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Prey

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
78
3.7
Windows
82
4.0
Macintosh
76
4.0

Advertising Blurbs

games.1c.ru (Publisher's website):

    Идя сквозь вереницу веков, индейское племя Чероки хранило в тайне мрачное пророчество. Древнее предсказание ждало своего часа - ждало даже тогда, когда дети вождей забыли заветы предков и поселились среди белых людей, взяв их ничего не значащие имена и переняв их пустые обычаи. Так было прежде. Но времена меняются...

    Томми - простой механик, забывший и отринувший данную предками мудрость, живущий жизнью бледнолицего и не жаждущий ничего особенного. И вот однажды Томми приходит в себя внутри огромного космического корабля, предвестника неумолимого вторжения и конца человеческой расы. Соплеменники молодого индейца захвачены вместе с ним и единственное, что способно спасти юношу, его любимую и весь людской род - это дремлющая сила, забытая, принятая когда-то за миф, сила, которой очень боятся незваные гости… Час пробил.

    Особенности игры

    • Prey - игра, прошедшая долгий тернистый путь, настоящая легенда жанра 3D-action, воплощенная на основе переработанного и улучшенного движка Doom III.
    • Prey - это уникальное "живое" окружение, способное как спасти вас, так и сгубить.
    • Prey - это оригинальна портальная технология, насыщающая игровой процесс изобретательными головоломками
    • Prey - это великолепно выписанный фантастический сюжет, рассказывающий о великих подвигах, о любви и самопожертвовании.
    • Prey - это 3 часа эпической музыки от Джереми Соула (автора композиций для Oblivion и Guild Wars).

    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58025) on Feb 10, 2011.

www.xbox.com:
    Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. Along with his people, he is abducted to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, where he sets out to save himself, his girlfriend, and eventually his planet.

    • Enhanced engine: Built on an enhanced DOOM 3® engine, the most impressive 3-D engine used in a game.
    • Portal technology: This feature adds a new dimension to gameplay, allowing enemies to appear out of thin air, and creates new and completely original puzzles and gameplay styles.
    • Unique style: Features multiplayer game support that takes advantage of unique gameplay styles and elements, such as Spirit Walking, Wall Walking, and Deathwalk.
    • Spiritual help: Tommy has a sidekick, a spiritual hawk that can help him fight enemies and decipher the alien language of the living ship.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12592) on Sep 30, 2010.

www.2kgames.com - Windows/Xbox 360:
    OVERVIEW:

    Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and eventually his planet.

    Contributed by Yearman (18378) on Oct 20, 2007.

Cenega official site (Polish distributor) - www.cenega.pl:
    Prey opowiada historię Tommyego, mechanika samochodowego z plemienia Irokezów, którego życie pewnego dnia diametralnie się zmienia. W wyniku najazdu obcych w chłopaku budzą się duchowe moce jego przodków. Kiedy Tommy zostaje porwany wraz ze swoimi przyjaciółmi przez złowrogi statek pozostający na orbicie Ziemi, tylko od niego zależy los jego, jego ukochanej i całej planety. Wkrocz w świat niepowtarzalnej gry FPS, której dynamika, niepowtarzalna atmosfera i niesamowite rozwiązania technologiczne spowodują, że o Prey po prostu nie będziesz w stanie zapomnieć!

    Charakterystyczne cechy
    • Gra oparta o usprawniony silnik Dooma III jest jedną z najbardziej efektownych strzelanek 3D, jakie kiedykolwiek powstały.
    • Technologia portalowa dodaje nowy wymiar do rozgrywki, umożliwiając wrogom pojawianie się znikąd.
    • Oryginalne zagadki do rozwiązania i różne typy rozgrywki.
    • Organiczne, żyjące lokacje, które same również mogą zaatakować Tommyego.
    • Interesująca, pełna emocji fabuła, pełna miłości i poświęcenia.
    • Tommy ma pomocnika, jastrzębia, który pomaga mu w walce z wrogami i potrafi tłumaczyć język obcych.
    • Gra wieloosobowa, w pełni wykorzystująca unikatowe możliwości silnika 3D.

    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7260) on Mar 11, 2007.

Macworld.com (Nov. 29, 2006):

    Prey first person shooter coming to Mac

    Aspyr Media announced Wednesday plans to release a Macintosh conversion of the first person shooter Prey in January, 2007. The game is currently in development for the Mac internally at Aspyr Studios.

