An in-game screenshot of John Woo's Stranglehold

GOG Re-Releases John Woo's Stranglehold On PC

Published: November 27, 2019 12:00 PM



GOG's noble crusade to revive classics of the past continues. Stranglehold, an action game created by Midway in conjunction with Hong Kong action director John Woo, is now available via GOG. Right now, this is the only way you can get Stranglehold on current-gen hardware.

Stranglehold was conceived as a direct sequel to Woo's 1992 classic movie Hard Boiled. Like the movie, the game stars Chow Yun-Fat as Inspector "Tequila" Yuen as he navigates a noir-ish world of criminals, cops, and innocents caught up in the middle. Stranglehold was originally released for Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 back in 2007. The GOG version adds a cloud save feature so you can grab your saves from anywhere. Check out the trailer for Stranglehold below:


At the time of its release, Stranglehold boasted "the most destructive environments ever created", according to its GOG page. Your destructive power extends not only to the enemies around you but also to the environment itself. This being a John Woo game, it also naturally has a bullet time feature, or "Tequila Time" as the devs call it. Stranglehold was one of the first games to popularize this feature in gaming, so you've got this game to thank for every bullet time-loving action shooter that came after it.

You can pick up Stranglehold for PC via GOG. It's been updated to work on modern systems, so you won't have to worry about compatibility. The game will set you back a mere $9.99. Midway was originally going to develop a sequel titled Gun Runner, but thanks to the studio's demise this never happened. Maybe if we all vote with our wallets, some kind developer somewhere will resurrect the project. We can only hope.


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Will you be picking up Stranglehold on GOG? Did you play it when it originally came out? Let us know in the comments below!


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Midway Games
Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date
September 05,2007
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