Sleeping Dogs: The Zodiac Tournament Walkthrough
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Last Man Standing
After picking the flowers, you’ll reappear on a beach. The sky is tinted red, which is never a good sign.
Run ahead toward the waypoint, up the steps, and into the Temple Arena. The next stage of the tournament has already started!
Inside the Temple of Death, the three contestants will fight the armies of Zodiac Island. Don’t worry about the contestants, they’re on your side.
Instead, focus on the goons and Brawlers. The Brawlers are armed with butcher knives, making them an immediate threat. Avoid them, or wait until you can counter.
Once the first Brawler is down, grab his knife and take out the second. Defeat the rest of the thugs to begin the second phase.
The Master of the Tournament begins the next battle – you’re under a time limit! The ceiling of spikes is dropping, if you want to survive, you’ll need to defeat the last three contestants before it crushes everyone.
These three tough opponents are; a Brawler, a Grappler, and a regular enemy. All three are tougher than the usual thugs you’ve faced so far, so play carefully and don’t let them hit you.
You’ll have to be fast! Also, just as the fight starts, you can slow the ceiling’s drop by throwing guards into the giant spinning gears. That will stop the ceiling for a few moments until the ceiling begins to shake again.
Don’t bother trying to break the Grappler’s guard, and don’t try to grab any of the three main contestants. You can’t throw any of the main three into the gears.
Instead, use counters and pummel them one by one. Use combo strings and finish with power attacks for the most damage.
Either way, this fight is tricky. Be quick, and you’ll manage to end the fight just before being crushed.