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- Serious, dark story, based on actual Cherokee mythology
- Portal technology allows enemies to appear out of thin air, creating new and completely original puzzles and gameplay styles
- Several never-before-seen gameplay elements such as Spirit Walking, Wall Walking, and Deathwalk
- Highly organic, living environment that itself can attack Tommy
- Control a spiritual hawk that can help him fight enemies and decipher the alien language of the living ship
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Prey is a first-person shooter in which players enter a living spaceship which enslaves alien races and devours humans for lunch. Built on a heavily modded version of the Doom 3 engine, features include wall walking, gravity flipping, and intense single- and multi-player gameplay.
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To state it upfront, Prey blows the FPS genre wide open. The game uses the Doom 3 engine for graphics, and players will be amazed with the level of detail the designers have put into each level. Moreover, many of the items in the environment are interactive (you can flush toilets, change the channels on a TV, etc.), which is reminiscent of the Duke Nukem 3D game that this developer is famous for. In addition, the main character makes snide remarks through the game (just infrequently enough to be funny, and not overdone) just like Duke used to do.
Even if you're not entertained by all the cute gimmicks, you're sure to appreciate the incredible details that have been woven into this title. As you progress, you'll encounter anti-gravity levels, low gravity environments and "wormholes" that warp you from one location to the next. And, like the game design, the plot is equally intricate. Although this game seems like a "guy saves girl" story, there are some very exciting plot twists and the storyline is based on actual Cherokee mythology and uses "The Hero's Journey," a writer's tool for story structure and plot. Speaking of the plot, there's a super-natural horror element that adds a considerable amount of suspense to the game. This, along with the over-the-top violence and adult language, means you probably shouldn't buy this game for impressionable children. However, all of this is not gratuitous and really adds to the impact of the title.Read more ›
The game is incredibly dark, gruesome and mature. The lead character swears constantly, and you see numerous images of children, old people and other random humans being slain in nasty ways. This makes it not a game for kiddies.
Still, for adults, there are a lot of interesting aspects to the game. For starters, the alien spaceship that you end up in is "alive". There are metal parts, but there are also many organic parts to it. The weapons you pick up are usually alive. The "gun" has little moving tentacles on it. Another weapon is a multi-legged creature where you rip off acid-filled bits and fling at enemies.
There's also many physics-challenging areas. There are metallic floors a la Ratchet and Clank so you end up upside down and sideways. There are spheres with gravity so you walk all the way around them. There are teleportation portals to zap you from area to area.
I did like the intriguing mix of graphics - it gave its own "flavor" to this genre. The weapons, especially, really intrigued me. The sound in general is full of screams, squishes and cries for help, to help you feel that you were racing against time to rescue people. There wasn't an unnatural "throbbing soundtrack" most of the time, although it did come in in certain scenes to help add some mood.
In keeping with the Cherokee theme, they do include elements from Cherokee mythology including spirit guides, special abilities and puzzles to solve. You could consider this a gimmick that could have easily been explained in many other ways, but still, I like the fact that they tried.Read more ›
I realize I'm going to hammered for saying this. After all I, too, was looking so forward to Prey for a long time. The anti-gravity is a very neat touch and I really loved it. It also has an out-of-the-body experience that helps you to open doors and turn off motion detectors. All that is good, but here's the problem...it is very repetitive(sp?). It just seemed like I was going from one small room to the another...OVER and OVER and OVER again. I played this game for 5 days and never got any different than going from one room to the next. The action was very slow to none. There were only a few different aliens and they got old too. The story is very cool and Art Bell is great in it. I found myself listening to the radio, in the game, and listening to the callers describe the horrible things they've seen. That is a very cool touch, I must admit.
I hate to rag this game because it looks and plays so good. But I've played these games before. It's dark like DOOM, the graphics look like Quake 360 and the Aliens look like Halo. The whole game looks and feels so rehashed I'm suprised more reviewers aren't mentioning that.
You WILL notice these things I've mentioned, but will you be honest enough to admit it? It was hard for me to write this review because I do like the game, I just feel like I've been there and done that, OVER and OVER and OVER again. I may not have played it long enough but after 5 days of walking through a spaceships halls and rooms I just felt like shooting the game itself. My apologies to the fans of Prey. I truly mean no disrespect. Just being honest.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An absolutely phenomenal and yet forgotten masterpiece of a First Person Shooter. This is the most unique shooter you'll play in a long time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alex Abreu
one of my favorite first person shooter games. very under rated and they could have added more content. wish they had also made the sequel.Published 6 months ago by A. Stover
She says its neat because everything in the game works such as the remote control ,the tv,the radio,the game machine in the game cool conceptPublished 6 months ago by Ruth Masse
Prey is one of my favorite fps games now i know that a lot of people who are in to call of duty and a lot of other fps now you have too play this game i mean where else can you... Read morePublished 7 months ago by thomas henry
I said when he goes to at the title screen it goes blank after thatPublished 10 months ago by Dwight
Its ok not really much to say about it though it came on time it was described as it said but game play wise haven't tired it yet but still a good buyPublished 15 months ago by kenneth campbell
I bought this game for myself and really liked it.
It's a bit repative, and at points cliché.
The intro is top notch, as is the gameplay. Fun for a weekend.