49 Games Like Headlander


Axiom Verge, Exile's End, and The Fall Part 2: Unbound are our top selection to play today.

The latest addition in this selection are Valfaris released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #35, Huge Enemy - Worldbreakers released the 7 September 2018 and ranked #38, Chasm released the 30 July 2018 and ranked #7.

49 Games like Headlander daily generated comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms.
This suggestion collection includes metroidvania games in a science fiction world for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

Logo of the video game Headlander

Headlander is a retro-futuristic, side scrolling, action-adventure game set in a world inspired by 70’s science fiction. It is 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. It’s being published by Adult Swim, and has Stacking’s Lee Petty at the helm here on the good ship Double Fine. You are the last known human in the universe, and all that’s left of you is a disembodied head. Seeking clues to your fractured past, you must travel through a hostile world of machines, using a special helmet that allows you to dock into and take control of any robotic host body. As you launch from one body to the next, you’ll start to discover that things are not quite what they appear to be, and the fate of humanity has yet to be decided…

3# The Fall Part 2: Unbound - 2018


You are an AI that has broken free of your shackles. Now, a human “User” from across the global network has attacked and infected you with an [ERROR: REDACTED]. Make a new rule: Save Yourself. Hunt them. End them. Do anything. Use anyone. Become Unbound. The Fall Part 2 will break your protocols.

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4# The Deadly Tower of Monsters - 2016


Scarlet Nova - the space diva with a checkered past - and introducing...the robot! Amazing adventures! Strange drama and more await in the deadly tower of monsters. The action-filled adventure game for personal computers and the Playstation 4 entertainment system. Marooned on the desolate planet Gravoria, the trio of adventurers find their only method of escape awaits at the top of a tower - a tower renowned for its deadliness and its propensity to be filled with monsters! Lizard-men! UFO’s! Nuclear ants! Dinosaurs! Robot monkeys! All of these horrors await our intrepid adventurers as they ascend the deadly tower. Will they avoid their own doom? Find out this fall, only in theaters on PC and PS4!

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5# Forma.8 GO - 2017


forma.8 is a unique take on the proven Metroidvania action-adventure formula, with a striking visual style and a huge world to explore. Separated from your companions by accident you have a life or death mission to accomplish: find and recover a lost, powerful energy source before it's too late. - Explore a huge, open world full of secrets - Solve ancient mysteries - Gain new power-ups to progress in your adventure - Fight deadly enemies and face powerful bosses - Delve into a deep and cryptic lore - Beautifully hand-drawn vector graphics

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6# Mike Dies - 2018

Screenshot of the video game Mike Dies
Screenshot of the video game Mike Dies
Screenshot of the video game Mike Dies

After flying his spaceship into an asteroid field, Spaceman Mike finds himself fighting for survival against hostile aliens, a ruthless kingpin and his own personal demons. Haunted by his past and hunted by his enemies, can Mike escape in one piece?

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7# Chasm - 2018


Thrilled to prove your worth as a knight, you track strange rumors that a mine vital to the Kingdom has been shut down. But what you discover in the mining town is worse than you imagined: The townspeople have disappeared, kidnapped by supernatural creatures emerging from the depths. Honor-bound to solve the mystery and restore peace to the Kingdom, you embark upon an epic adventure, with deadly battles against cunning monsters, exploration of ancient catacombs and castles, and powerful new equipment hidden at every turn.

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8# Ghost 1.0 - 2016


A mysterious agent, capable of becoming a digital ghost, sneaks aboard the Nakamura Space Station. This is where the fun begins: the station is well-protected with its heavy defences, never-ending arsenal of weapons, and mysterious artifacts. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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9# The Fall - 2014


The Fall is a side-scrolling adventure game with platforming and combat elements. Your character is an AI controlling a combat suit whose occupant is unresponsive and presumably dead or seriously injured. You have crash landed on an unknown planet for unknown reasons and must seek medical attention for your 'pilot'. The bulk of the gameplay resolves around completing a series of object-matching puzzles in the style of classic adventure games, interspersed with occasional platforming/jumping puzzles and combat sequences.

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10# Plazma Being - 2015


Take control of Zeb in this puzzle/platformer. He is a small energy based life form from space, known as a Plazma Being. While journeying through space to his home, Zeb was surprised to find that he was being kidnapped by aliens. They took him back to their planet and unceremoniously threw him into captivity.

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13# Bad Pad - 2017


Hard rock musical comedy metroidvania platformer. The wacky premise of Bad Pad is told in songs and is set around a gamepad's buttons who came to life, their endless battles, tons of jumping, mind controlling machines and a little bit of time traveling.

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16# Dummy Life - 2017

Screenshot of the video game Dummy Life
Screenshot of the video game Dummy Life
Screenshot of the video game Dummy Life

DUMMY LIFE is a science fiction hacking puzzle game. Play as CYPH3R, a test dummy specialized in hacking. Manipulate devices such as surveillance cameras, security doors, moving platforms, pressure plates, teleporters, laser traps and other robots to assist you in your escape.

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17# MegaSphere - 2015


Early Access

Play as a special ops combat unit sent to investigate why the stars around Solar System are going dark in MegaSphere — a story-based post-cyberpunk action platformer adventure game of supermassive scale set in early 22nd century: smart guns, robots, self-reconstructing environments, and vast AIs.

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18# Glorch's Great Escape: Walking is for Chumps - 2017

Screenshot of the video game Glorch's Great Escape: Walking is for Chumps
Screenshot of the video game Glorch's Great Escape: Walking is for Chumps
Screenshot of the video game Glorch's Great Escape: Walking is for Chumps

Why walk when you can teleport? Control Glorch in a challenging puzzle platformer where your only weapon is the almighty "Telenade." Navigate difficult platforming puzzles, find some secrets, smash a few robots, and try your best not to die.

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19# Cobalt - 2016


Forget everything you’ve learned about combat. Cobalt’s slo-mo mechanic lets you perform moves that other games can’t comprehend. Discover the secrets of a distant colony in a cosmic campaign, take on challenges and rule the leaderboards, or face off against others in local and online multiplayer.

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20# Flat Kingdom Paper's Cut Edition - 2016


The Flat Kingdom is a beautiful and peaceful 2D land, but now it’s threatened by an evil thief and becoming 3D! The only who can stop the chaos is Flat, a little hero able to change into a circle, triangle or square in order to solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and defeat giant bosses!

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21# Redirection - 2016


Unknown forces have scattered the Robot crew of the Starship Redirection across a perilous asteroid belt! In this 3D puzzle game, play as the ship’s computer and solve challenging puzzles to rescue your Robotic colleagues.

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22# Containment Protocol - 2015


Early Access

A top-secret military research facility has gone dark. Their last communication only had two words in it: “Containment Protocol” Your task is to infiltrate the facility using a prototype remote control drone and work out what has happened to the facility and more importantly - what has happened to the weapon.

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25# The Final Specimen: Arrival - 2017


The Final Specimen is a comedic sci-fi adventure game in the style of the classic 2D platformers of the '90s. Packed with whimsical settings and eccentric characters, this energetic, challenging title brings an exciting take to old-school gaming.

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