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Prey - PlayStation 4 [Digital]

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • SKU: 5781138
  • Release Date: 05/05/2017
  • Vendor: BestBuy.com
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood, Language, Use of alcohol, Violence
$59.99

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    • Prey

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (576 out of 618)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Arkane Studios
    • Publisher: Bethesda
    • Platform: PlayStation 4
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 05/05/2017

    Synopsis


    In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter 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 dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities.

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    Features


    Sci-Fi thriller - nothing is as it seems aboard Talos I. As Morgan Yu, set out to unravel the clues you've left behind for yourself, and discover the truth about your past

    Singular setting - explore a lavish craft designed to reflect corporate luxury of the 1960s, and navigate interconnected, non-linear pathways built to hide countless secrets

    Unimaginable threat - the shadowy extraterrestrial presence infesting Talos I is a living ecology bent on annihilating its prey

    Play your way - Gain alien abilities to develop a distinct combination of powers and upgrade your unique skills

    Rely on the tools you find on the station - along with your wits, weapons and mind-bending abilities - to combat the growing threat



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 618 reviews

    94%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Give it a chance!

      Posted
      doc8998
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      There was a certain level of disappointment by many when this new Prey was announced and confirmed to not connect to the original franchise. But, with that in mind, Arkane has proven with its Dishonored series that they have an impressive vision and unique handle on first person fare. They've also continued to commit to this game with new DLC just recently released, so they haven't allowed any sort of consumer hesitancy prevent them from continued support. The enemies have a bit of lackluster diversity in their alien form, but the fact that many can shapeshift to hide in plain sight will keep you on your toes and paying attention to the action. Allowing yourself to focus on one in a group of three will almost certainly guarantee the others will transform into everyday objects out of sight and get the drop on you the moment you go looking for them. (Unless you get an augment that allows you to scan objects). And, much like the Deus Ex series, you'll have some hard choices to make, largely on how you want to play. You'll never collect enough augments to MAX every category, so careful planning will be needed when you head into the game, and multiple playthroughs if you want to see how different each playstyle can be. If you enjoyed Deus Ex's spin on FPS with augmented abilities, Arkane's beautiful art style, and an enjoyable story-driven campaign full of choices, don't allow the lack of "true Prey" dissuade you any longer, now that the price has dropped significantly. Grab this reboot and take the time to enjoy this new vision.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      PREY is like a fine scotch

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      Gmoney
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      PREY is a game that needs to be slowly sipped and savored. If you are looking for an action shooter, you will be highly disappointed. At it's core it is an exploration game that is incredibly immersive and atmospheric. The game can be as short or as long as you want it to be. I am on my first play through and am 45 hours in. With that said, I have gone through each room, area, etc. with a fine tooth comb. There are many things to find or not. That is your personal choice. I plan on finding everything (including all 250+ crew members). My estimation for completion will definitely be over 100 hours. If you liked BIOSHOCK, you will like PREY. Be forewarned that this game is an ode to the old school gamer who enjoys Dead Space, System Shock and Half Life. It is also extremely challenging and punishing out of the gates. Do not give up and have patience and you will find that the game is extremely rewarding and well put together. The setting (maps & levels) are very unique in the sense that it is an open world with free forming characteristics. The game can be played with many different styles and strategies. How you upgrade your characters and items will largely depend on the style in which you like to play. Make no mistake. This game is about strengths and weaknesses. Your job is to figure out where you stand. Once again, if you are looking for a shooter in the vein of DOOM, WOLFENSTEIN, COD or DESTINY --- THIS IS NOT THE CUP OF TEA THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. However, if you like to approach things intellectually, strategically with action to drive the game --- THEN THIS IS FOR YOU. There are puzzles, an intriguing story and sense of accomplishment from making your way through that space station in an environment that has left you for dead. No hand holding and no linear way to complete the game. Everyone will have an experience that is different or at the least, varied. So far, I am thoroughly enjoying myself on TALOS I and find this to be one of the best games of the year.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great game with some bugs

      Posted
      wildmuppen
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      Overall this is a pretty fantastic game. If you liked any of the Bioshock games, this game will feel familiar. The FPS combat is smooth, and the crafting/power upgrade aspects of the game allow you to play however you want. The overall story is linear, but there are some choices you can make to change how you get to the end. The story seems simple on the surface, but to really get into it you need to explore the environment and do a lot of in-game reading and listening to recorded messages, which may not appeal to everyone. It is not necessary for the enjoyment of Prey, however. The game can seem tough early on in normal mode, but can quickly become quite easy as you gather resources and gain powers. Some people may not like this, but you can always increase the difficulty if you want a challenge. It's great for those who want to feel powerful and unstoppable, though. Some issues I had with the PS4 version of Prey were some pretty major frame rate issues that occurred after a specific point in the story, about halfway through. I had to restart the game several times and experienced a couple crashes before I could finally make it to an exit from the area. After I loaded in a new location frame rate when back to normal. Thankfully it did, because if it had stayed like that the game would have been unplayable. I believe this issue has since been patched by the developer. A second issue I've had is that the loading screens are quite long on PS4. This wouldn't be too much of an issue except for the fact that the game constantly has you going back and forth between sections of the space station you are on. The loading screens become very tedious after a while. Despite a few flaws, the overall game is very good and I hope to see a sequel or some DLC soon. It's a great new universe to explore and I hope there will be more to dive in to in the future.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome sci-fi sim

