Become the ultimate shape-shifting weapon!
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Mixed (141 reviews) - 59% of the 141 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (4,049 reviews) - 67% of the 4,049 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 26 Jul, 2012

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About This Game

Welcome to New York Zero.

The sequel to Radical Entertainment’s best-selling open-world action game of 2009, Prototype® 2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original Prototype and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. You are Sgt James Heller, husband to a deceased wife and child and a soldier left simply to die.

As the game’s all-new infected protagonist, players will experience Sgt James Heller cutting a bloody swathe through the wastelands of post-viral New York Zero. Equipped with unparalleled new shapeshifting powers,players will gradually build a vast genetic arsenal of deadly new biological weapons and abilities as they hunt, kill and consume their way toward the ultimate goal – to kill…Alex…Mercer!

Are you ready to murder your maker?

Key Features:

  • The Power of Tendrils: Prepare to unleash the ultimate form of shape-shifting devastation. Sgt James Heller’s incredible new Tendril power lets you lift and tear apart cars and military vehicles, ensnare powerful infected beasts and even rip large groups of enemies to shreds. Get ready to unleash hell!
  • Customize Your Killer: Prototype 2 delivers the raw power of character customization back into your hands, allowing players to creatively mix-n-match a devastating range of new Mutation perks into their ultimate Prototype. Faster and bigger locomotion abilities, sharper claws or even enhanced disguise abilities – the choice is yours!
  • Hunt – Kill – Become: Imagine having the power to track down any enemy by unleashing a powerful sonar-pulse from your body! Sgt James Heller brings an all-new dimension to the Prototype experience by letting you Hunt, Kill and Become anyone standing in your way. Disguise yourself as a soldier, scientist or anyone at all whilst absorbing their memories and acquiring new abilities. It doesn’t get any better than this!
  • Bring Down the Devil: Gamers will experience the epic story of Sgt James Heller attempting to take down the devil himself… Alex Mercer. Unraveled against the explosive backdrop of New York Zero and it’s vicious factions warring for control over the infection, Prototype 2 sets the stage for the ultimate showdown “event” videogame of 2012.
  • Size Does Matter: Utilizing the unparalleled technology of Radical’s proprietary ‘Titanium 2.0’ engine, Prototype 2 will redefine gamer’s expectations of over-the-top open world action. Witness building-sized Infected behemoths bullrushing entire city streets, whilst gliding and parkouring across swarms of highly trained Blackwatch soldiers. Prototype 2 = Bigger, Badder, Better!
  • New York Zero: An All New Open-World Hunting Ground! The New York that humanity has come to know and love over the years no longer exists…it is now New York Zero, or more simply, NYZ.
PROTOTYPE 2’s NYZ open-world sandbox is broken up into three completely distinct zones. From the heavily militarized “Green Zone”, to the overcrowded refugee shanty town camps of the quarantined “Yellow Zone”, all the way to the war-ravaged nightmare known as the “Red Zone” – this is a city unlike anything gamer’s have experienced before. The home of Alex Mercer, the Red Zone portrays a nightmarish vision where the Blacklight virus has completely overrun the city’s shattered skyscrapers and population, with infection and the risk of death at every corner.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz, AMD Phenom X3 8750
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512 MB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 4850 with 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0C or later
    • Sound: Any DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card
    • Supported Input Devices: Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox 360® Controller
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.7 GHz or better, AMD Phenom II X4 3 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) or better, ATI Radeon HD 5850 (1GB) or better
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Ingenium
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 30 July
Very similar to the first Prototype, story is the same, so giving a positive recommendation based on that. However, the game play is the same, all mission, the same, repetitive after a while to boot. Excellent visuals within the in game movies.

Made it about 50% of the way in and deleted, due to this grind.

Also, play on Hard as the normal mode is a cake walk.
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elfo_jka
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 29 July
Stay away from this garbage.

The game is good, if you can get it to run on your machine.

In my old pc this would run with serious memory leak issues, making me restart the game every half an hour in order to keep playing, but since I upgraded my pc this simply does not run at all.

The developer abandoned any chance of support at all, so we are all stuck with a game that simply does not work.

To make matters worse, Steam won't refund me the money I spent on this trash because I played 7h in it.

Steam should not be selling broken games to begin with.

Am I to blame for the game not working after 7h of play?
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Rainman
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: 28 July
In addition the usual AMD problems (that I managed to find a fix for) I came across a bug that stopped me in my tracks, early on.

A main mission "Operation Flytrap" or something, had a major bug that prevented completion and thus stopped the storyline right there.
Found a series of different fixes for it, but screw it. When I buy a game I want to play it, not fix it. So didn't try any of them.

