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Prototype

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
81
3.0
Windows
77
3.1
Xbox 360
81
2.8

User Reviews

This is why I play games. Xbox 360 ResidentHazard (3236)
Interesting for a few hours, but dull when taken as a whole Xbox 360 Pixelspeech (955)
Entertaining action with wasted potential. Windows dreamstealer (146)
Prototype - "They're all dead...Except for me" Xbox 360 TalesOf777 (12)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 11 3.0
Windows 20 3.1
Xbox 360 9 2.8
Combined MobyScore 40 3.0


The Press Says

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98
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
All in all, Prototype is one of the best games to release this generation and is definitely the best game to drop in 2009 (so far). Outside of the lackluster stealth and disguising mechanic, the brutal combat, huge open-world, varied challenges, and utterly satisfying gameplay makes this a must-have title for any serious gamer's collection. Get ready to put your life on hold!
98
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
All in all, Prototype is one of the best games to release this generation and is definitely the best game to drop in 2009 (so far). Outside of the lackluster stealth and disguising mechanic, the brutal combat, huge open-world, varied challenges, and utterly satisfying gameplay makes this a must-have title for any serious gamer's collection. Get ready to put your life on hold!
95
WindowsGame Chronicles
The game has plenty of value with the regular story gameplay as well as trying the game on the harder difficulty setting as well as the free roaming adventuring you can perform at any time. Prototype is well worth it and definitely a must have game for any action fan whether it’s on the PC or a console system.
95
PlayStation 3PGNx Media
Prototype is easily one of summer’s must-haves and a ridiculously fun game. The insane amount of strength, skills and powers you get in the game is amazing and the game does a great job of making you feel like you’re really in control of a truly powerful being. Some of the missions are a bit too hard and there are other nitpicks but none really matter considering how wonderful most of the missions are and how fun the core gameplay is. You can waste hours jacking tanks, skyjacking helicopters, gliding around the city, and generally causing mayhem in a way only an anti-hero could. A great example of what an open-world game could be.
94
Xbox 360Game Chronicles
The best way I could describe Prototype is a mix of GTA meets Wolverine with a dash of Spider-Man thrown in. I haven’t had this much visceral fun and carnal bloodletting since Wolverine, and Prototype is on an entirely different level when it comes to scale, scope of story, and total originality. I can’t recommend it enough – this is a must-own, must-play game that is easy to play and impossible to put down.
94
PlayStation 3GameZone
And speaking of humming, this is an excellent way to tune up your home theater system. If you are running a surround sound system, then you are golden, all sorts of things are being heard throughout the speakers. Sirens from behind you, gunfire from the side, explosions in front, this is a well-built game as far as the sound effects are concerned. I love it when a game really takes the time to break down the little things. Alex is not a nice guy and this game contains some not nice language. Now as far as the voice acting goes, it too is well above board, Alex sounds like a genuine tough guy and considering what he can do, he is. But there are plenty of other voice actors spread out through the game, some familiar voices, some not-so much. Either way, the game sounds great. Its a virtual toss up between this and inFamous, both are great games, but this one has a decidedly more adult feel to it. Did I mention the copious amounts of blood?
92
Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
Prototype has a great draw-distance and the big-scale city will pull players in, causing them to forget at times that they are in fact playing a virtual video game. With so many other great open-world games out there right now we were worried that Prototype wouldn’t really have anything new to offer. That may be the case but the truth is that with this game it doesn’t even matter, it’s a blast to play and one of the more polished action games we have played in a long time. Time and time again we found ourselves coming back to Prototype again and again for just a little more playtime, if you are a fan of anything we have talked about in this review get over your fears and go pick up the game today. You won’t be disappointed and it will be worth every penny.
92
PlayStation 3Game Chronicles
The best way I could describe Prototype is a mix of GTA meets Wolverine with a dash of Spider-Man thrown in. I haven’t had this much visceral fun and carnal bloodletting since Wolverine, and Prototype is on an entirely different level when it comes to scale, scope of story, and total originality. I can’t recommend it enough – this is a must-own, must-play game that is easy to play and impossible to put down.
91
Xbox 360AceGamez
An action masterpiece that's only really let down by slightly unimaginative environments that could have done with some more variety, a little-too-liberal use of a certain four-letter expletive and a far too forgiving difficulty curve, Prototype is a frantic, fast paced, brutal and uncompromising open world adventure. All you other antiheroes, move over: there's a new bad boy in town and he's here to stay.
