Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs Achievements

Pure Gold

Achieve 30 Gold Stat Awards.  

To access your stats press  and scroll down to Social Hub, pressing  once will display all 30 challenges. By natural progression you will also unlock all the other Gold and Silver stat related achievements on your way to this one. Click HERE to view tips on how to get Silver & Gold.

Key: *Silver Awards*Gold Awards.

  • Overall: Total Stat Awards: 50 | 75
  • Fluid Striker: Freerunning Attacks (Includes vault attacks and disarms): 25 | 50
  • Head Hunter: Headshots: 25 | 50
  • Lucky Shooter: Blind-fire Kills: 5 | 10
  • Fire Starter: Explosive Kills: 10 | 20
  • Sniper: Accuracy: 30% | 50%
  • Gunman: Firearm Kills: 50 | 100
  • Ninja: Sneak Kills - Approaching an enemy from behind and pressing 5 | 10
  • Bonebreaker: Limbs Broken: 40 | 100
  • Environmentalist: Environmental Kills: 25 | 50
  • Handyman: Melee Weapons Kills: 25 | 50
  • Disarming: Disarms: 25 | 50
  • Defence: Counters: 50 | 100
  • Fast Talker: Fast Talks: 5 | 10
  • Deadeye: Thrown Weapon Kills: 5 | 10
  • Martial Artist: Melee Kills: 50 | 100
  • Enforcer: Total Enemies Defeated: 100 | 200
  • Safe Driver: Total Clean Drive Time: 0:15:00 | 0:30:00
  • Reckless Driver: Time Driven At Full Speed In Class A Car: 0:15:00 | 0:30:00
  • Hijacker: Action Hijacks Performed: 10 | 20
  • Wrecker: Total Cars Wrecked: 25 | 50
  • Racer: Races Won: 10 | 17
  • Mogul: Total Earnings: 1,000,000 | 2,000,000
  • Big Spender: Money Spent: 500,000 | 2,000,000
  • Gambler: Gambling Earnings: 500,000 | 1,000,000
  • Completionist: Total Completion Percentage: 60.00% | 100.00%
  • Explorer: Total Collectables Found: 120 | 175
  • Survivor: Total Time Survived above Heat Level 1: 0:10:00 | 0:20:00
  • Rogue Cop: Cops Killed Above Heat Level 1: 25 | 50
  • Public Enemy: Most Kills In One Play Session: 100 | 200
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User Comments
Comment #1 by L96Gringo
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 @ 01:17:44 PM

this one is long..

Comment #2 by TurdBurgaler8
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @ 01:39:03 PM

shouldnt be too hard tho i get the awards pretty easy

Comment #3 by zephyr1991
Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 03:26:20 PM

Some are just annoying. Reckless Driver took forever, having to drive 30 seconds at top speed in a Class A car. The seconds add up but even on the long straightaways it takes so long to get up to top speed you only get about 1-3 seconds at a time.

Comment #4 by Hurricane Of 87
Monday, August 20, 2012 @ 06:38:35 PM

Deadeye: Hold RT when holding a weapon to throw it and kill an enemy. There's a Tire Iron in your (owned) car trunk. Go to the boot and press Y.

Fluid Striker: Grind this on the mission Intensive Care. when an enemy is taking cover, run at the cover and vault. This'll instantly disarm them with the correct upgrades. At this point in the story you should have them.

Comment #5 by Hurricane Of 87
Monday, August 20, 2012 @ 06:41:10 PM

Wrecker: Ramming police or race cars doesn't count. Driving into the harbour doesn't count. Doesn't count when you shoot at other cars/bikes and blow their wheels out causing them to explode. Need to shoot at cars with guns until they catch fire and explode. Find car park, line 'em up, shotgun, Uncle Bob.

Ninja: Triad Upgrade #2 on the Top tier will allow you to get behind the enemy with ease for this. Sod stealth.

Comment #6 by Hurricane Of 87
Monday, August 20, 2012 @ 06:43:54 PM

Hijacker: Just combine this with Tran's Car thievery tasks. Two birds one stone.

Those are the 5 most awkward ones, all the others tend to come pretty easy.

Comment #7 by Illicit
Monday, August 20, 2012 @ 11:05:39 PM

For "Ninja" you can do it on pedestrians and it counts.

Comment #8 by Depressionz9
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 11:04:48 AM

Is there a way to see these awards? I can't seem to find it.

