developer: Illfonic Games
publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Predator: Hunting Grounds is an asymmetric online action game. As the title might suggest, the game is based on the popular movie license. The project was developed by IllFonic studio, also known for creating such games as Nexuiz, Dead Alliance, and Friday the 13th: The Game.
The asymmetry of the game is based on the fact that there are two completely different factios to side with, differing in both abilities and numbers. In Predator: Hunting Grounds a group of players takes on the role of human commandos, while one player gets to control a predator - a warrior from the Yautja race, who hunts for the commandos.
Predator is equipped with all the gadgets known from the big screen, including active camouflage, wrist blades, Naginata spear, and the arm cannon. It is also stronger, faster, and more durable than the soldiers. Despite these features, it has to rely on stealth tactics, because it has problems with coping with multiple enemies attacking simultaneously.
People are slower and weaker, so in order to have a chance to survive, they need to work closely together. Commandos are given access to a large arsenal of standard military weapons, such as rifles, machine guns, and sniper rifles.
Predator: Hunting Grounds offers multiplayer mode only. The authors did not include a single player mode in their game.
Predator: Hunting Grounds has pleasant to one's eye three-dimensional visuals that effectively recreate the atmosphere of the first movie in the Predator series.