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Prototype (PC DVD)

Platform : Windows XP
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  • Deadly Shape-Shifting Action: Alex Mercer is a shape-shifter with amazing powers of combat, destruction and deception
  • A Fresh Take on a Stale Genre: Taking the open-world genre to breathtaking new heights, PROTOTYPE is an original IP featuring Alex Mercer, an all-new anti-hero framed within a conspiracy-drenched storyline that gives open-world/action games a fresh and well deserved kick in the pants
  • 'Deceive or Destroy' Gameplay: PROTOTYPE's 'Deceive or Destroy' gameplay allows players the choice to either blend in with the crowded population and covertly progress through the story, or fully unleash Alex's powers, moving through New York City as a walking slaughterhouse - shape-shifting in plain sight, consuming civilians on the street, commandeering military vehicles, including Apache helicopters and Abrams tanks and causing destruction at every turn
  • Unprecedented Locomotion and Agility: Being more than human, nothing in PROTOTYPE's bustling New York City setting is an obstacle for Alex. Players will vault over hundreds of cars, run vertically up the sides of skyscrapers, scale huge distances in single jumps and more
  • New York City Hunting Ground: PROTOTYPE's open-world playground is New York City done right! The city is jam-packed with thousands of pedestrians, hundreds of cars and is truly a bustling, thriving representation of the world's most famous city
  • Developer Pedigree: No stranger to the open-world game development space, Radical Entertainment is the developer behind PROTOTYPE, and touts a wide catalog of successful titles, including the highly acclaimed The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, Simpsons Hit & Run and Scarface: The World is Yours.
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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • Media: Computer Game

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B0016649VS
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 27 g
  • Release Date: 12 Jun. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,961 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform:PC  |  Edition:Standard Edition

Product Description

You are Alex Mercer, a shapeshifter with absolute mastery over your genetic structure, stalking the streets of New York City, searching for your past.

A secret war is brewing in New York. First, battle below the media radar, then, watch as the virus spirals out of control and the government seizes the media to stop the spread of information.

Face an ever-growing army of infected creatures warped and changed by the virus. As it spreads, more and more of New York falls under its control. The virus overwrites a creature's existing genetics; warping and changing their form into something else, something planned. As the virus gathers its army, rush to discover the secret behind it all; the one thing that can stop it all before the city falls into ruin.

Against both you is Project BLACKWATCH, an elite force of Army specialists ready to stop the spread of the virus at any cost. These operatives have seen it all before, and are eager to track you down and bring you in, dead or alive. They're even willing to execute the final solution in New York, if necessary. Their mandate is complete containment; even if it means everyone in New York must die.

Struggle to define what you will be - Man or Monster. Will you haunt the city as a faceless killer or save it from the horrors of the virus? Do you assist BLACKWATCH in its hunt, or join forces with the virus and subjugate humanity? Push your powers to the limit, and unlock the genetic shackles that hold you in check

 

  • Deadly Shape-Shifting Action: Alex Mercer is a shape-shifter with amazing powers of combat, destruction and deception
  • A Fresh Take on a Stale Genre: Taking the open-world genre to breathtaking new heights, PROTOTYPE is an original IP featuring Alex Mercer, an all-new anti-hero framed within a conspiracy-drenched storyline that gives open-world/action games a fresh and well deserved kick

    Amazon.co.uk Review

    Prototype is a single player, open-world action game where players take control of shape-shifter Alex Mercer. In this gameworld you literally are a genetic prototype hiding in human form. You step out onto the streets of New York with no memory, but limitless potential power. As a terrifying viral epidemic sweeps across Manhattan, top-secret Blackwatch Special Forces move in, transforming it into a war zone. Delve into the mysteries of your origin, the true nature of your power and your part in a conspiracy 40 years in the making.

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    Story
    Alex Mercer was once a scientist for the prominent medical research corporation, Gentek, but one day he wakes up to find himself a shape-shifter with absolute mastery over his genetic structure, but no memory of how this came to be. Taking to the streets of New York City in search of answers, he quickly encounters a web of lies and vows to rip the truth from those who have hidden it from him and the world.