90
WindowsThunderbolt Games
Prototype perfectly embodies everything you could want from a summer game. It’s exciting, beautiful, liberating, and most important of all, it’s tremendous fun. If you can spare the cash, go buy it, no questions asked.
90
Xbox 360Game industry News (GiN)
Alex is more than human so nothing is an obstacle for him. The way your character moves and the ferocity of his attacks makes Prototype pure fun to play. You are able to scale the side of a skyscraper with ease and jump off the top to glide over the city.
90
PlayStation 3Good Game
It really is a game that has it all. There’s action, there’s story. You’ve got your AoE, you’ve got your tentacle hadouken, there’s fast, fluid movement. You can play Rambo, or you can feel like a predator, seeking out that one target. You can feel invincible, while being challenged. You’ve got your hoardes of fodder enemies, and you’ve got your Godzillas. It’s still not a master of all trades, but it’s a damned impressive Jack. I’m giving it 9 as well.
90
PlayStation 3Good Game
Yeah, I mean, technology is great, but not for it’s own sake, it’s how developers use technology that make great games. Such as the explosions - if you demolish an area, the consequences of your actions like the smoke cloud, fires, will hang around for a couple of minutes. And the parkour system – that’s just impressive.
90
Xbox 360ZTGameDomain
In the end Prototype has some problems that stop it from being talked about in the same sentence as GTA, it's kind of like Uncharted, the base is there for an amazing game, they have a winning formula, but they just need time to perfect it. I am willing to bet a lot of money that the next Prototype blows this one out of the water, and cements the series as a heavier hitter. However until that time this Prototype is a lot of fun, you'll never feel more like a badass and you'll never have a bigger smile on your face.
90
Xbox 360Gamervision
Prototype is the very definition of an action game. Getting through the arduous campaign requires quick reflexes, laser-like concentration, constant movement, nimble fingers, and a little memorization, but the game makes sure to make the player always feel like the baddest man on the block. And there are fewer badder men in all of gaming than Alex Mercer. It’s not polished enough to be a game of the year consideration, but it’s a whole lot of fun; as long as you don’t mind a whole lot of virtual blood on your hands.
90
PlayStation 3GamingTrend
I always try to avoid the word ‘fun’ when I do reviews, but damn it – Prototype is just fun. The combat is visceral, the movement is fluid and fast, and the storyline is just good enough to keep you going. Wrap that in a great control system and tack on the feeling of ever-expanding power and you have a game that fires on all cylinders. Few games manage to balance their end-game without resorting to cheap numbers games – Prototype manages to pull you in all the way until the revealing end. I recommend it highly.
90
PlayStation 3Playstation Illustrated
At this point, it would probably be redundant for me to say that Prototype is a must-buy, but there is one more issue that needs to be addressed. I've been asked several times if Prototype is better or worse than inFAMOUS, another awesome sandbox action game. If you want an answer, you won't get one from me -- both are fantastic games that deserve your time and money. What I can say is this: if you want a fascinating story, choose inFAMOUS. However, if you want unparalleled carnage, it doesn't get any better than Prototype. Regardless, you should definitely pick up a copy of this game the minute it becomes available.
90
PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain
In the end Prototype has some problems that stop it from being talked about in the same sentence as GTA, it's kind of like Uncharted, the base is there for an amazing game, they have a winning formula, but they just need time to perfect it. I am willing to bet a lot of money that the next Prototype blows this one out of the water, and cements the series as a heavier hitter. However until that time this Prototype is a lot of fun, you'll never feel more like a badass and you'll never have a bigger smile on your face.
88
Xbox 360Atomic Gamer
Prototype, in a lot of ways, does right what many superhero games have been trying to achieve for years. It's not a surprise to me, then, that Radical also made Hulk: Ultimate Destruction back on the original Xbox - it's probably the only game that got even close to getting the formula right. Well, they got it this time, as Prototype is a ton of fun and its hugely overblown abilities, which are a total blast, still might not be enough with the kind of enemies sent at you. This is a great game with only a few minor downsides that are hardly worth mentioning because everyone of them can be completely erased every time you hit the X+B Devastator move. If you're even remotely interested in games where people shoot things, punch things, walk, run, or drive around - is that just about everything yet? - then you owe it to yourself to check out Prototype.
