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John Woo Presents: Stranglehold

By Andrew Bub, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Woo's stylized violence comes to interactive life.

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Given that there's not much to the cinematics, dialogue, exposition, or presentation of Stranglehold, Mr. Woo might want to reconsider lending the game his name. But the action is satisfying, even though what you're playing is essentially a one- or two-trick pony.

Stranglehold features a major gimmick in search of a game. And that gimmick is: "Tequila Time" (no, Jose Cuervo isn't involved -- the character's name is Tequila), a way to slow everything down and let you place bullets exactly where you need them to go. You gain this miraculous trick by doing other cool stunts ripped from preposterous action movies. The level design, pacing, and use of Tequila Time make for a fun and intense gaming experience.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3 , Windows , Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release date: September 6, 2007
  • Genre: Third-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Drug Reference, Intense violence, Strong Language
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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