Originally released for Windows and consoles in 2012, Feral Interactive finally released Sleeping Dogs for Mac today, March 31.

The game was re-released as the Definitive Edition back in 2014, including all DLC and enhanced visuals, sound and gameplay. I’m glad to report this the version we are getting on MacOS.

In Sleeping Dogs, you take control of undercover cop, Wei Shen, as he works to take down the Sun On Yee Triad. Wei will have to prove himself and take part in a series of crimes full of shootings, fistfights, and car chases.

The game takes place in an open-world Hong Kong that you can explore by foot, car or boat. You can be part of illegal street races, gambling and even free-running across the city’s rooftops.

If this sounds a lot like Grand Theft Auto, it’s because it is a lot like Grand Theft Auto. And that’s a good thing.

As Feral’s Managing Director, David Stephen, said, “open-world city games are few and far between on Mac”. The odds we’ll ever see GTA 5 are close to zero and the rumors that Saints Row games may come to MacOS seem unlikely. Sleeping Dogs and Mafia 3 are your best Grand Theft Auto alternatives.

Sleeping Dogs on Mac: Everything you need to know

This is a great-looking game but will your machine be able to run it? These are the official minimum system requirements:

  • 2.0GHz CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1GB or better graphics card
  • OS X 10.10.5 or later
  • AMD 6970 graphics card
  • NVIDIA 650 graphics card
  • Intel Iris Pro series graphics

Make sure your system has what it takes, especially when it comes to the graphics card requirements. If you have an old machine, chances are you won’t have a powerful enough card.

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is available on Steam. Is this something you plan on getting?