88
Xbox 360Console Monster
Prototype is certainly a title worth your interest, especially if you like to dabble in some of the sandbox titles listed above. Whilst the game does have a few minor flaws, none of these take away from the overall experience which can easily keep you entertained for countless hours. Give in to the virus and let Prototype infect your 360, you might just like it.
88
WindowsThe Games Machine (Italy)
Prototype è il perfetto esempio di gioco completo, appassionante e ben realizzato. Trama e ambientazione garantiscono ore di pieno godimento, poteri ed effetti speciali offrono la varietà necessaria a non cadere mai nella ripetitività, aspetto grafico e sapiente uso delle animazioni danno quel tocco estetico necessario a rimanere incollati al video. Davvero niente da dire: un gioco così completo e ricco di varianti non può che essere apprezzato incondizionatamente anche da un pubblico non abituato a un gioco tanto orientato all’azione.
87
PlayStation 3Impulse Gamer
In conclusion, there was some hype regarding this game and I must admit that it actually worked as not only is the game good but the marketing was first class. Bad points? The game is a little too linear and after you've finished it, you may wish to play again to see what you missed but generally, this is a one show game. Secondly, the multiplayer aspect is a little lacking but it's interesting. Needless to say, Prototype has some strong controls, decent graphics and some innovative use of surround sound, hopefully we’ll see more Prototypes!
86
Xbox 360Play.tm
Meanwhile, Prototype emerges as the raucous illegitimate spawn of Crackdown, Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and The Darkness - making no excuses for portraying Manhattan as a throwaway playground to be leapt, swooped and flown over with ease while gleefully blowing shit up, ignoring the body count, and rushing headlong through an incessant flood of gory but breathtaking action. So, pick a path, left or right, Prototype or InFAMOUS - everyone's a winner.
85
PlayStation 3GamesCollection
Prototype è un bel gioco! Uno di quei giochi che, arrivati a casa dopo il lavoro, aiutano a sfogarsi e divertono. Storia, tecnica, giocabilità e gameplay sono sempre all'altezza, anche se presentano alcune sbavature. Alex Mercer è un eroe cattivo e crudele che sa farsi apprezzare, aspetto non indifferente per un gioco basato su un personaggio principale e, finalmente, nuovo. Approvato!!
85
Xbox 360GamesCollection
Prototype è un bel gioco! Uno di quei giochi che, arrivati a casa dopo il lavoro, aiutano a sfogarsi e divertono. Storia, tecnica, giocabilità e gameplay sono sempre all'altezza, anche se presentano alcune sbavature. Alex Mercer è un eroe cattivo e crudele che sa farsi apprezzare, aspetto non indifferente per un gioco basato su un personaggio principale e, finalmente, nuovo. Approvato!!
85
WindowsGameLemon
At the end of the day, this game is for action junkies and action junkies only, and what it delivers, it delivers tenfold. If you're not into action games in general, think that violence is silly, and never ate a medium rare beefsteak in your life you may want to stay clear of this title as you will need a new set of pants soon after you launch it. However, if you don't mind a little mindless slaughter now and then, let it be known that Prototype is the video game equivalent of a mosh pit pogo dance set to heavy metal.
85
PlayStation 3GameLemon
However, if you don't mind a little mindless slaughter now and then, let it be known that Prototype is the video game equivalent of a mosh pit pogo dance set to heavy metal.
85
Xbox 360Game Arena
It doesn't have a lot of replayability in the traditional sense, but Prototype is worth a purchase because at the end of the day, when you've finished the main mission and you unlock New Game + there is nothing more satisfying than coming home, switching it on and punching a dozen people in half. Prototype will sit close to my Xbox 360 for a long time for this reason alone.
85
WindowsGameSpot
Prototype is good enough that you'll almost certainly want to keep playing either way, and even if you don't, there's more than enough fun to be had here in a single play through for us to recommend the game without hesitation.
85
Xbox 360GameSpot
Satisfying—that's a word that can be used to describe almost every aspect of Prototype, and although there's no multiplayer component, you're free to remain in Manhattan long after you've beaten the story or, if you prefer, go through it a second time while retaining all of the powers that you already unlocked. Prototype is good enough that you'll almost certainly want to keep playing either way, and even if you don't, there's more than enough fun to be had here in a single play through for us to recommend the game without hesitation.
