Prey Xbox 360 / PC

Prey Xbox 360 / PC
During the mid-’90s, when Quake and Duke Nukem ruled the gaming world, a first-person shooter was announced called Prey. A mere 11 years later, Prey has been caught. The storyline is typical FPS — abducted by aliens, trapped on a ship filled with aliens, must kill aliens — but the Cherokee Indian protagonist adds a nice twist, since a little native culture is incorporated into the game play. Not only is there a falcon spirit guide to scout ahead but instead of being shunted to an old save point when you die, you can "spirit walk” and play a small ancestor-based mini-game en route back to your body. Prey might not feel like the revolutionary game FPS fans waited for, but it’s icky, surreal and fun, which is enough. (2K/Human Head/Venom)