Re: GTA has been dethroned - Sleeping Dogs is the champ now
I picked this up just expecting an 8ish game, but I really have to agree. While GTA 3-San Andreas are better, I'm enjoying this a ton more than GTA4. The melee combat is great and the driving is probably the best out there for an open world game. It's very atmospheric, and there are a ton of things to do. I like when you do a nasty environmental kill everyone stops for a second or two and is like "Holy shit!", or there's an adverstisement on the radio for somewhere you can go to. If you don't rush through the main story and do the side stuff it'll last you a while. The customization (cars,clothes) and shooting could be improved but they're not bad by any means. Oh and the radio stations are awesome.