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Prey - PlayStation 4

Model: E3 SKUSKU: 5357401

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 704 reviews

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  • 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: 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great out the gate ... gets a little repetitive

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    TheTasteOfCrow
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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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    SLBJSM
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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game!

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    Virtualgamer8
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    Cool futuristic setting with good graphics and decent story. You can recycle materials and craft items. It has its horrific tense moments but isn’t nearly as scary as other games in the genre. It now has a vr dlc which is paid dlc but still worth checkin out if you like the base game. I had moderate expectations when i bought it but can say it is better than i expected especially once you get better gadgets and weapons. Overall a good game by the dev that created Dishonored series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Prey for PS4

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    AZEqualizer
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    Prey is a first person shooter video game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The choices you choose does alter some of the game play. It is an enjoyable game that will give you your monies worth in play time. In Prey, the player controls Morgan Yu while exploring the space station Talos I, in orbit around Earth–Moon L2, where research into a hostile alien collective called the Typhon is performed. As the Typhon escape confinement, the player uses a variety of weapons and abilities derived from the Typhon to avoid being killed by the aliens while looking to escape the station

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game, but boring a bit

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    Griever
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    At first, it felt like bioshock to me. Which I love the bioshock games. But, after awhile the game play felted a bit boring. Perhaps it lack more to the story of what is happening? Still, rather a good game. Choose to stay more human or inject your self with alien abilities. To kill what humans are alive or not. There is usually more than one way to enter an area if you can find it. And having the alien abilities will help with this. Weapons are upgradable as well as your abilities to aid you on your journey. Graphics are good and control setup is OK.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A solid action/adventure

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    TallerTyrion
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    Prey offers a rich world to explore with a unique narrative that requires the player to read the emails, books, and other documents strewn about the world in order to fully appreciate the game world. The game is slow moving in the beginning and combat is difficult so take your time and get accustomed to mechanics before you go trying to take out the bigger enemies. The gloo gun is essential to navigation and don't be shy about building bridges or ladders to reach higher areas. Use the wrench and level it up! Stick with this one and you'll have a rewarding experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dishonoredshock in Space

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    Drew
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    The team who developed Dishonored made this. It's a wonderful romp in 1st person through a retro-future space station. You can make choices along the way which affect certain outcomes. You find unique weapons, one being a very fun glue gun (give it a chance) that can be used in interesting ways. The enemies are unique in that they are mimics, which are creatures that disguise themselves as ordinary objects, which as you can imagine, makes for some jump scares. There are early plot twists that really ramp up the story. It's a great ride.

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another win for Bethesda

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    TheCentre
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    I haven't gotten too far in this one yet, but Bethesda has gone above and beyond with the story structure, the character design and the overall creepiness of the game. It's not as good as their latest attempt with the Doom franchise, but it's pretty close. It's taking me a little while to get the hang of the controls after playing Borderlands before this one but it was definitely worth it, especially since it was on sale and I have the Gamer Membership and it got the game guide and a steelbook case for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, but punishing

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    beerfromaroot
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    This game is great but has its flaws. I adored the story and the castlevania style exploration. The combat is shoddy, and while the game is supposed to be challenging, sometimes the scarcity of resources is game breaking, especially if you're trying to explore or just see the story. Easy mode doesn't alleviate this. I have friends who stopped playing because of this, but I did push through and seriously can't wait for the extra content they're currently teasing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good story and graphics

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    solofx7
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    The graphics on this game are good. The gameplay is sharp and engaging. The only part I can see a slight issue with the game is that it seems a bit lifeless, though that may be intended because of the story. Overall the entertainment calue is very high for this game as it is not just a shoot everything game. This game allows you to use thought when proceeding in rooms and such as there are many things that can happen. I got this game on salle and for the price it was great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid FPS that encourages experimentation

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    Zechs
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    Really loving this game. Very tense, hard at times but not too hard. Almost every problem can solved in any number of ways depending on your spec. New safes or even areas open up if your Hacking is high enough for example. You could play the whole game like a normal FPS, taking only the skills in first 3 trees, but all the interesting powers come when you get access to the alien powers. It's all optional, encouraging you to experiment with specs in future playthroughs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, scary game

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    YogiGrrrl
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    This game is amazing. I have spent more hours than I care to admit playing it, and I'm still not close to beating it! The difficulty is high (even on easy), but it's never irritating. As a novice gamer, I appreciate that. If I have one complaint, it's that occasionally it's hard to figure out where you're going (especially when you're in space), which can lead to a bit more wandering around than I prefer, but it's a really fun game that I think anyone would enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tricky Review

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    Andy
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    This game is good. It shouldn't be called Prey, it has nothing to do with the original. This game feels more like Bioshock mixed with Dishonored. If you like those you will probably like this. The controls took me a bit of tweaking before it felt comfortable. Initially, it was a bit loose. The input has a slight delay but honestly I didn't notice it until I looked for it. The design and artwork is incredible. It's definitely worth playing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Thriller

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    Triplev3D
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    After a great opening, the game drops of slightly but is still a great enjoyable experience that will have you on edge throughout. Great shooting mechanics give the game play experience a real kick. Though the original may have had better game play ideas and story this reboot still holds its own.

    I would recommend this to a friend