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Sleeping Dogs

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Sleeping Dogs
Sleeping Dogs - Cover.jpg
PC Boxart
Release Date: 2012
Developer: United Front Games
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, macOS
Genre: Action-adventure, Beat'em up

Sleeping Dogs is a 2012 action game developed by United Front Games and Square Enix London, published by Square Enix, about a Hong Kong-born Cop who returns there from the United States in order to infiltrate the local Triad in a bid to bring them down.

The following weapons appear in the video game Sleeping Dogs:


AMT Hardballer

The AMT Hardballer is available in the game by wearing Agent 47's outfit from the Square Enix Character Pack DLC. It is fitted with a suppressor.

AMT Hardballer - .45 ACP
Wei holds the AMT Hardballer.
Left side of the AMT Hardballer.
Taking cover with the AMT Hardballer.
Reloading the AMT Hardballer.

Heckler & Koch USP

The Heckler & Koch USP appears in two different variants in the game. One chambered for 9x19mm and the other is chambered for .45 ACP, which are referred to as the "9mm Pistol" and ".45CAL Pistol", respectively. The 9mm variant is used by many Triads early in the game. Wei first receives one to reenact a shootout at a crime scene. It is also the standard sidearm of HKPD uniformed officers, despite the real Hong Kong Police Force using Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers as standard sidearm. The .45 variant is used exclusively by Triads in later missions and are first encountered during the Club Bam Bam shootout. Many of the .45s are outfitted with underbarrel flashlights.

Heckler & Koch USP - 9x19mm
A bloodied Wei Shen helps Chairman Po to safety.
Jackie with the USP.
The 9mm variant of the USP in game. Note the 15-round capacity.
Left side.
Wei takes cover with the USP.
Heckler & Koch USP - .45 ACP
The .45 variant of the USP in game. Note the 12-round capacity.
Left side.
Taking cover.

IMI Desert Eagle Mark I

A slightly stylized Desert Eagle MK I is the signature weapon of Winston Chu, a Sun On Yee "red pole" and leader of the Water Street Gang, who most dramatically uses it when he shoots a suspected informant in the head; and Ponytail. After Winston's death, Wei uses it during a shootout in the nightclub, and it spawns in his apartment each day when the game has been completed if the 'Ghost Pig' DLC is installed.

A gold-plated Desert Eagle Mark I - .357 Magnum. The gun pictured was Mike Myers' actual gun in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember and has since appeared in several other movies and TV shows.
Winston is visibly angry about something whilst brandishing his modified gold plated Desert Eagle.
Wei holds the Desert Eagle in gameplay.
Other side.
Taking cover with the Deagle.
Aiming the Desert Eagle.

"Rico's Signature Gun" (Just Cause)

The revolver used by the main character of the Just Cause video game series, Rico Rodriguez, is available in the game by wearing Rico's outfit from the Square Enix Character Pack DLC. Is fitted with a usable grenade launcher. As a replica of the revolver used in the games, it is somewhat based on the Taurus Raging Bull.

Taurus Raging Bull with 6" barrel and stainless finish - .454 Casull
Wei, while wearing an appropriate outfit, wields "Rico's Signature Gun".
The left side.
Taking cover behind a police cruiser to show off the right side.
Wei points the massive revolver at a hapless civilian.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP7

The MP7, stylized like the rest of the game's firearms, is a common weapon for Triad shooters, and is often given to Wei whenever a mission requires gunfire from a moving vehicle. It is referred to as "Machine Pistol". When reloading, Wei pulls an invisible charging handle on the right side of the weapon rather than using the bolt release or actual charging handle at the rear of the weapon.

Heckler & Koch MP7 - 4.6x30mm
Wei opens up on 18k Triads with a Heckler & Koch MP7.
Wei wields an MP7 in Hong Kong's city center. It holds 40 rounds in a magazine, a capacity possible with standard MP7 magazines, but the magazine in the weapon is way too short to hold 40 rounds and appears mid-way in length between the 40-round and 20-round flush fit magazines.
MP7 in game. Wei holds the MP7 like the game's pistols.
Not that there's a foregrip for him to hold, anyway. The integrated foregrip has been replaced for a length of picatinny rail.
Aiming the MP7. The entire top of the weapon has been made somewhat taller compared to the real thing. Wei also ignores the partly-unfolded stock, too.

Heckler & Koch UMP9

A Heckler & Koch UMP9, with a few small and a couple of large cosmetic changes, appears as the ".45CAL SMG". The weapon features a seemingly bent UMP shoulder stock, a MP5 forearm, and the fictional taclight that also appears on the Assault Rifle and Anti-Riot Shotgun. Despite being labeled as a .45, the curvature of the magazine seems to be modeled off of the curved magazine of the 9mm UMP variant. Is also used by HKPD despite using the older MP5 variants used by Hong Kong police in real life.

Heckler & Koch UMP9 (note curved magazine) - 9x19mm
Wei Shen with the ".45 Submachine Gun"
Wei with the UMP9 on the stage of a wedding hall, his performance having been a real killer.
Showing off the right side.
Taking cover behind a table displays the non-standard foreend.
Taking aim. There doesn't appear to actually be anything in the rear sight.

