You are Alex Mercer, a shapeshifter with absolute mastery over your genetic structure, stalking the streets of New York City, searching for your past.
A secret war is brewing in New York. First, battle below the media radar, then, watch as the virus spirals out of control and the government seizes the media to stop the spread of information.
Face an ever-growing army of infected creatures warped and changed by the virus. As it spreads, more and more of New York falls under its control. The virus overwrites a creature's existing genetics; warping and changing their form into something else, something planned. As the virus gathers its army, rush to discover the secret behind it all; the one thing that can stop it all before the city falls into ruin.
- Deadly Shape-Shifting Action
Consume and absorb any living person, while moving through New York City's backdrop, gain access to their memories, assume their physical identity and use any special abilities and powers, each time bringing you closer to solving the growing conspiracy behind your existence
Mix and match genetic traits to create incredibly deadly biological weapons, including razor sharp claws, blades, armoured skin, shields and more
Nothing is an obstacle for you
Vault over hundreds of cars, run vertically up the sides of skyscrapers, and scale huge distances in single jumps
Blend in with the crowded population and covertly progress through the story
Fully unleash your powers, moving through New York City as a walking slaughterhouse - shape-shifting and consuming enemies in plain sight on the street
Command military vehicles, including Apache helicopters and Abrams tanks to cause destruction at every turn
- New York City Is Your Hunting Ground
Finally, experience New York under quarantine as martial law is enstated, igniting a firestorm of combat, carnage and death
The population is extremely dense, providing for an endless feast of gameplay possibilities