is a game I’ve had my eye on for a long time. The Midway title, to be released later this year, will be a follow-up to one of my most-watched films; John Woo’s blood-opera flick, Hard Boiled
With a body count of over 300, the film is famous for the stunning action scenes that form the backbone of the Hong Kong blood-opera genre. The signature scenes of the movie include a single two minute ‘long take’ scene where the heroic cops fight off dozens of Chinese Triads in a maternity ward as the violence spreads out to multiple floors.
The film is a perfect basis for a game and, with Chow Yun Fat and John Woo both lending their input and names to the game, it’s a sure thing that Stranglehold
will be one of the years top titles.
The bad news though is that if you want to run the game on your PC then you’re going to need some heavy-hitting kit to get the most out of the sandbox-style Max Payne
Windows XP SP2 / Vista
Dual Core Processor
2 GB RAM
Nvidia 7800 or higher / ATI x1300 or higher
And those are just the minimum
requirements, meaning that Midway reckon Stranglehold
needs twice as much RAM as Bioshock
Loathe though we are to say it, it looks like a fair number of people will be grabbing Stranglehold
for the PlayStation 3. On top of this, picking up the PlayStation 3 special edition version of the game means you’ll get a free copy of the original movie too.
Want to boast about your rig, or whinge about not being able to run the game? The forums
are the place for that.