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PC Game Guide

Prey – Everything you need to know

  • First Person Shooter with RPG elements
  • Play as male or female called Morgan Yu
  • Takes place on Talos 1 Space Station
  • Hunted by aliens
  • Must discover who you are why you're there
  • Crafting of weaponry and kit
  • Releasing 5 May 2017
Prey – Everything you need to know

Prey is a first-person shooter with RPG elements being developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is a reimagining of the first Prey released back in 2006. It is not a sequel or a remake and has no ties with the original or the cancelled sequel, Prey 2.  It’s said to have more of a psychological thriller than straight out horror atmosphere.

Backstory

Even though there is no tie-in with the original Prey the premise is the same to a degree. You are again being hunted by alien beings, however, you begin this game waking not knowing who you are, why you are where you are or what’s happened to you.

prey bloodshot eye

Rough night

You play as Morgan Yu living on the Talos 1 space station in 2032 which orbits the moon . Mysterious experiments are being carried out by Transtar to harness alien powers to improve humanity but things have gone awry.  From video and text interviews with Arkane Studios it looks like Morgan is one of the recipients of such powers, willingly or unwillingly is not yet clear.

In a groundhog day type series of scenes, in one video, Morgan examines himself in the bathroom mirror but as the scene repeats itself he has mysteriously developed a bloodshot eye. We know the alien powers are administered through a Physchoscope via the eyeball so this is likely the cause of that bloody eye. He clearly doesn’t remember how it became bloodshot.

To Morgan these repeated scenes are a recurring nightmare that leave him confused and convinced there is someone or something watching him and overseeing everything and everyone.  But what he does know is that the horror unfolding on Talos 1 needs to be contained for the sake of all humankind.

Gameplay

prey female morgan

Female Morgan

Players can select the gender of Morgan but not much else it seems at this time. Morgan finds himself aboard the Talos 1 space station overrun by an alien race known as Typhon who are hunting him down. He has to use his wits and whatever is at his disposal to defeat the aliens whilst at the same time solving the mystery of who he is.. Although Prey is not openworld there is a lot of freedom of choice in how you go about solving the challenges you will face.

prey outside space station

Gravity

There is a huge element of exploration and the decisions you make will ultimately determine how the game plays out.

Weapons can be found as well as gadgets in the science area that weren’t necessarily meant for combat but that Morgan can utilise. He can also acquire alien powers from the aliens themselves which he can use against them.

It’s not just straight out combat, there are situations where you want to be more stealthy and find other ways to problem solve and get through areas of the station.  You will also be able to go outside of the space station in a space suit, experiencing zero gravity, in order to find shortcuts to other areas.

Combat

prey mimic skill

Coffee to go

You will be fighting the Typhon aliens which are made up of various sub-species, one of which are the Mimics. There are other sub-species not yet revealed.

Fighting the Typhon will be partially done with conventional weaponry found in the security department but also by way of gadgets that you can use in new and interesting ways.  The alien powers you acquire will allow you to, for instance, mimic inanimate objects, basically anything that isn’t bolted down, which can give you an advantage. For example, one scene in some gameplay video showed Morgan change into a coffee cup so he could roll through a small gap in the counter of a security booth.  As there are stealth elements to this game this could be a skill that lends itself well to those situations.

prey gloo cannon

A sticky end

This is however a double-edged sword as it means the aliens with this ability, the Mimics, can also change, so they could be hiding as a chair or a gun in a room you walk into. You could go to loot a gun laying on the ground only to discover it’s actually a Mimic that then attacks you.

A couple of weapons and gadgets seen in videos so far were the Gloo Cannon which shoots large globs of glue-like substance that cover enemies turning them into frozen statues.  An ability also demonstrated was Superthermal which set down a heat area of affect with eviserated the glued aliens.

Crafting

There are Fabricators which are like super advanced 3D printers on which you can create new weaponry from recipes and resources you have found. There are also special grenades, similar to anti-matter grenades, which reduce objects down to their base material which you can then use to craft these recipes.

Prey Beta Testing and Release

There is no word on beta tesing but the release date is currently set to spring 2017, nothing more specific than that.

Prey Videos

Only Yu can Save the World

35 Minutes of Gamplay

Typhons

Mimic Madness – 23 February2017

Gameplay Trailer 2 – 25 January 2017

Eight Minutes of Gameplay – 2 December 2016

Game Awards 2016 Trailer

History of Transtar and Talos 1

Trailer Featuring Female Morgan Yu

Talos I & the Neo-Deco Future

Gamescom Gameplay Teaser – 19 August 2016

Official Gameplya Trailer – 4 August

Secrets from the Announce Trailer – 3 August

What is Prey – 27 July 2016

World Premiere – 14 June

E3 2016 Reveal Trailer – 12 June

Screenshots

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System Requirements

None Available

Read about this game

  • Which Morgan are Yu? New Prey video with the dev team
  • Prey trailer introduces the illusive Typhons
  • Prey video shows you can play as a Mimic bog roll or pizza box
  • Prey release date announced – New trailer released
  • Prey gets 8 minutes of new gameplay footage
  • New Prey trailer shows some extra footage
  • Prey video shares the history of TranStar and Talos 1
  • Female version of Prey trailer with Morgan Yu released
  • Prey video explains the neo-deco future of Talos 1
  • Turn into a mug in the new Prey Gamescom gameplay video
  • QuakeCon brings a new Prey gameplay trailer
  • Prey announcement trailer secrets explained
  • Arkane explains what Prey is about in new video
  • Bethesda E3 2016 conference – Everything we learned
  • Prey series rebooted by Arkane, now a psychological first-person thriller
  • Have I missed anything? Please let me know in the comments below. This page is updated when new information is released.

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    • Jack Pott

      Is it just me or does this look a bit ‘samey’?

      • Brian

        heh, but isn’t everything these days?

      • waswat

        I dunno but i definitely haven’t seen enemies like in picture 6 before.

    • Maldy

      I haven’t played the first part, but this looks a bit like Half-life. Did the first part of the game fell like HL as well?