Headhunter

Headhunter

  • Publisher
    Acclaim Entertainment
  • Developer
    Amuze
  • Release date
    16 Nov 2001

Welcome to the future. In the early 21st century, gang warfare and crime have lead to the creation of privatised law enforcement. The Anti-Crime Network (ACN) employs bounty hunters known as ‘Headhunters’ to track down the most wanted criminals, using combat skills and high-tech weaponry. You are Jack Wade, an ex-cop turned Headhunter. At the beginning of the game you find yourself strapped to an operating table and manage to escape. After passing out in an alley, you awake in hospital from a coma. With your license revoked and few memories, you are hired by Angela Stern, to find her fathers murderer. Maybe you’ll even find out what happened to yourself if you can stay alive long enough… Headhunter is an action adventure viewed from over the shoulder. In the top right of the screen you have a radar which will track your movements and those of the enemy. Jack has a few moves at his disposal. He can duck and roll, push, pull and climb objects as well as flatten himself up against a wall. Using this technique he can peek around corners for a better view of the action, and then attack from this position, using the wall as protection. Between levels, Jack has a motorcycle that he uses to transport himself between various locations in the city according to the clues he receives. You will need to earn skill points however before you can arrive at a destination. Certain parts of the city are unavailable until you have gained the appropriate Headhunter license. As you have no recollection of your past, you have to take a series of licenses that will grant you access to greater parts of the city, weaponry and gadgets. These are taken in a VR simulator known as the Law Enforcement Intelligence and Licence Approval (LEILA). At various times in the game you will need to go to the LEILA building and upgrade your licence by practising your combat, stealth and driving skills.

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AGM score 78%
IGN 8.4
GameSpot 7.7
Metacritic 74
sci-fi
crime
driving/racing
death
shooter
gun
crosshair
stealth
action-adventure
experience points
modern warfare
modern military
heads up display
amnesia
quick time event
killing rats
sunglasses
motorcycle
radar
proximity mines
tutorial
futuristic
quick-time events
driving
third person shooter
parody
tps
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About Headhunter

Headhunter is released by Acclaim Entertainment in 16 Nov 2001. The game is designed by Amuze. Headhunter is a typical representative of the Adventure genre. Playing Headhunter is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Adventure, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Headhunter will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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Headhunter is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Adventure games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.

Headhunter is perfect for playing alone or with friends.

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