Fierce gunplay make Redemption worth a shot
Just as the Dreamcast console bit the dust in 2001, Headhunter blasted onto the scene. Now making its Xbox debut, the bounty-hunting franchise finally has a chance to reach the audience it deserves.
This time the gun-totin action is split between two characters: original Headhunter Jack Wade and his rookie assistant, former street urchin Leeza X. Unlike most console match-ups, theres ongoing tension between the heroes since Wade was responsible for the death of
his protégés father.
The violent gunplay has also been ramped up; while the first Headhunter saw players sneaking around sprawling levels to snuff out unsuspecting enemies, the roar of gunfire rarely ceases in Redemption.
The twitchy in-game camera doesnt always keep up with the action, but the fierce gunplay and shaky relationship between the protagonists make Redemption worth a shot.