Stranglehold

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Video Game: Stranglehold
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Stranglehold
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John Woo Presents: Stranglehold
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German PlayStation 3 edition
Rel Date: 2007-11-23
Publisher: Midway Games Inc.
PlayStation 3
Developer: Midway Games Inc.
Media: Blu-Ray
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Rating: USK: 18
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North American PlayStation 3 (Collector's Edition) edition
Rel Date: 2007-10-29
Publisher: Midway Games Inc.
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Developer: Midway Games Inc.
Media: Blu-Ray
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Rating: ESRB: M
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North American Windows edition
Rel Date: 2007-09-18
Publisher: Midway Games Inc.
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Developer: Midway Games Inc.
Media: DVD
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Rating: ESRB: M
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English/European Xbox 360 edition
Rel Date: 2007-09-14
Publisher: Midway Games Inc.
Xbox 360
Developer: Midway Games Inc.
Media: DVD
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: PEGI: 18+
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European Xbox 360 (Collector's Edition) edition
Rel Date: 2007-09-14
Publisher: Midway Games Inc.
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Developer: Midway Games Inc.
Media: DVD
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: PEGI: 18+
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Italian Xbox 360 edition
Rel Date: 2007-09-14
Publisher: Midway Games Inc.
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Developer: Midway Games Inc.
Media: DVD
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: PEGI: 18+
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North American Xbox 360 edition
Rel Date: 2007-09-05
Publisher: Midway Games Inc.
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Developer: Midway Games Inc.
Media: DVD
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: M
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North American PlayStation 3 edition
Rel Date: 2007-00-00
Publisher: Midway Games Inc.
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Developer: Midway Games Inc.
Media: Blu-Ray
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"Stranglehold, or John Woo Presents Stranglehold, is a third-person shooter developed by Midway Games' Chicago studio, released in late 2007 for Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. It is Midway's first game to use Unreal Engine 3, and was developed in collaboration with John Woo.

Stranglehold is the sequel to Woo's 1992 Hong Kong action film, Hard Boiled, and stars Chow Yun-Fat in a reprisal of his role as hard-boiled cop Inspector "Tequila" Yuen.Stranglehold is the first project on which Woo and Chow have collaborated since Hard Boiled.

Stranglehold attempts to translate the gun ballet aesthetic popularized by director John Woo, used in films such as Hard Boiled and The Killer, to an interactive media format. Although the game has drawn comparisons to Remedy Entertainment's Max Payne franchise, which was influenced by Woo, a more accurate account of both games' creative provenances traces the games to Woo's lengthy, balletic shootouts.

During play, jumping in any direction or interacting with any object while aiming at an opponent (or pressing a certain button) will slow time, creating a short window during which Tequila can shoot at targets. This technique - called Tequila Time - generates a cinematic effect that mimics Woo's. Tequila Time is managed through a meter which drains with use and regenerates with time. Tequila can also makes use of his environment, moving up and down railings, swinging from chandeliers, and sliding across tabletops and riding on carts while shooting at enemies.

Another form of gameplay comes from the style and grace associated with Woo's balletic firefights. By taking out enemies the player earns stars. The more stylish the kills peformed, the more stars received. Taking out enemies in quick succession, or interacting with the environment when taking down opponents, will earn the player the optimum amount of stars. As an incentive to interact with the environment, Tequila receives a bonus to his attack power and defense during interactions.

Tequila also employs several iconic techniques from Woo's movies, referred to as Tequila Bombs. Tequila Bombs require energy to perform. The player gains energy by defeating enemies (equal to the Stars obtained) and by collecting paper cranes hidden about each level."

Source: Wikipedia, "Stranglehold_(video_game)," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 3333
Xbox 360 Rank: 665
PlayStation 3 Rank: 692
Xbox Rank: 178
Windows Rank: 1774
Num Ratings: 35
Average Rating: 6.22 Ratings Breakdown
Standard Deviation: 1.40
Num Views: 818
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Personal Comments: 10
Users Owning: 75
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