Have you already bought Arkane Studio’s Prey? Need some help to make sure your start is a good one that’s not filled with frustration? The studio has you covered.
Over on Bethesda’s official site, the Arkane Studio people dished out a list of helpful Prey tips and tricks that should make taking down those alien scum a bit easier.
HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS
- For an optimal first playthrough we strongly encourage you to explore the game’s side quest content and discover the hidden depths of Talos I. The more you investigate the environments the more clues you’ll discover as to what is going on, and the more vital supplies you’ll find. Just be careful you’re not trying to use a Mimic in disguise.
- Take your time. Explore. Open everything. Read everything. Talos I is a massive, open space station with hidden secrets for attentive players to uncover.
- Your choices matter, beginning with choosing to play as a female or male version of Morgan. How you interact with the survivors onboard Talos I impacts the story.
- The beginning of the game is arranged to give you a taste of some of the weapons and tactics you’ll have at your disposal. Weapons can be a limited commodity later and we encourage you to try every gun you find, especially early on.
- Prey allows you to play your way and approach various situations and areas at your own pace. If you’re facing a challenge, try taking a detour, finding Neuromods, chipsets or weapons. Revisiting an area with new equipment or powers may make all the difference.
- Don’t forget to set your favorite abilities and weapons to the D-pad from the Favorites Wheel. The Favorites Wheel is also very useful for quick use of med packs and Psi Hypos.
- Once you locate it, the Psychoscope is your friend! You can use it during any Typhon encounter to collect alien abilities and learn valuable information that could help you survive.
- Experiment with your powers. Try combinations, and see how the powers interact with the enemies and the environment.
- You can find any TranStar employee (dead or alive) by finding their name in the Security Station computers in the appropriate area of Talos I. Click on the specific name to add an objective marker.
- Make sure you check the bodies of your former co-workers for loot – they may have tools, weapons, or information useful information for tackling the next obstacle.
- Running low on supplies? Craft new useful items using the Recycler and Fabricator, which can be found throughout the station. Inventory space is limited—but if you like to pick up lots of stuff, don’t worry, it can all be recycled! Keep in mind, there is also an ability that will allow you to expand your inventory space.
- Early abilities may take only one Neuromod to unlock, but the further you go in each tree, the more Neuromods you’ll need – so spend wisely. Once again, your choices matter, as you will not be able to unlock every ability on a single-playthrough.
- Weapons and gadgets such as the Gloo Gun, Recycler Charge and Stun Gun all have more than one function. Explore your weapon, gadget and ability options – both human and Typhon – for varied approaches to tackling challenges as there are multiple ways to deal with every obstacle. There’s no right way to play and no two experiences will be the same. Don’t be afraid to experiment, you might find a surprising solution you may never have thought of!
- Be sure to look around for alternate pathways: ventilation shafts, doors with codes you can find or hack, structures to jump onto, and more. As you get further into the game, there may also be Typhon powers you can use to gain access to areas.
- You can play through the entire game without killing any humans. Typhon, however… And be careful if you see two identical objects next to each other: one of them may just be a Mimic in disguise.
- Don’t forget to use weapon upgrade kits and install your suit and Pyschoscope Chipsets as you find them to increase your chances in combat.
- You can change difficulty at any time in the Options menu.
- Quicksave is your friend.
For more on Prey, check out our Everything You Need to know info dump. Our Prey review will be hitting the site very soon, so stay tuned for that if you’re on the fence (PMC is the one reviewing it).