Prey Xbox 360

  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Release Date: Jul 11, 2006
  • Also On: PC
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 114 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 114
  2. Negative: 13 out of 114
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  1. SYC
    Nov 9, 2006
    4
    Another glorified tech demo that like so many 360 games lacks originality or entertainment value of any kind. I was bored stupid after the first 15 minutes. Avoid it.
  2. Saber
    Jul 24, 2006
    4
    Another letdown in the longing lineup out there for the 360. From the 'looks' of the things, its Doom-3 on steroids...that's it ! the gamelength is fairly short, just around 8 hours, and even the first Aliens Vs. predator featured the upside-down shooting gameplay and didfairly well, what exactly is new here? sights, sounds or physics ! I wouldn't recommend anyone to Another letdown in the longing lineup out there for the 360. From the 'looks' of the things, its Doom-3 on steroids...that's it ! the gamelength is fairly short, just around 8 hours, and even the first Aliens Vs. predator featured the upside-down shooting gameplay and didfairly well, what exactly is new here? sights, sounds or physics ! I wouldn't recommend anyone to try to find out. Please Devs, for once, let 360 be a console and not the oldy retro PC ! Expand
  3. 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 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 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
  4. RobertJ.
    Jul 12, 2006
    4
    a step up from doom 3 definatly, but same tired old gameplay not fit for the next gen corridor shooters have long since had there day , multiplayer is a bore lags ridiculously even though i play on a t3 connection at work , this one had promise in multiplayer which would be the only reason to purchuse this game when u can fly through the single player in a weekend rental but with the a step up from doom 3 definatly, but same tired old gameplay not fit for the next gen corridor shooters have long since had there day , multiplayer is a bore lags ridiculously even though i play on a t3 connection at work , this one had promise in multiplayer which would be the only reason to purchuse this game when u can fly through the single player in a weekend rental but with the network problems that plauged the demo id give this one a miss an wait for unreal torniment 2007. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Jul 27, 2006
    3
    Yikes, what a stinker. It's Doom3 all over again, but cheesier with wacked out gravity. The guns aren't very good. There hasn't been a FPS with only 7 guns since like... Doom... The AI is terrible. Don't believe the progressive difficulty BS - it starts stupid and stays stupid. The game looks nice and is fun to play, but combat sucks. Given it's a FPS game and not Yikes, what a stinker. It's Doom3 all over again, but cheesier with wacked out gravity. The guns aren't very good. There hasn't been a FPS with only 7 guns since like... Doom... The AI is terrible. Don't believe the progressive difficulty BS - it starts stupid and stays stupid. The game looks nice and is fun to play, but combat sucks. Given it's a FPS game and not a puzzle game, good combat is kinda important.... Collapse
  6. Ryencoke
    Jul 13, 2006
    3
    I'm actually really disappointed. I was expecting this game to be like no other. Imagine, Unreal + Doom 3 + Quake = Prey. The graphics aren't nearly as good as I was expecting. Gameplay gives me a HUGE headache, you're upside down, not you're sideways.. wait wait, now you're normal. I get a big headache from this. The guns aren't anything that i'd claim I'm actually really disappointed. I was expecting this game to be like no other. Imagine, Unreal + Doom 3 + Quake = Prey. The graphics aren't nearly as good as I was expecting. Gameplay gives me a HUGE headache, you're upside down, not you're sideways.. wait wait, now you're normal. I get a big headache from this. The guns aren't anything that i'd claim to be "cool". The concept at the beggining was really cool, I was really stoked to play it. I'm 3 hours in, and really not sure if I want to play it again. Rent it. Expand
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 80 Critics

Critic 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. 80
    If only the Native American mysticism had figured in more. If only the spirit "death walk" had developed into something more than a shooting gallery. If only the voice acting and storytelling were a little better. If only there were more than just deathmatch to the multiplayer. All those half steps...but even combined, they don't amount to a stride backward.
  3. It could have been much better if only there were more than two modes (deathmatch and team deathmatch) and a couple of maps small enough to play with less than five players, but Prey is still a major blast for shooter fans with strong stomachs.