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Prey - PlayStation 4

Model: E3 SKUSKU: 5357401

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 707 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent game

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    Jamie
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    Fun game the only think I don't like about the game is very long loading in between levels

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Was excited

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    Rexx
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    Im sure the game is pretty good, I just haven't been able to play it. The game crashes as soon as I load in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bioshock in Space

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    Quigley
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    Really great game that takes inspiration from Bioshock and Dishonored. The only caveat is that load times can be a bit annoying on PS4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Underappreciated gem of 2017

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    hespi623
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    Reminiscent of BioShock in the best possible ways, Prey takes the players through a visually stunning space civilization to try and stop an alien enemy from taking over the planet. With plenty to do and explore and a plot that twists and turns all throughout, the game will have players expanding their powers through the use of skill trees and an array of weapons and tools at their disposal. The only issues are that loading times can be very long and the ending felt rushed. Worth buying nevertheless just for the journey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An instant scifi/horror gem.

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    Devim
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    Arkane Studios pulls off another amazing game. The music and aesthetics couldn't be more perfect for Prey. This game offers a lot of ways to play so its replay value is pretty high. My only complaint about this game are the long loading screens (I'm on PS4). It's not too bad until you need to do a lot of backtracking. Hopefully a future update will fix this.

    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's 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