pretty good to

Basil Fawlty
Basil Fawlty

its decent and its free but i will moan and say the first few missions are boring and stupid like give mrs chan her money for some womans lunch and theres alot of reliance on hand to hand fighting so it gets so boring, missions are samey so far anyway only at the start so i suppose it gets better

Jarrod Buckard
Jarrod Buckard

Sleeping dogs was awesome. First game I bothered to finish in quite a few yrs

Juan Molina
Juan Molina

this game's pretty good, I would have bought it.

Daz Sams
Daz Sams

Sorry it was ment for ps plus not 360

Matt Coelho
Matt Coelho

It's published by Square Enix, who own Eidos, who own Hitman. Cross promotion.

VastGameMaster
VastGameMaster

@zux2000 'Sleeping Dogs 2: Triad Wars' have been confirmed to be release this year. Your welcome.

HartPuncher
HartPuncher

More like a Chinese version of GTA with better driving and fighting... And game play in general. It's very good!