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Prey (2017) is a single-player sci-fi first-person shooter developed by Arkane Studios Austin and published by Bethesda Softworks. While it is technically a reboot of the 2006 game of the same name developed by Human Head Studios, of which the sequel suffered a fall into development hell before the license was sold to Bethesda Softworks, there is no relation between the stories and universes of the two games.

The game is set in the near future of an alternate reality. You find yourself stranded on the Talos I space station, invaded by hostile aliens referred to as the Typhon. To survive, you must explore Talos I in search of weapons and resources to fight off the invaders. Along the way, you'll use neural modification devices to learn skills and psychic abilites.

Prey's gameplay loop takes heavy inspiration from System Shock and Bioshock. The game received critical acclaim for its gameplay and its atmosphere. Prey received one paid DLC extension called Mooncrash which introduced a roguelite mode and a free update called Typhon Hunter which introduced a multiplayer mode inspired by classic prop hunt.

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Arkane Studios
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Bethesda Softworks
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17+ Mature
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Can’t access lobby for “ the repo man” mission too many enemies
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I just started this playthrough yet the "ghost" of the apex is in the middle of the lobby, and the lobby is set up like it's late in the game (already looted and all the doors are unlocked). Anyone know what causes this bug?
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Why was this game panned by critics?
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Prey reviews and comments

A stellar immersive sim only lacking in enemy variety
«Blew my mind»
Does it have great soundtracks? No.
Does the game offer stunning visuals? Nope.
Is the ending spectacular? Not that either.
So why did I rate it as Exceptional? The short answer is "gameplay". I'm not aware of any other game (maybe apart from Alien isolation) which offers suspense like Prey.
You start as Morgan, a researcher on a spaceship and during the game progression you discover an alien source which is taking over the spaceship. There are plenty of versatile missions which don't feel repeated. The sound effects and game mechanics are superb. The upgrade path also requires the player to be mindful as there's limited supply of resources.
The best thing about this game is how the player mentally adopts the game with its progression. You're clueless in the beginning and gain sense of your surroundings as you go.
Highly recommended for seasoned players. Not recommended for the faint of hearts.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
This game makes me tense every second, and that's one of the reasons I like it! The story is interesting and the development intrigues the player. Nonetheless, the decisions you make in your skill tree makes a difference in your gameplay, wich is very nice for RPG fans
«Can’t stop playing»
10/10 Best OST Best Story One of the best immersive sim
«Time-tested»
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
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«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
I didn't expect the game to be so great.

I liked the gameplay in general.Although at the end of the passage, after pumping, you do not want to collect everything in a row and fight with everyone,90% of the game you think through the best action strategies and are constantly in suspense because of the variety of enemies.

It is interesting to study the station and pass side quests.

A great soundtrack that complements the gameplay,not hinders it.

The ending was a little disappointing, because there are no special differences between them

Final score 8.5/10
«Can’t stop playing»
«OST on repeat»
Oh man I enjoyed this game so much.
Fantastic world building, the combat and abilities were great and it left a mark on me for sure.
I hoovered up all the emails, notes and voice files I could find and relished in every detail.
Definitely underrated.
«Blew my mind»
«Underrated»
A stellar SIM experience with a very oppessive atmosphere.
«Blew my mind»
«That ending!»
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