PC - Windows

Prototype

8 critics
8.24
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Score Distribution

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Erik BrudvigJun 09, 2009
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.
Jonathan MarxJun 09, 2009
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!
Mikel ReparazJun 10, 2009
There’s one caveat: the more powerful you become, the more likely you are to notice one of Prototype’s central flaws: the controls are great for blasting around like a high-speed madman, but they can be a tantrum-inducing bastard when you need them to be precise. If you’re trying to scale narrow surfaces (like the pinnacle of the Empire State Building, for example), you’ll need to take it extremely slow if you don’t want to leap out into space – and even then, Alex might inexplicably hurl himself off the building with no input from you.
Justin CalvertJun 15, 2009
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.
Dakota GrabowskiJun 17, 2009
Without these two hiccups, which both are easy to look past, Prototype is a brilliantly entertaining title. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea due to the high levels of gore, the combat should please action fans for the rest of the summer. Everyone should give Prototype a chance since it’s definitely the popcorn action title of the summer that contains mindless fun and challenging action.
VGChartz StaffJul 12, 2009
I have to say the sheer epic feeling you get from the game makes it worth trying but it has a number of flaws, almost entirely involving a lack of polish. Extra work could have easily brought the game up from mediocrity and onto the doorstep of true greatness. Having fallen well short of that though, I would say anyone who finds the idea of being a superhero an appealing concept will probably be happy with a purchase, but for those who are just looking to pass the time with an interesting action game you may want to stick to the rental on this one.
Álvaro CastellanoJun 12, 2009
Prototype es la historia de un muy buen videojuego al que le ha faltado un plus de trabajo para convertirse en algo especial. No hay motivos para desaconsejar su compra, es un grandísimo espectáculo de acción, pero quizá deje un ligero regusto a gran proyecto que pudo ser inolvidable de haber contado con algo más de inspiración en su desarrollo.
LoganJun 11, 2009
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.