I am a major fan of GTA and GTA5 but I liked Sleeping Dogs more. It has one of the best combat systems ever in an open world game, the Hong Kong setting is wonderful, Wei Shen is the most likable main character outside of John Marston.
The Chinese music in radio is very authentic too.
SD2 is my most anticipated game, period. Even beating Phantom Pain and Witcher 3.
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