If you gotta have it buy it only when it's on sale, if you don't mind tinkering with it to get it working.
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FOUR SASSY SOCCER MOMS
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 28 July
Will not run on system, system runs the crysis series fine, most modern titles fine, skyrim with EBN's fine but this title it just will not run. Poorly written code and no fixes, wouldn't reccomend if you own amd hardware because from what i've read the game doesn't like it.
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Obama The Original KFC Stealer
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 26 July
This game broke after I upgraded to Windows 10.
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[MwG] fyzzo
( 44.7 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 July
It's sad that this game has a bad reputation, partly for the screwed up AMD Card support.

Under that perspective I can recommend the game under some conditions:

- You know it runs on your system.

- you like feeling like a badass

- You are searching for a 20-40 hour single player experience

I loved the game. The gameplay has improved from the first one and just feels way more fleshed out in many ways, but the story seems more standard than anything. Nothing really you wouldn't expect.

I was compelled to play the game on hard and get all the achievements, because it was overall well designed and it didn't take long. I'm thankful for this complete experience with closure. On a more funny side: this game ruined my Assassin's Creed experience, because Prototype is way faster with more action and you just run up buildings instead of climbing it.
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Mefistotelis
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 July
Stucks on loading screen after each cutscene.
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isaacwarf
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 July
Tried on 3 systems. The RAM seemed to be the biggest factor in performance. 8 gigabytes or less? Don't buy. (Tested on a laptop with Core i7/GTX770m/12 gb RAM, on desktop with 2nd gen Core i5/Radeon HD 7850 1gb/16gb RAM and this one performed the best, and on desktop with 3rd generation core i5/radeon hd 7850 1gb/8 gb RAM. all systems with windows 10).
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Draco Borne
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: 23 July
Pros:
It's a prototype game I guess.
I mean the pieces are there and you can't not have fun killing people.

Cons:
Nobody cares about this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ MC
I want to play as the guy I came to love in the first Prototype.
Movement is terrible and not smooth at all.
Seriously who even likes Hellen Keller? Or whatever his name is.
Saints Row 4 did it better than the game it completely ripped off.
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mass spectre
( 32.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 21 July
I found it a lot of fun. Running up buildings. Driving tanks around mowing down pedestrians. Blowing up stuff. I got it on sale, haven't finished the story line but still enjoying it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.3 hrs on record
Posted: 12 July
Gameplay, as expected, 10/10, totally satisfied about it, bought the game only because of that.

The rest is... ugh.
Story: Too dull and straight forward, really predictable, just like "go there and blow everything up"
Memories: Unlike on the first one you can't figure out much about backstory only with them, they just focus on information over objectives and plans that you are meant to frustrate.
Alex Mercer: While what he wants to do certainly sounds like something Alex could possibly do how he executes his plans, how he talks, how his allies are and his cleverness, are all inconsistent to the legendary Alex Mercer from Prototype 1, he was just turned into a cliche villain that actually doesn't have much participation as one would expect.
I repeat, bought this game for the gameplay, because, apart from graphics, it's the only thing better than it was in the first title.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: 19 July
Fun? Yes. Worth 40$ No. Wait until it's on sale.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
70.0 hrs on record
Posted: 15 July
As other users have pointed out, IF YOU HAVE AN AMD CARD, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GAME! I had an older AMD card (HD 6670) and it played it "fine" except that after like 10 mintues it got slower and slower, especially after in game cutscenes like picking up black boxes. The reason why I said "fine" was because when you alt+tabbed out and back in, the game ran properly again. This led to me having to alt+tab every 10 mintues or so just to have a good playing experience. Then, one day, I wanted to play and the game ran like absolute garbage. You would think I was trying to do a real time simulation of the universe on my computer from how slow it was. I'm talking literally 0-3 fps with occasional jumps to 6-13. Even after I got a much better AMD card (R9 380 nitro), the game ran exactly the same, 0-3 fps on a card that can run GTA V and Witcher 3 at 30 fps on max settings. The devs didn't just drop the ball, they hit AMD users in the face with it. I am just glad I got about 60 hours out of this game before it went to the lowest circle of hell.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: 25 July
It's sad that this game has a bad reputation, partly for the screwed up AMD Card support.

Under that perspective I can recommend the game under some conditions:

- You know it runs on your system.

- you like feeling like a badass

- You are searching for a 20-40 hour single player experience

I loved the game. The gameplay has improved from the first one and just feels way more fleshed out in many ways, but the story seems more standard than anything. Nothing really you wouldn't expect.

