This game is based on characters from John Woo's 1992 action flick Hard-Boiled. You do the same thing over and over: press a few buttons to kill thousands of baddies. But the killing methodology is intriguing and well paced.
Our hero, Inspector Tequila (Chow Yun Fat), drinks, smokes and kills. He also slides across things. You can't stop this cat from scurrying over kitchen counters and tabletops, or running up and down stair rails. The game goes into slow motion during such scenes, so you can aim precisely at heads, hearts and groins.
The game would be even better if it were twice as long, or if the online multiplayer weren't limited to a maximum of six people waiting for short, sad rounds to begin.