Comment #9 by Rk1 Kitt
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 05:23:36 PM

@ #8, It's under Social Hub.

I seem to only be having an issue with the Gambler. I only win 1 out of every 20 hands of poker because the other guy gets a 4 or 5 of a kind, or a full house every time. I tried both gambling dens, and it's the same thing. Also lost 5 cockfights in a row for 500k total and now I'm broke. Getting pretty frustrated.

Comment #10 by Slippery86
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 10:52:49 PM

Rk1 Kitt #9

Best thing to do in cock fights is when
You see who has the most wins, when
You choose to bid on choose the one
With less wins if one has like over 5
Wins and the other dont get thinking.

Im going through the oppersite which
has puzzled me i win 100k a time i was on
850k money and only need 200k to get the
gold checked again after i won another 400k
And still need 200k dunno what to do

Also how do you wreck cars ????

Comment #11 by Depressionz9
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:51:29 AM

@#9 Cheers dude.

God Damn I wish I knew that at the beginning so I could keep checking. I've missed so much.

Ah You can replay missions, not sure if they awards count in a replay though. I don't wanna replay until I've finished all. Anyone know already?

Comment #12 by Depressionz9
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:02:15 AM


Oh by shooting or ramming. . and the Car needs to blow up. So I suggest stopping and waiting to see if it does if you can. I don't think it counts if it's your own car.

Comment #13 by Depressionz9
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 08:09:42 AM

The reckless driver is 30mins. It's a total not all at once like the 'Safe Driver' Achievement.

Comment #14 by RaitheNinja
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 10:10:12 PM

Replays do make awards count just make sure you save after every replay

Comment #15 by nbsnBOSS
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 08:20:35 AM

Wait, this achievement is just for gold awards, you don't have to get every single type of gold award right?

Comment #16 by TealPavelski
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 09:48:59 PM

@15 No, you have to get Gold for every Stat. Only a few are really difficult. Most are easy, just a little time consuming,

Comment #17 by TealPavelski
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 10:29:08 PM

Has anyone figured out the best way to break limbs? I am stuck at 19 /100.

Comment #18 by Roose91
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 11:26:50 PM

@17 Spam the leg and arm break combat moves that you can learn from handing the statues in (B, X, Hold X)/(B, X, X, Hold X) Do it in the fight club as even if you lose you do not die and can try again.

Comment #19 by TealPavelski
Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 12:43:38 AM

Anyone know of a good way to get a shotgun? I hate that there are no guns stores like in GTA. I need to wreck 19 more cars.

Comment #20 by Austinfilm
Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 06:56:06 PM

#19: Trunk of police car, which unfortunately requires maxing out your police skill tree.

Comment #21 by Austinfilm
Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 06:59:57 PM

For Reckless Driver, I've found the Tuono is best. Of all the Class A cars it's got the easiest handling. But here's the thing: You do have to open it up wide on the highway. It's not enough just to go fast enough for the speed timer to start. You have to go as fast as the car can go. Just get yourself to the highway and open it up on the straightaways by driving on the line between lanes. You'll have your fair share of bangups but should be able to grind out the gold in not much time. Ignore the timer because it has no bearing on what your actual Reckless Driver time will be.

Comment #22 by Austinfilm
Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 07:06:37 PM

Easiest way to get gold on Wrecker is on the funeral chapter, when Wei gets the grenade launcher. Just run out to the parking lot, blow away cars, reload the checkpoint till gold unlocks, presto.

Comment #23 by Austinfilm
Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 07:09:16 PM

Easiest way to get gold on Lucky Shooter (blind firing) is at the hospital, because there's a lot of close quarters combat both in the lobby and upstairs on Uncle Po's floor. You only need ten blind firing kills to get the gold and as long as you stay in cover and fire away, you should get it on this level first try.

Comment #24 by Austinfilm
Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 10:11:41 PM

How to get your Gambling up to $1 million.

If your gambling seems like it's stuck, it's not a glitch. It's that every time you lose you have debt.

To get Gambling up to $1 million and unlock the gold, do the following:
Go to the dockyard cockfights in Kennedy Town.
Always bet $100K.

Comment #25 by Austinfilm
Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 10:14:04 PM

Continued from above...

