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[PROTOTYPE2]: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold - Old Klingon Proverb
Dr. Alex J.* Mercer is having a bad fucking day. He's just woken up on a slab, he's getting shot at by MIBs, and he's turned into H.P. Lovecraft's worse nightmare.
He's the Prototype.
And now he has to fight an insane Generals fascist taskforce, a zombie horde slowly taking over Manhattan, and the loss of his own humanity. On the plus side, he can karate kick Comanches.
Here's out Metacritic, which gives it a 78, describes it:
You are Alex Mercer, the Prototype: a shapeshifter with amazing powers of combat, destruction, and deception. Consume targets for their form and memories to assume a perfect disguise, or instantly transform your body into an array of deadly biological weapons, cutting your way to the heart of the conspiracy forty years in the making. Stalk the streets of New York City, searching for the life you lead before. Take the form of anyone in your path, using an arsenal of identities to confound, exploit or annihilate your enemies. Mankind is your mask. Wage a secret war against factions with complex agendas of their own, out to capture or kill you. They are your greatest threat and the key to the secrets of your past. Confront them, find those responsible and make them pay. Shapeshifting: Attack with brutal and devastating powers; instantly triggering hundreds of power combinations (Attack, Defensive and Sensory). Disguise: Assume the perfect disguise by transforming into any character and assuming the victim's powers, skills and abilities. New York City is your hunting ground! Jam-packed, vibrant, fully interactive city filled with thousands of people and enemies out to destroy you. Delve to the bottom of a conspiracy that has haunted the American government for decades. Who is responsible for your condition?
Au (40) Achieve a rating of Gold or better in all Events.
Brain Trust (20) Complete all Consume Events.
Children Of Blacklight(20) You've completed the Supreme Hunter Boss Battle.
Cleanup (10) Kill 15 characters with a single Whipfist attack.
Crossing The T(10) You've completed the Hunter Boss Encounter.
Endless Hunger (10) Consume 200 characters to boost your health.
Errand Boy(10) You've completed the Specialist Boss Fight.
Evolutionary Step (10) Use the Upgrade Menu to acquire an Upgrade.
Gunning (10) Destroy 20 Helicopters in a single Helicopter flight.
Half-Truths (10) Complete a mission without causing a single Military Alert.
Hard To Kill (60) Complete Story Mode in any difficulty without dying.
Hope(20) You've discovered the truth behind Hope, Idaho.
In Plain Sight (10) Evade 10 strike teams.
In The Web (20) Consume 50 Web Targets.
Infiltrator (20) Infiltrate 10 Military Bases disguised as a Commander.
It's Him! (10) Patsy 5 military personnel.
Mankind Is Your Mask (40) Complete 3 missions without causing a single Military Alert.
Misconception (20) Destroy 25 Infected Water Towers before they hatch.
Nice Guy (40) Complete the game while consuming 10 Civilians or fewer.
On Instinct(20) You've completed the Mother Boss Battle.
One Thousand Suns(40) You've completed the Supreme Hybrid Boss Battle.
Origin(20) You've discovered the history of Elizabeth Greene.
Polymath (40) Collect all Hint Collectibles scattered across New York City.
Pt (60) Achieve a Platinum Medal in all Events.
Repossession (10) Seize 50 vehicles from enemy hands.
Return Fire (10) Catch any object tossed by a Hydra; and throw it back.
Revenge Revisited (60) Complete Story Mode on hard difficulty.
Self-Deception (20) Discover what happened to Alex Mercer through the Web of Intrigue.
SME (20) Gain the ability to drive and fly all vehicles.
Speed Bumps (20) Run over 500 characters in a single tank.
Streetwise (50) Collect all Landmark collectibles scattered across New York City.
Surface-To-Air (10) Shoot down 50 helicopters while driving armor.
The Butcher (30) Kill 50 characters in 5 seconds.
The Cleaner (20) Destroy 10 Military Bases or Infected Hives in New York City.
The First Thread (10) Unlock the Web of Intrigue.
Threat Elevated (20) Destroy 25 strike teams.
Trail Of Corpses (30) Kill 53,596 infected.
Unnatural Selection (40) Acquire all available upgrades.
Web Of Knowledge (60) Acquire all nodes of the Web of Intrigue.
Wrecking Yard (20) Destroy 2,000 vehicles.