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09-01-2007, 09:13 AM
This game was reviewed by IGN and I won tell you the score you can check it up yourself

Closing Comments
There are a lot of mindless shooters on the market, but none of them immerse you in John Woo's world. And that's where Stranglehold stands out. This is the true sequel to Hard Boiled, which means Stranglehold is more about style than substance. So, not surprisingly, the story is melodramatic and forgettable and the adrenaline-pumping action is the star of the show. Stranglehold could use two more chapters and a little more visual polish, but it is an otherwise exhilarating experience. There are plenty of "Oh my God" moments and just enough challenge to sustain anyone's interest from start to finish.

8.5 Presentation
It feels like you’re playing a John Woo flick. Which, of course, is the whole point. Lots of extra DVD-style content as well. 7.5 Graphics
It's a hefty feat to have almost every object in these large environments destructible. But it's impossible to ignore the mediocre animations and generic character models. 7.5 Sound
If Midway really wanted this to sound authentic, it would have had the actors speak Cantonese. The cacophony of gunshots in every environment is awesome. 8.0 Gameplay
Most of the time you are tasked with diving and shooting. That's when Stranglehold is at its best. If only interacting with the environment wasn't so hit and miss. 6.0 Lasting Appeal
The single-player adventure is short, but it's so much fun, many will come back for seconds. Lackluster multiplayer is worth at least one go-around just for kicks.

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