Headhunter

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Headhunter
System(s): Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
Publisher:
Sega Dreamcast
Sega
Sony PlayStation 2
Acclaim Entertainment (US)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (Europe)
Developer:
Peripherals supported: Jump Pack, Dreamcast VGA Box, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Dreamcast
    EU
    MK-51041-50
    ELSPA: 15+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    EU
    (White Label)
    Sega Dreamcast
    DE
    MK-51041-50
    USK: 16
    Sega Dreamcast
    ES
    MK-51041-50
    aDeSe: 16+
    Sega Dreamcast
    FR
    MK-51041-50
    SELL: 16+
    Sega Dreamcast
    UK
    £29.9929.99[4] MK-51041-50
    ELSPA: 15+ OK
    Sony PlayStation 2
    US
    $49.9949.99[8][9] SLUS-20416
    ESRB: Mature 17+
    Sony PlayStation 2
    EU
    (NL/DE/IT/FR)
    SCES-50500
    ELSPA: 15+ OK
    Sony PlayStation 2
    DE
    €119.00119.00[10] SCES-50500
    USK: 16
    Sony PlayStation 2
    ES
    SCES-50500
    aDeSe: 18+
    Sony PlayStation 2
    FR
    SCES-50500
    SELL: 12+
    Sony PlayStation 2
    UK
    SCES-50500
    ELSPA: 15+ OK
    Sony PlayStation 2
    IT
    SCES-50500
    ELSPA: 15+ OK
    Sony PlayStation 2
    AU
    SCES-50500
    OFLC: M15

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    Headhunter is a Sega Dreamcast action game released exclusively in Europe. It was later brought to the PlayStation 2.

    It would later be followed by Headhunter Redemption.

    Production credits

    Dreamcast version

    Produced by Sega Europe
    Marketing Support
    Manual and Packaging
    Developed by Amuze
    • Producers (Amuze): John Kroknes, Stefan Holmqvist
    • Project Manager: Rudolf Czitron
    • Project Group: Peter Joansson, Daniel Willför, Fredrick Sjöö, Christian Cyréus
    • Coordinator: Daniel Willför
    • Story by: John Kroknes, Philip Lawrence
    • Written by: Philip Lawrence
    • Game Design: Peter Joansson
    • Programming Director: Fredrick Sjöö
    • Lead Programmer: Christian Cyréus
    • Programming: Stefan Wallberg, Peter Österblom, Jim Kjellin, Jonas Minnberg, Johnny Svensson, Jonas Eriksson, Jonas Lund, Martin Fagerlind, Håkan Fredriksson, Joacim Jonsson
    • Additional Programming: Marcus Stjärnås, Fredrik Ovaska, Henrik Erngren, Johan Anderssen, Ulf Lidberg
    • Lead Visual Design: Johan Lindh
    • Modelling Director: Rikard Hilding
    • Lead World Modelling: Johan Calberg
    • World Modelling: Svante Danielsson, Jennie Persson, Magnus Anterionen, Carl Johan Enmark, Aleixs Ferrer, Marie Larsson Mårten Stormdal
    • Additional Modelling: Anders Selvander, Thomas Zaar, Fredrik Johansson, Gustav, Tivander, Jimmie Farkas, Oskar Rahm, My Andersson
    • Lead Character Modelling and Animation: Mattias Häggström
    • Character Modelling and Animation: Niclas Berglund, Alfred Granberg
    • Additional Character Animation: Charli Kasselbäck, Jonas Kärn
    • Cutscene Director: Patrick Bach Berglund
    • Cutscenes: Claes Wikdahl, Henrik Holmberg, Janak Thakker, Anders De Geer, Niklas Fegraeus, Martin Kopparhed
    • Cutscene Character Models: Inverse Logic Inc
    • Rotocope Actors: David Dencik, Johanna Skobe
    • Visual FX: Juan Gauthier
    • Game Testing: Billy Zebulon Norrby
    • Additional 2D Artwork: Malcolm Tween at Digital Progression
    • Special Thanks to: Johan Jeansson, Naohiko Hoshino, Frans Mittermayer, John Carehag, Dan Walker, Henrik Gavelli, Mats Thorstensson, Tamara Strugo, Äsa Johansson, Bosse Bertilsson, Gunilla Kjällnäs, Mats Lundqvist
    Headhunter Music
    • Music Composed, Arranged and Orchestrated by: Richard Jacques
    • Conductor: Steven Lloyd
    • Assistant Ochestrator: Andrew Pearce
    • Music Preparation: Gary Spolding
    • Ochestral Contractor: Isobel Griffiths
    • Leader: Rolf Wilson
    • Recorded by: Matt Howe
    • Pro Tools Editing: Ian Duncan
    • Assistant Engeineers: Andrew Dudman, Richard Lancaster
    • Assisted by: Matt Howe
    • Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London
    • Recorded in 24bit using Digitdesign Pro Tools and Prisim Sound ADA-8
    • Sample Libraries used in this soundtrack
    • Miroslav Vitous Symphonic Orchestra (Unisync), Peter Siedlaczek's Advanced Ochestra (Best Service), Bob Clearmountain Drums II (East West), The Ultimate Piano Collection (East West), Peter Siedlaczek's Classic Choir (Best Service), Steve Stevens Guitar (East West), Hallelujah (Best Service), Symphony of Voices (Spectrasonics)
    • Features loops and samples from the Chemical Beats sample collection produced by Paaul Brook and Andy Thomson - Copyright (c)1998 Zero-G Ltd
    • Special Thanks: Collette Barber, Chris Bolitho, David Flower, Greg O'Connor-Read, Nyree Pinder, Chance Thomas, Yukifumi Makino
    Sound, Dialogue and Newscuts
    • Sound Supervisor: Dom Gibbs
    • Sound Design: Martin Evens
    • Newscuts Director: Andy Wilson
    • Producer: Laura Gregory
    • Line Producer: Sheridan Thomas
    • Researcher: Giles Greenwood
    • Editor: Andy Philips
    • Production Coordinator: Kojo Abban, Claire Broadribb
    • Cast:
      • Jack Wade: James Livingstone
      • Angela Stern: Holley Chant
      • Ramirez, Greywolf: John Moraitis
      • Zweiberg, Redwood: Rupert Degas
      • Chief Hawke: Don Fellows
      • Alan Sharpe: Paul Goodwin
      • Stellar (L.E.I.L.A): Maggie Clews
      • Bill Waverley: Mark Caven
      • Kate Glosse: Lorelei King
    • Supporting Characters: Jay Benedict, Johnathan Kydd, Rupert Degas, Jan Ravens
    Post Production of Newscuts
    • Post Production Producer: Jon Collins
    • Henry Artist: Tim Osborne, Paul O'Brien, Lance Gaunt
    • Inferno Operator: Avtar Bains
    • Editor: Andy Wilks, Adam Windmill, Will Yarrow
    • Dialogue Recordist: Steve Bray, Paul Carr
    • Dialogue Assistant: Cane Williams
    • Foley Artist: Ricky Butt, Ruth Sullivan
    • Special Thanks: Great Guns, Framestore, Video London, Goldcrest, Rhino Dyno, Nick/Rhino Dyno Motorbike Supervisor
    • Amuze and Sega would liek to thank everyone involved
    Source:
    In-game credits