If you lose, DO NOT KEEP PLAYING. Quit and reload your save.
There's no surefire way to guarantee picking a winner, but if there's a wide win/loss spread between the birds (6 wins to 1 or 0), try going with the lesser. If the spread is narrow (3 wins to 1, 2 to 0), go with the winner. If it's pretty much neck and neck (5 to 5, 5 to 4), the fight could go either way.

Comment #26 by Naughts
Sunday, August 26, 2012 @ 06:23:21 AM

What 25 said save before you start gambling get a win then save, if you lose load the last save file becaus the stats are meaningless

Comment #27 by Dr Rocco
Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 07:19:08 PM

Fluid striker?? Any tips...

Comment #28 by Austinfilm
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 @ 02:30:44 PM

#27: You can grind this one on Mrs. Chu's Revenge. When you chase after Johnny at his hideout, there will be a point where dudes are shooting at you behind obstacles (right after you run up some steps). Disarm the first guy by leaping over the obstacle and tackling him. The minute you've disarmed him, reload the checkpoint. Repeat until you get the gold.

Comment #29 by Smaze Up
Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 12:19:34 PM

Wreckless cant be done on a classA mortorcycle can it?? Im expecting a "no":/

Comment #30 by Smaze Up
Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 04:26:28 PM

Reckless driver is ONLY with cars. Fast Girls is a decent mission to grind on for the gold, i feel like the streets are a bit more empty because it's a mission as well as a race.

Comment #31 by alex the plamf
Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 02:51:20 PM

For the reckless stat you should drive the wagnan gsx its the slowest of the Class A cars, stick to the motorway or replay races as the streets are alot emptier during races

Comment #32 by alex the plamf
Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 02:53:31 PM

also... you can jump from a car with a gun while holding the left trigger and you will go into slow motion, if you aim where the petrol tank should be on the right back of the car you should get an explosion in one, its also really fun

Comment #33 by Skweezle II
Sunday, September 02, 2012 @ 06:32:46 AM

I have all the gold stats except except 'Completionist'. It says I've completed 27/28 events when I'm sure I've done everything!
I read somewhere else that replaying a martial arts fight club should unlock this but I've gone through all of them again and still can't unlock it.
Has anyone any hints on this?

Comment #34 by jeadwe12
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:02:54 PM

google the events on youtube. follow the locations on where each event takes place. eventually u will find one that you have missed. worked for me at least.

Comment #35 by kugotsumin
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 06:46:54 PM

Square-Enix can shove gambler up its collective cock-hole. That means every square-enix employee with cock-fighting and mahjong poker in their fuckjing cock holes. Fuck gambling, there always has to be gambling and racing doesn't there?

Comment #36 by EPISODE sea
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 07:42:07 PM

@34... How do you Google on YouTube? :Op

Comment #37 by Grueser420
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 01:32:52 AM

@36 LOL!

Comment #38 by BasqueNYC
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 09:12:12 PM

#33 check your phone contacts usually that's what people miss is Roland's jobs and Transfer too

Comment #39 by BasqueNYC
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 09:13:31 PM

Sorry spellcheck "transfer" I meant tran

Comment #40 by BasqueNYC
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 01:00:31 PM

I noticed that the owner of the roosters in the cock fighting that are opened by Sun Tzu seem to lose almost every time,and it seems if the win to loss ratio is 0 to 5 it seems the 0 loses most of the time but if its 2 to 6 the 2 seems to win more

Might be nothing but it seems like it happens a lot for me at least I'm curious if anyone else noticed this

Comment #41 by evil noob111
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 06:57:47 PM

finaly beat the reckless driver with a 0:31:00, i was gradually doing better and beter by doing clockwise on highway, but then it was alot easier for me to go from north point highway and then drive towards central and then to kennedy town..seemed less traffic that way, oh and use the tuano seemed to be the best car to use the Tuono car.

Comment #42 by errsousa
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 @ 06:53:55 AM

When i completed this achievement i had 0kbs left on the storage device my profile is so the achievement didnt pop up.

Now i have 30 gold awards but no achievement...what can i do to trigger the achievement to pop up?

ps: starting a new game doesnt work because the awards are cross-save files

Comment #43 by BigDaddyThwak
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 05:08:36 PM

Yes, this is completely immature. I get it. However, I did find what was (for me, at least) the foolproof method of choosing a winning bird for cockfighting on "Gambler." Whilst flipping back and forth between birds, I heard one of the trainers proclaim, "My cock is the best!" A moment of Beavis and Butthead giggle ensued, and I thought, "Well, if he's THAT sure of himself..." The bird won. Next time the trainer said his cock was the best, the bird won. One million dollars and a bunch of juevenile snickering later, I'm off to the frikkin' karaoke bar for my last achievement...

