Prey

Rating Summary

Based on 159 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

Based on 159 critic reviews
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May 8, 2017

Prey might not be the prettiest game, but it's among the most atmospheric. Arkane Studios has proven itself time and time again to be comprised of world-class world builders. Prey is no different. If you're a fan of Dead Space, Deus Ex, or Bioshock, you simply have to buy this game.

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10 / 10.0
May 24, 2017

Besides a map system that could be better and a few glitched side quests, my experience with Prey was flawless. There were some misteps near the end, but the final scene gave me chills and the existential implications therein made it all worth it. To me, Prey easily stands toe to toe with some of the best sci-fi games in recent years, and if the world is just, should be remembered as one of the finest gaming experiences of all time. This is an instant classic that you shouldn't overlook.

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Jun 6, 2017

A highly polished immersive sim that although on first glance looks generic, has lots of good ideas and real depth. The star of Prey though is the amazing space station it's set on, a joy to explore.

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May 10, 2017

The game is a real triumph and is already one of the more impressive titles of 2017.  I look forward to seeing what is next for the franchise as PREY is an impressive achievement that will provide countless hours of gaming to even the most hard-core gamer.

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10 / 10.0
May 12, 2017

When you take all these different elements into account, it becomes clear that Prey is greater than the sum of its parts. The intriguing story that adapts to your decisions, the emphasis on player creativity and thinking your way out of problems, the beautiful art design, it all works together well. Yes, the loading screens might get annoying. Yes, hearing the exact same tones when you die is groan worthy. Yet those don’t take away from the countless other things Prey gets right. Frankly, deducting points for those two incredibly minor things, especially given how they might not even annoy other players depending on how they play, feels utterly vindictive. There are so many other things done right here that this amazing experience is not held back in any way. Obviously there’s no such thing as a truly perfect game. However, I must say that Prey comes incredibly close.

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May 9, 2017

PREY is a game that didn’t seem to have a whole lot of hype or discussion about. I’ll admit, until the 1 hour demo that Bethesda recently put up, I wasn’t really tracking much excitement either. A few minutes into the demo though and I already knew I had to play this. I promptly stopped and waited for the release of the full game. Now after completing the game with 18 hours under my belt, not only did I walk away extremely happy but I believe PREY is an instant sci-fi classic people will be replaying countless times over the years.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 8, 2017

I loved every minute of it. I woke up early to play it and went to bed late because I didn't want to stop. Play it now so we can talk about it.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 7, 2017

Prey is undeniably a magnificent piece of science-fiction and a must-play videogame

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95%
May 15, 2017

Prey is a true spiritual successor to System Shock and the best gift for all fans of this legendary franchise. Also one of the candidates for the game of the year.

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9.4 / 10.0
May 7, 2017

Prey was as immersive and in depth as I was expecting. It’s a real action adventure that will challenge anyone playing. With some interesting game mechanics and a well thought out story line to keep the player engrossed right until the end. High production values in the technical department combined with the excellently optimized PC port makes Prey one of 2017’s Game of the Year contenders. It doesn’t have the replayability that Bethesda games are known for, but not all games need to be 100 hour time sinks. Prey is a wonderfully crafted single player experience that any action/adventure fans should be checking out even at full price.

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