85
Xbox 360IGN Australia
For those of you wondering how different Sucker Punch’s Infamous is from Prototype, the answer is ‘very’. While both occupy the same genre space, hitting stores with a super-powered protagonist imbued with freewheeling movement across an open-world pocked with missions and sub-missions, and gameplay that rewards exploration (both have the equivalent of Crackdown’s agility orbs to find) but is very much combat-centric, Infamous is more elegant and refined in design, with more of a focus on ranged combat, while Prototype is – truth be told - more frenetic and fun. Prototype is more of a spectacle and puts more power and choice in the hands of the player. It can feel messier in design as a result, with something of a kitchen sink approach, but gliding about the city at speed, slicing and dicing enemies in the midst of massive firefights, having greater choice in upgrading your character, and generally giving you more variety in gameplay, are all big pluses. Well worth checking out.
85
Xbox 360MS Xbox World
If you're after a game which isn't overly complex, smothered in excessive violence, has a tangible yet far fetched and uncomplicated storyline, then Alex and his powers should be right up your street, alley, road or city, whatever suits. There's enough meat and two veg here to keep the most particular of gamers happy and if you have a distastes for the overly aggressive and fast talking New Yorkers, well now's your chance to exact revenge without the risk of becoming America's most wanted. Good times.
85
PlayStation 3GameSpot
That's a word that can be used to describe almost every aspect of Prototype, and although there's no multiplayer component, you're free to remain in Manhattan long after you've beaten the story or, if you prefer, go through it a second time while retaining all of the powers that you already unlocked. Prototype is good enough that you'll almost certainly want to keep playing either way, and even if you don't, there's more than enough fun to be had here in a single play through for us to recommend the game without hesitation.
83
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Ich gestehe es ganz offen: Nachdem ich Prototype für die Vorschau in PC Games 06/09 angespielt hatte, hielt sich meine Begeisterung in Grenzen. Ich glaubte nicht, dass das stumpfe Metzeln und Herumhüpfen länger als drei Stunden Spaß machen würde. Doch ich habe mich getäuscht. Der Titel fesselte mich gut zehn Stunden an den Bildschirm und entwickelte eine echte Sogwirkung. Fähigkeiten erspielen, Erinnerungsschnipsel zusammensuchen und immer wieder Massen an Mutanten und Soldaten umhauen. Aufgrund seiner Macken bleiben Prototype aber höhere Wertungsregionen verwehrt. Müssten wir nüchtern anhand einer Checkliste Punkte abhaken und bewerten, so fiele die Wertung sicher niedriger aus. Doch Spiele sollen unterhalten, sie sollen Spaß machen. Dies muss das entscheidende Kriterium bei der Bewertung eines Titels bleiben. Deshalb hat sich Prototype die hohe Wertung redlich verdient. Denn Spaß hatte ich damit defi nitiv. Und zwar eine Menge!
83
WindowsGamers.at
Wenn zwei große Spiele des gleichen Genres und mit ähnlichen Themen auf den Markt kommen, werden gewisse Elemente des Spiels schonmal links liegen gelassen um sich noch rechtzeitig mit der Konkurrenz anlegen zu können. Und nun, ohne weitere Umschweife, die gute Nachricht: Prototype schlägt inFAMOUS um Längen, Kilometer, Meilen, wenn nicht sogar ganze Kontinente. Der Spieler findet sich plötzlich im Besitz beinahe absoluter Handlungs- und Bewegungsfreiheit, und eben diese komplett auszunützen war nie spaßiger. Prototype sprüht nur so vor Spielspaß – genug, um die meisten Minuspunkte mit Blut zu überdecken und andere Spiele des Freeroaming Action-Genres per allerhand Bio-Klingen abzudrängen. Und nun entschuldigt mich, da gibt es sicherlich noch irgendeinen Quadratmeter in Manhatten, dem ich noch keinen roten Anstrich verpasst habe.
83
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
A great addition to anyone's collection, especially for sandbox fans. Without being a direct superhero game, it takes the best parts of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, throws them in a blender with a unique story and out comes a game that goes down smooth.
82
Xbox 360That Gaming Site
Prototype has taken the superhero sandbox genre and broken away from the confines that modern licenses are restricted by. It takes a dark story and a powerful character and molds it into a satisfactory experience.
80
Xbox 360Factornews
Prototype fait partie de ces jeux qu'on a envie d'encourager : c'est original, jusqu'au-boutiste et musclé. Certes il y a quelques défauts mineurs mais ils ne pèsent pas lourds face à ce que le jeu propose en terme de fun et de sensations. Radical tient enfin son grand jeu.