Comment #44 by x H Y P R x
Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 05:14:43 PM

Can we keep this on fucking topic please i need this gold stat and most of you noobs are talking about completely different things like cockfighting ffs !.

Comment #45 by Term180
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 09:02:51 PM

The Zodiac Tournament DLC added two Stat Awards::

Smashing Success
(Gold=50 enemies thrown into Zodiac Island combat props)

(Gold=12 Fire Opal Statues collected)

For Smashing Success, on the Last Man Standing mission, grab enemies and throw them into the gears, restart from the checkpoint, repeat until you reach fifty..

The Fire Opal statues' locations, like the game's other collectibles, are eventually revealed on your minimap.

Zodiac Island can be revisited to replay missions or finish collecting statues.

Comment #46 by Iron65
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 11:15:51 AM

Ok. For wrecker I did this: fisrt you have the cop ability to get a weapon on every cop car get one, normally are pump shotguns. Then go to Kennedy Town port. Where you see a martial arts and a cock fight together... you will see a parking space with many cars (probably more than 10 ). Then you have take every car and drive with enough speed to drop off the car in slowmo by pressing Y, then hold LB and aim the car with RT... that's the way you have to wreck a car in the game.. hope this will be helpful!
Well now I'm stuck on the Gambler medal, which is not clear to me how to get it

Comment #47 by starkie
Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 09:56:54 AM

Go to the left cockfighting, bet 100k when u win SAVE when you lose LOAD keep doing it till you win 10 in a row. Simple lol

Comment #48 by Jake317
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 07:21:33 AM

Lucky Shooter (Easy Guide) get any kind of gun, I used a pistol, save your game then load it (you will appear in your apartment. Go into the hallway and you'll see 3 people, cover against the railing and without aiming, just look at them and shoot (they are so close that if you just rapid fire you'll kill at least 2) Save your game and repeat, you'll start with full ammo for your gun. I can confirm this works.

Comment #49 by Jake317
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 07:34:27 AM

Survivor (Easy Guide) I loaded my game so I appear at the apartment and got myself wanted to level 3, I took cover inside the opening of the apartment near the health shrine, the cops can't touch me and I just stood there for 20 minutes and got the gold.

Comment #50 by fifth5urvivor
Sunday, January 20, 2013 @ 06:21:19 PM

For Wrecker just ram cars by pushing X while driving. Hit a car 3 - 4 times and it'll catch fire and explode, your car will remain in much better shape. If the fire is taking a while to spread, ram it again. The explosion doesn't seem to hurt your car much if at all.

Comment #51 by NannerLoaf
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 06:20:45 PM

Yesssssssssssssss I just got it! W00000000000T.

Comment #52 by loki_cr7
Sunday, April 28, 2013 @ 04:25:03 AM

Ive done 75 but got no achievement, can anyone help?

Comment #53 by STEHICKEY
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 07:31:42 PM

them roads blocks are a pain for this still trying anyone suggest a good car for this ??

Comment #54 by STEHICKEY
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 07:33:19 PM

as in the 30 sec high speed gold stat ?

Comment #55 by AbunchAletters
Monday, July 08, 2013 @ 05:22:08 PM


Comment #56 by AbunchAletters
Monday, July 08, 2013 @ 05:25:34 PM

Heads up for anyone playing for this achievement and doing the cock fights. If your not sure about the odds of the fight just press "B" and then go back in the birds change and so do the odds. Might make it easier to get odds you can rely on. Good luck.

Comment #57 by ShawnSig
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 04:20:01 AM

Undercover cop, killing other cops for a challenge. Seems legit.

Comment #58 by Arkem3
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 05:04:43 PM

Well, I was doing Mrs. Chu's Revenge to grind out Fluid Striker, but now my game has begun to freeze towards the end of it. Luckily, I have found an alternative, albeit slower method. Head to Aberdeen and vault attack the food vendor with the wok. He's next to the guy who sells chicken on a stick, I believe. Do this, and simply reload the game; still counts, plus you don't have to keep reloading a mission lol.

