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John Woo Presents: Stranglehold

Rating: 18+ (PEGI)

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  worth the price

| | See all blanchman's reviews (22)

Stranglehold is an extremely fluent thrid person shooter which is at a very affordable price nowadays, a definite buy for anyone who likes shooting games. It incorporates a lot of novel attributes that seperates it from others in the category, such as slow motion dives, precision shoots and frenzy assaults. To say this was an early release for the 360 and ps3 the graphics are fairly impressive. It does have online multiplay but unfortunately no local 2 player campaign. If i was to give this game any criticism it would be that the story is kind of generic, but it is still enjoyable and considering it is going for less than a fiver in most places it is a must have in your collection

  Entertaining

| | See all laughingstock's reviews (9)

If you're looking for a game you don't have to worry about lying in cover half the time, this is the game for you. It's like a Rambo-like adventure. You run through the streets and shoot at everything you see, and you're the only one standing at the end after a dozen guys have approached you. I thought this game was fun with a lot of action constantly.

  Entertaining

| | See all 18Scholes's reviews (9)

If you're looking for a game you don't have to worry about lying in cover half the time, this is the game for you. It's like a Rambo-like adventure. You run through the streets and shoot at everything you see, and you're the only one standing at the end after a dozen guys have approached you. I thought this game was fun with a lot of action constantly.

  repetitive aint the word.. oh hang on it it is!

| | See all callum1987's reviews (37)

Good bullet time (tequila time) thats the good out the way. AI silly, gameplay = little imagination no variation, does get boring. to be honest wouldnt recomend it

  Not the Best, but good and entertaining

| | See all zabumba's reviews (1)

Well It is not the best I've played but, for a shooting game is quite good, and the price they are selling it, is even better

  Kill'Em'All

| | See all onetorulemall's reviews (55)

Good Graphics.Very cool moments.Loooooots of senseless shooting.Almost no story or no sense of connection with the protagonist(even i had seen Hard Boiled film)Not lot of variety in gameplay.Still for the price excellent purchase.

  Better than expected and great value!

| | See all mashamasha's reviews (8)

John Woo makes films that are a lot like games, loads of action, bullets and a massive boudy count by the end. Stranglehold is very much the film that Woo never made (but kind of has at the same time). The plot is there but simply acts as a means to progress from one level to the next. You play as Tequila (Chow Yun Fat) on a mission to rid the world of various different groups of gansters, nuff said.

The important part is that you run around semi-open levels, dispensing ballistic justice in as stylish a manner as possible. This is achieved by yet another version of bullet time, things slow down and you can deftly leap about, guns blazing, to ensure you are the last man standing. A nice touch are the Tequila Bombs, special moves that can give you the edge in a frenzied gun fight, my favourite being the one where you spin on the spot in slow motion, picking off baddies with painfully accurate shots! The compulsory cover system is present but works well enough along with running up and down railings and other such athletic stuff.

Graphics are good but not fantastic, the main criticism being it can all get a bit bland in places. Audio is fine, the voice acting is all authentic (Chow is Tequila) but the script work is typical of a shoot 'em up (ultimately pointless), gun noises are quite nice though.

What makes this an enjoyable game for me is its simplicity, to do well you will have to rely on quick reactions, you will have to chain graceful leaps with torrents of accurate shooting and you will grin like a simpleton while doing it. It's shallow, it's short and it's great fun while it lasts.

Cheap as chips too!

  Cor - less than a fiver!

| | See all Ricketboy's reviews (16)

Great playable shooting game. I give it five stars because of the price or else it might be worth 3.5. I was getting bored of Wheelman so this bargain buy has taken over.

  Well worth it

| | See all snoopy1994's reviews (1)

it is worth way more you can littrely go brain dead and trigger happy but there are points that you need to think the graphics are great and the shots you unlock are awesome

  Value For Money

| | See all QAMSHAZ's reviews (7)

if you see graphic and game play is amazing value for money you only pay 4.99 and its fun to have this game with unreal graphic engine the graphics are amazing
MUST BUY