- "The city is your battle ground..."
- ―Predator: Concrete Jungle tagline
Predator: Concrete Jungle is a 2005 third-person action-adventure video game developed by Eurocom and published by Vivendi Universal Games for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. In the game, the player controls a disgraced Predator who travels to the futuristic city of Neonopolis intending to regain his honor by killing the humans who stole and exploited his technology.
The game opens in 1930 in New Way City. The player controls a Predator, also known as a Yautja who stalked and killed the mob boss Bruno Borgia. Bruno's wife Isabella shoots the Yautja in the eye, causing his blood to splatter on her and her baby son Hunter. Now with only one eye, the Yautja makes a hasty escape, leaving behind some of his equipment. He attempts to reach his ship, but an explosion caused by rioters incapacitates him. He sets off the ship's self-destruct sequence, destroying much of the city, but fails to kill himself. Shamed by defeat and having exposed his race to the humans, the Predator is exiled by his clan to a remote desolate planet. As The lone Yautja watches his clan fly away, extraterristrial insect like creatures ambush him in an attempt to kill the yautja.
One hundred years later the Yautja, now called "Scarface", is seen standing on a pile of dead extraterristrial insect like creatures and his clan (now returned) has offered him a chance for redemption. A number of criminal gangs in the rebuilt New Way City, now known as Neonopolis, have been using the technology that he left behind on Earth to kill other Yautja and to wage mob warfare. The warring mob factions all pay tribute to Lucretia Borgia, daughter of Hunter and granddaugther of Bruno. Scarface must battle the mob in order to recover the Yautja technology. As the player progresses through the game the story and setting occasionally switch between the years 2030 and 1930, revisiting Scarface's hunting of Bruno.
Eventually it is revealed that MOTHER, the computer controlling New Way City in 2030, is actually Isabella, who has been kept alive since 1930 by Scarface's blood. Her son Hunter has gone through genetic manipulation and has become a hybrid of human and Yautja traits. A final battle takes place between Scarface and Hunter, with Scarface taking Hunter's head as a trophy. Scarface is then recovered by his clan.
- Predator ....
- Aimée Leigh
- Sarah Brown
- Isabella Borgia/MOTHER .... Tasia Valenza
- Lucretia Borgia .... Giselle Loren
- Bruno Borgia .... Fred Tatasciore
- El Hongo .... Armando Valdes-Kennedy
- Hunter Borgia .... David Sobolov
GameplayEditAs Scarface, the player has access to several of the weapons featured in the Predator movies and comics, including the Smart Disc, Wrist Blades, Plasma Caster and others. There are four vision modes usable by the player: Normal Vision, which has no special abilities, and is used to view to world normally, Tech Vision, which highlights grates, objectives, recharge stations, and Xenomorphs and when it is used to scan an enemy, it shows the weapons and any strengths and weaknesses, Thermal Vision, which shows heat from bodies and when scanning, it shows body armor and any methods of augmentation, and Neuro Vision, which shows the mental state of enemies, and when scanning, it shows the behavior of the target, faction, and rank.
Almost every weapon can be upgraded by finding weapon upgrades scattered throughout the levels. Additionally, the player can accomplish bonus objectives which will increase health, armor, and energy.
Boss fights, when defeated, can be finished by the player in a special trophy kill. The boss is on its knees unconscious, and Scarface stands by the enemy and locks on. A red skull appears over the target, and Scarface cuts the throat open and pulls out the skull. Trophy kills can be viewed in the gallery and unlock bonus "Ritual" missions, in which the player must make their way through a timed obstacle course.
Predator: Concrete Jungle makes several links between the films of the Alien, Predator, and Alien vs. Predator franchises. Hunter mentions to Lucretia that he knew Charles Bishop Weyland "before he disappeared"; Weyland appears in the film Alien vs. Predator (2004) leading an expedition to the Antarctic, where he was killed by a Predator. The Yutani Corporation is also mentioned, referencing the Weyland-Yutani Corporation of the Alien films. MOTHER, the name of the computer controlling Neonopolis in 2030, shares its name with the Nostromo's computer MU-TH-UR 6000 in Alien (1979). Several other references to the film franchises are made throughout the game, including the appearance of Xenomorphs, in a section that again brings reference to the movie Aliens with its title Bug Hunt. Also, one of the upgraded versions of Scarface's Plasma Caster is made from an Alien Skull. There are various unlockable armour sets based on previous Predator characters (Such as Scar from Alien vs. Predator, the Jungle Hunter from Predator and the City Hunter from Predator 2).
- Despite ostensibly being male, the Predator in the game is voiced by a cast of women.