80
WindowsWorth Playing
Prototype has a few flaws. It seems to forget what it's good at with all its focus on the sprawling overworld, and the open-ended gameplay has no real purpose other than prolonging the progression of the game, but it's still a remarkably well-made package. The story, while bizarre to the point of incoherency, holds together the game and led to the worthwhile "web of intrigue." The developers created an excellent game world to play out the missions in; it's just a shame that they couldn't do something more interesting with it in between missions.
80
Xbox 360Giant Bomb
Prototype is really all about player empowerment, ramping up the number and intensity of larger-than-life superhero abilities consistently as you go. If you've ever harbored fantasies about soaring over skyscrapers and going on destructive urban rampages involving wantonly thrown automobiles--and who among us hasn't, really--odds are you'll find a lot to like about this game.
80
Xbox 360DarkZero
Granted, this sort of game absolutely begs to be given an online mode. Unfortunately, there isn’t one, so that will have to wait for the sequel. The biggest problem I can find in Prototype is the somewhat uneven pace of the action. Some of the missions are inexplicably difficult, while others are just plain confusing. Still, this isn’t enough to detract heavily from the game’s strong core design. It is absolutely the best game for wasting away those hot summer days. If you’re a fan of superhero games or just love gratuitous violence, you can’t go wrong with Prototype.
80
PlayStation 3Giant Bomb
Prototype is really all about player empowerment, ramping up the number and intensity of larger-than-life superhero abilities consistently as you go. If you've ever harbored fantasies about soaring over skyscrapers and going on destructive urban rampages involving wantonly thrown automobiles--and who among us hasn't, really--odds are you'll find a lot to like about this game.
80
PlayStation 3PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Prototype is basically a game that you can pick up and play, have an absolute blast with, then walk away barely understanding what just happened. The chaos that ensues within the city is immense and often times damn near overwhelming, making you feel the aftershock after you’ve done it all, with a sudden familiar sound you know called silence. It’s a title that, while holding a decent story, is ultimately an arcade styled game, where you don’t really have to think much, just destroy, consume and move on. Among all the story driven titles with complex plots, deep character development and thought provoking gameplay, Prototype tends to just push itself away from all that, say “screw it”, and proceeds to eat human beings and kill everything else. It’s exactly what a Hollywood blockbuster film is; a little dumb, but incredibly entertaining. Recommended.
80
PlayStation 3Playstation Universe
In other games those would probably be major issues, but Prototype is so much better than its "rough around the edges" look. In fact, in some ways it works perfectly with Alex Mercer's rugged antihero abilities. Prototype isn’t the complete sandbox package, but it does offer dozens upon dozens of hours of unscripted and explosive fun. Becoming an awesome one-man killing machine doesn't get much more satisfying than this.
80
PlayStation 3DarkZero
Granted, this sort of game absolutely begs to be given an online mode. Unfortunately, there isn’t one, so that will have to wait for the sequel. The biggest problem I can find in Prototype is the somewhat uneven pace of the action. Some of the missions are inexplicably difficult, while others are just plain confusing. Still, this isn’t enough to detract heavily from the game’s strong core design. It is absolutely the best game for wasting away those hot summer days. If you’re a fan of superhero games or just love gratuitous violence, you can’t go wrong with Prototype.
77
PlayStation 3Fragland.net
Prototype isn't a bad game. The gameplay is filled with action, with a lot of great moves to brutally slay mutants and soldiers. Unfortunately both story and missions disappoint while the chaos in the gameplay brings forth some frustration. All in all still definitely one to try out though.
75
WindowsGame 2.0
Τελικά αξίζει να ασχοληθεί κανείς μαζί του; Και με το παραπάνω θα έλεγα. Το Prototype είναι ένα διασκεδαστικό, χαοτικό και εν τέλει αξιόλογο sandbox game. Διαθέτει καλό σενάριο, εκτενέστατη ανάπτυξη των δυνατοτήτων του χαρακτήρα και μια ζωντάνια που σπάνια συναντάμε σε αντίστοιχα παιχνίδια. Υπάρχουν μερικά προβλήματα, bugs και ρουτινιάρικες δευτερεύουσες αποστολές που ισορροπούνται από την εύκολη και απολαυστική εξερεύνηση της πόλης, την δυνατότητα να πλησιάσετε ύπουλα ή χύμα στο κύμα τους αντιπάλους σας και την καταστροφή που μπορείτε να προκαλέσετε στο περιβάλλον. Είναι σίγουρο, πάντως, ότι δεν θα… κλαίτε τα λεφτά σας αν αποφασίσετε να το αγοράσετε. Οπότε μην φοβάστε, κάντε το!
