User reviews for Headhunter
9.1 / 10Combined Score
...bad camera angles sometimes as with every 3D adventure/action game. Full motion video segments with real people doesn't really make sense hense everything else is CG. Gets tedious sometimes. Getting skill points on the motorcycle. Takes 24 block of memory on VMU.
You are Jack Wade the greatest headhunter alive next to number two, Hank Redwood.
You are hired by this babe, Angela Stern to find out who killed her dad.
First you need skill points to get your licence back. To get tested you need mad skillz riding the motocycle. The skill point meter doesn't go up until you hit at least 120 khp for at least 3 secs. The faster you go, the most points you get. But if you crash you lose points a minimum of 30, and the maximun depends on how fast your collision was...
The bike riding is fun, but once you get to the AAA licence you need 13...
Ack someone fix 1st gear on the bike! x_x
Quite a bit of loading
Headhunter takes place in a neo storyline where human organs are the focus of the black market. Genetic Engineering dominates the medical field and even the agriculture.
You're Jack Wade formerly the #1 Headhunter around. Due to a accident resulting in memory loss you spend this game doing a refresh of your history to attempt to find out what happened to you and the founder of the ACN.
The learning curve to this game is quite harsh at times. For those seeking a good challenge though you'll love it the entire time. The AI routines on this game are pretty well designed as they always like to change their paths to mess with you. Also the game features a type of replay mode after you beat the game where AI levels increase along with the difficulty.
The giant rendered city that you travel through is excelent. even though you can't ...
Bike Control can be tricky
Lots of Loading
Headhunter is one of the last titles to be released on the Dreamcast, however it is one of the best games on the system, and probably the best that hasn't been produced directly by Sega.
Graphically its as good as anything on the system (and looks better than the forthcoming PS2 port), the character animation is good, the backgrounds look great, the explosions and special effects (like bullets hitting glass and splintering it) are good. The bike section is very impressive, moving at great speed around a spookily realistic Southern California city.
Sound wise it is fantastic with a full Orchestral score, that responds to your actions in the game (ie getting in a gun battle and the music goes up a notch, kill everyone and it goes back to normal).
Gameplay it rocks, with a good mix of stealth and full on carnage, the boss battles, whilst sometimes a little overlong are not too tric...
Dodgy camera angles.
Bike control is strange sometimes.
Headhunting. The practice among certain peoples of removing the heads of slain enemies and preserving them as trophies is not exactly what many would consider an adequate gaming experience. Indeed, such tribal rituals would put most off. So, imagine the joy that was abound when Headhunter was revealed not to include blood-thirsty pygmies, instead focusing on a vision of near future America. That's right, Headhunter has landed. And how.
Perhaps the first point to deal with is that, as most of you probably know, this game has not been released for the US. A baffling decision, given the success a high profile game such as this would bound to attract, but the taken decision nonetheless. However, just because the game has not made it across the Atlantic, it does not mean you can't get your hands on it. And you really should. Why...