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Stranglehold
7.2 out of 10

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Stranglehold (PC)

Crispy Gamer
17 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Rhetorical question: Why are all these room service carts just lying around? With John Woo's famous name prominently displayed on the box cover coupled with the game's cool-looking slow-motion, bullet ballet-style gameplay, Stranglehold has a tremendous amount of "curb appeal," as they say in the...
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Overall 8
8.4
Graphics 8
8.2
Sound 8
8.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 9
8.6

Stranglehold Review

Cheat Code Central
22 December 2007

Stranglehold

hardware heaven
19 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Some games go out of their way to try and push the envelope of gaming - either technologically or as a form of art - and some just use the available technology and mould it to fit their goal of providing a package of mindless fun.
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Overall 9
8.7

Stranglehold

Auracore MediaWorks
19 October 2007
  • Summary: Midway's no-nonsense gunslinger may be the best movie-inspired game yet.
  • Pros: Kinetic, fluid gunfighting that meshes with destructible environments for a pure action experience; great audio; well-acted story with top-notch character modeling.
  • Cons: Average multiplayer; later stages drop-off a bit in quality.
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Overall 9
8.7

Stranglehold

Auracore MediaWorks
19 October 2007
  • Summary: Midway's no-nonsense gunslinger may be the best movie-inspired game yet.
  • Pros: Kinetic, fluid gunfighting that meshes with destructible environments for a pure action experience; great audio; well-acted story with top-notch character modeling.
  • Cons: Average multiplayer; later stages drop-off a bit in quality.
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Overall 8
8.0

PC Review - 'Stranglehold'

WorthPlaying
29 September 2007
  • Summary: A spiritual sequel to Woo's action masterpiece, Hard Boiled, Stranglehold allows gamers to play a John Woo-directed action blockbuster movie. Dual-wielding and stunt-laden gunplay combined with massive destructible environments ensures that Stranglehold will be a true tour-de-force.
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Stranglehold

uk.gamespot.com
20 September 2007
  • Conclusion: Stranglehold isn't the sort of game that's going to set the shooter genre on fire. It's a more than competent take on an existing formula that has enough unique moments and overall challenge to succeed.
  • Pros: Guns, guns, guns!, Environments blow apart beautifully, Tequila's got a good number of effective moves and abilities, Solid voice acting.
  • Cons: Gameplay does fall into repetition after a while, Some of the dynamic portions of the environment are more trouble than they're worth, Short single-player mode, Multiplayer is weak, PC version has some crashing issues.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
20 September 2007
  • Summary: It would be very easy for the average person to take one look at Stranglehold and write it off as a Max Payne rip-off. That's because, in a sort of round about way, it is. Midway and John Woo's video game sequel to the director's classic Hong Kong action flick Hard Boiled borrows very liberally from...
  • Pros: Guns, guns, guns!, Environments blow apart beautifully, Tequila's got a good number of effective moves and abilities, Solid voice acting
  • Cons: Gameplay does fall into repetition after a while, Some of the dynamic portions of the environment are more trouble than they're worth, Short single-player mode, Multiplayer is weak, PC version has some crashing issues
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Stranglehold

Project COE
4 August 2007
  • Conclusion: A lot of cool stuff here, so how's Stranglehold shaping up visually? I think only two words are necessary here, quite impressively. Chow Yun-Fat's videogame counterpart has been modeled to virtual perfection, and that alone should make Hard Boiled fans rush to their nearest gaming store once the...
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Stranglehold Director Interview

UGO
23 January 2007
  • Excerpt: This remains my most anticipated title for 2007! John Woo's Stranglehold, the video game sequel to Hard Boiled, one of Mr. Woo's better films featuring Chow-Yun Fat as the tough as nails cop "Tequila".
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