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Prey (PC DVD)

by Mastertronic Ltd
Windows XP
 Ages 18 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years 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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  • ASIN: B0013UVTD8
  • Release Date: 9 Mar 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,013 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and eventually his planet.
Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games.
In Prey, gamers enter an unpredictable world where nothing can be taken for granted. Most of the game takes place within a living ship, a giant entity that can sense and react to Tommy's presence.
Prey makes use of Joseph's Campbell's renowned story structure, "The Hero's Journey," for guiding the main character arc. Campbell's extensive work on mythological story progression was made famous when George Lucas used it for Luke Skywalker's story arc in the original Star Wars.

  • Built on an enhanced Doom 3 engine, the most impressive 3D engine used in a released game.
  • Portal technology adds a new dimension to gameplay, allowing enemies to appear out of thin air and create new and completely original puzzles and gameplay styles.
  • Several never-before-seen gameplay elements such as Spirit Walking, Wall Walking, and Deathwalk.
  • Highly organic, living environment that itself can attack Tommy.
  • A deep, emotional story of love and sacrifice.
  • Tommy has a sidekick, a spiritual hawk that can help him fight enemies and decipher the alien language of the living ship.
  • Multiplayer game support that takes advantage of the unique gameplay styles in Prey,

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Prey opens with the main character yelling at himself in a bathroom mirror. Tommy, a Cherokee Indian, doesn't really care about his heritage and wants to take his girlfriend, Jen, and leave the reservation. But before he can muster up the courage to convince her to leave, an alien invasion sucks Tommy, his grandfather, and Jen up into some sort of spacecraft. With the help of some unknown benefactors, Tommy manages to get free and you set out on your quest to rescue your girlfriend and, of course, save Earth in the process.

The two things that seem meant to separate Prey from other FPS's are the game's liberal use of portals that bring you from place to place and a bag of gravity tricks that are meant to keep you wondering which way is up. The portals are open and let you see and fire weapons through to the other side. They lend themselves to a couple of neat tricks, including one where you see yourself entering a portal on the other side of the portal. Just try to resist the urge to shoot yourself in the back of the head. The portals are a neat idea, and their potential is revealed early on when you walk through one that shrinks you down and puts you inside a small glass case with a sphere inside. But for the rest of the game, the portals might as well be doors, because the linear level design rarely leaves you wondering if the portal that just appeared in front of you is indeed the right way to go.

Playing around with gravity is a much more interesting part of Prey. You'll encounter powered walkways that let you walk up walls and onto ceilings. Also, some portals will drop you into a room you've already been in, but you'll be walking on what you previously thought was a wall.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Dave
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is beautiful to look at. After a quick and easy installation I was really impressed by the look of the world. Although I admit I hadn't played many games in the past few years, but the level designs and environment really creates a fantastic experience.

Although essentially a first person shooter, it has an involving story and isn't too difficult, so anyone could enjoy this game and have a challenge but due to the nature of your characters ability to recover in spirit form, most players will not take too long to progress to the next level.

The variety of weapons available are not that many, but they all have practical use. But of course being in an alien environment they look strange and are great fun to handle.

Although Prey on the PC is not a very difficult game to play through, I think its game world is really fun to get involved in, especially given that so many first person shooters use scenarios that we are more familiar with (world wars for example). So anyone who wants a fun experience with beautiful visuals should find Prey good fun.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun, aesthetically pleasing game 20 Sep 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I enjoyed this game thoroughly.

The levels were not repetitive, the alien monsters were interesting, and the variety of weapons was sufficiently creative that they weren't just alien-themed variants of generic FPS weapons.

My only quibble was the ham-acting on the part of the protagonist and his family, but that isn't too much of an issue.

The game is beautiful, and runs really well on my computer, which is on the low end of middle-range. As of one of the official patches, it even runs without the DVD, so once you install it you can pack the DVD away and not let it get scuffed and so on with use.

The story is fairly compelling, the game physics is wonderfully well done (including some wonderful physics which would later be employed triumphantly in Portal), especially the variable gravity system, and the spirit-walking mechanic makes the puzzle element to the game very interesting indeed (as well as adding a stealth element to the game).

Well worth getting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Game. Activated on Steam 8 Sep 2014
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Fast Delivery to Germany. Nice Game. Activated on Steam. TOP!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Portal...WITH GUNS! 30 July 2011
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This was the first game to utilise the idea of portals to "other places not necessarily in the same area, plane of perspective, or even on the same scale". I've been gaming since the bbc micro and I've seen my fair share of so called "gaming innovations" but this one truly had it as it came out years before portal, and gave me one of only a very few "no way, just.... no way *scratches head*" moments I've had in my gaming history in the events surrounding what looks like a moon in a box.... (portal players won't be blown away, but anyone else should be nicely confused).

This game also makes great use of the fact that there are more than two dimensions, so finding yourself fighting bad guys on the ceiling..or am I on the ceiling and they are on the floor .... or is it this wall..or...*I give up*..

This game messes with your head a bit and more, you also get shuttles to fly, gravity wells to muck about with and all manner of other very nice game enhancing goodies.

To summarise; if you've played portal it's like that but with guns n stuff, if not; still buy it, it's fun, looks great, endboss isn't about having the biggest gun (think strategy) and has a nice second element to it in the spirit world.

Do your face a favor, buy this game and give it a smile.
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