Amazon Prime Day is still a few weeks away, but from now until July 12, you can enjoy additional free gaming benefits for those who have already subscribed to the Service. The first is Prey, the excellent immersive simulation from 2017 created by Arkane Austin before shipping The Troubled Game Pass exclusive, Redfall.

Prey is a first-person Sci-Fi marksman in which you play as the scientist Morgan Yu aboard the Talso 1 in an alternate future where JFK has not been assassin. The spaceship is actually a cage transport for an alien species called Typhon, which is being experimented on, but lo and behold, the crew erupts and almost extinguishes it. Memory loss, moody exploration and heartbreaking immersive Hijinks of the Sim environment follow.

Normally $30 on PC, you can currently get a DRM-free Version at no extra cost if you are already a paid Prime subscriber. In the coming days and weeks, Amazon is announcing additional free games, including Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Shovel Knight Showdown and Baldurs Gate II: Enhanced Edition. There are also a number of advantages for online multiplayer games, such as free action Pass levels in Overwatch 2 and free in-game content for Pokémon GO and Diablo IV.

But this is a particularly good time to revisit Prey or try it for the first time if you missed it five years ago. The game didn’t sell as well, probably partly because of the name, but held up over time. It’s also a great reminder of what Arkane Austin is capable of, or at least was capable of, before the development process of the live-action vampire marksman Redfall prompted 70% of the employees to leave the Studio.

“The worst Version of Prey is the game it is intended for at the end, an action-packed game with purloin elements about humanity and moral choices,” wrote former Kotaku editor Riley MacLeod in his original review. “The best version of Prey is the game that happens in between, the one where you completely ignore its plot, take the time to explore every nook and cranny and hide in a tree to look at the stars.”

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