The sequel to Radical Entertainment’s best-selling open-world game of
2009, PROTOTYPE 2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original PROTOTYPE and
continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon.
14 months have passed since New York became a disease-ridden war zone, and
the man responsible for it all – Alex Mercer – has become a ghost, a
bogeyman whose shadow looms over the city. You are Sgt. James Heller –
veteran soldier whose life was destroyed by Mercer’s release of the
Blacklight virus…Welcome to NYZ…it’s time to murder your maker!
- IT’S HELLER VS. MERCER! – Alex Mercer made a grave mistake when he
decided to infect Sgt. James Heller with the Blacklight virus – he never
counted on Heller interfering with his plans.
- SHAPE-SHIFTING EVOLVED – Players will love experimenting with
Heller’s newfound powers and abilities as they tear through NYZ, battling and
evading elite military soldiers and vehicles on the ground and in the air, and
hunting down and consuming key targets to obtain information and dive even
deeper into the game’s story. Juggling between multiple shape-shifting
weapons on the fly, like the all-new trauma-inducing Tendrils, the razor sharp
Claws or Blade Arm, and blunt and devastating Hammer and Whip Fists (to name a
few), players will wreak havoc on their victims and the hordes of Infected
abominations roaming the city streets in a visceral celebration of blood, guts
- WELCOME TO NYZ! – The New York that humanity has come to know and love
over the years no longer exists…it’s now simply referred to as NYZ. As
Radical’s all-new vision for post-viral open-world New York, NYZ has been
re-designed from the ground up to enhance PROTOTYPE 2’s signature
action-packed sandbox-style gameplay, and as a mechanism to tell the
game’s core narrative and side story missions. As Heller, players will
progress through NYZ’s three distinct zones, from the heavily guarded
militarized Green Zone, to the converted refugee and triage shanty town camps of
the industrial Yellow Zone, all the way to the Red Zone – where the virus has
completely overrun the city’s shattered skyscrapers and population with
infection and the risk of death at every corner.
- MAKE HELLER YOUR PROTOTYPE – In PROTOTYPE 2 players can unlock new viral
abilities, upgrade, and create unique power sets for Heller throughout the
game’s main and side story missions.
Review by Gamespot
“…Prototype 2 is a safe sequel…but small tweaks make it more accessible
than the original game. Most importantly, it's an unabashedly fun adventure
that doesn't have any doubt about what it wants to be. This is a game about
killing enemies in an open-world environment, and little stands in the way to
hinder your enjoyment. Mindless violence is is all the rage in Prototype 2,
which makes for a stupid yet entertaining experience.” 7.5/10