Prey (2006)

Prey (2006)

Digital ReleaseSteam
November 30, 2006

Xbox 360
August 11, 2009 (EU, NA)
DelistingDecember 28, 2009 – Steam
DeveloperHuman Head Studios
Publisher2K Games
Available OnDigital
Xbox 360
Steam download codes

LinksSteamDB page
Steam Store page [Archive]


Prey was delisted from Steam on December 28, 2009, after the game’s supply of Steam keys sold out during an end of the year sale. Publisher 2K did not restock the game’s keys, instead replacing it with BioShock in the sale.

In July of 2009, the IP rights to Prey were sold to ZeniMax Media, just one month following a previous sale of the IP to Radar Group. These changes in ownership may have led to changes in 2K’s distrbution rights to Prey. The game remained available digitally on Xbox 360, and was eventually made a backwards-compatible title in February of 2018.

About the Game

Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing alien mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself, his girlfriend and eventually his planet. In Prey, gamers enter an unpredictable world where nothing can be taken for granted.

  • Built on an enhanced Doom 3 engine, the most impressive 3D engine used in a released game.
  • Portal technology adds a new dimension to gameplay, allowing enemies to appear out of thin air and create new and completely original puzzles and gameplay styles.
  • Several never-before-seen gameplay elements such as Spirit Walking, Wall Walking, and Deathwalk.
  • Highly organic, living environment that itself can attack Tommy.
  • A deep, emotional story of love and sacrifice.
  • Tommy has a sidekick, a spiritual hawk that can help him fight enemies and decipher the alien language of the living ship.
  • Multiplayer game support that takes advantage of the unique gameplay styles in Prey.