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Headhunter/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Dreamcast version

    Headhunter ES InfoSheet.pdf

    PDF
    ES info sheet
    DCGames DC FR PrintAdvert.jpg
    FR print advert
    DCGames DC FR PrintAdvert 2.jpg
    FR print advert 2
    UK 2001 Poster Back.gif
    UK Print Poster
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in MAN!AC (DE) #2002-01: "01/2002" (2001-12-05)

    PlayStation 2 version

    PS2PressInformation 2001-09 Headhunter SCEE Press Release Headhunter.pdf

    PDF
    SCEE press release
    ETD PS2 CZ advert.jpg
    CZ print advert
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in MAN!AC (DE) #2002-04: "04/2002" (2002-03-06)

    Artwork

    Physical scans

    Dreamcast version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    576 Konzol (HU)
    85
    [11]
    Consoles + (FR) PAL
    92
    [12]
    Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
    80
    [4]
    Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    92
    [13]
    Edge (UK) PAL
    80
    [14]
    Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
    92
    [15]
    Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
    79
    [16]
    GamesMaster (UK) PAL
    91
    [17]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    86
    [18]
    Neo Plus (PL)
    80
    [19]
    PSX Extreme (PL) PAL
    87
    [20]
    Strana Igr (RU)
    80
    [21]
    Sega Dreamcast
    85
    Based on
    12 reviews

    Headhunter

    Dreamcast, EU
    Headhunter DC EU Box Back.jpgHeadhunter DC EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Headhunter DC EU Disc1.jpg
    Disc 1
    Headhunter DC EU Disc2.jpg
    Disc 2
    Dreamcast, EU (White Label)

    Headhunter dc eu white disc1.jpg
    Disc 1
    Headhunter dc eu white disc2.jpg
    Disc 2

    PlayStation 2 version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Consoles + (FR) PAL
    85
    [22]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    63
    [9]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    86
    [23]
    Playbox (FR)
    90
    [24]
    Play (DE)
    79
    [25]
    Players (DE) PAL
    85
    [26]
    Play (US)
    80
    [27]
    PlayZone (DE) PAL
    85
    [28]
    PlayStation Games (DE)
    85
    [29]
    Sony PlayStation 2
    82
    Based on
    9 reviews