75
Xbox 360IGN
Prototype is a game with many cool features. However, it lacks many of the finishing touches that make for a great and memorable game. To say the graphics and game engine need work is a massive understatement and many of the missions are cookie cutter in design without any real focus or attention to detail. Thankfully, Alex Mercer's absorbing and shape shifting powers manage to overcome many of the shortcomings of Prototype. Though the missions themselves aren't anything special, the vast array of powers provides their own variety and flair.
75
PlayStation 3IGN
Prototype is a game with many cool features. However, it lacks many of the finishing touches that make for a great and memorable game. To say the graphics and game engine need work is a massive understatement and many of the missions are cookie cutter in design without any real focus or attention to detail. Thankfully, Alex Mercer's absorbing and shape shifting powers manage to overcome many of the shortcomings of Prototype. Though the missions themselves aren't anything special, the vast array of powers provides their own variety and flair.
75
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Poussant jusqu'à son paroxysme le concept du super-héros, invincible, vindicatif et amnésique, Radical Entertainment signe un jeu d'action diablement réjouissant. Si on pourra lui reprocher une difficulté parfois mal dosée, une redondance précoce et un visuel disgracieux, Prototype assure lorsqu'il s'agit d'offrir aux joueurs des sensations fortes. Sans pour autant transformer l'essai, les développeurs auront néanmoins réussi à offrir une première aventure virevoltante à leur vigilante rageur n'ayant rien à envier à Hulk, Spider-Man ou Venom.
75
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Poussant jusqu'à son paroxysme le concept du super-héros, invincible, vindicatif et amnésique, Radical Entertainment signe un jeu d'action diablement réjouissant. Si on pourra lui reprocher une difficulté parfois mal dosée, une redondance précoce et un visuel disgracieux, Prototype assure lorsqu'il s'agit d'offrir aux joueurs des sensations fortes. Sans pour autant transformer l'essai, les développeurs auront néanmoins réussi à offrir une première aventure virevoltante à leur vigilante rageur n'ayant rien à envier à Hulk, Spider-Man ou Venom.
75
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Poussant jusqu'à son paroxysme le concept du super-héros, invincible, vindicatif et amnésique, Radical Entertainment signe un jeu d'action diablement réjouissant. Si on pourra lui reprocher une difficulté parfois mal dosée, une redondance précoce et un visuel disgracieux, Prototype assure lorsqu'il s'agit d'offrir aux joueurs des sensations fortes. Sans pour autant transformer l'essai, les développeurs auront néanmoins réussi à offrir une première aventure virevoltante à leur vigilante rageur n'ayant rien à envier à Hulk, Spider-Man ou Venom.
70
WindowsCheat Happens
I’ve never been as conflicted as to whether to recommend a game or not as I am with Prototype. It’s glitchy, cheap and unpolished – but damn is it fun. Even though it’s not as good as it should have been – Prototype could be that game that gets you through the long summer gaming drought, as long as you don’t set your expectations too high.
70
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"Prototype" é uma interessante aventura em terceira pessoa que não tenta ser original, abusando de referências a jogos como "Crackdown" e a outros jogos da mesma equipe, como "Scarface" e "Hulk". Com um protagonista repleto de poderes bacanas e muitas missões, é um jogo agitado e que chama a atenção, mas que se torna vítima de sua própria ambição durante seu desenvolvimento; o personagem é tão poderoso que massacrar hordas de inimigos pode ficar velho e cansativo rapidamente. Mesmo com este e outros problemas menores, ainda é suficientemente competente para alegrar fãs do gênero.
70
PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
"Prototype" é uma interessante aventura em terceira pessoa que não tenta ser original, abusando de referências a jogos como "Crackdown" e a outros jogos da mesma equipe, como "Scarface" e "Hulk". Com um protagonista repleto de poderes bacanas e muitas missões, é um jogo agitado e que chama a atenção, mas que se torna vítima de sua própria ambição durante seu desenvolvimento; o personagem é tão poderoso que massacrar hordas de inimigos pode ficar velho e cansativo rapidamente. Mesmo com este e outros problemas menores, ainda é suficientemente competente para alegrar fãs do gênero.
