Headlander was released on July 26, 2016 by Adult Swim Games. The game was developed by Double Fine Productions. Headlander is an action platformers.

Fresh from Double Fine Productions, Headlander is a retro-futuristic, side-scrolling, action-adventure game set in a world inspired by 70’s science fiction.

It’ a world of automation, a utopia gone wrong in which all of humanity have transferred their minds into robotic imposter bodies and are ruled by a deranged computer.

The game has a fun atmosphere, decent puzzles and pretty lackluster combat. The game does seem like the developers ran out of puzzle ideas. Perhaps an update can add more?

This game is, quite simply, extremely fun to play.  No matter how far you progress you can come back to find everything later. This includes after the game is over. So don’t worry about missing something or getting 100% map completion right away.

The game story is pretty heavily weighted with text which is par for games like this. One of the better metroidvania games in recent years.

The game features Steamworks and has achievements.


Windows 7×64 or better. X2 or better CPU with 4GB of memory. GTX 550 Ti or Radeon HD 7750 or better.