    Originally developed by Human Head Studios and published for the PC by 2K Games, Prey follows the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic whose life changes when he’s abducted by aliens, along with his people — awakening long-dormant spiritual powers as he tries to save his girlfriend, and ultimately, the entire Earth.

    Features of Prey include “gravity flipping,” the ability to traverse walls, “death walking,” which allows Tommy to regain health and spirit energy before returning to his body, “spirit mode,” portals that materialize enemies out of thin air, and multiplayer support.

    Aspyr Media has not yet announced Prey’s minimum system requirements — the company routinely does so within a few weeks of a new product’s release, so look for that soon.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Jan 01, 2007.

Back of Box/Keep Case - Windows/Xbox 360:
    "An extraterrestrial first-person shooter that will SHATTER YOUR PERCEPTION OF REALITY." -- IGN

    LIVING WEAPONS, A FAITHFUL SIDEKICK, vehicles, giant environments, jaw-dropping memorable moments, a story of redemption and destiny, and a 3-HOUR EPIC SOUNDTRACK BY JEREMY SOULE (Oblivion, Guild Wars). The FPS of the year is in your hands.

    PORTALS CHANGE EVERYTHING. Experience for the first time the reality bending effects of a portal world. Prey sets a new standard that will completely MESS WITH YOUR MIND.

    IMAGINE A PLACE where gravity isn't always down! It can be controlled, twisted, flipped, and even wrap around small planetoids? IMAGINE WALKING ON WALLS AND CEILINGS? Can you handle this new challenge?

    MULTIPLE GAMEPLAY INNOVATIONS from the developer than brought you Bullet Time™, including Deathwalk (dying is no longer annoying...it's fun!) & Spiritwalk (leave your body to explore, ambush, and solve MIND BLOWING PUZZLES).

    Contributed by Spartan_234 (422) on Jul 12, 2006.

Press release (28th June 2006):

    2K Announces Prey Has Gone Gold

    Highly Anticipated First-Person Shooter Coming to Xbox 360 and PC

    New York, NY – June 28, 2006
    – 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and 3D Realms today announced the first-person shooter Prey has gone to gold master and will be available in North America on July 11th and in Europe on July 14th. Developed by Human Head Studios under the direct supervision of 3D Realms, Prey will be available for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC in both a regular edition and a Limited Collector's Edition. The demo for the PC version of Prey is currently available for download, with an Xbox 360 demo available soon.

    "Prey raises the bar for first-person shooters and is a must-have game for the summer," said Christoph Hartmann, President, 2K. "Its unique features, crisp graphics and in-depth storyline make it a truly revolutionary game."

    Prey is a groundbreaking first-person shooter that turns the genre upside-down with new gameplay features and next generation graphics. Breaking the traditional first-person shooter format, Prey introduces innovative gameplay elements including wall-walking, portals, spirit-walking and gravity flipping, which allows for insane eight player deathmatches.

    "We are proud to continue our tradition of releasing innovative and dynamic games for the PC and console game markets," said Timothy Gerritsen, CEO, Human Head Studios, Incorporated. "Prey is the culmination of nearly five years work to bring a truly innovative product to a first- person shooter market clamoring for something new."

    "Prey's greatest message is that a commitment to quality, polish and unique gameplay is a sure-fire way to build a brand and one we strongly believe will have staying power for years to come," said Scott Miller, CEO, 3D Realms. "We believe Prey will be a major hit for gamers worldwide."

    Prey for Xbox 360 and PC has been rated "M" for mature by the ESRB. For more information on the title visit the official website at www.prey.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (245760) on Jul 09, 2006.

Press release (28th April 2006):

    2K Games Announces Prey Pre-Order Program!

    2K Games today announced an incentive based Pre-Order program and Limited Collector's Edition for Prey for PC and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

    The Limited Collector's Edition is available for both the Xbox 360™ and PC editions of Prey and includes a special metal packaging upgrade, two die-cast pewter figurines including the lead character Tommy and the alien Hunter, a free download to a Prey soundtrack, and "The Art of Prey" book featuring collected conceptual and development images from the artists behind Prey. In addition, the PC Limited Collector’s Edition will include an upgrade to DVD media from CD-ROM.

    Customers who pre-order either the Limited Collector’s Edition or standard edition of Prey on either Xbox 360 or PC will receive a die-cast pewter figurine of Mutate. The Mutate is a melding of the DNA of human and alien victims of the living Sphere, possessing a massive claw that it uses in-game to impale its enemies in a spinning attack. All four versions of Prey will be released simultaneously this July.

