Game details

Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
September 25th, 2007
Release Date (UK):
November 30th, 2007
Online Players:
Midway Entertainment
Midway Entertainment
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
75 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
72 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About Stranglehold

Acclaimed action director John Woo presents Stranglehold, a stunning 3rd-person action adventure videogame for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. A “spiritual sequel” to Woo’s action masterpiece, “Hard Boiled,” Stranglehold redefines the action gaming experience with its acrobatic gunplay, thrilling cinematography, frenetic combat and incredible Massive Destructibility (Massive D). Chow Yun-Fat reprises his signature role as Inspector Tequila, pitting gamers as a take no-prisoners cop waging a personal war with Hong Kong crime lords. Tequila’s loyalties to the force are tested when his ex-wife is kidnapped by the Russian mob in Chicago. Tequila struggles to balance his duty to uphold the law with doing what it takes to save his family.



Stranglehold News

  • Midway considering Stranglehold sequel

    Midway has said that it is currently looking into the possibility of developing a sequel to its 2007 action title, Stranglehold. Speaking to MCV in light of the publishers Gamer’s Day event last week, International Executive Vice President, Martin Spiess, commented: “That's actuall...

  • Stranglehold ad pulled, Midway in minor staff layoff

    Midway, the publishers behind the PlayStation 3 smash hit Unreal Tournament III, has found itself at the height of media attention this week, though by no means in the most favourable of ways. To get the ball bouncing, an advertisement campaign for the 2007 release John Woo’s Stranglehold ...

  • New maps coming to Stranglehold

    Stranglehold graced the PlayStation 3 in late 2007, it was a direct sequel to John Woo’s Film, Hard-Boiled. The single player aspect of the game is very intense, unfortunately also very short, which leaves gamers seeking out the online multiplayer aspect as a way of continuing on the replayab...

  • Stranglehold goes gold

    Delays, then some more delays - they're what come to mind when thinking about Inspector Tequila's latest high-octane outing on the PlayStation 3. Originally due out during the summer, Stranglehold has been continually pushed backwards from its multiple expected release dates. Stranglehold has fin...

  • Stranglehold PS3 demo coming this Thursday

    Midway has confirmed that the Stranglehold demo for PlayStation 3 will be available on PlayStation Store from September 6th. The announcement came in a brief post on the official Midway forums. The game is released on Xbox 360 today, and a demo for Microsoft's system was available some weeks ago. ...

  • Stranglehold delayed once again

    No sooner than anxious PlayStation 3 owners get closer to the release date of the John Woo title, Stranglehold, it seems to slip away to a later date. Originally scheduled for release on September 17th, North American PS3 owners will now have to wait for their Tequila fix until the 25th, and Europ...

  • Stranglehold PS3 and 360 Release Dates Confirmed

    Midway have finally revealed Stranglehold's release date for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game.  The Xbox 360 version will release September 5th and the PlayStation 3 version will hit stores September 17th. Midway has yet to provide the release date for the PC version. Strangle...

  • No delay for PS3 version of Stranglehold

    Following Internet rumours yesterday suggesting that the PlayStation 3 release of Stranglehold has been delayed, publisher Midway has reiterated that the title is still very much on track for it’s intended release date this September. Reports of a delay cropped up yesterday after Midway&rs...

  • Midway admits concerns over PlayStation 3 sales

    David Zucker, CEO of Midway has stated that the company are still concerned over sales of Sony’s PlayStation 3 console, but felt the recent USD 100 price cut would prove instrumental in boosting uptake for the next-generation system, if only for a short period of time. Speaking during an i...

  • Stranglehold delayed on PS3

    Stranglehold will miss its original release date on PS3, and instead arrive three weeks later on September 17. The Xbox 360 and PC editions will still be released on August 27. Although game delays have been a common occurence since the PS3's launch, this one may be a little more frustrating. ...

Stranglehold Features

  • PSU Interview: Stranglehold

    PSU talks with Stranglehold Director, Brian Eddy and Senior Producer Alex Offermann. PSU: Since Stranglehold is a video-game sequel to the movie Hard Boiled, how much of the game is story driven vs. free roaming/player choices? What we are trying to do with Stranglehold is to allow gamers to p...

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