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Prey - PlayStation 4

Model: E3 SKUSKU: 5357401

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 667 reviews

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  • 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

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    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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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Give it a chance!

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    The baby of Fallout, Doom and Bioshock combined.

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    Clearlysaneguy
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    I'm writing this review after the release of the DLC Mooncrash and the Prey VR DLC although I bought the game Day 1. The story is interesting and keeps you engaged well enough, but it's the environment and gameplay that shines. From choosing how you'd like to progress and upgrade your character to how you'd like to approach situations. Would you like to play it safe and sneak past everything, take everything head on, or make yourself more alien than human and fit in. Or become anything in the environment through mimic abilities. The combat isn't as polished or quick as a FPS shooter, but this fits since your not a marine, or spec-ops trained fighter, your a random person who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. You won't survive purely on shooting through every enemy, nor will you beat this game without thinking carefully on how you'll approach some of the trickier situations. Although you can beat the game in 15 hours or less (putting aside the now fully patched game glitch that allowed you to beat the game in 5 minutes) Ive spent 60 + hours just exploring the entire space station, recycling and doing quests. Now that the game is $9.99 in some places you'll get a lot for you're dollar even if you pay $19.99. The DLC Mooncrash is great as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb RPG Similar To Bioshock, Dead Space, etc.

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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Load times, lack of story early on bring down game

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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

    Awesome Game

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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: 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A gamer's game

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    TallerTyrion
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    I love this game. I walked into Prey with such a reluctance to play it. Nothing I had seen really sold me on it and the gameplay I'd seen wasn't anything that overly impressed me. But once I started it up and began learning this sci-fi world on Talos 1, I began seeing why this was something special. Make no mistake, this is an RPG. Between leveling up, crafting and resource management, accommodating different play styles and Bioshock-like combat, Prey is a perfect mix of gameplay elements. I mention Bioshock but there's an element of Deus Ex as well. You'll spend quite a while combing through the environment and former belongings of those that lived on Talos 1 before the outbreak. This game demands exploration from you, but it's so much fun to do that it doesn't ever feel like a chore. If you enjoy crafting and collecting resources, there's plenty of that too. I've spent many hours collecting and breaking down materials to craft my next weapon upgrade kit or neuromod. Love it. This game is difficult, especially in the beginning. It's a gamer's game, but the payoff is there. There's intrigue, good combat and stealth, an element or horror, and lots and lots to explore. I'm 50 hours in and still wanting more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game but....

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    Daldora
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    This game looks feels and plays great. It is a perfect hybrid of Dead Space and Bioshock. A well integrated crafting and resource system acompanied by scarce supplies will keep you constantly on the lookout for your next shotgun round or the required materials to make it. A similiar inventory system to dead space as well as space/horror genre but you dont need to fear accidently shooting out a window of the space station thus being sucked out into the void The powers you can aquire are all upgradeble and can truly turn the tables on the Typhon. However i can only give it 3 stars as it suffers from a bug where it will corrupt data and crash the game with an error code. you will then need to use an earlier save point in order to play... as the games auto saves frequently (which is a positive) the likelyhood of all your saved files being corrupt is almost gaurnteed When you contact support they insist it is your console but multiple forums online say it is a regular occurence My recomendation? Its a must buy! But wait until a patch for this data corruption bug is released

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very poor game/ customer service policy???

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    I bought this game after seeing advertisements on TV. Looked good on TV and I believed it was enhanced for PS Pro----- I was looking for a new game for my PS pro (which I also bought at Best Buy) on my 4 K TV. Graphics were no better that HD and I did not see an option for HDR. So, I took the game back the next day to the Best Buy store in Lafayette, In where I bought the game thinking I could get an exchange or money back. The customer service rep said she could not take the game back or issue a refund because the package was opened. I've got to say how silly this sounds in that how could one know if there was an issue with the game without trying it which means opening the package. We had that discussion and after I few moments I left very frustrated. We've been BB customers for years and a $60 game will certainly compromise our loyalty. The customer service associate didn't even look up our account history. End of story.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stick with it

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    Dale
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    I rage quit this game like 3 times in the beginning. It's tough because you are weak and the enemies are very difficult. I was also doing a bunch of side quests to boost up the character. However, if you stick with the main story line first for a while, you'll gain access to great abilities that make survival MUCH more bearable and actually tells a very intriguing story. I really like it because it gets under your skin. Well worth getting if you have a bit of patience in the beginning and expect to die a bunch of times. But use your smarts and you'll be fine. Ultimately, it's a very fun game. I took a star off because the game doesn't really tell you what to do or how anything works, which can be frustrating for the more casual gamer. If you invest a little time and thought, though, it's very rewarding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great SiFi Shooter

