Prey is a first-person shooter survival horror video game developed by Human Head Studios, under contract for 3D Realms, and published by 2K Games, while the Xbox 360 version was ported by Venom Games. The game was initially released in North America and Europe on July 11, 2006. Prey uses a heavily modified version of id Tech 4 to use portals and variable gravity to create the environments the player explores.
The game's story is focused on Cherokee Domasi "Tommy" Tawodi as he, his girlfriend, and grandfather are abducted aboard an alien spaceship known as The Sphere as it consumes material, both inanimate and living, from Earth in order to sustain itself. Tommy's Cherokee heritage allows him to let his spirit roam freely at times and come back to life after dying, which gives Tommy an edge in his battle against the Sphere.
Prey had been in development in one form or another since 1995, and has had several major revisions. While the general approach to gameplay, including the use of portals, remained in the game, the story and setting changed several times. The game received generally positive reviews and was a commercial success, selling more than one million copies in the first two months of its release and leading to the abortive development of a sequel.
Since then, the rights to Prey passed on to Bethesda Softworks, an American video game company known for their Elder Scrolls series. They released a reboot of the game in 2017. Arkane Studios, developers of the Dishonored video game franchise, and subsidiary of Bethesda, developed the reboot.
Prey is a survival horror first-person shooter with the player in control of the protagonist Tommy as he explores the gigantic extraterrestrial craft Sphere and fights its inhabitants aboard. During the game, the player will collect a number of alien weapons, some comparable to typical first-person shooter archetypes, others more alien in behavior.
Screenshots from the game Prey
System requirements Prey for Mac Os:
- Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
- CPU Processor: PowerPC G5 or Intel chipset
- CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz
- Memory: 512 MB or higher
- Hard Disk Space: 2.5 GB free disk space
- Video Card (ATI): Radeon 9600
- Video Card (NVidia): GeForce 6600
- Video Memory (VRam): 64 MB