23 Games Like Headlander for Mac OS

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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 Huge Enemy - Worldbreakers released the 7 September 2018 and ranked #18, Chasm released the 30 July 2018 and ranked #4, Space Captain McCallery - Episode 1: Crash Landing released the 20 July 2018 and ranked #11.

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This suggestion collection includes metroidvania games in a science fiction world. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

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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

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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# Chasm - 2018

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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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5# The Fall - 2014

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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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7# MegaSphere - 2015

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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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8# Flat Kingdom Paper's Cut Edition - 2016

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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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9# Redirection - 2016

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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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10# Containment Protocol - 2015

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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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12# CANARI - 2017

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Screenshot of the video game CANARI
Screenshot of the video game CANARI
Screenshot of the video game CANARI

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CANARI is a 3d rogue-like in the dark. Players control LUMIN a shipwrecked robot who uses its flashlight to fend off creatures in the darkness. Collect energy from crystals and look for loot to power up your robot; hidden in the constantly changing labyrinth of caves.

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13# Spirits of Xanadu - 2015

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At the farthest edge of the explored universe, the research ship Xanadu slumbers in orbit around a mysterious planet. Her systems remain active but there has been no message from her crew for months. Now a lone operative has been sent to wake the Xanadu and bring her home to Earth.

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14# The Swapper - 2013

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The Swapper is a short puzzle platformer where you must complete every puzzle and collect 124 orbs, in groups of 3 and 9 later on, to complete the game. The game has a tool which lets you create up to 4 clones and switch between them as long as you have a clear line of sight. The main obstacles for the puzzles are 3 kinds of lights that interfere with the tool in different ways to make the puzzles harder. Achievements/Trophies are tied to hidden consoles instead of story progress so a guide will most likely be needed to find all 10.

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15# Gearend - 2017

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Gearend is a small 2D non-linear action-platforming exploration game. You control a small robot named Epsilon-98, or Eps, as he explores a hostile robotics research facility. Fight, restore, and explore as you search for the humans who awakened you.

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17# Boo Bunny Plague - 2014

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Join Bunny and his pals Gunny, Faye, and Ganny on an epic quest to earn enough money to buy himself an Auto-repair unit!Boo Bunny Plague is an action/adventure game featuring a story with wacky musical cinematic scenes. The all original soundtrack has everything from punk rock to opera and feature musicians from Houston Texas.

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18# Huge Enemy - Worldbreakers - 2018

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Huge Enemy - Worldbreakers is a side-scrolling Shootem'Em Up that takes place in a rich environment designed in Full HD. Immerse yourself in a Dark Sci-Fi universe with Japanese influences.

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19# Waking Mars - 2012

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In 2097, life is discovered on Mars. When your mission of first contact becomes trapped by a cave-in, you must master the alien ecosystem to survive. Soon you stumble upon more than anyone expected, and with time running out, you will make a decision that determines the fate of a lost planet.

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21# Bullshot - 2012

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Help Frank F. Franky fight the evil cardesians, zombies & robots while setting your arrested friends free. Bullshot is a run 'n gun game that tries to recover the essence of the 90s classics, such as Abuse, Contra or the Metal Slug sagas.

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22# Unepic - 2011

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Daniel was just an average guy. He was a great videogame player, a big fan of sci-fi movies, and a novice RPG player. In the midst of an RPG, he was teleported to a castle. At first, Daniel believed that he was having a massive hallucination.

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23# The Feeble Files - 1998

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On his way home after another successful day creating crop circles to amuse and entertain the simple people of the backward planet "Earth", our hero Feeble suffers a slight mishap in his spaceship which results in the utter destruction of a rather important Company research laboratory. If that wasn't bad enough, whilst drowning his sorrows in the local Space Bar, he somehow manages to get himself involved with the shadowy Freedom Fighters, a crack team of rebels who seek to overthrow the tyrannous regime of the OmniBrain, Ruler of Everything.

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