Airhead

Torn apart by a machine of unknown origin, a symbiotic being must get his separated head and body to work together to overcome the challenges of the cave. In this Metroidvania-style world, challenging puzzles must be solved to find the key to Head's survival - and perhaps more!
Airhead is an adventure through a sprawling interconnected world, where you must explore, evolve and overcome intricate puzzles to succeed.
You play as Airhead, a small Body and the round inflated organism it uses as a Head. And while Head is slowly but surely deflating, you have a chance to save its life.
Now, Airhead must rely on air tanks to keep the Head inflated, while it searches far and wide for the machine that stole Head’s air source. But that machine is only a small part of a larger whole, and Head may hold a greater place in the grand scheme than Body could have ever imagined.

EXPLORATION

Finding your way through Airheads world is not always easy. You must brave dark caverns, ancient structures, and other mysterious locations in order to save Head.
Along the way you will find new abilities, unlocking new areas and puzzles, and if you go even farther afield, who knows what you will find in the hidden corners of the world.

PUZZLES

As you explore, you will come across numerous puzzles that use the environment, strange creatures, and old technology to challenge your logic and creativity.
The world is complex, nothing is as it seems, and you must master Airhead’s many abilities if you want to stand a chance of saving Head.

COMPANIONSHIP

Body and Head must work together to accomplish their goal, and as time passes their bond and abilities will grow. What will you do to preserve their companionship?
And when the impact of your choices become clear, are you willing to shoulder the consequences of saving a friend?

STORY

A symbiotic being, reliant on its own air source, is ripped apart by a machine of unknown origin. Incomplete, the head-like organism is left to die, as it slowly leaks air.
An unassuming Body, with an instinct to help others, witnesses the tragedy. With no thoughts to the consequences, it takes its new head’s fate on its shoulders, becoming Airhead.
Now, Airhead must rely on air tanks to keep the Head inflated, while it searches far and wide for the machine that stole Head’s air source. But that machine is only a small part of a larger whole, and Head may hold a greater place in the grand scheme than Body could have ever imagined.

FEATURES

  • A beautifully art-style, embracing bold color and bleak shadow.
  • An immersive 2.5D platform experience.
  • Exploration in a metroidvania-style world, full of secrets and hidden paths.
  • Challenging puzzles, exploring the unique mechanics of a detachable head full of air.
  • Many powerful abilities to discover, each giving access to new areas and puzzles.
  • A personal story of companionship, discovery and responsibility.
  • A myriad of creatures and machines to hinder and help you on your adventure.
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Available Achievements

Don't Waste Air
10 XP
Air Activated
15 XP
Light as Air
15 XP
Air Boost
15 XP
Subnautic-Air
15 XP

Airhead Ratings & Reviews

  • 45%
    Critics Recommend
  • 73
    Top Critic Average
  • Fair
    OpenCritic Rating
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God is a Geek
by Mick Fraser
8.5 / 10
Airhead wastes no time trying to force itself around a story, and as such it remains a simple but challenging joy throughout.
Softpedia
by Cosmin Vasile
6.5 / 10
Airhead is based on an original idea and has some clever puzzles and vivid graphics. Yet these qualities are not enough to redeem a short and forgettable experience. Unfortunately, the puzzles can become quite frustrating due to the bugs and glitches the developers failed to remedy.
Shacknews
by Larryn Bell
6 / 10
The clever puzzles and vivid visuals can only do so much to quell the frustration caused by the unfortunate glitches and bugs I encountered throughout the game. However, if you can push through the myriad of technical hiccups, Airhead is a decent puzzle-platformer that simply needs a bit more tuning under the hood.
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Airhead System Requirements

Minimum

Recommended

OS versionWindows 10
OS versionWindows 10
CPUIntel Core i5 / AMD FX-6300
CPUIntel i7 / AMD Ryzen 7
Memory8 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
GPUGTX 760 2GB / Radeon R9 270X 2GB or better
GPUGTX 1070 4GB / Radeon RX 5700-XT 4GB or better
DirectXDirectX 11
DirectXDirectX 11
Storage3 GB available space
Storage3 GB available space
Languages Supported
  • Audio: N/A
  • Text: English
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