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.