Summary: Parents need to know that this is a bloody first-person shooter (although most of the blood belongs to the aliens). There's also lots of bad language, and a female character is shown partially nude. Also, it can be played online; Common Sense Media does not recommend unsupervised online play for anyone under the age of 12.
Excerpt: System: Xbox 360, PC Rating: M (mature) for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, strong language, partial nudity Prey. One of the first FPS games for 360 and it\'s also available for PC. This review is based around the 360 version, so I don’t know about the PC version. If you don’t know, prey is one of the first games ever to be released on a videogame console.
Excerpt: It’s rare these days for developers to take chances on unknown franchises, especially ones that have been in development for nearly a decade. Starting its life back in the mid-90’s as 3D Realms answer to Quake, Prey has seen its fair share of developers and engine changes. Now 2K Games has decided to hand over the baton to developer Human Head to finish up one of the most promising and innovative first-person shooters ever conceived.
Excerpt: The FPS genre may be a bloody, intense, spectacular and explosive one, but something it can’t put on its CV is “inventor”. It’s a genre that has very few games that boast any unique traits besides the new ways that enemies fall over. As Prey was announced a whopping 11 years ago, there’s definitely some things in here that the game can rightfully call its own.
Conclusion: There are also plenty of unlockables, which are made accessible by finding artifacts and relics that are hidden throughout the levels. The summary of each level will tell you how many items are available, as well as how many of those you’ve collected, so there’s certainly replay value if you’re looking to find every trinket and pull down every achievement. And you’ll also find yourself facing off against a lot of living dangers, such as lumbering bears and flapping bats.
Summary: Overall this is a great game and another notch in the 360’s growing library. It’s certainly a must play as it’s original and deserves for people to play it and enjoy it. But it is too easy and too short and suffers because of it.
As it is it’s probably up there with Far Cry and Call of Duty as one of the best FPS games on the console. Hopefully enough people will buy it so they can make a sequel and sort out any problems.