    A few other things that Alex also learns quickly is that he is not alone in possessing amazing abilities, that there is a secret war brewing in New York City and he is on its front lines. A deadly infection has spilled out of control and the government has seized the media to stop the spread of information and has placed New York under quarantine as martial law is instated; igniting a firestorm of combat, carnage and death. As he roams the city, he faces an ever growing army of infected creatures warped and changed by the virus. As it spreads, the virus overwrites the genetics of those it infects, warping and changing their form into something else, something that seems to have been planned. The answers he seeks appear to be tied to the virus, so he rushes to discover the truth behind it, but standing against him and his goal is Project Blackwatch. An elite army specialist force, they are tasked with halting the spread of the virus at any cost and are eager to bring Alex in dead or alive to determine his connection to it. It would seem that they are potentially both enemy and ally to Alex's cause. Will Alex assist Blackwatch in its hunt, or join forces with the virus and subjugate humanity, pushing his powers to the limit as the genetic shackles of humanity fall by the wayside? That choice is up to the player in Prototype.

    Gameplay
    In Prototype players engage in 'Deceive or Destroy' gameplay. This allows gamers the choice to either blend in with the population and covertly progress through the story, or fully unleash Alex’s powers, and move through New York City like a walking slaughterhouse, taking control of military vehicles, and causing destruction at every turn.

    Although Alex is literally strong enough to fling people and large objects around easily, his most intriguing power is his ability to 'consume' people. In doing this he acquires their memories, abilities, and their appearance. New memories help him to solve the mystery of how he got the way he is, while new appearances allow him to shape-shift into new useful forms at will and abilities allow him to manoeuvre in parts of the game requiring specific skills in specific situations. In addition, Alex's consumption of people also facilitates his ability to transform his physical body and manipulate his senses. Most weapons acquired in this way are outgrowths from his appendages like exaggerated blades, shields, whips and claws used for brutal close combat, but consumption also allows for powerful abilities like thermal vision, which provides for vision through smoke and obstacles, as well as 'infected vision' with which Alex can detect hotspots of viral infection throughout the city.

    Key Features:

    • Fast and Deadly Combat - Shape-shift your body to the situation at hand ... from claws to blades to hammers to whips, as you choose the right weapon for the situation. Change to shield or armour for defence or use advanced sensory powers (thermal vision, infected vision) to track your enemies.
    • Over-the-top Locomotion - Seamlessly and fluidly bound from building to building, run up walls, bounce off cars and everything in your path. Adaptive parkour lets you move freely through the open-world environments of New York City.
    • Unique Disguising Abilities - Consume anyone at anytime, take on their appearance and assume their memories and special abilities.
    • Deep Conspiracy Driven Storyline - Wake up with no memory of the past ... just mysterious powers and a link to a town in Idaho. Delve into the mysteries of your origin, the true nature of your power and your part in a conspiracy 40 years in the making.
    • Parkour Inspired In-game Movement - Alex Mercer's movements are inspired by Parkour, a mostly urban activity bordering on both art and martial arts that aims at moving the human body from one point to another as smoothly, efficiently and quickly as possible. Recent examples of it gained worldwide attention in chase scenes in the 2007 film "Casino Royale."


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By TheCorrupt2k on 4 Aug. 2009
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard Edition
Prototype is a interesting game, it has a very complicated story, the guide is also useful in getting the most out of the game. It has good graphics for a game of its size, , the abilities and styles you can play the game in are very fun and you can spend hours "experimenting" with them on the local population. Overall the game play isn't that varied but that didn't bother me as what was in the game was fun so adding pointless variation would probably lesson the game. You can play the game is different ways ,e.g. Stealth, all out action. The game dose have quick time events these only exist with Supersoldiers in combat and when hijacking vehicles.

The basic controls are very simple, learning the combo's dose take to time but i got used to them very quickly. You are able to customise the control and you can play the game with a 360 controller. If you have played Crysis you will be able to understand the basics of the game as the changing of powers uses a very similar system. As you progress you unlock new challenges which I found to be fun quite a few were challenging. They are best training missions and allow you to improve your skills in the game.

