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Prey (2017) is currently free on the Epic Games Store

I'm not sure if posts like these are allowed on Tildes and I usually don't do those but Prey is one of my favorite AAA games of the past decade so I couldn't resist posting. It's crazy they're giving this out for free!

Basically, this is System Shock 3 in anything but name. It has all the FPS/RPG elements, the space horror and enough new ideas (which I try and not spoil but any trailer/review should give you a taste) to make it more than just a nostalgia trip. I can really, really recommend it to people who are looking for a big game with lots of ways to play and intense emergent gameplay. Newer games in a similar style include Bioshock and Dishonored, so if that's something you like definitely check it out!

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  1. [3]
    stu2b50
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    It also comes with the Mooncrash DLC, so even if you already own Prey but not the DLC it could be worth to just grab it again anyway. $0 is a hard to beat price after all.

    It also comes with the Mooncrash DLC, so even if you already own Prey but not the DLC it could be worth to just grab it again anyway. $0 is a hard to beat price after all.

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    1. nothis
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      Wow, didn't even realize that, thanks for pointing it out!

      Wow, didn't even realize that, thanks for pointing it out!

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    2. vegai
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      It's not entirely free though; you'll have to install the Epic Games Store software. But more seriously, I think I'll give the DLC a try.

      It's not entirely free though; you'll have to install the Epic Games Store software. But more seriously, I think I'll give the DLC a try.

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  2. bub
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    This was such a great game. Hopefully this will convince more people to try it out. I'm still salty that it was so criminally underrated, thanks to an extremely unprofessional IGN review. The...

    This was such a great game. Hopefully this will convince more people to try it out.

    I'm still salty that it was so criminally underrated, thanks to an extremely unprofessional IGN review. The reviewer stopped playing after running into a single pre-release bug, which was already fixed by the time the game released. They just gave it a 4/10 like they were in a rush to get out of the office so they could get home and take their stupid pills on time or something.

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    Bullmaestro
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    I'm still salty that Bethesda just slapped the name of a short-lived 3DRealms shooter onto a System Shock clone and called it a day. Especially since the only ways to get a PC copy of Prey 2006...

    I'm still salty that Bethesda just slapped the name of a short-lived 3DRealms shooter onto a System Shock clone and called it a day.

    Especially since the only ways to get a PC copy of Prey 2006 are by buying a physical CD which will get in increasingly short supply, resorting to piracy, or by purchasing a potentially stolen/fenced key from G2A.

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    1. nothis
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      I was pretty mad as well but after hearing some background reasoning I’m not sure if I can really blame anyone involved. They wanted to do a “proper” sequel, but the team working on that couldn’t...

      I was pretty mad as well but after hearing some background reasoning I’m not sure if I can really blame anyone involved.

      They wanted to do a “proper” sequel, but the team working on that couldn’t finish it. As a publisher I understand that you don’t want to let a cool sounding 4-letter word IP go to waste and they probably had to use it in order to keep the copyright. Meanwhile Ariane really wanted to do system shock and off using the name “Prey” was the only hurdle to get it green lit, they took that chance.

      Ultimately the only one you can “blame” is Human Head for not finishing Prey 2 and well, making video games is hard!

      2 votes
    2. the_funky_buddha
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      Me too, the original was a good game. I heard rumors at the time of a sequel and was hoping Bethesda may be doing it so it all made me feel mislead. I hate it when companies re-use game/movie titles

      Me too, the original was a good game. I heard rumors at the time of a sequel and was hoping Bethesda may be doing it so it all made me feel mislead. I hate it when companies re-use game/movie titles