On September 22, 2007, the international versions of John Woo presents Stranglehold
were put on the infamous German index by the BPjM. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed Games
already knew that this would happen, they released a different version of the game in Germany in which all blood and ragdoll physics on corpses were removed. It got rated by the German rating organisation USK with "Not free for minors" and contains only the German voice-overs unlike the other European releases.
is the spiritual successor to the John Woo directed action film, Hard Boiled
. The orchestrated bullet-ballet style of John Woo, as well as the game's main character, Inspector "Tequila" (originally in the film and now in the game as Hong Kong action-star Chow Yun Fat) and some the environs from the film are captured in Stranglehold.
As of 2007, Stranglehold is the first ever PC game to ship on 2 DVD9 discs and to use up almost 15GB of hard drive space. Information also contributed by
Karthik KANE and