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Open-World game Sleeping Dogs’ Mac Version is Now Available

It’s official, open-world game Sleeping Dogs is finally available on Mac. The game was released earlier today, March 31, and is available on the Mac App Store.

The news come straight from  Feral Interactive, the studio in charge of Sleeping Dogs’ Mac version. The game was originally released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC (Windows only) in 2012.

In 2014, it was re-released as the Definitive Edition, including all DLC and enhanced visuals, sound and gameplay. This the version we got on Mac.

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 a long time ago, and the odds we’ll see Grand Theft Auto 4 or 5 on Mac are small. There are rumors that Saints Row games may come to the Mac, but until then, Sleeping Dogs your best Grand Theft Auto alternative.

Wondering if your Mac has the chops to run Sleeping Dogs? These are the official Mac system requirements:

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

Pay special attention to the graphics card requirements. If you have an old Mac, chances are you won’t have a powerful enough card.

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is available on the Mac App Store and Steam. Is this something you plan on getting?

  • Farhan Fauzi

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

    • 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 😉

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Carlos Fagiani Junior

    Is it a game or a movie? :O

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

  • 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!

  • Tom Brolin

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