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  • Summary: You awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject in an experiment meant to change humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you delve intoYou awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject in an experiment meant to change humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you delve into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you have to survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities. [Bethesda Softworks] Expand
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  1. Positive: 55 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. May 7, 2017
    91
    Prey means deep space and deep gameplay. A huge space station hides thousands of game mechanics and dynamics ready to be explored by the solitary player. Its warfare is not infinite nor predestined, but makes up part of a bigger picture, a bigger game, where gameplay means much more than gunplay.
  2. May 9, 2017
    90
    Prey is a highly sophisticated game with respect to its gameplay, level design and narrative. Although its graphical and artificial intelligence problems are easy to notice, we've had a great sci-fi experience.
  3. May 8, 2017
    88
    In the end Prey ends up being much more than a mosaic: thanks to its narrative and to the mobility of a gameplay that constantly evolves over over twenty hours of the main adventure, the game leaves a trace that ends up being unique.
  4. May 8, 2017
    80
    Taken together, Prey is a brilliant but flawed descent into a world of science gone wrong, driven by a well told, cerebrally satisfying story which makes up for the mechanical inconsistencies of the experience. Comparing Prey to Bioshock only reveals the relative cracks which explains why the former doesn’t quite live up to the expectations set by the latter, so it’s instead best to enjoy Prey as its own thing, forgiving its flaws to marvel at the results of Arkane’s intelligent approach to game design.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 24, 2017
    80
    While not the masterpiece it could have been, this imaginative, immersive sim provides an impressive, dense sandbox with plenty of exciting toys to play with. [July 2016, p.93]
  6. May 12, 2017
    80
    Prey’s curious alternate-history universe, intriguing sidequests, hidden threats, and detailed environmental storytelling make Talos I a joy to explore. The unsettling sense of paranoia that comes from knowing any object could turn out to be a hidden enemy gives even the quiet moments a palpable tension. All of that picks up the slack for combat and stealth that doesn’t feel fresh enough to sustain it throughout what can be a long game.
  7. May 11, 2017
    50
    The game is dour and oblivious that its destination is more interesting and vital than the journey.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 204
  1. Oct 25, 2018
    10
    A rare perfect game, in my opinion. Great setting, gbreat graphics, great characters, and a truly terrifying enemy. I couldnt find anyA rare perfect game, in my opinion. Great setting, gbreat graphics, great characters, and a truly terrifying enemy. I couldnt find any negatives, therefore a perfect score is awarded. Expand
  2. May 11, 2017
    10
    Non ho mai dato la minima chance a questo gioco fino a quando ho provato la demo... Beh sono restato letteralmente stregato dal gioco,Non ho mai dato la minima chance a questo gioco fino a quando ho provato la demo... Beh sono restato letteralmente stregato dal gioco, profondo come pochi, complesso, difficile e tecnicamente eccelso; la qualità del level design delle ambientazioni mi ricorda molto quella di Dark Souls, altro titolo che amo, che il quale condivide, secondo il mio parere, anche la tensione incredibile durante le fasi esplorative dove aspetti la morte dietro ogni angolo... o ogni tazza. Expand
  3. May 5, 2017
    10
    Game runs smooth as butter on PC. Even on mid end hardware. Rating it a 10 to average out the 0's
    My actual score would be a 9.
    Arkane
    Game runs smooth as butter on PC. Even on mid end hardware. Rating it a 10 to average out the 0's
    My actual score would be a 9.

    Arkane nails the atmosphere here. If you are looking for a creepy yet interesting environment you will enjoy prey. The game, especially on harder difficulty focuses on the survival aspects, you'll need to search every nook and cranny for items and crafting materials to progress. Enemy variety does seem a little low. But the game still manages to keep you on edge with it's great sound design. You can hear every creak and spew of steam in the ominous space station as you explore.

    The game has a progression system. You can upgrade abilities via skill points as well as upgrade weapons and other things.
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  4. Dec 28, 2018
    9
    The game story is good, graphics are amazing the only thing i hate about the game that’s it’s short and has some bugs
  5. Jun 23, 2020
    8
    It is a pretty decent game, not a masterpiece but quite enjoyable. Still have PTSD from these mimics xD
  6. May 7, 2017
    6
    The game doesn't feel like an evolution of similar in the genre - both Dishonoured games and all of the Bioshock games just felt more engagingThe game doesn't feel like an evolution of similar in the genre - both Dishonoured games and all of the Bioshock games just felt more engaging and interesting compared to Prey. It also doesn't run well on a PS4 Pro - definitely not even close to 60 frames per second - feels more like 25 or 30. If you were to get the game, the YouTube videos of the PC version look much better and run smoother compared to the PS4 version. As I was playing, I honestly just felt like the urge to replay older, better games. I will say some of the music in the game is really awesome though. Expand
  7. Jul 21, 2020
    0
    Любители виртуальных парков развлечений, типа фортнайт или farCry5, игру не оценили, да и ладно. Одна из немногих игр с погружением, котораяЛюбители виртуальных парков развлечений, типа фортнайт или farCry5, игру не оценили, да и ладно. Одна из немногих игр с погружением, которая зацепила. После неё, постоянно возникал вопрос: "Почему такое управление не сделали в DeadSpace?". Отличная история, которая подаётся через окружение, где даже чтение электронных писем не раздражает. Постоянно ощущение загадки на огромной станции, заставляют радостно потирать руки. Expand

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