Assault Rifles

Fictional Bullpup Heckler & Koch G36E

The weapon that serves as the game's resident assault rifle appears to be a fictional bullpup variant of the Heckler & Koch G36E. It has also been given a non-descript taclight in some instances. It is simply referred to as "Assault Rifle".

Heckler & Koch G36V (formerly G36E) with export optical sight - 5.56x45mm NATO
Wei Shen with the "Assault Rifle", about to make some Sushi.
With the "Assault Rifle" in the back alley of the Golden Koi.
During a bloody shootout at a wedding, Wei acquires an "Assault Rifle" for himself.
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Wei takes cover, showing off the distinctly G36 forend
Aiming through the tiny integrated optic.

Fictional L85A2 with AG36/L123A2 Grenade Launcher

With the Tactical Soldier Pack downloaded, Wei Shen can find himself a shiny new assault rifle in his apartment every day. It appears to be a fictional version of the L85A2 with a modified Heckler & Koch AG36 (L123A2 in British parlance) grenade launcher attached. The rifle itself is missing the standard iron sights, and has gained some picatinny rails and a large trigger/handguard. When reloading, the AG36 is depicted as sliding forward to open the breech, like an M203 grenade launcher, rather than swinging open to the left. The grenade launcher is also missing the pistol grip. The rifle is also used by an 18K goon in "The Funeral" and Wei in "Civil Discord".

L123A2 grenade launcher mounted on an L85A2 - 40mm/5.56x45mm
Wei Shen staring gormlessly at some mold on the kitchen sink. Oh yes, he has a gun too.
Donning a standard evil mercenary outfit, Wei equips himself with a franken-L85A2. Despite being a different model than the franken-G36 above, this weapon is still referred to as just "Assault Rifle".
A local NPC tries to ignore the menacing figure nearby.
Taking cover lets us see the right side of the weapon a bit closer. Every one of Sleeping Dogs' guns has a strange plasticky texture covering the whole thing.
Wei decides to menace a nearby dumpster.

FR-27 Sanction Flechette Rifle (Deus Ex fictional weapon)

The FR-27 Sanction Flechette Rifle, a fictional weapon from Deus Ex: Human Revolution, is available by equipping Adam Jensen's outfit in the Square Enix Character Pack DLC.

FR-27 Sanction Flechette Rifle.
"I never asked for this..."
Showing off the rifle from 2027 in the streets of contemporary Hong Kong.
Wei Jensen takes cover to show us the right side.
Aiming at a suspicious patch of brick.


Hawk Semi-Auto

The Semi-Auto variant of the Hawk appears in the game as the "Anti-Riot Shotgun". It holds 10 rounds in each magazine. This shotgun is used is used by many 18K Triads in the later shootouts of the game.

Hawk Semi-Auto Tactical - 12 gauge
Wei arms himself with a Hawk Semi-Auto to defend the Golden Koi.
A bloodied Wei strikes a pose with the Hawk in the Golden Koi.
The restaurant patrons decide to take cover and let Wei take care of this.
Taking cover behind a wall, Wei contemplates whether he wants to stick with his shotgun or swap it for a mutant G36.
When some 18K thugs arrive, Wei decides buckshot is the order of the day.

Hawk Type 97-1

The Hawk Type 97-1 appears as the "Pump Shotgun". It is fitted with a pistol grip. It can be obtained from the trunk/tailgate of HKPD cruisers, and used by riot control officers who will chase Wei if he has attacked any police officers or killed a number of civilians. It is occasionally used by Triad gangsters during shootouts, but they prefer the semi-automatic Hawk.

Hawk Type 97-1 anti-riot shotgun (imported as the Hawk 982) - 12 gauge
Wei with a Hawk shotgun at the Kennedy Town docks.
Evil Merc Wei stands menacingly outside an HKPF station.
Two nearby officers decide to let Wei have his fun.
Taking cover behind a cruiser causes Wei to hold the shotgun closer to the camera. How convienent.
"Maybe if we just ignore him, he'll go away".

Grenade Launchers

Milkor MGL

The Milkor MGL is a weapon available with the "Year of The Snake" DLC. Is called either "Tear Gas Launcher" or "Crowd Disperser". It is pulled out of a police cruiser trunk during a riot in Soho. As the name indicates, the launcher shoots tear gas rounds.

Milkor MGL fitted with Armson OEG reflex sight - 40x46mm
Wei, now on crowd control duty, holds an MGL.
Given the bodies scattered around the street, Wei seems to have misunderstood this whole "less-lethal" thing.
Taking cover gives us a good look at how Wei ignores that perfectly good foregrip- likely to reuse animations with the rifle-type weapons.
Wei aims the MGL at a fellow officer to encourage him to get back to work. This reticle is shared with the grenade launcher mode on the launcher-equipped variant of the "Assault Rifle".


GE M134 Minigun

The DLC vehicle "DZB-90" from the "Wheels of Fury" DLC is fitted with a pair of GE M134 Miniguns. They hold 200 rounds before needing to reload.

GE M134 Minigun - 7.62x51mm NATO
Minigun in game.

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