John Woo’s Stranglehold has returned onto the PC. The action third-person shooter is now available on GOG through its new publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Stranglehold was developed in September 2007 by Midway Games, the creators of Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam. It was also a collaboration with developer Tiger Hill Entertainment, which was co-founded by Woo.
Stranglehold was first released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, but until now had not been available in an easy to access way. The game was known for its authenticity capturing the style of Hong Kong action films, destructive environments, and enemy reactions.
It is an official sequel to the 1992 John Woo film Hard Boiled, following Inspector Tequila as he tries to uncover the mystery of a missing police officer.
Stranglehold Brings Intense Action With Slow-Mo Gun Fights
Each level will have Tequila in fierce gun battles against the different triads of Hong Kong. To sway the fights in his favor, he can use Tequila Time to slow down the action and take enemies out.
The gameplay will be easily familiar to anyone who has played the Max Payne games, especially with the bullet-time slow-mo mechanic. Instead of a gritty noir story, Stranglehold aims to replicate the intensity of Hong Kong action movies.
The game not only was John Woo a producer on the game, but actor Chow Yun-Fat reprised his role of Inspector Tequila for the game.
Stranglehold is now available on GOG for $9.99. Not only does it come with a money-back guarantee, but the GOG version is DRM free.
To learn more about Stranglehold, go to gog.com.