I was compelled to play the game on hard and get all the achievements, because it was overall well designed and it didn't take long. I'm thankful for this complete experience with closure. On a more funny side: this game ruined my Assassin's Creed experience, because Prototype is way faster with more action and you just run up buildings instead of climbing it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: 16 July
One of my favorite games i love it
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
106.1 hrs on record
Posted: 3 July
Better graphics, decent gameplay and to easy. It's fun but 1st one still better.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: 4 July
Tried playing this on 7 different computers, it does not work. Do not buy this 'game', all you will purchase is less spare room on your hard drive.

*Edit*

Apparently there are fixes that can be found through Google, however none of these 'fixes' worked for me. I Tried it on 7 computers over 2 years.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: 20 July
Beat the game in 8 hours. No replay value other than to max out your perks and weapons. Not worth the current value. Poor voice acting. The plot is a good idea but poorly executed and made worse by dialogue. No real character development.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
197 of 226 people (87%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.5 hrs on record
Posted: 8 November, 2015
PROTOTYPE 2 – REVIEW

Graphics (Environment 8/10, Models 7/10) 7.5
Animations 6/10
Sound 7/10
Music 7/10
Story 6/10
Gameplay 7.5/10
Inovation 7/10
TOTAL SCORE 7

  • Graphics

    On the first sight on all settings max this game looks pretty nice, but after a couple of hours of gameplay the 'holes' of this game are starting to show ... but, sadly, not just in the graphics area.

  • Animations
    The animations in this game are really disappointing, with bosses which have the same attack animations, people, enemies and soldiers that are just copies one of another. I think that Heller's animations are a small variety in such a 'copy-pasted' world.

  • Sound & Music

    The voice acting and other sounds in this game were not really impressive but neither that bad at all.

  • Story
    The story of a your character, James Heller, the war veteran who's been intentionally made into the one of the evolved by Alex Mercer, seemed not that good at all. Actually there were some missions that had some kind of cleverness and some elements that looked promising, but sadly just for a short period of time, because they just sank in the sea of other unimaginative and boring missions with just one goal - to clear all of the Mercer's companions and Mercer himself. End of story.
    Maybe the memory cut-scenes with which you kind of progress in understading of the story and other side tasks and missions are the better part and enjoyment of the whole game, not just the story.

  • Gameplay
    The gameplay beside the graphics thankfully isn't the weakest part of the game and seemed improved since the first game. Running, jumping and gliding trough the map which is divided into three sectors never gets old. There are plenty upgrades to unlock, side missions to complete and other bonuses to finish, which really extends the time of finishing the game.
    Maybe the main problem is the fact, that you are overpowered to the most of the enemies, that's why deaths seem to happen only by an accident and not because of the difficulty of the game.
    There isn't really much to do in the so called 'open world', beside completing the tasks that you are given. Using your abilities to beat or 'punish' other NPC's in a free roam mode gets quickly boring, because of their dull personality and poor mechanics.

  • Conslusion
    Prototype 2 could be so much more of what it is, beacuse it inherited such a promising name and some in-game elements that showed the possibilities that could turned this game into a one of a kind gaming experience. But, unfortunately, because of so many unimaginative and (rather) bad shortcuts the overall feeling of this game just falls apart.
    Maybe there are 'reasons' why is that and why we just can't give this game a score above mediocrity and put it alongside other great and impressive titles.

Replay value: NOT really.

Recommended: Yes, but ONLY ON SALE!
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120 of 129 people (93%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: 14 April
###AMD  USERS  PLEASE  READ  THIS  BEFORE  BUYING###
AMD DRIVERS ARE CURRENTLY BUGGED TO HELL AND BACK FOR THIS GAME
YOU WILL RUN THIS GAME AT 4-5FPS OR EVEN WORSE EVEN IF YOU HAVE A CUTTING EDGE CARD
PLEASE FOLLOW THIS GUIDE TO APPLY THE PROPER FIX AND PLAY IT
DON'T ♥♥♥♥♥ ON THE FORUMS OR WRITE A NEGATIVE REVIEW, IT'S AN AMD FAULT, NOT A DEVS ONE.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/115320/discussions/0/451852225145790704/
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=627646119

1. Need disable Catalyst A.I. in the settings of videodriver, or make the following:
- Press Win+R;
- Write: 'regedit' and press Enter;
- Find folder "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Class \ {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} \ 0000 (or 0001) \UMD\";
- Change "CatalystAI" key value: 31 (or 32) to 30, then change CatalystAI_DEF key value to 0.


SIGNED, DUDE WHO PLAYED IT BEFORE AMD DRIVERS BROKE
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