25. Sleeping Dogs
Platform: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: 8/14/2012
Sleeping Dogs' Asian urban setting gives the impression of what Sega's Yakuza series would be like if it were truly a sandbox game. All signs point to a comprehensive story-driven open world experience, mixing vehicle based missions, races, shoot outs, melee brawls, and foot chases. Its heavy emphasis on a modern day crime narrative--let alone one inspired by the undercover plotlines of various films--makes me as excited for Sleeping Dogs as much as I was for L.A. Noire and The Getaway.