    Headhunter

    PlayStation 2, US
    Headhunter PS2 US Box.jpg
    Cover
    Headhunter PS2 US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Headhunter PS2 US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    PlayStation 2, NL/DE/IT/FR
    Headhunter PS2 EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    PlayStation 2, UK
    Headhunter PS2 UK Box.jpg
    Cover
    Headhunter PS2 EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    PlayStation 2, FR
    Headhunter PS2 FR Box.jpg
    Cover
    PlayStation 2, DE
    Headhunter PS2 DE Box.jpg
    Cover
    PlayStation 2, ES
    Headhunter PS2 ES Box.jpg
    Cover
    PlayStation 2, IT
    Headhunter PS2 IT cover.jpg
    Cover
    PlayStation 2, AU
    Headhunter PS2 AU cover.jpg
    Cover

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sony PlayStation 2
     ?
    CRC32 4a04e5cb
    MD5 28339853a85bacebac38b114d139e851
    SHA-1 0f04d9921ad1786975319606773449c2ce22e8ff
    3,568,140,288 DVD-ROM (EU) SCES-50500 (V1.00)
    Sony PlayStation 2
     ?
    CRC32 ebe0baa9
    MD5 8dfaa3ab001e750c5ea15a3afbd42fd0
    SHA-1 f94b7f49d761930344e9d12a02f9891ce946fe43
    3,566,403,584 DVD-ROM (US) SLUS-20416 (V1.03)
    Sony PlayStation 2
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    2002-02-08 DVD-R Page
    Sony PlayStation 2
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    2002-03-14 DVD-R Page

    External links

    • Headhunter on PlayStation.com: US

    References

    1. http://www.chipsworld.co.uk/detProd.asp?ProductCode=4355 (Wayback Machine: 2002-02-20 03:12)
    2. http://www.amazon.co.uk:80/exec/obidos/tg/feature/-/50781/ (Wayback Machine: 2001-11-25 06:02)
    3. https://groups.google.com/g/uk.games.video.dreamcast/c/a_x7K2sznjg/m/Ezby6VxdFPcJ
    4. 4.0 4.1 Computer & Video Games, "October 2001" (UK; 2001-09-xx), page 88
    5. http://www.amazon.fr:80/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/size=20&store-name=videogames&index=video-games-fr&field-manufacturer=Sega/t/ (Wayback Machine: 2003-11-11 23:09)
    6. http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005RCK4 (Wayback Machine: 2005-08-26 10:20)
    7. http://www.centromail.es/top/ficha.asp?codmail=18177&codprov= (Wayback Machine: 2001-12-24 12:23)
    8. Press release: 2002-02-19: Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. Acquires Rights to Publish `Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future' and `Headhunter' for PlayStation 2 Computer Entertainment System
    9. 9.0 9.1 GamePro, "June 2002" (US; 2002-0x-xx), page 82
    10. Play, "12/2001" (DE; 2001-11-21), page 49
    11. 576 Konzol, "Március 2002" (HU; 2002-xx-xx), page 56
    12. Consoles +, "Novembre 2001" (FR; 2001-1x-xx), page 92
    13. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 28" (UK; 2001-11-01), page 26
    14. Edge, "December 2001" (UK; 2001-11-02), page 72
    15. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 93
    16. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 302
    17. GamesMaster, "Xmas 2001" (UK; 2001-1x-xx), page 100
    18. MAN!AC, "12/2001" (DE; 2001-11-07), page 64
    19. Neo Plus, "Grudzień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 59
    20. PSX Extreme, "12/2001" (PL; 2001-1x-xx), page 56
    21. Strana Igr, "Dekabr 2001 2/2" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 76
    22. Consoles +, "Janvier 2002" (FR; 200x-xx-xx), page 98
    23. MAN!AC, "02/2002" (DE; 2002-01-02), page 71
    24. Playbox, "Février 2002" (FR; 200x-xx-xx), page 48
    25. Play, "01/2002" (DE; 2001-12-19), page 110
    26. Players, "2/2002" (DE; 2002-01-02), page 50
    27. Play, "May 2002" (US; 2002-xx-xx), page 54
    28. PlayZone, "02/2002" (DE; 2002-01-02), page 88
    29. PlayStation Games, "2002/01" (DE; 2001-12-19), page 44


    Headhunter

    Headhunter title.png

    Main page | Comparisons | Development | Magazine articles | Reception


    Music: Headhunter Original Soundtrack (2001)

    Prereleases:
    Sony PlayStation 2
    Prototypes: 2002-02-08 | 03-14