There are very few games that drop you straight into such high octane beginnings the way that Activision's Prototype does. You begin this free roaming action game in the middle of a Manhattan ravaged by a mutating virus, surrounded by infected citizens, mutant creatures and the military all of whom are fighting for survival against each other on the now quarantined island.
The action of the first few moments of the game only begins to give some idea of what lies ahead as you take on the role of Alex Mercer, a man who wakes up in the morgue of GENTEK, a mysterious genetics laboratory, with no memory of how he arrived there nor his life before he did so. Mercer quickly makes his escape and begins to discover that something has happened to him, which has manifested itself in the form of incredible shape shifting super powers which include amazing strength, speed and the ability to consume living beings which then allow him to morph into their appearance and even experience their memories. Alex sets out to discover what he has become and swears vengeance upon those responsible.