Headspun

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

56

Top Critic Average

23%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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PC Gamer

Top Critic

54 / 100
Sep 3, 2019

A high-minded effort and decent story undermined by bugs and mindless management mechanics.

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Aug 28, 2019

Instead of an illuminating revelation of emergent gameplay, all Headspun managed to give me was a headache.

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5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Headspun's mix of management sim and FMV narrative is fairly unique. However, repetition and buggy gameplay mar the game's potential.

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VideoGamer
Imogen Donovan

Top Critic

6 / 10
Sep 9, 2019

Headspun is intriguing and takes creative risks by blending genres together. It's a shame about those few missing links.

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4 / 10
Sep 14, 2019

Ultimately, you’ll want to pack some paracetamol for this headache.

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DeCain

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6 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2019

Unique FMV/Adventure inside broken brain can amuse you. If you are not too exacting.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

With its unique ideas and presentation, Headspun stands out for trying to be different, and for that it should be celebrated. It’s just disappointing that it wasn’t given that last coat of much-needed polish.

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Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Sep 5, 2019

Headspun does a wonderful job of explaining brain trauma without being a textbook, and personally is a welcome reminder that trauma can linger, but we can still recover.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2019

I have to say, I don’t usually enjoy FMV style games. To be honest, usually, the storylines that really bore me and I find them quite tiring. However, I did not find that with Headspun, I felt like I was investing time in building Theo up to learning what has happened along the way. Every time it came to turn off the PC, I kept on wanting to play the next day to see what mystery unraveled. I loved how on a day to day basis the mini-games really keep you on your feet and not only do you see Theo progressing! I actually noticed myself improving. A great game and if you are an FMV fan this is not one to miss. I award Headspun a Thumb Culture Gold Award

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7 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

Headspun has a very interesting concept and narrative, but it’s let down by the technical side due to the bugs and glitches. As of version 1.09, I’ve been able to complete the game and achieve the platinum, but I have played the game seven times in total, unlocking a few trophies with each playthrough until prior versions hit a wall and glitched out on me. The use of FMV was, in my opinion, a really smart thing to do as it perfectly depicts the human viewpoint (FMV) as real life and the cartoon-like ‘Brain control people’ as a much more fantastical concept. The narrative itself is well written and acted, delivering a story which was very interesting and fun to play through.

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