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7.1 out of 10

Stranglehold

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Overall 8
8.0

Stranglehold

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Beautiful destruction, Character design and animation, Intense, fast-paced action
  • Cons: Relentlessly old-school, Ultimately short and shallow, Level design loses personality halfway in
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Overall 8
8.0

Stranglehold

ztgd.com
22 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Action Ballet. These two words can easily summarize the famed work of Hong Kong movie […]
  • Pros: + Smooth And Cinematic Action, + Great Gunplay, + Makes You Feel Like You Are In An Action Movie
  • Cons: Problematic Camera, MultiPlayer Feels Tacked On, Can Grow Tedious
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Overall 8
8.0

John Woo Presents: Stranglehold Xbox 360 Review

Console Obsession
30 May 2010
  • Excerpt: John Woo’s films are all about messy and graceful shootouts. Messy because there’s always lots of bodies and obliterated environments, and graceful because of the directors trademark slow motion effect and the presence of doves. All perfect subject matter for a destructive action game then. Whilst games like Max Payne long ago copied Woo’s signature style with some success, it isn’t until now that we get a full blown John Woo experience.
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Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 7
6.5

Stranglehold Review

IGN Entertainment
11 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Although it was created with the Unreal Engine 3, Stranglehold definitely won’t make you forget about Gears of War or Rainbow Six Vegas . It’s not that the game looks bad, it’s just that there seemed to be a bit of a tradeoff between visuals and interactivity. It seems like just about everything in the world can be destroyed by gunfire, and it’s truly a marvel to check out the before and after views of an environment.
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Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 7
6.5

Stranglehold Review

IGN Entertainment
11 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Although it was created with the Unreal Engine 3, Stranglehold definitely won’t make you forget about Gears of War or Rainbow Six Vegas . It’s not that the game looks bad, it’s just that there seemed to be a bit of a tradeoff between visuals and interactivity. It seems like just about everything in the world can be destroyed by gunfire, and it’s truly a marvel to check out the before and after views of an environment.
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Overall 8
7.6

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars 360 Review

AtomicGamer
2 June 2008
  • Excerpt: While they've never said it, id Software, Activision, and developer Splash Damage have likely had a frustrating year in dealing with the Quake franchise. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars was the next big thing in online shooters when it was released on the PC in early October last year, but the game and its steep learning curve never really took off with gamers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Stranglehold

True achievements
2 March 2008
  • Conclusion: The main character is Chow Yun Fat. Legendary chinese cinema actor, and all of the moves he pulls of in hte game have been seen in his films. John Woo had a big input nto the game, having seen several of his films, you can really see his input. When you consider the games age, and price point.
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
7.5
Storyline 8
8.0

Expert Review

EGC GAMES
26 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Loose cannon Hong-Kong style… In Stranglehold the player takes control of a Chinese cop named Tequila. During the course of the game –amidst firing a few thousand rounds of 9mm ammunition- he will find out about the officer’s past, as well as get involved in solving an organized crime plot, defeat the crime boss and of course get out alive without a scratch in a typical action movie way. Right from the start the game manages to raise a few eyebrows.
  • Pros: Good visuals, some interesting gameplay features
  • Cons: Predictable enemy AI, short duration, over-done effects, shallow plot.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

360Reactive
13 December 2007
  • Conclusion: Stranglehold est un jeu qui ne déçoit pas. Disposant de multiples qualités, que se soit graphiques, Gameplay ou encore originalité, ce jeu est un bon investissement accessible au néophyte comme au plus Gamer.  Retranscrivant fidélement l'esprit des films de John Woo, que l'on soit fan ou non, on ne ressent pas d'ennui mais à l'inverse vraiment la sensation d'être le Héros de l'une de ses réalisations.
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Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0
Control 8
8.0
Replay value 6
6.0

Stranglehold

Xbox Evolved
26 November 2007
  • Summary: Sadly my feelings on this game aren’t exactly black and white, just a ton of grey. The engine itself and the process of blowing up an entire level is just so damn awesome that it’s hard to think this is a flawed game until I remember the shootouts. The story itself is about average for a First/Third Person shooter so that’s not really decisive.
  • Pros: Looks Great, Physics are Top Notch, Helps Ease Itchy Trigger Fingers
  • Cons: Confusing Puzzles, Mind-numbing Repetition, Frustrating Shootouts
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