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Headhunter: Redemption

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MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
63
4.1
Xbox
67
3.4
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Description

In the 21st century, a dreadful virus wiped out millions. The vaccine was found, but at the time the world was engulfed into chaos. A new world order emerged, splitting the world into two distinct yet dependent worlds: Above and Below.

The world Above reflects a chrome city, a high-rise, high-tech metropolis served by elevators and elevated freeways. A place for hardworkers and law-abiding people. On the contrary to Above, the world Below, which is the product of earthquake damages, is a subterranean network of labour colonies. Those who are not wanted Above for one reason or another are sent Below.

One day, now veteran Headhunter, Jack Wade, took a call to investigate an intrusion to the upper levels. Facing the trespasser, Jack saw a potential in the girl and instead of turning her in, he gave her a second chance... to become his apprentice. Jack is back, but this time, he's not alone but accompanied by his sidekick Leeza X. Together, they will face whatever threat lurks from the world Below.

The gameplay is set in 3rd-person view with ability to rotate camera or set it behind your back at the single click. Headhunter's main accessory is IRIS (Intelligent Realtime Information Scanner). Once you get the IRIS, you'll be able to scan every item just by pointing the gun at it, or use the scanner in 1st-person view which will let you examine the surroundings in more detail. Also, IRIS will provide you with a full 3D map info even displaying the enemies so you can avoid them or use stealth if necessary. Enemies will hear you running and shooting, so if you decide to take an action, be aware that they will surround you and launch a team strike at you from all the sides. You only effective aid against them, beside your weapon, of course, is the ability to perform a roll or lean against the walls and fire from the corners, although aiming itself may not be easy as your hand will not be steady while on the move or panicking.

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Headhunter: Redemption PlayStation 2 You start the game as Leeza X in Jack's HQ which serves as a training ground
Headhunter: Redemption PlayStation 2 After scanning the padlock, you can destroy it with a single shot
Headhunter: Redemption PlayStation 2 Intro cinematic shows Jack saving Leeza when she was a child
Headhunter: Redemption PlayStation 2 Jack is back, older and more serious then ever

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The Press Says

Game Critics Xbox Apr 12, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Shin Force Xbox Jan 02, 2005 8 out of 10 80
SegaFan.com Xbox Jul 26, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
IGN Xbox Sep 15, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Oct, 2004 6.75 out of 10 68
4Players.de Xbox Sep 26, 2004 64 out of 100 64
GameSpot Xbox Sep 22, 2004 6.1 out of 10 61
Boomtown PlayStation 2 Oct 28, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Aug 31, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Super Play PlayStation 2 Sep, 2004 2 out of 10 20

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