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  • Summary: Behold New York Zero. Prototype 2 extends the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. A vicious viral outbreak has killed Sgt James Heller’s family and transformed him into a PROTOTYPE. Powered by revolutionary shapeshifting powers, you must hunt, kill and consume your wayBehold New York Zero. Prototype 2 extends the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. A vicious viral outbreak has killed Sgt James Heller’s family and transformed him into a PROTOTYPE. Powered by revolutionary shapeshifting powers, you must hunt, kill and consume your way across the ravaged wasteland of New York Zero to take revenge on the man responsible: Alex Mercer. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Apr 24, 2012
    95
    Prototype 2 is a sequel that far surpasses its predecessor with an interesting character, good storytelling, and a lot of gratuitous violence.
  2. The Bio-Bomb turns your enemy into a ticking time bomb. While your victim explodes into a gory mess of tendrils, tearing his colleagues apart, Heller walks away as if nothing has happened. Because everyone knows: "cool guys don't look at explosions". [May 2012, p.105]
  3. Apr 24, 2012
    86
    Prototype 2 is not perfect and there are a few things which need to do a better job next game - like the lack of variation in missions - , but nonetheless this is one of the most visceral, spectacular and brutal sandboxes out there. A far better videogame than its predecessor.
  4. Apr 27, 2012
    80
    Prototype wasn't a bad experience, but Prototype 2 builds on that framework, and provides a much richer gameplay experience. You might not replay this several times, but the main storyline provides about 12 to 15 hours of enjoyment, and the completetists out there will continue leveling Heller up long after the game is over.
  5. May 7, 2012
    78
    You can have some fun with it, but if you're looking for a challenging and engrossing open world game then you might be a bit disappointed.
  6. May 4, 2012
    75
    All in all, Prototype 2 does a good job of creating an interesting combat engine, but falls short visually, in story-telling, and general mission design. Assuming that you are geared for some mindless death and dismemberment, this is a good way to spend the time until the new releases hit the open market.
  7. Apr 30, 2012
    60
    Like its predecessor, Prototype 2 is an enjoyable distraction rather than a must-play affair. Its varied combat and satisfying traversal mechanics provide the title with a surprisingly solid basis, but a lacklustre plot and dreary setting prevent it from competing with the very best in the open-world genre. There's certainly fun to be had here, but it's of the disappointingly dispensable kind.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Jun 8, 2012
    10
    I have both played and watched someone play this game, good graphics better than last game for sure, not crysis but def good, the gameplay isI have both played and watched someone play this game, good graphics better than last game for sure, not crysis but def good, the gameplay is solid,fast and fun, the story can be a bit slow for me, but i'm not dissapointed, what makes this game stand out is the violence, and explosions, good effects, i enjoyed this game and would give it a 8 or higher, only gave burning skies a 10 because it was getting 0's which is unfair, Collapse
  2. May 7, 2012
    10
    Compared too the first game, this game is great. Compared to other games, this game is still great. The story isn't as strong as I would haveCompared too the first game, this game is great. Compared to other games, this game is still great. The story isn't as strong as I would have liked since there was a lot of hype put into making Heller be an indepth protagonist. But it is really interesting to see Alex Mercer as one of the enemies now. The game play is pure fun. Its something alot of game lack these days, actually just pure fun. No grinding, no prestige, just running straight up walls and then elbow drop tanks into oblivion. Expand
  3. Apr 26, 2012
    10
    Prototype 2 is a masterpiece of open world destruction! Like killing hordes of zombies? of course you do! The game looks and soundsPrototype 2 is a masterpiece of open world destruction! Like killing hordes of zombies? of course you do! The game looks and sounds amazing. I love how many ways there are to kick serious ass! You can be sneaky stealthy ninja type or just a complete beast and charge the obstacles head on. Operate tanks, fly choppers, use tons of weapons or become the weapon. If you like open-world games, if you want to have god-like powers pick this game up now! Getting a new copy gets you Rad-net which opens up a bunch of mini games that are good-times when hanging out with a bunch of peeps. I liked being Alex Mercer, but Heller is even more bad-ass! Two thumbs up, 10 out of 10! Expand
  4. Dec 26, 2013
    9
    Got platinum twice for this brilliant game on two systems....what would of made it better is if there were more finisher moves like inGot platinum twice for this brilliant game on two systems....what would of made it better is if there were more finisher moves like in prototype 1,overall great graphics felt funnier than even saints row 3 :D would recommend it anyone looking for a chaotic fun time Expand
  5. Apr 27, 2012
    7
    When you can't be original, be excessive. Prototype has never excelled in writing, but ignoring the question of how New York has been reducedWhen you can't be original, be excessive. Prototype has never excelled in writing, but ignoring the question of how New York has been reduced to bubbling stews of gristle and severed limbs is easy when you can punch a tank until it explodes or taking a running leap over the Empire State building. Prototype 2 is just fun, and a sensible gamer will try not to take it too seriously. A forgettable plot, shallow characters and underwhelming environments can all be forgiven if you just give me enough ways to blow it all up. You won't remember it, but you will enjoy it. Expand
  6. May 25, 2012
    7
    prototype2 could be one of my faviorte destruction free roam sanbox game ever it is fun but after playing it and finshing the main story lineprototype2 could be one of my faviorte destruction free roam sanbox game ever it is fun but after playing it and finshing the main story line and th side missions that were very repetetive i didnt see a reason to come back the collectibles offer new mutations and all but what good are mutations there isint a of use for them this was dissaponment i still remeber one of the interviews that proudcers had whith gamestop promised us by the end of the game everyones heller will be diffrent than the other thats not what happned in the end you have the same amount of powers as annyone that finished the game the only reason i gave it a 7 and not a 6 is becuase of gameplay voice acting wasnt bad but coudl have been better and cut sences are not what you would expect from a 2012 game . thats all i can say thanks Expand
  7. Feb 3, 2015
    0
    This game like the first ones is a clone of another game , prototype 1 is a copies of inFamous 1 and Prototype 2 is Prototype 1 withThis game like the first ones is a clone of another game , prototype 1 is a copies of inFamous 1 and Prototype 2 is Prototype 1 with another number and a clone of infamous 2 BUT not so fun like inFamous series Expand

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