Five Awesome Games from PAX Prime 2011

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Prey 2

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In the last game that developers Human Head put out with Prey in the title, players were the hunted entity. Prey 2 switches things up by making players the ones in pursuit. This new game lets you play as Killian Samuels, a police officer abducted by the aliens from Prey 1. That abduction dumps Samuels on a planet called Exodus. Killian’s managed to become a bounty hunter on Exodus, but he’s got amnesia at the beginning of the game. That means having to relearn what exactly he’s been doing on Exodus, as well as relearning how to use all his clever cosmic weapons.

Those weapons are where Prey 2 shows a lot of promise. Killian’s stash will grow to include cool stuff like a DNA tracker that has the ability to pick up on the movement of targets who have slipped away, or anti-gravity grenades that explode into gravity wells that pull anyone inside into the air. Being the only human on a planet full of extraterrestrial ne’er-do-wells means that you’ll have a lot of hunting to do when Prey 2 comes out in 2012.

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