Level 42 - Karnov - An arcade game (also on the NES) in which you played as a bald-headed fire-breathing brute. Karnov was a Muslim prince in the original arcade version, but possibly to avoid causing offense to Muslims, he became Jiborav Karnovsky, a Russian circus strongman, for the NES version.GameSpot
I've been playing and moderately enjoying Sleeping Dogs. It's very evident how clearly inspired this game is from GTA with some notable exceptions. For instance, I like how they emphasize hand-to-hand combat over gunplay. There are guns to be had, but I find myself not wanting to use them because it's so much more satisfying beating enemies to a pulp. The combat system is very easy to get accustomed to and really is a fun part of the game.