Headhunter: Redemption (2004, PS2, PCSX2) – 7/10 action adventure game review

Cast / crew
Executive Producer: John Kroknes
Director: John Kroknes
Writer: Philip Lawrence
Co-Director: Philip Lawrence
Technical Producer: Stefan Holmqvist
Game Design Director: Peter Johansson
Music Composer, Orchestrator and Producer: Richard Jacques
James Livingstone: Jack Wade
Lisa Renée: Leeza X
Claudia Coulter: Che, Supporting Characters
Alan Marriott: Psycho Star, Supporting Characters

Headhunter: Redemption (2004)

Headhunter Jack Wade rescues and recruits an initially unwilling Leeza X and sends her on a routine mission to gather intelligence while he goes on a more dangerous assignment. Naturally, his assignment turns out to be a ruse and she has to learn the job and fast as the routine assignment is merely the tip of an iceberg of corruption and painful history.


The coolest things about Headhunter were Jack’s ridable motorcycle and the theme music. So it is a bit baffling to find both are absent for a long time in this sequel while they’ve kept the broken, difficult-to-use camera during the shooting segments; it’s particularly infuriating and unreliable during boss battles. You finally get Jack’s theme after several hours (this is a long, good-value game) and it is glorious and you never get the bike (you see it briefly). It’s a shame as the levels, characters and mix of puzzles and action are good, the story is agreeably inexplicable, the voice-acting is excellent and this is a good game. Some very cool touches like the arguments in the alley and the comical villain holiday camp-like announcements are icing on the cake. Note: Headhunter: Redemption was played beginning to end on PCSX2 without problem.

This game contains bad language and violence, a gory and extremely unpleasant scene and inferred pornographic filming.

Classified 16+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 16 or over..
Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.


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