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Headhunter: Redemption

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Action

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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Headhunter: Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) Ships to Retail

by Judy on Sept. 21, 2004 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT

Twenty years after the devastation caused by the Bloody Mary Virus, a new order emerged based on two distinct but totally independent worlds, divided by the ultimate consumerist society – 'Above' and 'Below'. Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is a reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. While stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat.

"Headhunter: Redemption is a dark, cinematic production rich in third-person combat and strategic stealth scenarios," said Heather Guzenda, product marketing manger, SEGA of America, Inc. "Storytelling is now a critical aspect of a videogame production, and Amuze has outdone itself, re-creating Jack Wade as a grounded, complex anti-hero who is forced to make tough ethical decisions."

Gameplay puts you in control of both Jack Wade and Leeza X, each with their own missions and objectives. The game's focus is evenly divided between action and stealth; the player is given the option to run and gun through levels, or silently sneak past enemies. Both characters have access to a large arsenal of weapons, and are capable of switching to melee (hand-to-hand) combat on the fly.

Headhunter: Redemption (PS2 and Xbox; priced at $39.95) is rated 'M' for mature and is available at retailers nationwide.


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