"Now, we've played our fair share of 'anti-hero' stories (Max Payne, GTA, Peggle), but none have touched on the 'anti' part quite so comfortably as Prototype. The main character, Alex Mercer, is a free-running, backstory-hunting, car-tossing, shape-shifting monster and he'll happily eviscerate a passer-by to scoop up DNA. Got all that?
As the title suggests, Mercer is a prototype, a weapon with extraordinary powers. He's also, shock horror, suffering from amnesia and coming to terms with his remarkable abilities. Manhattan is the bustling backdrop to all this, and this setting grants Alex's talents free rein in free-roaming, all-access environments."