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      Sometimegamer
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      Level design is top notch. The space station is very detailed and super fun to explore. Gameplay is also top notch. You can level up you character to fit your playstyle. I have played this game multiple times using different character builds. I love that you can have fun playing it like a shooter on one playthru, then you can change it up and do a stealth or melee or supernatural powers and many more different types of gameplay play thrus. Also, you can save anywhere at anytime and you get ten or more save slots to mess around with. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys exploration type gameplay and likes to experiment with different builds. Prey provides you with the playground to do that. The cons to the game are the pacing. In the beginning you will be able to leisurely explore, but as you advance the storyline you will start to be overwhelmed by the enemies, until by the end of the game you are put under a time deadline and must rush through the last mission. This con is slightly annoying if you like to go slow/expore like I do. There is however one big con in this game = loading times. They are very very long. This isn't a problem in the first half of the game as you are exploring big areas and there aren't as many loading screens. But the end of the game requires you to run from area to area and that means you run through a whole series of super long loading screens. This may be a deal breaker for some people. I love this game and I find the ending loading screen rush to be highly annoying. But since the rest of the game is awesome, I forgive it for its super long loading screen.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Superb RPG Similar To Bioshock, Dead Space, etc.

      Posted
      Mike
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      Prey (like Bioshock and Dead Space) is a spiritual successor to the famous and influential System Shock 2. Your character finds himself on a mysterious space station where things have gone terribly wrong. As you work to escape/stop the alien threat you gradually explore the station, learning more about the inhabitants and the station through clues in the environment, logs people left behind, etc. If you've played Bioshock or Dead Space you've played this game before, but here is what makes Prey stand out; 1. Unique Aliens - Rather than being standard monsters the Typhon are little creatures that can mimic their surroundings (and absorb information from their victims). This is genuinely scary as a random chair or box could be an enemy in disguise. 2. Good Story - Interesting stories throughout the station, interesting premise (mimic abilities of aliens is harnessed by corporation to improve humanity, but of course something goes wrong). The alien threat ends up being an original take on Fermi's Paradox. I also thought the ending was original. Without spoiling anything, this game really embraces the idea of choices defining a character (role playing) rather than necessarily changing the outcome of the story's events. 3. Graphics/Soundtrack - Gorgeous, soundtrack is spooky 4. Gameplay - The combat isn't the best but it gets the job done. I like that this game's idea of crafting is breaking objects down and using a 3D printer to make whatever you want. If you like RPGs I think you will like this game. If you liked Bioshock or Dead Space you will definitely not be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Game

      Posted
      kron45
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      If you ever played "Half Life" and enjoyed the role of Gordon Freeman (main protagonist) then you WILL enjoy this game. I will always remember when I first played Half Life...the slight sounds of when the creepy creatures were approaching....right before they jumps toward your face...the anticipation....always on the hunt to find a better weapons or more ammo. I recently picked up PREY on a whim....it was on sale for $20. I did not know anything about the game itself, but it only took a few minutes of playing before I was totally engrossed in the game. I am about 1/4 way through the game and have not found anything to complain about. This game is a lot of fun, with all the creepy anticipation of the enemy about to get you, and it offers lots of reading materials throughout the game to provide a nice immersion in the action as well as the storyline of "world" in which the player stumbles around, while trying to solve the different levels. At the same time, reading the different books or picking up every single item you come across is not necessary to finish (or enjoy) the game. I highly recommend this to any gamer that enjoys First Person Shooter games and especially the gamers that had to joy of playing the original Half Life games.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Load times, lack of story early on bring down game

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      Solo
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      I bought this game just because I have faith in Bethesda...and should have waited. Game play: the combat system is decent however I feel like they made combat more challenging than it needed to be. I understand that they may have done this so you would be scared of what is around the corner, but ultimately it turned into a shooter that was easier that run from everything than fight it. Load times: This is what made a 4 star game into a 3 star. When it takes longer to load a level than cross over to the next area and wait for a load again you have a problem. High end PC users may not have this difficulty but it was an issue on the PS4. Story: Some nice moments (4 of 5 rating) but the lack of any significant intro (by design) pushed all of the story elements to later in the game or things you had to discover by reading email and clues left behind to discover. You getting very little in the way of interaction with other characters. Graphics: Perhaps the best part about the game is the graphics, still the levels offer only mild changes of environment as nice as they are. Leveling system: Not bad for a break from the traditional exp system...goes with the run from everything style of play it encourages. Crafting system: Good and well balanced for different play styles. Knowing what I know now I would only play this game on a high end PC or perhaps the PS4 Pro...the load times on the PS4 are brutal and keep what should be a 4 out of 5 game just average and to frustrating to enjoy.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Immersive survival horror

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      RedApproves
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      Prey down to its core is a survival horror game. While unrevaling the main plot, I thoroughly enjoy the near complete freedom to explore the world via numbers of path limited by only creative means to access locations via in-game tools/skills/weapons. There are usually more than 2 ways to achieve a certain objective. The attention to detail in Prey makes playing this game like an immersive simulation of what it's like to be trapped in a space station haunted by aliens. Rescource are limited. I feel vulnerable, always checking my back and around corners. The game is not littered with low health "trash mobs;" instead, the few enemy encounters per area are memorable, make sense story wise, and are scary to engage. The fights are not always easy but they feel fair. I derived great fun in defeating enemies by tricking them into traps and environmental hazards with careful planning and execution. Always plan an escape route! I'm close to finishing the game after 40 some hours of playing. It's a lot longer than my friend's 25 hours but I spent a great deal of time just having fun exploring. I'll very likely replay this game from start a few more times to try different "builts" of my character for the unique play styles. I'm getting a lot of entertainment value out of this game.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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