Prey is finally back today, as Arkane Studios’ reimagining of the cult classic first-person shooter has officially launched. We can now all “awaken aboard the Talos I space station” and fight for survival, not only because we are humanity’s last hope, but simply because we’re not sure if we left the stove on back home.
In Prey, the Talos I space station is under siege by an alien threat known as the Typhon. They are slowly working to eliminate anyone that survived their initial onslaught. You know that, should they reach Earth, humanity is doomed and, as such, you must stop them while they are still contained in Talos I.
I’m finding myself fairly torn in regards to the game. On one hand, the game has completely abandoned the gory, horrific, and gravity-defying story with a touch of Native American culture that its predecessor had and that concerns me a bit. On the other hand, I am a huge fan of the Dishonored series, with Dishonored 2 currently in my favorite games of all time, and I trust that Arkane Studios has done well with the reimagining. Perhaps it is better to simply imagine that Prey is the debut title in a completely new series than to try and see it as a successor to Human Head Studios’ 2006 title.