So I've been thinking about how there's all this untapped video game potential in the Aliens and Predator franchises that seem to be purposefully being ignored for one reason or another. I questioned the lack of a survival horror Alien game for a long while before Isolation came and blew my mind. It could be that they're waiting for the technology or perhaps the interest...
Well this is my idea for what I consider the perfect Predator game.
Predator: Hunting Grounds
You play as a Predator youngling out on his first hunt, your weapons and tech are at the bare minimum. Landing on a simple jungle world you are tasked with taking down the biggest, meanest predator (animal, not the capital P Predator) and claiming its skull. All this takes place in a semi-open world series of maps which you can travel to via your dropship. The planet is filled with various alien creatures that fit the planet's theme. On taking down the deadliest prey on the planet, the game will inform you that you can return to space.
Once in space you will gain the ability to trade Trophy Points for upgrades and new weapons ranging from all the staples of the original movies, such as new vision modes, gaining a shoulder cannon, duel wrist blades, different mask designs, etc. Trophy Points can also be used to unlock new Hunting Grounds, each with their own unique prey ranging from simple animals to sapient lifeforms, maybe work in some stuff for the River Ghost even? Of course Earth will be one of the worlds you can unlock.
Once all the various worlds are unlocked you will gain access to a customizable preserve world where you can mix and match species from other worlds for a unique hunt.
Multiplayer could involve gathering the most trophies to pitting your Predators head to head or even just popping into other player's preserve planets.
No story necessary, the Predator is here to hunt and hunt he shall.
What do you think?
Those are pretty good ideas, Kurai. I’ve seen something similar in other games, but I think it’d definitely work in the Predator universe. I’d totally be down for something like this.