13 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
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!
Andrew ReinerSep 22, 2009
From its old school design to its gameplay struggles, Prototype resembles a superhero who leapt off a building only to realize he doesn't possess the power to fly. I hate to say it, but picture a frustrating Spider-Man game, and you have a good idea of what this experience has to offer.
Brad ShoemakerJun 10, 2009
Prototype is really all about player empowerment, ramping up the number and intensity of larger-than-life superhero abilities consistently as you go. If you've ever harbored fantasies about soaring over skyscrapers and going on destructive urban rampages involving wantonly thrown automobiles--and who among us hasn't, really--odds are you'll find a lot to like about this game.
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.
Tom OrryJun 15, 2009
Prototype looked like it was going to be a hell of a lot of fun each and every time we saw it over its extended development, and it is fun, just not all the time. The combat can grate at times, the stealth elements grow tiresome quite quickly, and from time to time the game just doesn't know when to give you a break – there's so much going on that it's hard to see a way past a mission that's been sending Mercer to an early grave over and over again.
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.
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.
Steven WilliamsonJun 18, 2009
Prototype is so much better than its "rough around the edges" look. In fact, in some ways it works perfectly with Alex Mercer's rugged antihero abilities. Prototype isn’t the complete sandbox package, but it does offer dozens upon dozens of hours of unscripted and explosive fun. Becoming an awesome one-man killing machine doesn't get much more satisfying than this.
Jaime San SimónJul 01, 2009
Prototype puede decepcionar a quien busque un título más serio como pueda ser el propio InFamous -y si no he hablado de él es porque me parece que juegan no en ligas, sino en deportes diferentes. Es un título claramente enfocado a explotar nuestra vena más salvaje, y en eso es casi insuperable. Espectacular de principio a fin, ni siquiera el pésimo argumento ni los pequeños defectos gráficos consiguen evitar que disfrutemos de una experiencia que consigue llevarnos a una total evasión y, en último término, al nirvana de la violencia sin sentido.
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.
Vítor AlexandreJun 24, 2009
Pela aventura principal são quase dez horas de jogo garantidas, sendo acrescentado mais tempo à custa dos objectivos opcionais. Bastante meritório, Prototype tem ainda a mais valia de um sistema de combate aliciante pelas diferentes habilidades e formas que podem ser assumidas pelo protagonista. Sem grande riqueza gráfica, pega valor pela boa animação, intocável (salvo umas quedas esporádicas da frame-rate) mesmo quando as personagens ao redor podem ser contadas às dezenas com todo o festim de explosões provocado pelos lança rockets e helicópteros.
Theo WeberJun 15, 2009
In totaal heeft PROTOTYPE een kleine 20 uur speeltijd die nog wat verlengd kan worden als de speler hier en daar een beetje aanrommelt tussen de missies door. Dit gaat uiteindelijk gebeuren, omdat de verhaallijn niet erg verrassend is en de missies uiteindelijk niet heel veel variatie bieden. Het betere hak- en snijwerk is in de game volop aanwezig met de bijbehorende liters bloed. Grafisch is de game geen hoogtepunt, maar het geluid is wel weer erg goed. Al met al is het avontuur van Alex Mercer een redelijke game geworden, maar het heeft de verwachtingen van de gamer niet helemaal waar gemaakt.