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Prey - Xbox One

Model: E3 SKUSKU: 5357701

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 475 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Prey is a unique Action RPG!

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    PauloTJ
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    Starting on Talos one alone and surrounded by creatures and other-worldly monstrosities has never felt so gripping. Instilling a sense of dread early on with limited resources and ammo, constantly being bombarded by mimics disguised as coffee mugs, rolls of toilet paper and other non-inspiring objects. As you progress you'll find blue-prints enabling you to build ammunition, weapons and consumables. Rewarding those who like to check every nook and cranny. Aside from scavenging you're able to peek into the lives of those stationed aboard Talos one via open terminals. A glimpse into the day to day routines, to the more nefarious deeds of the employees. You also gain access to security terminals where you can locate every (and I mean every) employee on board living or dead. Some terminals will also yield maps and schematics as well. The skill tree at first seems very overwhelming where each upgrade in the beginning seems like a monumental choice. At a certain point in the game you have the choice of infusing alien skills into your play-style enabling you make some truly devastating builds. As you progress and determine the play-style you want the choices you want to make become less daunting. The game takes you various facilities around the space station, each section has its own unique story and characters tied to them. From a sprawling garden to lavish lounge and even exiting the station for some flight among the stars. Sadly, the load times are quite long and become increasingly frustrating toward the end of the game due to backtracking. All in all I loved almost every aspect of this game. The various enemy types, weapons, characters and locales make this a truly horrifying and unique experience. From the lonely abandoned hallways to the endless expanse of floating around Talos one, very few games nowadays can hit that sweet spot between horror and action but PREY nails it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Spiritual Successor to Half Life

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    Dave1775
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    If you're like me, and you've been waiting for word of Half 2 Chapter 3 (or Half Life 3, or really Half Life ANYTHING), you've probably given up hope. While we may never see another installment in the series from Valve, Bethesda has done the next best thing by delivering Prey. That is not to say that this is a clone of Half Life - far from. But it delivers much the same atmosphere, and admittedly a similar premise. Something goes wrong during a scientific experiment, and all heck (really Best Buy, I have to say 'heck'?) breaks loose. The game-play can, at times, be nerve wracking (in a good way) much like Half Life could be. DO NOT try to treat this like a COD-style shooter - you will die. A lot. But if you liked Half Life you will enjoy Prey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Intelligently Designed and Wonderfully Atmospheric

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    Chris
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    I'm thoroughly enjoying my time with Prey. Though I have not finished the main story, I'll share my impressions after about 15-20 hours of playing. The atmosphere of the environment is well thought out - providing a great overall look and catering to a variety of play styles. The story is interesting so far and really hooks you into wanting to know more as you progress. Yet, my favorite part has to be the skill tree design. Prey has a moderately high difficulty level and each time you select a new skill, it has an immediate impact on your ability to survive or thrive. The team that created this obviously did so with a lot of care and attention to detail. It is a great testament to single player story driven games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sci-Fi Thriller

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    CatMan
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    This is an an excellent game. Has a great story and the game play is awesome especially with the many ways of tackling getting to areas, finding things and progressing the story with weapons, items and powers. So you can play your way without feeling hindered by the design of the game. This game had me engaged for hours and wanting to come back for more. In all the game play time on it depends on what you do. Do you rush through story or do you do all the side missions. If you rush it has around 20 hours to complete the story. If you do what all it has to offer (and man does it feel good to do so rather than the standard fetch quests) you got around 50 to 60 hours of game play. Oh and it also has multiple endings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleeper Hit of 2017

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    Smith
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    As a huge Dishonored fan, I was excited to finally pick this game up and Arkane Studios definitely has another hit on their hands. This game seemingly came and went without much fanfare in the industry, but it might be my most underrated game of the year. The atmosphere is amazing and game just plays and feels so good. It's got a great tensity and some seriously interesting and stimulating intrigue. There's a lot of mystery to dissect and I'm enjoying every minute of it. If you like the Dishonored series or if you're a fan of "immersive sim" games like I am, this game is a must play!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great RPG for Fans of System Shock

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    Grant
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    This game is awesome BUT it is not for casuals! If you're a fan of the old PC games, System Shock and System Shock 2, or want to play a game that's like a more challenging Bioshock, this is for you. Especially in the beginning of the game you are very squishy (you can only take a few hits before dying) compared to most modern games, so if you're looking for a game to mindlessly enjoy you might want to look somewhere else. But if you want a challenging game that makes you strategize, plan, and play methodically, then this is right up your alley.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Game

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    MACKR3W
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    This is one of the best games I have ever played. Ever. There is no multiplayer which honestly is a good thing because they put all their focus into the campaign and as a result produced one of the best and most enjoyable games I have ever played. The only con is that the game is a bit difficult, I am playing it on easy as I don’t play games as much as I used to and now look more for a good story rather than a challenge, and I still sometimes find myself with no healthkits and not enough materials to make any more. Overall though I give this game 5/5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good First person shooter style game

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    JohnnyG2013
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    I purchased the Xbox version of this game, it is a good but not great first person shooter type game. It has had some game glitches where it will freeze and you have to reboot the Xbox, plus there was a Game glitch where an item was supposed to be grabbed and the item just disappeared and I had to go back and play an earlier save to get back to that point again to get it. They will most likely fix it eventually but it should not be there in the fist place. Let the Beta Testers be the Guinea Pigs! Otherwise it is a very fun game when it works, which is most of the time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you loved Dishonored/Bioshock/System Shock...