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    The story is interesting and keeps you engaged well enough, but it's the environment and gameplay that shines. From choosing how you'd like to progress and upgrade your character to how you'd like to approach situations. Would you like to play it safe and sneak past everything, take everything head on, or make yourself more alien than human and fit in. Or become anything in the environment through mimic abilities. The combat isn't as polished or quick as a FPS shooter, but this fits since your not a marine, or spec-ops trained fighter, your a random person who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. You won't survive purely on shooting through every enemy, nor will you beat this game without thinking carefully on how you'll approach some of the trickier situations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gem Released Quietly by Bethesda

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    Kevin
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    This is a game that was released without much fanfare and even some backlash as they cancelled Prey 2 for this. I never played or even heard of the original Prey game but here I am with this reimagining I suppose. This is a really interesting mix of RPG and FPS. I think if you are a fan of either genre there is something here for you. The story and world immersion is really strong here. There are jump scares, be warned. I think this is a pretty underrated game and it is one you should give a chance. Also of note, it has an Asian protagonist! This is a nice breath of fresh air especially coming from a Western company like Bethesda. I'm kind of tired of the middle aged white male protagonists that generically plague games today.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great challenging game

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    BillyBob
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    I read some reviews of the demo online before purchasing. Some mentioned the similarities of this game to Bioshock and Dishonored and I absolutely agree. I enjoyed both of those games and I am enjoying Prey as well (still working on it). I would have liked a sequel to the original but this is an excellent new game. I have been frustrated at times in that I may have gotten ahead of myself and entered areas I might not have had the abilities to handle yet (proper weapons for the job, hacking abilities, etc), but it's a challenge and you have to keep trying. I am playing on normal difficulty and have been playing FPS games pretty much since there have been FPS games. I am glad I purchased this game and I know I will replay it as there are a number of different ways to go about things.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great out the gate ... gets a little repetitive

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    When you start up prey your jaw hits the floor, if you have ever played an arcane studio (dishonored 2) you get a weird sense of familiarity and utter amazement at the same time. The setting is beautiful the story is compelling the enemies are terrifying. 14 hours in and you have collected enough stuff and kill enough enemies, that you have ammo to start an army and enough med packs to start a hospital, and the enemies are all out of surprises. The mimics are such a well designed surprising enemy that it makes the lackluster cookie cutter design of the other enemy types all the more apparent. I would be surprised if many people finish this game, not because it is difficult, but because they got bored and moved on to something else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun recycling bodies!

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    In the normal theme of Bethesda software - you get to run around and do what you want - though there are timelines to the various plot items. Unfortunately, there are some of the normal glitches with getting stuck inside items/walls, but luckily these were much less than in previous Bethesda games I've played. This was a nice dark game where you can choose to be good or bad in different situations. The ending leaves a bit to be desired since it really didn't seem to change no matter what choices you made, though I didn't play the game all the way through in different ways to find out. I still had a good time playing it though. Many hours gone, but in a fun way. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So fresh

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    Dudley
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    The thing I appreciate the most from Prey is that it is something different, which is saying a lot from a genre that seems to just pump out sequel after sequel. Prey differs vastly from other FPS experiences, focusing less on the combat (which does have its drawbacks) and focusing more on the atmosphere and story. This game reminds me of a crossbreed between Half-Life and Bioshock, but never feels like it is a carbon copy of either. Give the demo a whirl if you want a taste of what to expect, but never assume the experience stays the same, which is what makes Prey so magnificent. Only drawback is the combat isn’t as thrilling as the rest of the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A return to the immersive simulation

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    This game reminds us why immersive sims can be so fun and engaging. Telling your own tale through gameplay rather than hallways and restricted "choices" that have little impactful meaning in the end is a refreshing change. Like the legendary Thief and System Shock games before it, Prey reinvigorates the feeling of becoming involved and immersed in the game world behind the eyes of your character, figuring out where and how to do your objectives, and providing interesting short stories of how you progressed through its game world. I would highly recommend this to fans of the original BioShock, as well as System Shock, Deus Ex, and Thief as mentioned before.

    I would recommend this to a friend