• Prototype
74
Based on 27 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    9

Pros:

  • Spectacular, bloody combat with plenty of room for replay.
  • Beautifully animated parkour moves.
  • Amazing action gameplay.

Cons:

  • Uninspired missions and postgame challenges.
  • The story is literally scattered all over the place.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gameplay Monthly on 67

I have to say that it’s very good, but certain bowel-clenchingly annoying mechanics and controls drop the score a little. Let’s divvy this up into a few sections. -MOVEMENTMovement is by far the strongest part of the game. While your main...

By Neoseeker on

Theres been a lot of talk about Prototype in the short time the games been out. The gaming community just cant seem to agree on whether this should be marked as successful or a complete bust. It certainly looked promising during our tour of the...

By Yet Another Review Site on 60

DaveI will confess, I found myself looking forward to Prototype, based on the mass media hype that we all were subjected to in the build up to the games launch. Here we had a great looking, open world game, revolving around shady experiments,...

By Maximum PC on 80

An open-world brawler with lots of guts Not many games let you turn your arm into a long steel blade and cut people in half—top half going this-a-way, bottom half going that-a-way. Even fewer let you turn your hands into giant claws to cut off...

By TechTree on 80

Prototype is a fine example of a new-age action game, high on quantity but low on quality. Dont get me wrong, its a fun game and very rewarding but it gets old very quickly, which is the biggest issue with the game. But lets not get into the cons...

By NowGamer on 60

Prototype is a fun sandbox game in small doses, but it’s ultimately far too limited to keep you hooked long term. 6.0/10Print this pageUser reviews (0)Share this pageNoticed something wrong? Report...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Playing Radical Entertainments new action title Prototype will give you a hint of what immortality must feel like. You control Alex Mercer, a man who is transformed into a creature that is in command of his genetic makeup. He is able to survive...

By Tom's Hardware on

What has our Prototype performance analysis taught us? First and foremost, we learned that this title values CPU speed and architecture over graphics prowess. Based on our testing, a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Quad performed less than half as fast as a Core i7 at...

By New Game Network on 81

In Prototype you play as Alex Mercer, a man who has been infected by a virus strain giving him a series of unbelievable powers and abilities. As you progress through downtown New York you set out to uncover who did this to you. The game doesn’t...

By GameSpy on 60

Lots of games are violent, but Prototype is ultra-violent, filled with bloody carnage that leaves no one safe. I was a little upset at first that I couldnt even try to be good, but I felt pretty liberated once I simply accepted that I was going to...

By HEXUS.net on 80

Prototype provides some unadulterated fun, utter destruction and a massive range of superpowers to enjoy. There’s plenty of room for improvement, we hope to see that in second installment of Prototype, but there’s also plenty to enjoy from...

By BrightHub on 80

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By Destructoid on 75

Radical Entertainment's Prototype has been a long time coming. The promise of shape-shifting slaughter in an open world was met with an equal mix of excitement and trepidation from gamers, but the game is finally out and judgement can be cast. A...

By OCModShop on 80

To conclude, I think that the game could have used some obvious improvements. The graphics were a little too far behind on the times. Animation and A.I. Could have definitely been bumped up a few notches on the people of the city. Along with...

By GameSpot on 85

This open-world action game set in Manhattan is proof that even viral outbreaks can be incredibly fun if theyre done right....

By cnet on 85

Manhattan Island has suffered all manner of fates in movies over the years. It was attacked by monsters in and , hit by tsunamis in and , and targeted by aliens in and . But though comes close, the New York borough has never before been subjected...

By Tech Olive on 60

By no means was I expecting or anticipating the release of Prototype, I just hadn’t paid much attention to the pre-release. Many gamers were very excited for its upcoming release but it had never quite demanded my attention. I didn’t really...

By Games Radar on 90

If you’ve ever played 2005’s The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (or the lukewarm 2008 follow-up from Sega), then you know that its “hero” aspect is largely inconsequential. Who cares about saving puny humans when you can...

By ZTGamerDomain.com on 90

No one loses, when you can elbow a tank from 400 feet up!When I was young I climbed to the top of a great mountain, I was told that if I could answer the question of the old man who lived at the top, he would explain to me the meaning life. After...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 95

Prototype for the PC is a fantastic game from Radical Entertainment and Activision that is really a different kind of open world action game. Alex Mercer is caught in a battle to save not only himself but all of humanity from their own mistakes.Alex...