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    JABL
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    Arkane Studios is one of the game dev's that everyone should trust. They make great games with internal interrelated systems - physics/powers/abilities that are all upgradeable through the game. The atmosphere is based on an alternate timeline where JFK survived and partnered with Russia to advance the space race. The enemies, are very well designed from the mimics which can transform to any object in the environment, requiring you to be cautious whenever entering a new room/area. This is a great game, like the Dishonored series, which Arkane also created. Go play it! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun environment to explore but poor combat

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    Mattypoo
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    Arkane, also the devs behind the Dishonored series, know how to make terrific environments/levels, and Prey is no exceptions. Tons of secrets to explore, thoughtfully designed areas, and stunning. Unfortunately, where they usually bungle it is in the moment to moment gameplay, and Prey's combat is an example of that. Many of the selectable powers feel underpowered, unless you go with mostly alien powers, which in turn has an impact on the ending. Still, a fun 20-30 hour experience and highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a wonderful experience!

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    ATrueHaloFan
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    I'm very new to Arkane Studios games, having only played the first Dishonored briefly and not giving the sequel a chance. Not for any real reason, I just had other games to play. But when Prey was announced, and I saw the things you were capable of doing in this game, I was hooked. I had to have it. This is an incredible game for anyone looking for a change of pace from your average FPS games or for anyone needing something to play until Shadow of War comes out! Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game with a twist

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    ChakatStripedfur
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    I saw Markiplier's playthrough on YouTube, and had to get this game. I like how you can choose how to play (stealthy, in-your-face or somewhere in-between) and how to complete your objectives, without the game forcing you to do it a specific way. I won't give anything away, but I will say you will not be disappointed with how this game feels. I'm very glad I decided to pick this game up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game, atmospheric, and can be pretty scary.

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    gunner
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    I think I've seen people comparing this game to system shock 2 and I dont think there wrong, it definitely takes a lot of inspiration from that game. The game play can take an hour or two to get used to (the aiming reticle is angled slightly lower on the screen like in Halo) but after you get used to it it's a smooth experience. I said this game can be pretty scary, I should note that I'm a wuss when it comes to this stuff. The scares are almost exclusively jump scares but there aren't a huge amount of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun

    Posted
    Luvmyelectronics
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    I would have bought it sooner had I known how fun it would be. I played it hard core for a week and a half and never got bored. The graphics are excellent and it has a really good story line that ends on with a few different scenarios, depending on your actions. Also, it has 4 different play settings. Story mode, normal, hard, and Survival mode. I 100% recommend this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good Sci-fi game

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    PPTphile
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    Prey is hard to pick up initially and you may die a lot at the beginning because the game doesn't give you much time to figure out everything. The start is the best start I have seen in a while. The Mimic aliens will always keep you on your toes which makes the game so exhilarating to play. You have to play this with your headset on for maximum immersion. The sound track is amazing and level design is among the best our there. This is one of the underrated games of the last year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Terrifyingly Average

    Posted
    Zman1310

    Repetitive gameplay, wasn't sure if I was supposed to be scared of the creatures and an abrupt and unsatisfying end. The whole game was bleh and the only thing making it playable is the lack of other games available in this xbox lull. Was really looking forward to this game and was let down, basically get it if you've got nothing else to do or rent it at a redbox and beat it in a couple days. Every room and 5 minute load screen led to the same exact scenarios and character choices.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite game of 2017 so far.

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    vedichymn
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    Without really spoiling anything, Prey is game that reminds me quite a bit of a spiritual successor to System Shock 2, or for those that haven't played it, Bioshock. The game gives the player great agency to play the game they want to play and rewards exploration and multiple playthroughs. I've had a couple of crashes/bugs, but nothing that makes the game unplayable. Arkane did a great job of world building and really immersing the player in the world they've created

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall pretty good but not great

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    ProReviewer1
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    The game is above average but not great, it has good gameplay and a pretty smart, good story. The problem with the game is it doesn't really know what it is, for example it has stealth mechanics but they don't work very well, you're better off just running past the enemies. It's also not a survival horror game, but not an action game either because you are so limited with guns and ammo . This game is not for everybody, you're either going to like it or hate it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Prey Reimagining

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    Pav941
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    This is a great game with a controversial development. If you can separate this from what Prey 2 could have been then you will have a great time. You select the gender of the main character at the start and make some choices during the game. I don't want to say much to give the story away but you get cool powers to mess around with along with the first person shooting. This game lends itself to multiple playthroughs so if you are that kind of player pick it up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Sleeper FPS

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    MichaelGTDriver
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend