Prototype 2 Review
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Prototype 2 Box Art
System: PC, PS3*, Xbox 360
Dev: Radical Entertainment
Pub: Activision
Release: April 24, 2012
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language

When completed, each set of side quests, black boxes, lairs, and field ops will unlock a unique upgrade to a certain skill-set. Defensive includes health or defense perks, Locomotion improves your ability to move and evade, and so on. Between Blackwatch's helicopters, tanks, and seemingly endless supplies of soldiers and Mercer's mutants, a lot stands in your way. The side quests are optional, but to survive it's in your best interest to do as much as you can so you can be as powerful as possible when it's finally you against Mercer.

Prototype 2 Screenshot

Once you beat the game you can go at it again on a harder difficulty or to find any collectibles you might have missed your first time around, or you can beat the plethora of Radnet missions that are scattered about the game world. These missions differ from the story-based ones because they're more about testing your skills in various challenges that can have you dive-bombing groups of soldiers, racing across rooftops like in the cargo missions, and much more. Completing the Radnet missions will reward you with bonus content like developer diaries and character skins. The main story took me over fifteen hours to finish, but I'll freely admit that some of that time was spent wreaking havoc just because I could.

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There is a lot to love about this game, so long as what you love includes hacking through anything and everything that's unfortunate enough to get in your way and looking like a total badass as you leap tall buildings in a single bound or nonchalantly toss a helicopter into a tank. This is chaotic, visceral fun at its best that will easily please action fans the gorehounds alike. Prototype 2 is a brutal blockbuster that improves over the original in every way. If you're looking to get your destructive fix, look no further.

By
Adam Dodd
Contributing Writer
@BabyColada
Date: April 24, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.1
Graphics
This isn't the best looking game out there, but the graphics have seen a tremendous improvement since the original game.
4.3
Control
It isn't perfect as Heller doesn't always respond as quickly as he should, but causing chaos has never been so visceral and so much fun.
4.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The voice work is solid, and never has slicing through dozens of unsuspecting soldiers sounded so good.
4.6
Play Value
There's a meaty campaign with a great selection of minigames and side quests to break up the pace.
4.3
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Jump into the capable shoes of James Heller, a man on a mission to avenge his slain family.
  • Choose your path: hack into the Blacknet and select the missions you want to do.
  • Use your upgraded arsenal of abilities, like the deadly tendrils, to cause all sorts of bloody bedlam in NYC.

  • Videos / Game Trailers
    Prototype 2 - Radnet Official Trailer - click to enlarge
    Radnet Official Trailer
    Prototype 2 - Hunt, Kill, Become - click to enlarge
    Hunt, Kill, Become
    Prototype 2 - New York Zero - click to enlarge
    New York Zero
    Prototype 2 - The Art of Combat - click to enlarge
    The Art of Combat
    Prototype 2 - GC 2011: Timeline - click to enlarge
    GC 2011: Timeline

    Screenshots / Images
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