70
WindowsUOL Jogos
"Prototype" é uma interessante aventura em terceira pessoa que não tenta ser original, abusando de referências a jogos como "Crackdown" e a outros jogos da mesma equipe, como "Scarface" e "Hulk". Com um protagonista repleto de poderes bacanas e muitas missões, é um jogo agitado e que chama a atenção, mas que se torna vítima de sua própria ambição durante seu desenvolvimento; o personagem é tão poderoso que massacrar hordas de inimigos pode ficar velho e cansativo rapidamente. Mesmo com este e outros problemas menores, ainda é suficientemente competente para alegrar fãs do gênero.
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WindowsGamesVault
Ogólnie rzecz biorąc, Prototype to gra dobra (i niestety tylko dobra). Wmawiano nam, że otrzymamy prawdziwy hit, jednak poza fabułą przygody Mercer’a niczym wielkim się nie wyróżniają.
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Xbox 360Peliplaneetta.net
Juonen läpikotainen seuraaminen ihmisiä sisäistämällä paljastaa, että Prototype olisi voinut olla paljon enemmän kuin viihdyttävä tuhoamissimulaattori. Talojen tuhoamisen, mutanttien silpomisen ja autojen heittelyn alla piilee yhteiskuntaamme kiinnostavasti kommentoiva tarina, joka ei vain koskaan tunnu käynnistyvän kunnolla.
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WindowsGamersGlobal
Prototype hätte viel mehr sein können. Das ambitionierte Projekt übermittelt das Gefühl von persönlicher Macht so gut wie kaum ein anderes Spiel je zuvor, scheitert aber an uninspirierten Missionsdesign und seiner schwachen Präsentation. Prototype fehlt in einigen Bereichen der Feinschliff, gerade die schwankende Spielbalance hätte nicht sein müssen. Und trotzdem macht es Spaß, über die Dächer von New York zu hüpfen und mit dem tollen Upgradesystem zu experimentieren.
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Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
In the end, Prototype has plenty of fun snuggled behind its not-so-pretty exterior - both in terms of the visuals and general consensus of it’s main character. The vast amount of powers on display is a bit daunting - and the game can feel overambitious at times - but there’s no denying the amount of fun that comes from combining them all together to wreck havoc on the helpless inhabitants of New York City. That joy can turn to frustration later on in the game when your powers lose some of their excitement from the relentless amount of obstacles thrown your way, but there’s enough variety in the missions beforehand to keep you interested till the very end. It’s just a shame there wasn’t a bigger focus on the direction of the game and the graphics engine, otherwise this could have been a real gem.
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PlayStation 3videogamer.com
Prototype looked like it was going to be a hell of a lot of fun each and every time we saw it over its extended development, and it is fun, just not all the time. The combat can grate at times, the stealth elements grow tiresome quite quickly, and from time to time the game just doesn't know when to give you a break – there's so much going on that it's hard to see a way past a mission that's been sending Mercer to an early grave over and over again. There's plenty to do, with the core story missions and plenty of optional side activities making Prototype a game that you won't clock in a few sessions, and the upgrades and abilities are plentiful, but it just doesn't quite come together well enough to create a really great game. Give Prototype a whirl, but there are better open-world action games out there.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Prototype is een teleurstelling. Een zwak verhaal, oninteressante stad en gebrek aan overzicht nekken het spel volledig.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Nach dem Probespielen mit den Vorschauversionen hatte ich deutlich mehr von Prototype erwartet. Doch abgesehen vom Hauptstrang und den öden Events gibt es hier nicht viel zu tun, mit 12 Stunden ist die Spielzeit zudem eher mager ausgefallen. Einen gewissen Charme kann man Prototype dennoch nicht absprechen. Es macht Spaß, mit den Fähigkeiten und Upgrades zu experimentieren und unaufhaltsam durch Manhattan zu toben. Die Story ist ebenfalls kurzweilig. Unterm Strich ist Prototype jedoch nicht mehr als eine kurze Metzelei, die sich oft auf Gewalteffekte verlässt und zu wenig Abwechslung und eine durchschnittliche Technik bietet. Da wäre mehr drin gewesen.
