Dead Head Fred (デッドヘッドフレッド ～首なし探偵の悪夢～?) is a horror-themed action-adventure video game for the PlayStation Portable, developed by Vicious Cycle Software and published by D3 Publisher. It was released in North America on August 28, 2007 and is powered by Vicious Cycle's proprietary Vicious Engine. It features a premise that is a combination of 1940s-style noir and contemporary horror, dubbed "twisted noir" by the design team.
The game is a single-player experience whose title character, Fred Neuman, is a private investigator with the ability to switch heads. Fred has recently been murdered and decapitated, and has few memories of the events leading to his death. The plot follows Fred as he pieces together the clues of his murder and tries to get revenge on the man who killed him. Unlike many action game heroes, Fred has no conventional weapons—he relies solely on the powers available to him from the severed heads of fallen enemies.
The game received generally positive reviews, with reviewers mentioning its dark humor and noir-inspired motif as high points. It received criticism for its controls and lack of combat depth. In 2008, it won the Writers Guild of America's first-ever award for video game writing.
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Famous quotes containing the words fred, dead and/or head:
“But the Krell forgot one thing.... Monsters, John, monsters from the id.”
—Cyril Hume, and Fred McLeod Wilcox. Lt. Doc Ostrow (Warren Stevens)
“Here come the line-gang pioneering by.
They throw a forest down less cut than broken.
They plant dead trees for living, and the dead
They string together with a living thread.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“Freud was a hero. He descended to the Underworld and met there stark terrors. He carried with him his theory as a Medusas head which turned these terrors to stone.”
—R.D. (Ronald David)