Generally favorable reviews - based on 59 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 59
  2. Negative: 1 out of 59
  1. Stranglehold is fun. It's fun in a "God hand" way. [Oct 2007, p.81]
  2. 90
    As long as you go into this game expecting an intense John Woo thrill, you will not be disappointed.
  3. After finishing up the single-player campaign for the second time I came away very happy and found that I wish there was more to play. Finding yourself smiling more than once while finding a new way to kill an enemy or blow up that dinosaur skeleton is a normal occurrence for this game. The gameplay is simply superb and it looks really good while doing it.
  4. High-engergy action with some brilliant moments and touches. Shame it's so short. [Nov 2007, p.62]
  5. Stranglehold accomplishes what it sets out to do: be a cinematic, flashy action experience that mirrors one of Woo's films. It does this with excellent, accessible controls, playful, simple features that dodge gimmicks, fun environments that crumble during combat and polished presentation to make the package work.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. Jan 18, 2014
    Stranglehold is the most average videogame ever it's not good and not terrible, I do have a soft spot as the game did produce a fond memory of me and my mates being stoned playing the game and finding John Woo's name extremely amusing and making lots of jokes about it. The game itself is just a collection of gameplay elements picked from all over, the worst being a fist fight between cover based shooting and bullet time. This was this generations first greatest hits gameplay compilation with absolutely nothing to stand on it's own two legs with. Full Review »
  2. Jul 4, 2013
    If "Stranglehold" weren't the first name of this game, its second name would naturally be "badass." John Woo, Chow Yun-Fat and Midway games make the style, mechanics, and destructibility brilliantly entertaining. Full Review »
  3. Oct 29, 2012