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7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8

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  1. Jun 12, 2019
    1
    La daube indé de la semaine est une tête ! une tête volante dans un environnement en 2D et demi qui atterrit (ou "attêtit") sur les corps à sa guise après avoir arraché les têtes (mais rassurez-vous, ça ne fait pas mal).

    Evidemment, il s'agit d'un jeu Double Fine : on sait chez eux que l'humour idiot est une habitude inexpugnable... dont on aura bien du mal à supporter la bêtise et la
    La daube indé de la semaine est une tête ! une tête volante dans un environnement en 2D et demi qui atterrit (ou "attêtit") sur les corps à sa guise après avoir arraché les têtes (mais rassurez-vous, ça ne fait pas mal).

    Evidemment, il s'agit d'un jeu Double Fine : on sait chez eux que l'humour idiot est une habitude inexpugnable... dont on aura bien du mal à supporter la bêtise et la lourdeur. Dans ce monde dystopique, la répétition du "gameplay" vite limité devient rébarbatif : tirer avec les lasers qui ricochent, frapper ou arracher les têtes, activer des conneries et des machins etc, etc...

    Le principe imbécile se voit étiré jusqu'à l'ennui qui se dispute avec le ridicule dans ce petit jeu minable qui a décidément une bonne tête de vainqueur : de quoi l'inviter à dîner sans aucun doute mais pas davantage. Les graphismes sont bêtes mais presque présentables, cela dit.
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  2. Jul 3, 2019
    8
    While doing nothing drastically different with the Metroidvania genre, Headlander is a very fun game to blast through; and as a fan of this genre, if you're looking for a Metroidvania experience, this is certainly one of the better ones I've played.

    In short, you play a disembodied rocket-powered head, which allows you to use the interesting mechanic of hijacking bodies, whether that be
    While doing nothing drastically different with the Metroidvania genre, Headlander is a very fun game to blast through; and as a fan of this genre, if you're looking for a Metroidvania experience, this is certainly one of the better ones I've played.

    In short, you play a disembodied rocket-powered head, which allows you to use the interesting mechanic of hijacking bodies, whether that be armoured bodysuits conveniently left hanging around, NPCs, or enemies. I understand that makes the game sound very strange, but that's essentially what it is.

    The graphics and art style are colourful and sharp, and it has a charming B-movie theme which fits right in with the 70s sci-fi feel the game is going for.

    It has all of the familiar tropes you'd expect, such as locked areas you can only access later, hidden power-ups and more, but the overall package is a fun, enjoyable experience, and one which I am happy to recommend.
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Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 8, 2016
    80
    Headlander is a really fun game for those looking to scratch a Metroidvania itch, however, those looking for a revolutionary new take on the genre should know that they won't quite find what they are after here. Instead, they will find a competent game that excels at the basics and offers a number of laughs and sources of wonder.
  2. Dec 5, 2016
    75
    Headlander is a fantastic and unique Metroidvania with some incredibly fun ideas and fantastic audio/visual qualities. It’s a shame then that Double Fine haven’t crafted enough ideas to make up for the game's padded running time which is hindered by its repetition. If you’re looking for a funny, seventies sci-fi adventure unlike any you’ve ever seen, Headlander is the game for you.
  3. Nov 29, 2016
    75
    Headlander is a unique take on a familiar genre, and one that works thanks to its design. The humor is classic Double Fine, and even a bit dark at times, but it succeeds in what it sets out to do. The progression is great, and the challenge is there, but never unfair. For those that missed this game on PC or PS4, now is the time to dive in. This is one trip worth taking.