Headhunter: Redemption Xbox

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
Buy On
  1. Massively superior to the pre-Xbox original, Headhunter: Redemption doesn't stand up as anything really special in this crowded genre, but instead flashes with moments of quality and intriguing entertainment that sparks life into a strictly one-way stroll through endless corridors.
  2. Everything that worked in the first game has been improved, and everything that didn't has been fixed or discarded. Is there anything new here? No. It's the exact same game that Headhunter was, only better.
  3. Terrorist action is undermining the system. Your job is to pile in and blow them away. It's a simple task, rendered wonderfully tense by the brooding background music and the amazingly detailed scenery. It's almost like controlling your own Hollywood blockbuster.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MikeO.
    Sep 30, 2004
    7
    I can tell from thr comments that many of these so called RATERS ,PUBLISHERS,EDITORS Havent actually played much of headhunter. To bad cause I can tell from thr comments that many of these so called RATERS ,PUBLISHERS,EDITORS Havent actually played much of headhunter. To bad cause I've just finished FABLE AND SUDEKI. And I rather play headhunter all day long. I think if your gonna review a game , AT LEAST TRY TO FINISH IT ,thats if you can. Maybe we should make all games easy like fable and kotor. This games controls are kool. But then again if FABLE is sooo advanced maybe headhunter is too hard for the babies. Full Review »
  2. JamesH.
    Sep 11, 2004
    7
    The lush, fuzzy warm visuals look great in this game and obviously a lot of effort went into the graphics and artwork in Headhunter The lush, fuzzy warm visuals look great in this game and obviously a lot of effort went into the graphics and artwork in Headhunter Redemption. The sound is gorgeous too and the musical score has to be one of the best I?ve heard in a video game. There are Robocop-style public announcements and adverts that compliment well the amazing audio and visual components to create an edgy, yet sometimes comic futuristic atmosphere. Basically then, this is a genuinely good game but, that said, there are a catalogue of minor niggles within it that are sometimes a little annoying. The most irritating being when the character gets stuck on walls in stealth mode. Occasionally the targeting system is a little frustrating to use as well. The story is excellent and has an interesting twist to it but it does sometimes feel that it is totally driven by events occurring during cut scenes and, for me, this meant that I never really felt engaged by it. All in all ? great but not amazing? Full Review »
  3. DavidP.
    Sep 10, 2004
    9
    The combat in Headhunter: Redemption is as significant an advancement to the genre as Syphon Filter was when it first hit the PSone. A truly The combat in Headhunter: Redemption is as significant an advancement to the genre as Syphon Filter was when it first hit the PSone. A truly fantastic game bursting with innovation and one of the finest soundtracks in video game history. Full Review »