Stranglehold - good as it looks?

Forget the trailers. We've got the real thing in action

Everyone knows John Woo and Chow Yun Fat make great action movies together. And, based on Stranglehold's recent blitz of teasers, trailers and carefully choreographed gameplaymovies, we know they make good promotional material together, too.

But can the actual game - the one you'll play in early August - live up to the cinematic expectations set by the marketing? Check out GamesRadar's custom gameplay footage of two Stranglehold levels and judge for yourself.

The first video, showing the marketplace scene so prevalent in the trailers, is below. The second, highlighting an outdoors environment not previously hyped, is on the next page.

But can the actual game - the one you'll play in early August - live up to the cinematic expectations set by the marketing? Check out GamesRadar's custom gameplay footage of two Stranglehold levels and judge for yourself.

The first video, showing the marketplace scene so prevalent in the trailers, is below. The second, highlighting an outdoors environment not previously hyped, is on the next page.

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