Headlander

Double Fine Productions, Adult Swim
Jul 26, 2016 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

63%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
80 / 100
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
Polygon
8 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Destructoid
4.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Headlander

Not as unique as you’d perhaps expect given the premise, but still a very stylish, characterful and funny adventure.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation
Eurogamer

Double Fine's head-spinning sci-fi puzzler has plenty of style but not enough substance to sustain its lengthy adventure.

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Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

What starts as a fine homage to Super Metroid and ‘70s style sci-fi ends as a disappointing waste of both story and gameplay potential.

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Headlander has a few rough spots, but its 70s retro/sci-fi aesthetic and head-swapping gameplay are out of this world.

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The game is loaded with Double Fine’s signature humor, from snappy dialogue to turrets that apologize while firing at you

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Headlander isn't Double Fine's funniest game, but it's one of its most consistently fun

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Headlander's weird world overflows with color, power-ups, and personality.

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Without those lackluster diversions, it would be an amicable trifle. Even at its best, the game feels like an idea gestating in real-time, like a sponge dinosaur filling up with water. So much of Headlander teases you with the idea of what could have been; a shame, because the game we actually got is kind of a bummer.

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