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Prototype Prima Official Game Guide Review

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The Prima Prototype Official Game Guide is a comprehensive strategy guide for the action-adventure game Prototype, developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Activision in 2009. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the guide’s key features, design, organization, clarity, and additional extras, providing an overall opinion on its value for gamers.


Publication Date9 Jun. 2009
AuthorDavid S. J. Hodgson
PublisherPrima Games
ISBN-100761562192 – Standard Edition
Price (RRP)U.S. $24.99 | Can. $27.95 | U.K. £14.99 | Aus. $39.95

Key Features

  • Detailed walkthrough for each mission, showcasing multiple methods for completing them on Hard Difficulty
  • Comprehensive list of Alex Mercer’s attacks, manoeuvres, and abilities, along with their evolution point costs and effects
  • Fully-annotated maps displaying every location, mission waypoint, and collectible
  • Complete biographies for all characters and tactics for defeating every enemy
Prototype Official Game Guide Front Cover

The Game

Prototype is an open-world action-adventure game released in June 2009 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows. Developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Activision, the game follows the story of Alex Mercer, an amnesiac shapeshifter trying to stop a virus outbreak in Manhattan. The game received mixed reviews, with critics praising its innovative gameplay mechanics but criticizing its lack of polish and motivation for unraveling the central mystery.

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The visual design of the Prima Prototype Official Game Guide is impressive, featuring clear and colourful images that help players understand the game’s mechanics and strategies. The guide’s layout is well-organized, making it easy for players to find the information they need.

Design Score: 8/10

Prototype Official Game Guide Walkthrough
Image are clear (and plentiful!) and text is easy to read throughout the guide

Organisation and Structure

The guide is well-organised and easy to navigate, with a clear table of contents and a logical structure that follows the game’s progression. Each section is dedicated to a specific aspect of the game, such as missions, characters, abilities, and maps.

Organisation and Structure Score: 9/10

Prototype Official Game Guide - Contents Page
The guide is well structured and has easy to follow contents page and appendices
Prototype Official Game Guide - Map example
The maps are large and detailed with key points

Clarity and Explanation

The Prima Prototype Official Game Guide does an excellent job of explaining game mechanics and strategies in a clear and concise manner. The guide provides detailed instructions for each mission, along with tips and tricks for maximizing Alex Mercer’s abilities and defeating enemies. Some of the sections can be quite text heavy with small font text.

Clarity and Explanation Score: 8/10

Prototype Official Game Guide - Walkthrough Example
There is a specific section detailing the different enemy types

Additional Features and Extras

The guide offers some additional features and extras, such as character biographies and tactics for taking down every enemy. However, it doesn’t provide any exclusive content or bonuses that would significantly enhance the gaming experience. The is a nice section at the back of the guide showing off some of the artwork.

Additional Features and Extras: 7/10

Prototype Official Game Guide - Artwork
I appreciated the extra artwork section at the back of the guide

Overall Score and Recommendation

Overall, the Prima Prototype Official Game Guide is a valuable resource for players looking to master the game and uncover all its secrets. With a total score of 8/10, we highly recommend this guide for fans of the game.

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Our Summary

Prototype Prima Official Game Guide Review

The Prima Prototype Official Game Guide is a comprehensive and well-organized resource for mastering the action-adventure game Prototype, featuring detailed walkthroughs, annotated maps, and character…
Organization and Structure
Clarity and Explanation
Additional Features and Extras

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