I've found the game to be very stable, in fact on of the most stable games I've played its has yet to crash on me.

Will you like the Game?

Most likely yes, if your into this sort of game you will like it, being on the PC I've found its defiantly worth the money, after playing on my mates 360, and PS3's the PC one is defiantly the best due to its much lower price and you don't need a massively powerful machine to play it, as you can carry on you statistics and powers after you complete the game it dose have replay ability, I've played it thought twice for fun, its generally a fulfilling experience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard Lord on 20 July 2009
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard Edition
There's a huge amount of fun to be had with this game.

The mechanics of running round the city throwing tanks at helicopters are excellently implemented. The skill unlocks continue to reward you for your progress, even after you complete the main missions, and the incidental tasks - (timed runs, bullseye drops from skyscrapers etc) are entertaining. Finally the game appears to be a decent pc port - tutorials alter to match controller or keyboard setup and as long as your rig meets minimum spec you'll run this with no issues.

Unfortunately the game suffers from heavy repetition and an uninvolving storyline. You never really get to care about the main character and you quickly find yourself repeating similar tasks to progress.

The faults don't ruin the things though, it just makes for a game that you jump in and out of. You never spend too much time with it, so as to avoid the sense of repetition.

Overall, it is a great laugh though; running up the side of a building to elbow drop onto a tank and then karate kicking a helicopter never gets old!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 3 Aug. 2009
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard Edition
This game is about a man who's been turned into a fighting machine by the use of a virulent virus. At the same time, Manhattan island is suffering a devastating outbreak of a similar mutagenic disease. This over-the-shoulder action game has you free-running, flying, and fighting all over the island (which is remarkably fully modelled!) using skills you collect and develop over the course of the game. The aim: find out who did this to you, and maybe stop the monstrous happenings on Manhattan.

I know some people have found this game buggy, but my experience of it has been very stable, and great fun. If I feel like smashing things up, or killing crowds, or just running and flying to great heights, it's my choice depending on my mood. Or I can choose to pursue the progressively harder missions to move the story on, and develop my skills further.

On final note: this game is extremely violent and bloody. The '18' rating is right.

Run on AMD X2 (dual core) 64-bit 5200+, 6GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6800GT graphics, built-in Realtek sound.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. W. E. Howson on 15 Sept. 2009
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard Edition
The game is quite fun, there is plenty to unlock and the missions are often quite difficult and fun. It does get quite repetative like most free roam games but keeps you coming back. I recomend you double check your system requirements as i had afew problems when the video clips were playing, and the menu was extremely jumpy which meens you dont fully appreciate the game as all the unlocks are accesed via the menue.
All in all i am pleased with the game and if you like free roam games i sugest getting it as it is unique.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elliot L on 17 May 2012
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard Edition Verified Purchase
Fantastic sandbox game that goes to really brave places. I understand why people compare it to Infamous, obvious story similarities are there, but overall Prototype is far more interesting, deeper and in my opinion the better game.

The powers scale fantastically through the game and you never find yourself overpowered. After playing through medium difficuly (and struggling in places) I replayed through Hard and really had some fun trying to take down the bosses.

The way you can run through Manhatten free running is just mind blowing and honestly never gets boring. The ability to shape shift into an old women and then rip a tank apart stays entertaining throughout and now that the sequel is here, there isn't really any reason to not buy Prototype.

Compatiable with the Xbox 360 Controller on PC and I would really recommend using it. Some of the combos are complicated and fighting through them all with a keyboard and mouse may prove difficult.

Unfortunately, the games looks do let it down. The buildings are ugly and all look the same really. Some of the in game animations could of been a lot better and the camera lock on system takes a lot of getting used to.

Overall I'd say the pro's and con's are as follows.

+ Insane powers that prove fun throughout
+ Interesting story
+ Lots of game time and replayability

- Ugly surroundings
- Annoying Camera/ Lock on system

7/10 and a definite recommendation from me.
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