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Feral Interactive releases Sleeping Dogs for Mac

It's official, Sleeping Dogs for Mac is now available. Originally released for Windows and consoles in 2012, Feral Interactive finally released the MacOS version of the game 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”. Rockstar stopped supporting the Mac platform a long time ago, and the odds we'll see Grand Theft Auto 5 for Mac are close to zero. There are rumors that Saints Row games may come to MacOS, but until then, 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?


  1. Farhan Fauzi

    i have iris but not the pro one, recommended or not?

    • Mac Gamer Ric

      Hard to say. Will have to wait until someone gives it a try. I guess that if you have 1 gig of memory, you can get away with it at low-medium settings no matter the card. I will test it on my poor old Macbook Air and will let you guys know 😉

  2. what

    so pointless. a 4 years old game that lots of people already played. sales disappoint: ohhh mac is not a viable games platform. over and over.

  3. Kip Little

    Absolutely. It might be 4 years old to PC players but its brand new to me and I am always impressed by Feral's ports.

  4. burnedsap

    The specs look pretty decent and I'm sure it'll run on old machinery. Feral has been doing a great jobs with its ports nowadays. Grid Autosport was a quality port.

  5. Carlos Fagiani Junior

    Is it a game or a movie? :O

    • Mac Gamer Ric

      A game that sometimes feels like a movie (tons of cut-scenes) 😉

  6. htek

    This is great news!

    Yes it is relatively old, but it is also a blast. I had an an opportunity to play this through OnLive before that service folded, and it was a lot of fun.

    I would strongly recommend a controller… at least for the fighting parts of the game though!

  7. Tom Brolin

    I can't find it on Steam.
    I will buy it, when it is available on Steam.


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