While I agree with you, nin, on most of these, I have to vehemently disagree on Sleeping Dogs.
I bought it on your recommendation back when it came out...and I hated it. I thought it was a horrible game. The main character was uninteresting and the story presentation was like watching a spastic epileptic try to scramble eggs; messy and ultimately pointless.
Now, granted, I know I am in the minority but...yeah.