Prototype 2 PC Technical Review

Product: Prototype 2
Company: Activision
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: July 26th, 2012

Introduction, test setup, system requirements

A sandbox action game, Prototype 2 is of course a sequel to 2009's Prototype, and said to improve on it in many ways. You play as new protagonist James Heller, a man infected with the “Mercer virus”, rendering him all kinds of powers.

For now at least, Prototype 2 marks the last project of developer Radical Entertainment, following somewhat disappointing sales for the console versions. Originally released in April, three months later, the PC version is here. Let's see how it stacks up.

Test Setup

  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333 mhZ)
  • Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 12.7 Beta, No CAP
  • Resolution: 1680x1050

System Requirements

  • Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz, AMD Phenom X3 8750
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB HD space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512 MB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 4850 with 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or later
    • Sound: Any DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card
    • Supported Input Devices: Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox 360® Controller
  • Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.7 GHz or better, AMD Phenom II X4 3 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) or better, ATI Radeon HD 5850 (1GB) or better