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Stranglehold

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"Ticks along quite nicely"
3 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

It's no Max Payne, both in terms of graphics and storyline, but Strangehold really is almost as much fun, just in a slightly different way.

Graphically the game is a little tired but that is well compensated for in terms of gameplay. There is (tequila time) aka “bullet time” for Africa and there is a great “close up sniper” feature that never failed to crack me up. Additionally you are able to directly or indirectly destroy a fairly large chunk of the environment that you are fighting in, so don't hide behind any walls for too long, they will disintegrate quite rapidly when taking enemy fire.

Speaking of enemy, the only aspect of gameplay I found a little disappointing was Villain AI – I like my bad guys to be a bit more proactive when defending themselves. But you could do a hell of a lot worse for 3rd person shooter (and I have – remember “the club”?). For a bargain basement title it's worth adding to your collection.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Swinging from chandeliers with a gun has never been so much fun"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Stranglehold excells in environmental interaction – running up stair bannisters, jumping off walls, blazing away on street cart and even swinging from chandeliers. Without those features this would be a fairly pedestrian 3rd person shooter – but with them it revitalises the tired slow-motion shoot-out genre and makes for light frothy fun. The John Woo influence is incredibly strong, which is alternately hilarious and tiresome (the occasionally ocerwrought plot doesn't really fit with the over the top kill-count). Expect doves everywhere!

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Cheap but NOT Nasty"
5 stars"

I reccomend everyone to go out and buy this game it is cheap like $50 – $60 and its awesome.. Fight John Woo Style. You can dive and shoot, slide and shoot, skid and shoot its awesome and a handful of fun. Most cheap games are not very good at all but this is an awesome game and recommended for everyone to buy it.

Awesome game 4.5/5

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Grabs you by the throat."
4 stars"

Not usually one for first person shooters, I thought I'd give this one a look. An hour later, I managed to put it down, so much for 5 min try. Stranglehold, grabbed me by the throat and pulled me in, had me doing just one more level, after level :)

I found the slow motion an interesting touch, haven't played any past games with it in, but found it easy to get used to.

Great amount of action, giving greater rewards for doing fancy moves while blowing a hole in the forehead of the foe.

Very playable.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Amazing... Just Amazing"
5 stars"

I bought this game while in Australia, and had to wait a week to play it.

And well worth wait.

Although extremely short, with a small 7 stages… but pretty long. This game is just… amazing to play. A chinese cop, with amazing agility smashing his way with Massive Destruction through Chicago and Hong Kong, blasting everyone with dual pistols, shotguns, machine guns and rocket launchers.

John Woo's Stranglehold has easily lived upto its expectations. And whats better than having HardBoiled's o­riginal Chow Yun Fat to play the part of Tequila.

A must buy for PS3 and 360.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Description

Acclaimed action director John Woo presents Stranglehold, a stunning 3rd-person action adventure videogame for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. A “spiritual sequel” to Woo’s action masterpiece, “Hard Boiled,” Stranglehold redefines the action gaming experience with its acrobatic gunplay, thrilling cinematography, frenetic combat and incredible Massive Destructibility (Massive D). Chow Yun-Fat reprises his signature role as Inspector Tequila, pitting gamers as a take no-prisoners cop waging a personal war with Hong Kong crime lords. Tequila’s loyalties to the force are tested when his ex-wife is kidnapped by the Russian mob in Chicago. Tequila struggles to balance his duty to uphold the law with doing what it takes to save his family.

Features:

  • Stranglehold allows gamers to play a John Woodirected action blockbuster movie. dual-wielding,stunt-laden gunplay combined with massive destructible environments ensures that Stranglehold will be a true tour-de-force. The environmental interactivity and two-fisted gunplay all come online, bringing the experience to a whole new level.
  • Gamers will experience smooth flowing gameplay, such as running up railings, swinging on chandeliers and leaping onto moving objects, all without interrupting intense gun battles.
  • Featuring the cinematic flare of acclaimed action director John Woo, Stranglehold will also benefit from Woo’s direction on storyline, camera placement and cutscenes. Starring international action-star Chow Yun-Fat as Inspector Tequila, the game’s cast is also comprised of other A-list Hollywood talent.
  • The innovative physics engine will provide gamers with an unprecedented level of interactivity. With two huge areas to explore (Chicago and Hong Kong), the interactions will be infinite with each level offering massive amounts of destructibility.
  • Stranglehold’s inventive combat camera and Tequila Time™ slow-motion system allow players to simultaneously aim and shoot at the current target while driving, providing for robust gunplay combat between vehicles.
  • Using a highly modified version of the Unreal 3.0 engine integrated with the Havok physics system, Stranglehold will breathe new life into game environments and characters with stunning graphics, and feature an ever-changing battleground depending on how players approach different scenarios.
Release date NZ
September 27th, 2007
Developer
Multi-player Versus
Yes
Publisher
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Xbox Live Leaderboards
Yes
Xbox Live Marketplace Downloads
Yes
Xbox Live Player Stats
Yes
Xbox Live Voice Support
Yes
UPC
5037930100215
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
Product ID
1515490

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