10 cool things you must try in Prototype

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.


  • REZNIK - August 14, 2009 3:50 a.m.

    haha, I love the throw some grannies about one.. but I cannot believe they left out the dive bomb, one of the best and badass moves in the game!
  • barrage7667 - August 11, 2009 4:59 a.m.

    ok this is great...i beat the game and have done all of this butwhat a love to do is get the cannonball upgrade and get a strike team on u. hijack a helicoptor and go as high as u can. jump out and as u fall cannonball into another helicoptor and hijack it keep this up until two coptors left. including urs. take your blade and jump out of your heli while above the other slice right through it... FUN FUN FUN
  • TheWebSwinger - August 10, 2009 3:48 a.m.

    Press "b" to latch on? Press "a" to leap? Where are the B and A buttons on my PS3 controller?? BIAS! /sarcasm.
  • Chronas - August 9, 2009 11:31 a.m.

    I've had so many good times with this game: if you can knock a supersoldier into the air whilst killing him, you can bodysurf his corpse. with fully upgraded musclemass a single charged jumpkick can take down a helicopter. if both of your disguises have been detected grabbing anyone and running out of sight to consume will drop awareness. you can take minigame vehicles without playing their challenge. if you are far from the target when firing, a hyperbaric tank's main gun can destroy a base in 1 hit without being detected. destroying bases in succession is easier as after the first one strike teams are suppressed. and finally: the shield reflects bullets, making it ultra effective against marines. -phew-
  • Anbu204 - August 8, 2009 10:23 a.m.

    Here's the 11th cool thing you can do. Go back to the shop and get your money back.
  • BLACKICE - August 7, 2009 2:01 p.m.

    This games great done all the stuff but now it makes me wanna play right now
  • Conman93 - August 7, 2009 10:21 a.m.

  • RickyV300 - August 7, 2009 6:54 a.m.

    oh yeah why do you only label 360 controls???
  • RickyV300 - August 7, 2009 6:41 a.m.

    i just love ripping people to peaces with the giant blade, thats always fun
  • ChrisAntistaSmellsLikePizza - August 7, 2009 6:01 a.m.

    Even though this was written in the UK, the bias of the Mikel jerk clearly influenced this obviously mictosoft funded article. I can't believe how deep in the pocket of Microsoft GR really is. I have a 2000000000000 word blog describing it all in detail, you all should check it out. Also, halo sucks the t-bagging nuts of Killzone. Killzone for life 1 1 1 1 1 1 Obviously I am kidding. Ya, I have done most of the stuff in this article, and boy oh boy is it fun.
  • JC182 - August 7, 2009 4:37 a.m.

    I love this game it is one of the best games i have ever played
  • Coolbeans69 - August 7, 2009 3:29 a.m.

    I can happily say ive done all of these :)
  • Smeggs - August 7, 2009 12:31 a.m.

    Me and my friends actually did the pedestrian throwing game, but we did a kind of bowling, we'd grab the nearest person and then wait for a good shot and throw the person to see who could take out more people with one throw. I won with 7.
  • Defguru7777 - August 6, 2009 11:45 p.m.

    I absolutely love this game. I only need four more Achievements in it. :) As for this, I though most of this was common sense, but its also a good read.
  • FreekinIdiot - August 6, 2009 4:30 p.m.

    Ah but is it better than InFamous? hmmmmmmm? I don't own a PS3 I'm just wondering if this comment might start a barrage of 360/PS3 mud slinging. Body surfing should be in every game, how could you possibly tire of it?
  • Axcle - August 6, 2009 3:28 p.m.

    With patsy, how many people in a row can you accuse? That'd kind of funny if you had all but one guard accused of being a Mercer.
  • mushroompower - August 6, 2009 3:27 p.m.

    my cousin has this game. ive played a few times too. ive done all of these except the patsy. u should consume a girl and go crazy and say shes have a bad peiriod.!!! LOL reCAPTCHA 17th peeping
  • jackburnt - August 6, 2009 2:09 p.m.

    I would argue you haven't even played the game till you did the above. Fun stuff.
  • zeetlock - August 12, 2009 6:24 p.m.

    I did all except last 1 :) lolz
  • dweller - August 10, 2009 7:51 p.m.

    Sadly I was already doing 7 of these 10. Though the thermal vision for collection sounds handy. And when does throwing people from a skyscraper ever get old? reCaptcha: lovesick HODGES

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