    The Prey Limited Collector’s Edition is a single production run available on a first-come, first-served basis. Both the Limited Collector’s Edition and the Pre-Order program are available while supplies last at participating retailers.

    Customers who have previously pre-ordered Prey are automatically “grandfathered” into the incentive based Pre-Order program. Prey is developed by Human Head Studios and Venom Games and produced by 3D Realms. For more information on Prey and a list of participating retailers, please visit www.prey.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (245760) on Jul 09, 2006.

Press release (6th January 2006) - Xbox360:

    Venom Games To Bring Prey To Xbox 360

    Highly Anticipated Shooter Coming to Next-Generation Platform

    6Th January, 2006
    – 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., today announced that its Venom Games development studio is bringing Prey to the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Prey, the highly anticipated first person shooter is also currently in development for the PC at Human Head Studios under the direct supervision of 3D Realms and is being published by 2K Games.

    A unique twist on the first person shooter genre, Prey features such innovations as the ability to walk on walls, manipulate gravity and perform a "spirit walk" by leaving your physical body behind. The Xbox 360 version of Prey will feature full online support for up to eight players on the Xbox Live® online game service and beautiful high-definition graphics in addition to other Xbox 360 exclusive features. Built upon a highly modified version of id Software's Doom 3 engine, Prey is expected to take advantage of the power of the Xbox 360.

    For more information about Prey please visit http://www.prey.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (245760) on Jul 09, 2006.

Press release (18th May 2005):

    Prey

    Story

    Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and eventually his planet.

    Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games.

    Overview

    In Prey, gamers enter an unpredictable world where nothing can be taken for granted. Most of the game takes place within a living ship, a giant entity that can sense and react to Tommy's presence.

    Prey makes use of Joseph's Campbell's renowned story structure, "The Hero's Journey," for guiding the main character arc. Campbell's extensive work on mythological story progression was made famous when George Lucas used it for Luke Skywalker's story arc in the original Star Wars.

    Key Features
    • Built on an enhanced Doom 3 engine, the most impressive 3D engine used in a released game.
    • Portal technology adds a new dimension to gameplay, allowing enemies to appear out of thin air and create new and completely original puzzles and gameplay styles.

    • Several never-before-seen gameplay elements such as Spirit Walking, Wall Walking, and Deathwalk.

    • Highly organic, living environment that itself can attack Tommy.

    • A deep, emotional story of love and sacrifice.

    • Tommy has a sidekick, a spiritual hawk that can help him fight enemies and decipher the alien language of the living ship.

    • Multiplayer game support that takes advantage of the unique gameplay styles in Prey,
    Published by 2K Games
    Developed by Human Head Studios, Inc.
    Presented by 3D Realms
    Platforms: PC, Xbox 360

    Contributed by Sciere (245760) on Jul 09, 2006.

Press release (26th April 2005):

    2K Games And 3D Realms Announce Prey

    Innovative First Person Shooter in Development at Human Head Studios

    New York, NY - April 26, 2005
    - 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and 3D Realms today announced Prey, a revolutionary first person shooter for PC and a next-generation console system in development at Human Head Studios, under the direct supervision of 3D Realms.

    "The initial concept for Prey had been incubating for a while, waiting for the right opportunity to come along," said George Broussard, President of 3D Realms. "We jumped at the chance to create this game with a talented developer like Human Head Studios and next-generation technology like the Doom 3 engine."

    Scott Miller, CEO of 3D Realms, added, "Prey is special for many reasons, including several new and original gameplay features and a tightly integrated story that packs an emotional punch, unlike other first person shooters."

    "Our collaboration with 3D Realms has been enormously rewarding," added Timothy Gerritsen, CEO of Human Head Studios. "With their help, Prey is sure to breathe new life into the first person shooter genre with a compelling story, innovative gameplay mechanics and dazzling imagery, which is powered by our significantly enhanced version of id Software's original Doom 3 engine."

    Prey will be exclusively showcased at this year's E3 Expo by ATI in a movie theater-style exhibition. For the world exclusive first details on the game, look for PC Gamer's June issue featuring Prey as its cover story, arriving on newsstands in early May. Prey is currently planned for a 2006 release.

    Contributed by Sciere (245760) on Jul 09, 2006.