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.
Conclusion: It is also important to say that there is only one human weapon in the whole game, a wrench, which I only used for the first minutes of the game, every other weapon in Prey is alien in nature, so you will find some interesting effects and refreshing weapons for tearing those aliens to pieces.
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: Prey, an introduction. The original Xbox was a console that seemed to have a wide variety of FPS games that pretty much all felt better on the system than they did on the PlayStation 2 or GameCube. The Xbox 360 hasn't even been with us a year yet and already there are quite a few FPS games on the system, with the promise of plenty more to arrive before 2006 comes to a close.
Conclusion: A great game overall, but let down on the multiplayer side. The single player experience must not be missed but in all honesty, after 10 or so hours of play you are wondering what to do next.