Comment #59 by BoboMcGraw
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 07:23:32 AM

This seems like a daunting task, but it really isn't. It's not difficult, just time consuming, you're just grinding stuff.

Comment #60 by HolaOswaldo
Friday, December 20, 2013 @ 03:22:00 AM

For the wrecker Gold medal, I found an easy and fast way to get the 50 cars wrecked. Here's what you need to do:

Start mission Civil Discord. When you killed the gangs, you'll get to a point where you begin a car. Once there, immedialtely killed the two guys on your right side. They have SHOTGUNS, grab one and start destroying cars with it. You'll easily wrecked 5 cars per checkpoint. Once you ran out of ammo, let the enemies killed you. RINSE and REPEAT.

Your welcome :)

Comment #61 by HolaOswaldo
Friday, December 20, 2013 @ 03:23:18 AM


Comment #62 by EliteThrasher98
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 11:44:57 PM

I am winning lots of cockfights but the amount of winnings in gambler doesn't fluctuate at all, even when I lose. Is this a glitch? Or is there some reason why?

Comment #63 by Wolverine674
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 02:33:27 AM

@44 Cock fighting is one of the two "games" you play for the Gambler Gold Stat. They're giving tips and their experiences to help people get the award. So, they are staying on topic.

As for Rogue Cop, that was so much easier than I thought it might be. Hid behind a box at the station in that small alley area. They couldn't shoot through the fence to my side and they kept running right in front of me. Got the Gold after maybe 5 minutes. I honestly thought it was going to be an annoying grind.

Comment #64 by EliteThrasher98
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 06:55:05 AM

How do you disarm again? I forgot, derp

Comment #65 by EliteThrasher98
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 08:04:19 AM

Never mind i figured it out

Comment #66 by EliteThrasher98
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 10:00:06 PM

For Gambler, for cockfights, just grind the white bird, i have won 5 cock fights in a row by doing this

Comment #67 by SmoothAsEgg5
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 12:01:19 AM

can someone confirm that your stats save after restarting a mission checkpoint?

Comment #68 by Xtrovaganza
Saturday, February 01, 2014 @ 04:54:32 AM

Easiest way to get Wreckless driver is to Get to the freeway, drive against trafic, stick to middle and use the other lane when needed. I drove 15 minutes full speed in 20 minutes with over three minutes clean driving. There is simply much less trafic in the oncoming lane.
To get Wrecker just get into a bus and start to smash cars and make sure they start to burn.

But I dont seem to get the cursed gold achievement and yet I have 21 gold stats. What am I doing wrong? I also got the bronze for earning money at gambling but since then the amount of money is fixed no matter how much I win.

Comment #69 by RedstoneFanatic
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 07:29:41 PM

@62 It's doing this to me too. Regardless of which Majhong I play or which cockfight I bet in, it's not going up or down. Anybody know how to fix this?

Comment #70 by Foyez5
Sunday, March 30, 2014 @ 12:44:29 AM

Does anyone know what i need to do to get the gold medal on completionist?

Comment #71 by G Harris93
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 11:32:08 PM

Sometimes you will press y to bet and the odds will be something like wins 1:1 or 0:1, you can just press B to go back and then y again for new odds.

Comment #72 by Cart3r
Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 07:40:02 AM

Im having trouble with getting tye gambler, its stuck on 305k and wont budge 1 bit even tho i keeps winning on the cockfight

Comment #73 by its delicious
Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 04:24:47 AM

Well, shit. I need to drive around as fast as possible in an A class car for 12 more minutes. Laaaaame.

Comment #74 by pyoobez
Sunday, September 28, 2014 @ 07:50:09 PM

Fluid Striker: Go to north North Point (far east of the map, close to Central) in the 600S (or anything that sits fairly lose with no wings, supercars for the most part are great, even taxis work.). There's a parking garage near the vehicle store, so you can taxi there quick to get a ride). Right near the vehicle store are 3 guys. Use the car to LB hide and A when guys are nearby and one strike kill them with the attack.) Next, head west toward the cloverleaf road. On the way, there should be three more gang guys near a yellow barricade. Don't use the barricade, it doesn't work as it blocks off the entire path. Use your car again and take them down. Next drive under the underpass where there's an early mission where you run into a bunch of cops and gang members. There should be 10 guys und

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Square Enix


US August 14, 2012
Europe August 17, 2012

HDD Space Required : 6.1 GB
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