Available now for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC (just like the full game), the Sleeping Dogs demo features two levels packed with Hong Kong-inspired action, offering an “extensive hands-on” with lead character Wei Shen’s killer (literally) martial arts skills.
Gameplay unfolds as Wei pursues his target through the bustling Night Market, vaulting across numerous stalls and packing crates, scaling walls and leaping from buildings before ending in a ruthless rooftop fight. The demo continues with a sneak look at a later level, where gunplay is thrown into the mix as Wei takes on numerous opponents in a dock-side warehouse. Players perform vaults from cover, slowing time for pin-point accuracy, as they track-down their target, letting no man stand in their way.
While console demos provide a simple way of checking out the action without forking over any cash, the PC version serves an additional purpose. By downloading and playing the demo, you get a much better idea of whether or not your machine can run the full version of the game – in a much more obvious way than those oft-confusing system spec lists.