S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl for PC
PC - Windows

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

Mar 20, 2007
8.61
playscore
Good
343rd of 27070

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: GSC Game World
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

First-person shooter, set in the near future, shortly after another disaster in Chernobyl. The authorities surround the area with the Russian equivalent of the U.S. National Guard, and they begin to hear weird screams and rumblings coming from within. After a while, though, most of them are returned to earlier posts. Curiosity also gets the better of some people, so they sneak into the 30-kilometer area to do some good old-fashioned investigating. These people are called Stalkers, and they report back to the authorities with their findings. Combining FPS, adventure, and survival horror genres with on-foot and vehicular action, STALKER features more than 100 NPCs, a large arsenal, and a slew of multiplayer modes.

System Requirements

Recommended

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista (SP1)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 / AMD 64 X2 4200+
  • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0c compatible card* / nVIDIA® GeForce™ 8800 GT / ATI Radeon® HD 2900 XT
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Sound: DirectX® 9.0 compatible sound card
  • Hard Drive: 10 GB free hard disc space

Minimum

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP(Service Pack 2)/Microsoft® Windows® 2000 SP4
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz / AMD XP 2200+
  • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX® 8.0 compatible card / nVIDIA® GeForce™ 5700 / ATI Radeon® 9600
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Sound: DirectX® 9.0 compatible sound card
  • Hard Drive: 6 GB free hard disc space

Critic Reviews

6 Reviews
7.87
Jason OcampoMar 19, 2007
In spite of its small quirks and bugs, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is definitely a game that deserves to be played. For first-person shooter fans looking for the next big thing in the genre, it's difficult not to be impressed by the game's unique and evolving world. Meanwhile, fans of role-playing games will appreciate the open-ended nature of the gameplay and being able to explore different paths through the zone.
Tom OrryMar 28, 2007
If you're after another Half-Life shooter then walk away from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Although it bears a slight resemblance it couldn't be more different to Valve's game, being closer to something like Deus Ex if a comparison must be made. Numerous bugs will almost definitely be fixed in the months to come, but don't let them put you off experiencing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. as it currently stands. It's a survival horror game with incredible ambition, so succeeding in a few areas is still very commendable.
Game TrailersApr 03, 2007
It has some unique ideas with its open-ended world and myriad of mission objectives, but it’s all dampened by its questionable gunplay. It should also be noted that it is a resource hog. We played it on a typical gaming rig and had to crank down the options just to make it run smoothly. Complaints aside, it does manage to pour on the atmosphere with some incredible sound design and spooky creatures, and the ideas here will undoubtedly be copied in the future. It’s just a shame it wasn’t nailed out of the gate.