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  • Summary: Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, hePrey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and eventually his planet. Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  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. 90
    With some truly imaginative level design, a compelling story with dramatic highlights, good voice acting and dialog, and more interesting weapons, Prey earns a spot on this shooter fan's hard drive.
  3. And even though the single-player is extremely linear and might be a bit short for certain tastes – you can complete it in less than 6 hours – Prey manages to avoid being a game released just for financial reasons. And considering its finale – the one after the Credits mind you – I sincerely hope that Human Head will continue the series with even more wackier ideas.
  4. Prey brings some unique storytelling and great, interesting features, but it just lacks the polish required to make this game a top-quality shooter.
  5. Despite a flimsy storyline that's riddled with cavernous gaps in logic, Prey's rollercoaster ride of gun-toting action delivers the punch of a blockbuster movie.
  6. Edge Magazine
    80
    While most shooters handle the genre's design tradition like fragile cargo, careful to ensure that its arrangement of pieces doesn't fall into disarray, Prey cranks it like a Rubik's cube, cocking its world delightfully askew. [Sept 2006, p.76]
  7. It presently seems content merely treading ground already covered in "Half-Life 2," "Doom 3" and "Quake 4." Despite its lofty intentions, this brave’s promise of innovation is as empty as the tears of a fake Indian chief.

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  1. Positive: 78 out of 114
  2. Negative: 15 out of 114
  1. Mar 28, 2013
    10
    In a world full of Call of Duty clones, it's rare to find an FPS game that brings something new and unique to the genre. Prey, from 2006,In a world full of Call of Duty clones, it's rare to find an FPS game that brings something new and unique to the genre. Prey, from 2006, brings this in spades. The game offers a variety of new gameplay concepts and elements that make a unique and varied shooter; the classic Doom style run and gun gameplay mixed with several challenging puzzles and twists to complete a level. If you're looking for a new and innovative shooter (even though it's an old game) I highly recommend Prey; for the $5 it cost me, it was well worth my money. Expand
  2. RobertF.
    Jul 2, 2007
    10
    Cool game. Fin to play and a different approach to things
  3. Jan 18, 2017
    9
    Despite the cliffhanger that will never have a solution, this game is genius! A first person shooter with a very creative gameplay, mindDespite the cliffhanger that will never have a solution, this game is genius! A first person shooter with a very creative gameplay, mind blowing level design and puzzles, and platforming that feels good. The story and characters seem simplistic, but also well written. And the enemies are challenging. This game is really fun. Expand
  4. KneelB4Zod
    Dec 13, 2006
    8
    To tha point:: The game is marvelous, and still an important buy. However, it is not a must buy because if you've already played HL2 orTo tha point:: The game is marvelous, and still an important buy. However, it is not a must buy because if you've already played HL2 or Doom3, then you've played this game too. The only differences are that it isn't as realistic as doom3, but it isn't as "i want to cut my wrists" boring as doom3. In general, it simply doesn't match up to the insane AI realism and character movement of doom3. in comparison to HL2, well, it doesn't compare, lets just say that. Finally, GAME REVOLUTION is a terrible game critic. PERIOD. I said it, you know it. Its run by some fat geek with a pony tail that is pissed bc it didn't live up to his expectations. Its still not a "58" you nincompoop. You guys are right up there with WHAM! gaming. get a new job sucking dick for crack you tools. Expand
  5. Apr 17, 2020
    8
    Игра удивила своими заигрываниями с физикой - гравитация и порталы действительно удивляли.Игра удивила своими заигрываниями с физикой - гравитация и порталы действительно удивляли.
  6. clarice
    Jul 22, 2006
    7
    Fun at times but falls short of its potential. They could have done much more with the gravity puzzles, and the fighting lacks something. I Fun at times but falls short of its potential. They could have done much more with the gravity puzzles, and the fighting lacks something. I personally hated the weapon selection and the general feel of the weapons. Its also very short. That being said, it is a cool game and when the price drops to $35-40 it will be worth your money if you like the genre. Expand
  7. KenC.
    Aug 19, 2006
    0
    A turgid mess of switches and portals. Tries to innovate, ends up instead with a bunch of gimmicks and tired, derivative gameplay.

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