Prey (PC)



Game plot:

The story focuses on  Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic and former U.S. Army soldier living on a Native American reservation in Oklahoma. At the beginning of the game, Tommy is in a bar owned by his girlfriend, Jen. After an unfortunate bar fight, the bar is lifted up by a gravitational force, as various items are sucked from their stationary positions into a green light above. Tommy, Jen, and Tommy's grandfather, Enisi, are transported into a shuttle craft to be transported back to the massive alien starship called the Sphere. After docking, all three, along with countless other captives, are dragged through the upper levels of the Sphere and Tommy is freed in an explosion set off by a stranger who, despite being cybernetic like most of the Sphere's denizens, appears to be working against it rather than for it.

Tommy, who is armed only with a wrench he happened to be carrying when he was abducted, witnesses Enisi's death in a brutal alien device, and, while trying to find Jen, he falls from a walkway and has a near-death experience where he meets with his grandfather's spirit who bestows him with spiritual powers. After returning to the world of the living, Tommy gains the ability to spirit-walk, allowing him to separate from his body to pass through forcefields and operate consoles normally out of reach, as well as the aid of his spirit guide, a ghostly hawk named Talon. Despite being entrusted by his ancestor's spirits with the mission to protect all of mankind from the sphere's invasion, Tommy can't stop worrying about Jen, and he only cares about how to find and rescue her. As the game's tagline says, "Earth's savior doesn't want the job."

My take:

Overall this was a great game to play. It held my interest all the way through till the ending. The graphics were beautiful, since it was running off the quake 3 engine. The storyline was good also. I really enjoyed the "real" music that they used in the game. Plus the effects of rotating gravity was awesome also. Can't really say anything bad about it, it was a great game until the end. The weapons were also very nicely done. Great game to play if you haven't tried it out yet.