Become the ultimate shape-shifting weapon!
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Mixed (64 reviews) - 56% of the 64 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (3,792 reviews) - 66% of the 3,792 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

    • 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
    • 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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: 27 September
Pretty good for a sequel if you enjoyed prototype then you will enjoy this one as well however windows ten doesn't run this game you can get into the menu but once you start a game it will freeze and crash. I'm sure there is a solution for this on the internet but this is just a warning to not so tech savy people also the game is a bit clunky in the controls but so was the first one having said that it plays better than console ported games.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: 12 September
If you are looking for a good story, this game ISN'T for you, BUT if you are looking for a fun game where you can be some sort of god among humans, this game is for you!!
All and all , had a great time playing this game, i recommend it!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: 9 September
Combine GTA with X-Men and free running, this is the result. It is 150% awesome!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: 27 September
I love this game. It greatly improved upon the original and you just cant find games like this today.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
67.1 hrs on record
Posted: 15 September
A very good action game. I liked it enough to get all of the achievements. I think it plays better than the original prototype, though it kind of kills the personality of the main character from the first game. You play as a soldier who gets infected with a disease that has been producing horrific monsters all over the city. You start with a few mutations, I think you get claws first, and you get more stuff as you level up like hammer fists, a whip fist, and tentacles. I would say about 50% of the powers and stuff from the original game return, the rest is new. It also replaces those stupid orbs with blackbox collection and scientist elimination, which is much more interesting. I would say it is an improvement on the original game, except for the fact that it makes Alex Mercer look super lame.

I am aware of a bug that causes the game to be unplayable with a mouse and keyboard, but I have played the game on three different computers with a mouse and keyboard setup and had no problems.

Graphics are pretty mediocer. Music can be good at times, but for the most part it's pretty forggetable. The story is pretty basic, but it does the job. I would generally recommend this game, it is pretty decent all around and it isn't too specifically designed in it's appeal.

7/10 would use a random civilian to bio-bomb a paniced mass of civilians again.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
56.4 hrs on record
Posted: 22 September
Prototype 2 has become one of my favorite games in my steam libary. It has good gameplay, good combat and a good story.

Open world is fun and there is lots to do within the world like side quests or just kill a bunch of ♥♥♥♥.

Combat is good with it's different selection of powers to use like the hammerfist or blade, there are many more powers.

Story is good but i wish it could be a bit longer but it was good enough i guess.

It runs 60fps smoothly on my pc.

My specs are:

Cpu: Intel Core i7-6700T CPU @ 2.80GHz - 3.6GHz
Gpu: Gtx 960 4GB
Ram: 16GB
SSD: 256GB Storage
Portable Hard Drive: 2TB Storage

If you have any issues with the game and use a nvidia GPU, Add me and i might be able to help since my issue could not be found online

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: 27 September
Its a lot of fun and well worth it if you get it on sale.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: 26 September
damn dude, it's pretty much Hulk Ultimate Destruction, but make hulk black and add blood and gore.

in other words, a fun action punch the heck out of everything with some neat upgrades based on collectibles which makes getting all the achievements pretty fun

story wise: eh, alex mercer turns into edge lord supreme, tyrone gets powers and now he's gotta kick his booty

for 10$ I got the whole franchise, but it should be worth it to get this on sale
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12 of 23 people (52%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: 16 September
I purchased this game on the Humble Bundle's sale and I can't even get this game to load properly. It crashes as soon as it loads and asks me to hit enter. I dont know what is going on with this game but it is really disappointing.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: 27 September
Game crashes on startup, turns out it's an incredibly common problem. The "fix" is to unplug all of your usb devices except the mouse and then start the game up. However, in my case, the game did not detect my mouse or my keyboard after getting past the main menu and into a new game. So I could only move the camera and attack. There's no mod support, and all potential links for a fix I found on various forms are dead. X360ce also does not alleviate the problem.

This product really should not be able to be purchased, it's a broken game.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: 28 September
Think twice before buying, it most likely won't work, it'll just crash on startup. Do some research before buying.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: 28 September
The game ran horribly even before I got out of the start menu. Once I got into the game, I was smothered under an overlong cutscene that I couldn't even watch, because the lag was worse than trying to play League of Legends on a ten year-old laptop.

Full disclosure: I am using a laptop, rather than a thousand dollar gaming pc. That being said, Prototype 2 isn't a new game by any stretch and isn't old enough to require special equipment to run. Also, my laptop has no trouble running games like Far Cry 3 and Saints Row IV, so the only conclusion I can come to is that the game is just poorly optimised.

I also read somewhere in the comments that it won't run on Windows 10, but I made it past the point where the commenter said the game crashed on them. I thought I was in the clear and could adjust the quality if I needed to.

On that note, when I finally managed to get into the menu after slamming the escape button and m key and any other button I thought might bring up the menu perhaps two thousand times each, I found myself looking for a thesarus, because the wording on the settings for this game are so technical, you'd have to study at MIT for four years to know what slider did what.

To top it all off, when I set all of the ambiguous settings to low, and hit, "apply," the game crashed and I had to manually shut my computer down to turn the game off.

If you have the fix for this sort of thing and you want to try your hand at getting it to behave for two minutes, then I can say that the brief glimpses of game that I saw through the horrible lag and buffering were very pretty. I can't be bothered to even look for a fix to this mess, however, because I'm afraid my computer might spontaneously liquify if I ever install it again.
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1.2 hrs
Posted: 28 September
Won't open. Restarted pc multiple times but the game still won't open. It worked for a little bit the first time I opened it then stopped working afterwards.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: 28 September
i recomend but i dunnot nhow if its compatabal whit windows 10
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1.5 hrs
Posted: 28 September
crashed when start game, low fps, not recommended
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18.2 hrs
Posted: 28 September
I love this game. I didn't play the first prototype (I probably will go back and do that sometime), but this game is very enjoyable. It's not perfect though. For example: the story is bad, the characters are awful, and the dialogue isn't that good. But the most important part of this game is that it's so much FUN! Blowing s**t up, slicing enemies in half, throwing cars, consuming bad guys, etc. is just AWESOME! If it's on sale, by all means buy it. I bought it several months ago when it wasn't on sale, so "oh well" on my part, but I still enjoyed it SO much.
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1.1 hrs
Posted: 27 September
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