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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Platform: Xbox 360
Edition: Standard Edition
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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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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 18 and Over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B0015IQG5E
  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 12 Jun 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,534 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard Edition

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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Battling against mutated beast in 'Prototype'
Battle through an infected NYC.
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Using arm/blade weapon in 'Prototype'
Turn your body into a weapon.
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Absorbing the abilities of in-game characters in 'Prototype'
Consume abilities, memories and physical form of others.
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Shooting at helicopter in 'Prototype'
Combat or join special forces units.
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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.

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."
  • Xbox LIVE Achievements - Collect a wealth of Xbox LIVE achievements and build your gamer score as you play.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Anyone for Carnage? 8 Mar 2010
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Sweet. Jesus. To ever so slightly rip off Yatzee from Zero Puntuation(check him out he's hillarious). How to describe a game where you can kill an old lady, eat her, take on her identity, run up the nearest skyscraper and then elbow drop off the top on to the horrified and confused onlookers below? Sound fun? Cause that's only the beginning of the carnage in probably the most over the top insane game i have ever had the joy to play.
Are you the kind of person who, when playing GTA, treats the missions as kind of a side project, preferring mindless destruction instead? Well this is a bit like that, on steroids, in the middle of an apocalypse, and you've got super powers, and a bats**t mental moral compass. In short. Amazing.
Of course all this would count for nothing if the game itself was crap. But it's not.
The game looks good. The story is fine. The controls don't get in the way and the sub-missions are satisfying and challenging. The game is more than proficient in all these area's without really excelling but then again, when you can throw cars at helicopters who really cares.
If this sounds like your kind of thing then buy it. Buy it now and you will be happily bathed in blood and showered in scattered limbs for weeks to come. Lovely
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good - Not a classic though 19 Feb 2010
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've had this game since it's release and have now decided to write a little review about it, well this game has a whole "Marmite Effect" printed all over it, I found some of the reviews stupid and skewed - as well as biased towards Infamous(Yes the dude that is afraid of the rain for half the game).

Alright, the main aspect of the game is the chaos that is found on the game,

Picture this, there you are minding your own business, consuming random people and what not, out of nowhere bustle out a group of what seemed to be naked furless werewolf-like creatures, followed by millitary personnel armed with Grenade launchers, Assault Rifles, Rocket launchers, LMG's. Down the street roll a couple of tanks, heading straight for you.

So there you are, trapped in the middle of all that chaos, now, picture yourself having hardcore shell armour, as well as large array of bio-integrated weaponary, to name a few - Heavy knuckles that make you look like a Orangutan dragging his knuckles or maybe a whip that can clear the whole street with a whip lash. You just jump into the fray and start killing stuff, that's what I do. It's just pure fun that way, unless you don't like that sort of thing and would much prefer attempting to get away from those pesky rain clouds.

Ok, quick sum up;

Graphics 6/10 Not the most impressive I have seen and I was rather dissapointed at first, but got used to them as the game carried on and forgave the lack of amazing graphics.

Gameplay 9/10 Always fun to have a random slaughter reminiscent of that of the usual GTA IV massacre.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crazy Fun 21 July 2009
By Michael Cawdrey VINE VOICE
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is very violent, and very fun! You control Alex Mercer, a monsterous man that has been geneticly altered to become a deadly weapon. The story takes place in New York City, and is about Alex seeking answers, and revenge in a city being ravaged by a deadly virus that turns citizens into zombies!

The game is free-roam, much like Grand Theft Auto, but with the ability to ramage the streets, hacking pedestrians, and enemeies alike, into tiny pieces. Missions appear as icons on the map, they include story missions, and bonus missions such as killing so many enemeies in the time limit (much like the Kill Frenzy missions in GTA). Alex has a range of attacks and abilities, such as turning his arms into hammers, or deadly claws. You can run up buildings, reaching great heights within the city scape. Most actions gain you EP, whih you use to upgrade Alex's many powers.

Alex gathers information, not by interrogation, but my simply consuming the individual and absorbing their memories. You can consume anybody at anytime, regaining health and taking on their form for a disguise. The action changes throught the game, with the military and the infected struggling for control of the city, and you will find yourself in the thick of the action often. This is acknowledged in the achievements, as there is one for killing 50 characters in 5 seconds!

This game is great fun to play, and bonus missions and collectable items will keep you busy for hours. If you are put off by gorey scenes, then this game is definatly not for you!

Game Play: 10/10
Graphics: 9/10
Size of Game World: 10/10 (Large City)
Sound: 9/10
Longativity: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent game 20 Jun 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Thoroughly enjoyable sandbox type game where you can explore the city of New York as it becomes increasingly overrun by infected zombies once a terrifying virus has been released. Discover who is behind it through a varied campaign mode with lots of different enemy types. Upgrade your mutant powers as you progress through the game, allowing you to tackle the various bosses etc. Lots of side missions and collectables to keep you occupied once you've finished the main campaign.

Surprising tough on normal mode although there is an easy mode option as well and 'hard' mode which unlocks once you've completed the game on normal.

Once you begin to power up I found the game totally engrossing. If you liked the freedom and playability of Crackdown or Mercenaries 2 then you'll enjoy this.

Thoroughly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best game ever!!!
This game just kept going and going. Always more to do and brilliant game play. As soon as I finished it - I bought the second. Brilliant!
Published 2 months ago by Adam
5.0 out of 5 stars EPIC.
This game is absolutely quality. I bought it expecting it to be boring and a rail shooter. Fortunately I was completely wrong. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cenous
3.0 out of 5 stars Initially fun, but extremely frustrating.
In prototype, the player takes the role of Alex Mercer, a sociopath who awakens in a morgue to find he can shape shift and has a serious case of amnesia. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Joshua Ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars good game
it a good game with an interesting story behind it and good graphics for its time.unlike any other game i have played.
Published 7 months ago by Mister rugby man
3.0 out of 5 stars Prototype
I thought this was an alright game. It is a free roaming type of game which I like, and the controls are nice and simple.
Published 11 months ago by SkrillaWeston
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun game,
I enjoyed this game, it was a lot of fun free running up the side of a building and then jumping off it. The story was not bad, I cared what was happening in the plot. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mr
5.0 out of 5 stars its great
i bought this for my son he had the second one so i bought him the first one he was very happy
Published 15 months ago by tonythehat
5.0 out of 5 stars alex is not dead
if u havent played this game u should if u like dmc or batman or just cause. this game is brilliant big map endless destruction upgrades, new moves, side missions also have that... Read more
Published 19 months ago by alex nash
4.0 out of 5 stars it does require patience
Prototype and it's sequel are some of Radical's hidden gems before activision royally ruined them, and i must say it is enjoyable to parkour around new york city. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Andrew Basson
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting game
Like the game, its interesting, looking for the part 2, will recommend it .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
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