- Estimated difficulty: 3/10
- Estimated time to platinum: 25+ Hours (PS3) / 30-35 Hours (PS4)
- Offline trophies: 51 (5 , 38 , 5 , 2 , 1 )
- Online trophies: N/A
- Minimum number of playthroughs required: 1
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: "Chief Inspector"
- Do cheats affect trophies?: N/A
- Does difficulty affect trophies: N/A
Step 1: Play through the game doing whatever side missions and collect any collectibles you come upon, at your leisure.
To start things off, simply play through the game. There are a total of 30 story missions for you to complete. You will also be completing police cases, a total of four spread out into several missions each. Note that you will need to be completing the Cases regardless as part of the story, as certain story missions are locked until you close specific cases. While doing story missions, you will want to maximize the amount of Cop and Triad experience you can earn as much as possible, to reduce the need to replay story missions to earn back any experience that you might have failed to gain. That said, you might want to first increase a few levels in your Face Level (by completing Favors) so you can purchase clothing that grants you bonuses on Cop/Triad experiences earned.
- - Story Missions
- - Cases
While progressing through the story, feel free to complete any Favors and Drug Busts, as well as collect any collectibles you may come upon when roaming through the streets of Hong Kong. Unlike other open world games, Sleeping Dogs keeps track of any collectibles you've picked up and will mark it on your map to notify you that you have already picked it up. Furthermore, through progression with the story, you will obtain the phone numbers of a few lady friends. Calling them via your cell phone and going through with the "date" will unlock the ability to view certain collectibles within your mini-map (provided you're within its vicinity), as well as your in-game map. So it is in your benefit to do these as as soon as possible; you will need to eventually do them anyway to reach 100% completion.
- - Drug Busts
- - Favors
- - Health Shrines
- - Security Camera
- - Jade Statues
- - Lockboxes
You will also be naturally making progress towards “Stat Awards”, which are basically in-game goals for the player to fulfill. Anything you do within the game, whether its the number of triad members you've taken down, headshots you've executed, anything you've collected, etc., is tied to these "Stat Awards". You should have no issues unlocking most if not all of these naturally. Should the situation be necessary, you can always replay any missions to grind these out, but everything is achievable post game within free roam.
Finally, unless you really want to, it is advised that you save up your money before spending a fortune on purchasing expensive clothing or new cars. This is because upon reaching Face Level 10, you'll gain a perk that automatically grants you a 40% discount on anything you purchase from then on. However, feel free to spend a few thousand dollars on the occasional suit or name brand jeans, or even a Class A sports car. After all, Wei needs to look nice too!
Step 2: Collect any remaining collectibles, finish up any remaining Favors, Drug Busts, Jobs, and earn first place in all Car Races.
PS4 Definitive Edition: You will need to complete all DLC missions (Zodiac Tournament, Swat Pack DLC - Additional Cop Jobs, Street Racer DLC - Additional Races, Wheels of Fury DLC - Additional missions EXCEPT for Derbies & Cruises which are NOT required). These missions will be marked in Orange on your map.
Upon completing the story, you will want to obtain the remaining collectibles that you haven't picked up yet. That means pilfering every Lockbox, collect any remaining zodiac Jade Statues, hacking any un-hacked cameras, and paying your respects to remaining Health Shrines. If you haven't already done so as suggested, call on your lady friends for a little date to gain access to the collectible locations on your mini-map and map; you'll need to complete these dates anyway for 100% game completion.
While doing this, complete any Favors and Drug Busts that you have left. As you may have probably noticed, in addition to the Favors that automatically appear on your map, there are a few Favors/Open World Events that only appear if you're within their radius, designated as a yellow shield icon. There are only a few of these, which revolve around either releasing a kidnapped citizen from a car's trunk or chasing down a thief.
Complete all the Jobs, accessible through your cell phone and calling either Roland Ho for debt collections or Tran for Car Thefts. Martial Arts are counted towards Jobs as well.
You will also want to be competing in and placing first in all of the street races in Hong Kong while doing the above. Although we recommended you to purchase any vehicles in the last step, buy a vehicle of every type for both cars (Class A, B, C) and motorcycles (Class B and A). This is because in order to complete and unlock certain races, you will need to have a car of that particular type first.
Step 3: Purchase all available clothing and vehicles to obtain 100% game completion.
PS4 Definitive Edition: A new clothing store with a Yellow icon within the Night Market in North Point sells all bundled DLC clothing and these outfits need to be purchased as well.
When you've finally reached this step, all that will be left is to spend the money you've worked so hard to amass on vehicles and clothing. If you're still lacking in money, which you will, finish up your car thefts missions through calling Tran on your cell phone, and if by the time you finished all of them and still lack the money, head on over to the cockfights in Aberdeen.
Step 4: Replay story missions to reach Level 10 for both Triad and Cop Upgrades.
If by chance you didn't earn enough experience for either tier during your initial playthrough on the story missions, now would be a good time to replay them. Make sure to wear the appropriate clothing for additional bonus experience before replaying them again.
[PST Would Like to Thank yewjhin & BreadSkin for this Roadmap]
Nightmare in North Point DLC:
Estimated difficulty: 2/10
Estimated time to platinum: 2-5 Hours
Offline trophies: 5 (2 , 2 , 1 )
Online trophies: N/A
Minimum number of playthroughs required: 1
Number of missable trophies: None
Glitched trophies: N/A
Do cheats affect trophies?: N/A
Does difficulty affect trophies: N/A
Step 1: Complete the story missions
There are only a few missions to complete this time, and they all take place within North Point. They are all relatively easy to complete and show up on your map, like before, as a green shield. While completing these, feel free to complete any of the new side missions along the way. These side missions comprise of: Trapped Civilians (represented on the map by a blue speech bubble with a man inside), Yaoguai (represented by a purple swirl) or Jiang Shi (represented by a blue swirl).
Completing the main missions will award you with the two hidden trophies.
Step 2: Cleanup
Now that you've finished the story missions it's time to finish up all the other events, shrines, and stat awards that you may have missed along the way. Complete all of the side missions for Ghosts and Stuff, all the stat awards for Cursed Gold and find all Hell Money shrines for Hell Money.
After you've finished these, you should have all 5 DLC trophies!
[PST Would Like to Thank Coop for this Roadmap]
Year of the Snake DLC:
Estimated Trophy difficulty: 2/10
Total Trophies: (All offline) 4 (2 , 1 , 1)
Approximate amount of time to 100%: 1-5 hrs
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Number of missable Trophies: None
Glitched Trophies: None
Do cheat codes disable Trophies: No cheats
Extra equipment needed: No
Does difficulty affect Trophies: No
Welcome to Year of the Snake, the long awaited second trophy enabled DLC for Sleeping Dogs. It is Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, but something strange is going on. Play as Martial Arts Master Wei Shen once more as he finds out what is going on and puts a stop to it.
Step 1 - Story Missions.
Simply complete the main missions available in the DLC. These are the dark blue shields on the map. If you see any collectables pick them up, and feel free to do any secondary missions you drive past. You will gain Bomb Squad after the first mission and Cult Master after finishing the story.
Step 2 - Secondary Content and Collectables.
After completing the story everything you need will appear on the map. Collectables will be shown by pressing on the map. Side missions will be indicated by a light blue shield or yellow speech bubbles. Complete or collect any collectables and/or Side Missions you are missing to wrap up a quick 100%.
[PST Would Like to Thank TheManUtdFan for this Roadmap]