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Prey

Rating Summary

Based on 159 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

75%

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Based on 159 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 5, 2017
Xbox OneMay 5, 2017
PCMay 5, 2017

Developer: Arkane Studios

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Prey is a first-person sci-fi action game from Arkane Studios, the award-winning creators of the 2012 ‘Game of the Year’, Dishonored. Known for their creative gameplay, distinctive worlds and immersive stories, Arkane reimagines this franchise from the ground up, with an added psychological twist. In Prey, you are the first human enhanced with alien powers aboard a desolate space station under assault. Improvise and innovate in order to survive as you search for answers. Prey is a bold new story set in a dangerous universe. In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station -- your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities. The fate of the Talos I and everyone aboard is in your hands. Nothing is as it seems aboard Talos I. As Morgan Yu, set out to unravel the clues you've left behind for yourself, and discover the truth about your past. What role will you play in TranStar’s plans, and the mysterious threat ravaging the station? Orbiting the Moon, the Talos I space station symbolizes the height of private space enterprise. Explore a lavish craft designed to reflect corporate luxury of the 1960s, and navigate interconnected, non-linear pathways built to hide countless secrets. The shadowy extraterrestrial presence infesting Talos I is a living ecology bent on annihilating its prey. It’s up to you, one of the last remaining survivors aboard the station, to end the deadly attack of these haunting predators. Gain alien abilities to develop a distinct combination of powers and upgrade your unique skills. Craft increasingly useful items with the blueprints, gadgets and tools on board the station to overcome dangerous obstacles in your way. Survive unprecedented threats with your wits and ability to improvise.

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Prey's space station is fantastically explorable and its shape-shifting enemies maintain tension when combat doesn't.

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It's let down by lacklustre combat and some annoying enemy design, but Prey is still a compelling, beautiful immersive sim.

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An ornate and clever if slightly under-cooked System Shock successor, which makes the most of a truly magnificent space station setting.

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With a setting that tells a story better than any human voice, Prey's combat and quests will suck you even deeper into its world.

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