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Xbox 360AusGamers
All said, Prototype is still worth checking out for the sandbox element alone. If you're the kind of gamer who doesn't necessarily need clear goals or objectives and just enjoys a bit of a mindless destruction then you'll probably find some value here. There's no multiplayer component or other game modes though, so unless you're into the "collect the 200 tokens scattered around the map" thing, longevity beyond the storyline and side-challenges is limited. Our recommendation - a good candidate for a rental.
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PlayStation 31UP
Throughout Prototype, this theme keeps coming back up of appreciating all the things it does in one game, while wishing it did them individually a little better. On a theoretical level it achieves a significant design accomplishment in pulling everything together into a cohesive package. As the person holding the controller, though, it stumbles too often on its inability to turn its potential into a consistently fun game. The result leaves every "hell yeah!" it delivers costing a steep price in "oh hells" to get there.
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Xbox 360Immoral Gamers
Still, the best summary of Prototype came from a drunken Scottish friend of mine. Watching as I picked up an old woman and threw her into a car, then, in some unfathomable act of karmic retribution, picked up the car and threw it at the old woman’s corpse, he remarked “I can literally feel myself getting stupider as I watch this.” Playing Prototype, in spite of the constant action, leaves the brain a mush, and trying to recollect a play session leaves nothing more than vague, homogenized memories of explosions and blood and crowds of people running around aimlessly. The game is undeniably fun, but it’s fun in the same way that standing in a building and shooting the cops as they walk in through a door in GTA is fun. You realize that more and more cops will spawn, that eventually you will get bored or die. The morbid fascination of shooting that door over and over must contend with the dawning knowledge that you are getting older and a bit fatter.
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WindowsGameSpy
Prototype's combat and world traversal alone can provide more than a few hours of entertainment, I just can't get over how cheap a lot of the game feels. Whether it's the dated looks, its frustratingly difficult latter portion, or its awkward storytelling, Prototype often feels like a budget title that unfortunately doesn't have a budget price.
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Xbox 360Game Critics
Although Prototype sports several great ideas and a main character that wows, imagination, inspiration, and a strong guiding hand were lacking in every other aspect of the game. Delivering a slightly better-than-mediocre experience overall, it's truly unfortunate that the final product wasn't as realized and intriguing as the powers of the virus-fueled juggernaut that stars in it.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
Prototype's combat and world traversal alone can provide more than a few hours of entertainment, I just can't get over how cheap a lot of the game feels. Whether it's the dated looks, its frustratingly difficult latter portion, or its awkward storytelling, Prototype often feels like a budget title that unfortunately doesn't have a budget price.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy
Prototype's combat and world traversal alone can provide more than a few hours of entertainment, I just can't get over how cheap a lot of the game feels. Whether it's the dated looks, its frustratingly difficult latter portion, or its awkward storytelling, Prototype often feels like a budget title that unfortunately doesn't have a budget price.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
If by now you can't tell that my overall tone is very 'bleh', well, then...it is. That is simply the feeling Prototype left with me. Despite all of its time in development, Prototype feels hollow and uninspired. There are a number of great concepts here, such as the shapeshifting and being able to run vertically, but everything else falls apart when you realize how boring many of the missions are, how boring the world is, how boring the game looks, and...well, how boring the game is, overall. Leave this one alone. If you're done with inFamous and looking for something similar, Red Faction: Guerrilla should suit you better.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution
For all its pesky faults and shortcomings, Prototype is great during those few short moments when everything comes together. When the camera isn’t doing funky things during melee combat, when you sneak into a base disguised as a soldier, when you’re soaring from building to building for the pure joy of it, or when you’re hitchhiking on a passing helicopter just because you can, Prototype momentarily feels fresh and fun. If you’re willing to put up with its annoying design issues, drab appearance, and second-hand feel, you might find that, like a shirt with different-lengthed sleeves, Prototype holds up so long as no one looks too closely.
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution
For all its pesky faults and shortcomings, Prototype is great during those few short moments when everything comes together. When the camera isn’t doing funky things during melee combat, when you sneak into a base disguised as a soldier, when you’re soaring from building to building for the pure joy of it, or when you’re hitchhiking on a passing helicopter just because you can, Prototype momentarily feels fresh and fun. If you’re willing to put up with its annoying design issues, drab appearance, and second-hand feel, you might find that, like a shirt with different-lengthed sleeves, Prototype holds up so long as no one looks too closely.