Stranglehold PlayStation 3

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. If you’re interested in checking out a game that plays differently from most of the action shooters out there, then Stranglehold is worth a look. However, don’t be surprised if you find yourself getting a bit tired of the whole thing before you reach the end despite the game’s short length.
  2. Hardcore Gamer
    70
    There are those who would call a game such as this "shallow", and with good reason: most games like this are. However, most games that subscribe to this concept don't allow you the freedom of movement or tactics that Stranglehold does. [Nov 2007, p.56]
  3. For as long as it lasts, Stranglehold delivers a satisfying, if somewhat derivative action game experience.
  4. Just like I said in my review of the Xbox 360 version of Stranglehold, I truly believe this is a game that is worth checking out, it doesn't take itself to seriously and makes for a good experience.
  5. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    Still, the single-player is entertaining enough, with a lot off the fun of John Woo's original movie. [Jan 2008, p.83]
  6. Play UK
    65
    Balletic it ain't. There are plenty of shoot-outs, though, but these see you jumping about like a loon while you wish they would just end. If anything should ever have 'Rental' stamped on it, then this is it. [Issue#159, p.72]
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. May 30, 2016
    10
    so much fun its so over the top but thats the point of the game it doesntg have an mazing story bu who cares its really not the point of theso much fun its so over the top but thats the point of the game it doesntg have an mazing story bu who cares its really not the point of the game. Just shoot people do backflips and all that its basically a chinese toned down saints row. Full Review »
  2. Jan 13, 2016
    8
    Where to start, the story isn't bad at all actually was better than I though, I was really into the game always want will be happen next,Where to start, the story isn't bad at all actually was better than I though, I was really into the game always want will be happen next, that's good! I didn't get bored.
    The gameplay well......really hard to play the slow mode is bad, they recycle so many things becoming kinda annoying, sometimes the battle scenes could be better, you can't jump or punch is too limited the things you do, characters should be more human movements, graphics are really bad is like play Matrix in PS2, the actions are not good, glitches, bugs, freezing the game and crash.
    I really hope John Woo can make a new game in the future with a developer can make good game play like a collaboration with Naughty Dog, or Kojima Production.
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  3. Dec 18, 2013
    6
    Not a bad game but the gameplay seemed unfinished. The controls didn't work for me. I always did stuff I didn't want to do and never knewNot a bad game but the gameplay seemed unfinished. The controls didn't work for me. I always did stuff I didn't want to do and never knew exactly how to make sure I'd stay in bullet time as long as possible. I didn't know how to stay out off dodge and defend myself against enemies either. Maybe it's just not my kind of game. Full Review »