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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. May 8, 2017
    100
    Prey might not be the prettiest game, but it's among the most atmospheric. Arkane Studios has proven itself time and time again to be comprised of world-class world builders. Prey is no different. If you're a fan of Dead Space, Deus Ex, or Bioshock, you simply have to buy this game.
  2. 92
    Prey starts strong, then gets better and better as its compelling narrative gradually unfolds, and new terrors stalk the confines of Talos I. A sci-fi survival masterclass, Prey is quite simply sublime.
  3. May 11, 2017
    90
    Prey expertly blends a compelling narrative with open level design, a fear-inducing mechanic and near-unparalleled player freedom to deliver an appealing, atmospheric and aesthetically pleasing chunk of sci-fi that will get sink its spiky teeth into you and never let go.
  4. May 8, 2017
    85
    Prey is a one of a kind experience which has a huge world, a thrilling story and very rich content. It would be most appealing to fans of science fiction shooters.
  5. May 18, 2017
    85
    Prey has so much gameplay and objectives to accomplish it takes quite a long time to see what all the game has to offer if you choose to do everything. I didn't do every side mission and the game took me around 37 hours to complete. The game is tense and addicting throughout the entire campaign and it's a joy to play. Despite a few shortcoming, it's definitely one of the best games I have played so far this year and I highly recommend it if you're a fan of first person shooter RPGs such as Deus Ex or BioShock.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jun 18, 2017
    80
    The aliens don't quite cut it, but Prey offers one of gaming's best settings in years. [July 2017, p.73]
  7. May 9, 2017
    70
    Prey really wants to be the strange science fiction cousin to Dishonored, with varied combat and deep world building. Arkane Studios has really succeeded with the latter. It's easy to tolerate the lackluster combat when Talos 1 is such a fascinating place to visit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 57
  2. Negative: 10 out of 57
  1. Jun 24, 2020
    10
    Phenomenal. I thoroughly enjoyed this game from beginning to end. The story is rich and with a layer of mystery that had me intrigued from thePhenomenal. I thoroughly enjoyed this game from beginning to end. The story is rich and with a layer of mystery that had me intrigued from the get go. The ending was slightly disappointing and seemed a little low-effort but top marks from me for everything leading up to that final scene. Expand
  2. Jul 11, 2021
    10
    This game story is amazing with fantastic gameplay mechanics. I definitely recommend getting this game!
  3. May 5, 2017
    10
    Prey is a massive game with a story to match its huge scope. The creatures are fun and crazy and the characters are rich and interesting.Prey is a massive game with a story to match its huge scope. The creatures are fun and crazy and the characters are rich and interesting. Graphics are great (only time will tell if they hold up) and the controls are adequate.

    Arkane Studios is a miracle in gaming right now, and this is another gift they have blessed us. Buy this game if you loved Dishonored, Alien Isolation, Dead Space, Bioshock, etc.
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  4. Oct 20, 2017
    9
    This game took me 52 hours to do a single playtrhough where i went into every room and looked at everything, and did as many side missions asThis game took me 52 hours to do a single playtrhough where i went into every room and looked at everything, and did as many side missions as possible. I still somehow missed an entire main NPC. That's how big this game is. Knowing that it was made by Arcane studios (who make dishonored); I shouldn't have felt disappointed 20 hours in in thinking that i had accidentally gone over a point of no return and was about to finish the game; In actual fact i had just started Act II. I should have trusted the devs more, they only make amazing games (a typical level in dishonored takes 3-4 hours to complete first time through).

    Great music and visuals. Professional actors for the voicing. Large expansive game with a diverse array of enemies. Punishingly difficult (without being cheap) if you want to truly defeat the game not just finish it. More options for character progression than i can shake a stick at. I will definitely play it again 100%.

    Also the ending is siiiiiiiiiiick.

    9/10 because:

    Pros:
    - Lengthy game with your moneys worth of content
    - Beautiful looking and sounding game
    - Amazing story. The most bioshock game since bioshock
    - no DLC, no micro-transactions, no season pass
    - known sci-fi actor Benedict Wong provides the main NPC voice
    - Satisfying combat
    - Unique enemies (mimics), nothing like this in any other games
    - Skill tree will take at least 2 play-throughs to see everything
    - Great achievements, can not be completed in less than 3 play-throughs, all would be drastically different experiences so it isn't forced.

    Cons:
    - launched a bit buggy, seems completely fine now
    - too little resources on normal for your first play-through. Devs confusing difficulty for lack of bullets again.

    Top tip:
    to get the most out of this game, play it once on easy like a completionist. Then re-play it on harder difficulties to keep it fresh as your knowledge of the game has improved. I really wish devs would stop confusing difficulty with lack of resources. I can overcome the lack of resources by spending more time looking in cupboards. This isn't difficult its just annoying. I have to experiment to find out the best way to take enemies down; this is trying in a 'resource light' game like prey. Save yourself the frustration and play it on easy, I would rank that experience as near perfect, but i should have got that on normal and not had to switch after 20 hours when nowhere I went had anything left to pick up.
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  5. Dec 16, 2020
    8
    Fantastic game, fantastic immersive sim. Bioshock 1 flashback was chasing me every second, and that’s a compliment. I already forgot aboutFantastic game, fantastic immersive sim. Bioshock 1 flashback was chasing me every second, and that’s a compliment. I already forgot about this genre, and Prey is the best reminder of greatness of such genre of video games. 8,5/10 Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2017
    6
    A mediocre game with mediocre puzzles which turns into a boring "find-a-thon". I thought it would be a continuation of games like System ShockA mediocre game with mediocre puzzles which turns into a boring "find-a-thon". I thought it would be a continuation of games like System Shock 2 and while it is clearly influenced by that game it never has the tension or atmosphere of that game.
    The graphics are ho-hum and very samey so it is difficult to know where you are without going to the map in the separate menu system (and it never defaults to the map even though that was the last thing you had up- very annoying when you have to look at it every 10 seconds) The crafting is horribly complex and awkward as you have to collect things and then use recycling machines to turn those things into usable minerals which in turn you use to create things which you have found the plans for - PHEW! Talk about busy work.
    It's not a terrible game but a very uninspiring middle of the road one. Give it a miss and wait for a true sequel to System Shock 2 which was actually Bioshock.
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  7. Jul 7, 2018
    0
    Boring. I played about 1 hour of this game and I cannot forced myself to keep playing. The weapons suck and the enemies are boring. This gameBoring. I played about 1 hour of this game and I cannot forced myself to keep playing. The weapons suck and the enemies are boring. This game is as fun as watching paint dry. Expand

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