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Prey (2006)

A science-fiction FPP shooter, known as the legendary „in-development” game from the 90s. Human Head Studios, a new developer, had taken over the project from the legendary 3D Realms.

Action | FPP | FPS | shooters

Prey (2006) Release Date


PC X360

Games similar to Prey (2006)

Doom 3

Quake 4



Prey for PC and X360 is a FPP action game, in which you assume the role of Tommy, an Indian, who, along with his girlfriend and granddad, gets kidnapped by aliens,. After waking onboard a massive ship, our protagonist decides to take matters into his own hands and destroy the invaders. While mowing down thousands of enemy soldiers, he discovers the further elements of a grim history which indicates that an alien race Trocara is responsible for creating life on Earth. The plot loosely alludes to Ringworld, a novel by Larry Niven.

The electronic entertainment industry first heard about Prey in 1995, when Apogee studios (later 3D Realms), having completed a shooter Rise of the Triad, had decided to prepare another product. The project was spearheaded by Tom Hall, one of the former employees of id Software, which at that time had been developing the first installment of Quake. Despite using a state-of-the-art 3D engine, and despite numerous approaches to the project, the programmers weren’t able to finalize even a basic version of the game. The development was finally abandoned in March 2000. After five years, on April 15, 2005, the development had been reactivated. Human Head Studio had taken over the new project.


Prey for PC and X360 includes fast-paced action, and unconventional atmosphere. The latter is emphasized by a gigantic spaceship, which in reality is an organic creation. The tissue has been molded with technology, making a unique impression, and introducing a great variety of the game world. Human Head Studio got creative with the design of the enemies, creating terrifying creatures, often being hybrids of few different species.

Although the gameplay in Prey is mainly single player, the game also sports a multi-player mode. Doom 3 graphic engine is responsible for stunning visuals, offering all the richness of modern effects.

Last updated on 10 December 2007

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet  

Media type: 1 DVD / 3 CD

User score: 8.3 / 10 based on 1893 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 8.6 / 10 based on 66 votes.

PEGI rating Prey (2006)

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Prey (2006) System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium 4 2.5 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card 128MB (GeForce 5800 or better)
  • 2.2 GB HDD
  • Windows 2000/XP
Microsoft Xbox 360

Xbox 360

  • Uses:
  • Xbox Live
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