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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

Year 2012. Six years passed since the time of the Second catastrophe to have made the April events of 1986 fade.

The game is set in the Chernobyl exclusion zone which turned from a destiny-breaker place into a threat to all mankind. The Zone is reluctant to open up its mysteries and needs to be forced to do it. It is a rare hero who can reach the very heart of the Zone onto find out what danger awaits him there.

A danger which, compared to marauders and enemy groupings, all monsters and anomalies, will seem a mere preparation to the meeting with something more fatal and threatening.

But for now… get ready, hero. Collect artefacts and trade, grope your path and keep an eye on the rear, catch roentgens and fight – only make sure you survive! And then, perhaps, if you are persistent and truly lucky, you will find out why all this had fallen on you.

Key features:

  • Living-and-breathing world: virtual monsters and stalkers migrate around the Zone, similarly to the player they are preoccupied with day-to-day things – feeding, fighting, looking for prey, trading, sleeping, taking rest
  • Freedom of movement around the storyline, limited only by the player’s will and abilities
  • The world of post-Soviet environment
  • Authentic objectives of the Chernobyl exclusion zone – the power engineers city of Pripyat, Chernobyl NPP, Chernobyl-2 complex of over-the-horizon detection and more
  • Atmosphere of eerie mystery and constant danger
  • Multiple game endings
  • System of weather effects and dynamic day & night shift
  • Photo-realistic graphics, adding to the game atmosphere immersion
  • Realistic ballistics, extensive arsenal of real weapon prototypes
  • Unique multiplayer modes implemented within the game entourage – artefacts collection, anomalies, radiation, weather effects, day & night change etc
  • Extensive map editor possibilities for multiplayer gaming
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Information about

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

Developer: GSC Game World

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Post-apoc
Genre: Non-RPG
Combat: Real-time
Play-time: 20-40 hours
Voice-acting: Full

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released at 2007-03-20
· Publisher: THQ