Prey Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and eventually his planet. [2K Games]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 80
  2. Negative: 2 out of 80
  1. Prey is touted as having an adaptive difficulty system -- the better you are, the better it gets -- and it really did seem to get harder as the game went on. As a result, there are just two difficulty settings, Normal and Cherokee, and I'd advise that even vets might want to give Normal a try on the first run out, letting the game's artificial intelligence pick up the pace to a comfortable level.
  2. AceGamez
    90
    Absolutely every aspect of the gameplay design and presentation is simply dripping with quality - the look and feel is totally unique, and the altered gravity, portals, alien weapons and spirit walking all combine to create the finest 360 shooter since "Perfect Dark Zero" at the console's launch.
  3. 85
    A visceral shooter with a great story, superb visuals, and twitch online gameplay should certainly keep players occupied through the hot days of summer.
  4. Although the game is lacking a deeper online game, the single player manages to make up for it with a very good story and good solid action.
  5. On occasion, what no doubt seemed like a crazy-cool idea down the pub just didn't work well in practice (spirit death-defying in particular) and fun has taken the edge off challenge, but you'd have to be an extremist alien sympathiser not to thoroughly enjoy Prey from the moment it sucks you into its viscera to the moment it squeezes you out again.
  6. Prey has enough setpieces to make it worth checking out, even if it’s not particularly compelling overall.
  7. We want interesting levels. We want a variety of enemies that challenge us. We want cool guns to kill them with. Instead, the developers did what they wanted. They put doors on ceilings and tables on walls and little switches to hit to pull you where they want you to go. They forgot everything that makes games fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 47
  2. Negative: 6 out of 47
  1. JeffA.
    Jul 12, 2006
    10
    Xbox had halo and the 360 has Prey. Superb graphics, characters, weapons, storyline, controls and audio make Prey a must have FPS. 11 years Xbox had halo and the 360 has Prey. Superb graphics, characters, weapons, storyline, controls and audio make Prey a must have FPS. 11 years in the making and it was well worth the wait. The portal technology in the game sets Prey part from any other game and crowns this title as the king of FPS. Expand
  2. juicebox
    Jan 2, 2007
    10
    what? gamers are spoiled brats. and the more games they play, the more tainted, i'm afraid, their opinions become. i'm noticingwhat? gamers are spoiled brats. and the more games they play, the more tainted, i'm afraid, their opinions become. i'm noticing people, instead of enjoying the experience of a made game for what it gives, they're comparing the whole experience of playing through the game to games they've played before it. it's a bunch of, "oh, they could have done this better. halo did this better." for instance, i read a guy's review, and he's complaining about there being so few enemy types in prey, so i go back to the same guy's halo review, and there's no mention of there being so few enemy types in that game. so, why is prey getting picked on? i love the game. i've never played anything like it. it's fun. it's pretty. it's one of a kind. if you want something different, give prey a playthrough. Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2015
    10
    though the online component has long gone the way of the dodo, this is easily the reason why people should forgive 2K. I Sank a good 35 HOursthough the online component has long gone the way of the dodo, this is easily the reason why people should forgive 2K. I Sank a good 35 HOurs in the first playthrough alone,and im not ashamed to say I think portal is the poor-man's prey. Expand
  4. Mr.Nobody
    Jul 11, 2006
    8
    This is one of the most original games i have played in a long time but lacks in a few areas. There is no split screen mode so you eather This is one of the most original games i have played in a long time but lacks in a few areas. There is no split screen mode so you eather need 2 xboxs or xbox live to play multiplayer. Also there should be more then deathmatch and team deathmatch. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2013
    7
    This game is great i mean REALLY GREAT
    the gameplay feels smooth
    and the campaign is awesome this game has a lot of surprises and most of
    This game is great i mean REALLY GREAT
    the gameplay feels smooth
    and the campaign is awesome
    this game has a lot of surprises
    and most of them i never expected
    but though the game is great
    you can see it is a old game
    no one plays online
    the graphics are getting very old
    and with not too much to do this very old game is just a classic that has been forgotten
    though if you haven't got xbox live
    you will love this game
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  6. BruinsFan
    Jul 12, 2006
    7
    Mindblowing single player campaign, drap and been there, done that multiplayer. I played the single player for about 4 hours straight after Mindblowing single player campaign, drap and been there, done that multiplayer. I played the single player for about 4 hours straight after getting it home from the store. It is just riveting. The visuals are spectacular, the level design is magnificent (all be it very similar to Doom 3), The weapons are plain awsome, and the controlls are perfect. The game however takes a dive with me in the online multiplayer. It playes exactly like Quake 4 or Unreal with some portals and alot of anti-gravity. However, when there is more than two players on the screen at the same time there seems to be alot of lag and confusion. Nevermind the fact that I cant stand games where you seem to have shoot my enemy 15-20 times to get a kill. The player models are the only real let down in the graphics, I mention it only because its on the humans and you really only see them in multiplayer. So in my opinion if you like single player games like Quake 4 or Doom 3 then you will love this one. If you like multiplayer games like the formentioned, may or may not like this game. Expand
  7. ShaneS.
    Jul 19, 2006
    0
    I hate it when crappy games are hyped to death like this. How many freakin PrwaY previews have been shoved down my throat over the last few I hate it when crappy games are hyped to death like this. How many freakin PrwaY previews have been shoved down my throat over the last few months by gaming sites? Instead of actually working on making a good game, the developers simply hype it to death. Then when they release subpar garbage all the critics give it a much higher score than it deserves because they WANT to believe that the game isn't garbage. So many of the 80ish reveiws come from critics that are in denial about how bad the game actually is. Without the hype it would have garnered downright horrible scores. Expand

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