As much as I love GTAV, I have to give it to Sleeping Dogs.
Sleeping Dogs is just a better, more focused game. I really loved Michael, Franklin, and Trevor, and I loved how it was basically a story of three people with terrible pointless lives and how they deal with it. But Wei Shen is just a really great, funny, well acted character.
Sleeping Dogs combat system was really unique for an open world driving game, and I loved how even when you start getting guns, you usually don't use them unless something huge is going on.
After playing a ton of each game, I still want to go back and play more Sleeping Dogs, and that's something I don't feel about GTAV
EDIT: Also, it's bullshit that Deadly Premonition was voted out. Shame on you all.