Being a mutant has its perks, but the ability to fly around like a squirrel and jump over skyscrapers is just the beginning. Here's ten of cool ways to spend time in Prototype's New York City that you might not of considered.
1. Use the stealth-consume trick
If you’re finding the going tough, you’ve probably missed out on Prototype’s biggest secret: it’s really a stealth game. Stealth-consume a soldier and use his weapon to battle the Infected - you’ll be able to complete missions without alerting a single guard. Tanks can be safely commandeered and the army will be none the wiser.
2. Buy the Patsy upgrade
Stealth-consuming military targets inside bases can be tricky as there’s usually somebody watching everyone’s back. Buying the Patsy upgrade evens the score. If your target’s heavily guarded, stroll up to his watcher and use RB and X to accuse him of being Mercer. He’ll instantly be killed, leaving your target free for consumption.
3. Sabotage some equipment
Later on, the army covers its bases in Viral Detectors - but don’t let that stop you. As a guard, go up to them and hit Y to trigger a sabotaging mini-game. Disable them all and the base infiltrations can continue, making consumption events and Infected-battling campaign missions a breeze to complete.
4. Call in an artillery strike
Fist weapons or armour will turn the military against you, so if you’re going to pretend to be a guard, you might as well ask for backup. Target the toughest Infected, then press RB and Y to call for an artillery strike. If you run out of strikes, infiltrate a military base and consume the highlighted guards for more.
5. Use your throwing arm
When you’re forced to fight, muscle mass is your best tool for staying alive. Run towards large objects, press B to grab them and then lock onto an enemy. Leap or run up a wall to find a clear line of sight and charge-throw the object for massive damage. This should fully-preserve your life bar.