Headhunter: Redemption PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Twenty years after the devastation caused by the Bloody Mary Virus, a new order has emerged, based on two distinct but totally independent worlds, divided by the ultimate consumerist society - 'Above' and 'Below'. Headhunter: Redemption continues the gripping story of Jack Wade, a veteranTwenty years after the devastation caused by the Bloody Mary Virus, a new order has emerged, based on two distinct but totally independent worlds, divided by the ultimate consumerist society - 'Above' and 'Below'. Headhunter: Redemption continues the gripping story of Jack Wade, a veteran Headhunter keeping order in a futuristic world overrun with unchecked consumerism, vicious organized crime and mind-controlling mass media. When Jack and his protégé, the sassy, streetwise Leeza X, stumble upon an arms smuggling operation that threatens the status quo, they must work together to deliver an oblivious world from impending catastrophe, confronting their darkest fears beneath a shroud of evil that blankets the city. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. While accomplished would be a better adjective than flamboyant when it comes to gameplay, Amuze deserves kudos for the cinematic quality afforded the game's script and musical score.
  2. The gunplay just has that “right” feeling to it that makes shooting enemy after enemy extremely satisfying. It’s too bad that the controls, story, and voice acting weren’t fully realized, because this game could have been great.
  3. The game's kick-ass atmosphere and excellent visuals seem to have taken development time away from the play mechanics. [Nov 2004, p.88]
  4. 60
    The inconsistencies and haphazardly-borrowed elements keep Headhunter from ever realizing its potential and drag it down to mere "mediocre" status. It has a certain underdog charm... if only it were content to be good instead of clumsily striving for cool.
  5. Ignoring the lackluster controls and bad animation, there's a decent action/adventure experience in Headhunter: Redemption, with a lengthy quest punctuated with plenty of gunplay and occasionally interesting puzzles.
  6. Just all over the board in terms of gameplay, graphics and sound. One minute you will enjoy it and the next you will be wondering what you miss because you are stuck and cant get to the next level.
  7. The PlayStation 2 version of Redemption also suffers from some technical flaws, such as occasionally visible polygon seams and constant, noisy disc access.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. JackWade
    Aug 27, 2004
    10
    Best game ever!
  2. Sam
    Oct 25, 2005
    9
    Gameplay was refreshingly fun, body physics were highly tuned to realism, very atmoshpereic, I liked getting emotionally attached to the Gameplay was refreshingly fun, body physics were highly tuned to realism, very atmoshpereic, I liked getting emotionally attached to the characters (as they span over from the firstheadhunter) the only thing I didn't like about HR was the exclusion of the MOTORCYCLE damnit. Expand
  3. K.Kultus
    May 15, 2006
    3
    The execution of this game is so poor it almost makes me cry, because it COULD have been fantastic. This game has a fantastic premise: a The execution of this game is so poor it almost makes me cry, because it COULD have been fantastic. This game has a fantastic premise: a Fritz Lang - like Metropolis, an interesting backstory with deep characters and conflicts in a a divided society - "above" and "below"- sadly all which is good about the game is strangled at birth. Terrible targeting system, numb AI, and the worst stinker of them all: puzzles from Uranus. Add to this glitches and buggy graphics (the character shadows have a life of their own) and stretch the whole thing out over 30 hours and you have the heartbreaker that is HH:R. And as a previous poster commented, the intro is horrendously long: 12 min. of cut-scenes before you get to play! Expand
  4. AndyP.
    Jan 21, 2005
    1
    I nearly fell asleep during the interminably lonnnnng intro scenes. Naff dialogue and background. Sorry, but this one is either for my I nearly fell asleep during the interminably lonnnnng intro scenes. Naff dialogue and background. Sorry, but this one is either for my kiddies to play, or else it's getting swapped for just about anything. I am not a particular fan of third person games anyway - Tomb Raider was a similar yawn for me, however, at least Lara Croft is half good-looking, unlike the greasy looky sLeaza X. Expand