Predator (video game)

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Developer(s) Software Studios
System 3
Pack-In-Video (NES)
Klon (MSX)
GlenHills Graphics
Publisher(s) Activision
Superior Software
The Hit Squad
Platform(s) Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, NES, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Release 1987, 1988, 1988
Genre(s) Action game
Mode(s) Single-player

Predator is a 1987 side-scrolling action game based on the film of the same title.


The player starts off with no weapons and must collect them as the game progresses.[citation needed]


Predator received mixed but largely positive reviews across all the platforms, including the accolades of CU Screen Star from Commodore User for the Commodore 64 version and C+VG Hit! from Computer + Video Games for the ZX Spectrum version.[1][2] Rachael Smith of Your Sinclair gave the latter version of the game a score of 7/10, opining it has "great graphics, but too tough to get to grips with when sudden death sneaks up at every opportunity."[3] In Germany, Predator was put on the "Index" by the Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien (BPjM),[4] which made it illegal to sell or make the game available to minors in Germany, as well as making it illegal to advertise the game in any form.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Predator review from Commodore User (Feb 1988) - Amiga Magazine Rack". Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Predator review from Computer + Video Games 78 (Apr 1988) - Amiga Magazine Rack". Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  3. ^ "Predator". Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  4. ^ "InterCafe - Software for your Internet Cafe / Games on the Indexlist / Index List / Illegal Games". 2012-01-01. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 

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