Parents' Guide to


By Bobbi Dempsey, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Gory shooter gets blood pumping – for adults.

Game Xbox 360 2006
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

A bridge from old to new shooters.

VERY gory. A child is brutally and bloodily impaled on a spike onscreen after his sister is exploded into bloody chunks. Another is seen crawling into a vent only to have gory chunks spewed ojt the other side. A man is gruesomely processed by machines that impale and liquefy him. Enimeies spew and splatter blood and gib into gore. Regular f bombs. Bare breasted villianess. Quite varied if not deep gameplay with many unique and satifying weapons/battles and haunting/trippy environments. Some coold puzzles and good pacing with different gameplay scenarios. Story is pretty silly. The spirit revival makes game too easy.
age 11+


An awesome game that i recommend for a mature 11 year old.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Prey contains a multi-player mode either online or using Xbox Live. It contains all the guns from the story mode, but the story boils down to a race for the rocket launcher. Players should know that there is no offline multi-player with this game, which is disappointing.

All in all, Prey is an exciting shooter with some fun puzzles. The game is relatively short and quite easy for the avid gamer. Tommy's journey to appreciate his Cherokee heritage -- and his ability to use the special powers he receives -- are a creative addition, but, overall, the story isn't groundbreaking. It is, of course, left open-ended for a possible sequel.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Take Two
  • Release date: August 26, 2006
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: M for violence, nudity, language
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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