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Stranglehold (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Stranglehold (Xbox 360). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Xbox 360 Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the single player gameplay. The design is also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the multi player mode and controls. Reviews about the gameplay and graphics are mixed.

action, design, single player

usability, price, controls, multi player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Stranglehold (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 114 reviews)

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Stranglehold (Xbox 360)

 

It would be very easy for the average person to take one look at Stranglehold and write it off as a Max Payne rip-off. That's because, in a sort of round about way, it is. Midway and John Woo's video game sequel to the director's classic Hong Kong...

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Stranglehold Review

 

A review of the game based on a movie that acts like a sequel to that movie..uh yeah. John Woo's Stranglehold.

Like I said, Stranglehold is one of the best games based on a movie although it's not a real movie. You can feel the tension in the cut scenes and there's plenty of gun action to go around. The downside to it all is that the gameplay is just not as...

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Stranglehold

 

Action Ballet. These two words can easily summarize the famed work of Hong Kong movie director John Woo. His films are some of the most intense and visceral pieces of...

Smooth And Cinematic Action ; Great Gunplay ; Makes You Feel Like You Are In An Action Movie

Problematic Camera ; Multi-Player Feels Tacked On ; Can Grow Tedious

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Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

 

Midway's new fighting sequel looks good, but doesn't play much differently than its predecessors.

Great-looking update to the franchise; characters like The Joker are fun to play; story is engaging in spite of cheesiness

Core gameplay feels like old MK games with a few mini-games thrown in; not much longevity to the experience

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Stranglehold (Xbox 360)

 

Rhetorical question: Why are all these room service carts just lying around?

This review was based on a retail copy of the game provided by the publisher.

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John Woo Presents Stranglehold

 

There have been games based on films for as long as I can remember. Harking back to my younger days, there was a game based on the film Aliens, in 1986, on the Commodore 64. As time has gone by, the once very clear line between games and films has...

I’d love to score the game higher, as it does so much right throughout the game, and it’s certainly one of the most enjoyable shooters you can find on the Xbox 360. However, a fairly short campaign, poor multiplayer games and no real incentive to play...

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Stranglehold

 

Now I'm not going to sit here and tell you that John Woo is a brilliant filmmaker. I think arguments can be made that he knows how to put together an entertaining action flick albeit it may be missing some serious IQ. Stranglehold came onto the scene...

Going over this title as a whole, Stranglehold surely delivers in what it promises to bring; non-stop popcorn action. While some may see its length as inexcusable, I must give it credit for being a fun romp for the short time you'll play it. I strongly...

Recommended!

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Stranglehold - Xbox 360/PS3

 

John Woo is normally a name we associate with hard-hitting, stylish, fast paced action movies. Many of the Chinese director's films are renowned for their balletic action sequences and cinematic use of slow motion. The third person action adventure,...

Destructible and interactive environment, Excellent special moves, Max Payne style bullet time, Destructible and interactive environment, Excellent special moves, Max Payne style bullet time

Camera angles can be frustrating, A bit repetitive, Over too quickly, Multiplayer sucks, Camera angles can be frustrating, A bit repetitive, Over too quickly, Multiplayer sucks

The first one you unlock is a basic health increase, but after that they get much more exciting. Precision aim allows you to slow-down time, so that you can zoom in on your enemy and pick an exact spot to shoot at. Location based damage makes this a...

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Stranglehold

 

Eighteen years after the events depicted in John Woo's Hard-Boiled, gamers get treated to a proper sequel in a new medium. Chow Yun Fat reprises his role as Inspector Tequila, embroiled in a turf war that's claiming cops and involving people from...

Playing a John Woo movie? Yes, please ; Chow Yun Fat ; Great shoot-em-up action ; Destructible environments

Frustrating enemy pinpointing ; Action becomes repetitive ; Action becomes repetitive... and a little less fun as the game wears on

There's a lot of fun to be had in this title.

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Stranglehold

 

The shell casings pour down as rain in this third person shoot'em the hell up.

Product Specifications

Continue the story of John Woo's influential action film, Hard Boiled starring Chow Yun-Fat. Experience a world only previously seen in movies as you control incredible gun battles and dramatic slow motion in Tequila Time. Carve a unique path of massive destruction and use the environment as a weapon against enemies.

Game

Elements:Action - third person shooter
ESRB Rating:Rating Pending

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Midway Games
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Stranglehold

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Microsoft Xbox 360
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action