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

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

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In 1986, the world's worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl power station. Soviet authorities established a 30km 'Exclusion Zone' around this nuclear wasteland, but in 2006 a second explosion rocked the stricken reactor, obliterating all living things and causing the Zone's boundaries to ripple outwards. From this epicenter came waves of mutated creatures, deadly radiation, and a strange, anomalous energy. The Zone was cordoned off by the military, who would shoot on sight anyone foolish enough to brave the horrors within. 

It is now 2012 - man has ventured further and further into the heart of the Zone driven by reports of strange 'artifacts' imbued with anomalous energy. Mercenaries and bounty hunters compete to recover these artifacts, which command extortionate prices on the black market. Others seek to find the truth behind the Zone, while some merely revel in the desolate lawlessness of the place. Whatever their motivation, over time these individuals - Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers and Robbers - have become known as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s.

Awakening in the Zone, you are one such S.T.A.L.K.E.R., fighting for survival in this man-made Hell, while trying to discover the truth behind Chernobyl's sinister past and ominous future.

  • An immersive storyline seamlessly blended with a living, breathing, non-linear open-world environment governed by the revolutionary 'A-Life' system.
  • Accurately modeled real-world buildings and locations from deep inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
  • Unique 'Survival FPS' game play - combines action, stealth, survival and RPG elements to create an incomparable experience in the Zone.
  • Enemy Threat Evaluation AI system - NPC characters react dynamically to environments and situations.
  • Brutally realistic combat mechanics - weapons display accurate ballistic properties and can be modified with silencers and telescopic scopes.
  • Dynamic day/night and weather system directly impacts game play.
  • Advanced physics and dynamic lighting effects powered by the proprietary 'X-Ray Engine'.
  • Intense multiplayer action, supporting up to 32 players.

Product Requirements

Minimum: Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 2)/Microsoft® Windows® 2000 SP4, Intel Pentium 4 2 Ghz/AMD XP 2200+, 512 MB RAM, 10 GB available hard drive space, 128 MB DirectX® 9c compatible card/ nVIDIA® GeForce™ 5700/ATI Radeon® 9600, DirectX® 9 compatible sound card, LAN/ Internet connection with Cable/DSL speeds for multiplayer, Keyboard, Mouse

Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400/AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+, 1 GB RAM or better, 256 MB DirectX® 9c compatible card/ nVIDIA® GeForce™ 7900/ ATI Radeon® X1850

Critic Reviews

85 / 100
"As a brave experiment in all-action shootery, STALKER has certainly succeeded, though with its dearth of personality and many peculiar foibles, you can't help but wish that the...
80 / 100
"It's a warped behemoth from the Ukraine, and one of the scariest games on the PC. Stalker will remind you of all kinds of prior games, and yet it will also defy your...
80 / 100
"Littered with a variety of anomalies which can cause the unwary to explode and other delightful stuff, mutant doggies, deserted buildings, weather effects, real-time day/night...
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0.42%
Easy
3.11%
Just Right
40.31%
Tough
50.78%
Unforgiving
5.37%
Don't Ragequit! 50.78%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Tried It
14.97%
Played It
18.24%
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7.35%
Beat It
36.66%
Conquered It
22.78%
Completionist! 22.78%  of players have Conquered It

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>= 80 Hours
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8.52% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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

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tzunghaor
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Great atmosphere, shooting, survival, moderate horror elements. I give only four stars, because I was stuck in the main quest due to a bug which I realised only an hour later, when my last save was already after the bug. So save often.
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Sasha
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Still can’t hit the stalker atmosphere when it comes to dystopian game. Runs okay on a steam deck.
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CurlyDoni
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Goo goo ga ga me like .
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Andrew
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Hauntingly beautiful portrayal of the exclusion zone. Great gunplay and probably one of the best atmospheres in all of gaming.
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Fanatical User
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Nowadays it is a bit clunky, but 100% still worth experiencing this game. Just grab the Zone Reclamation Project fan patch and be on your way through the Zone.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 40% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 56% of GameFAQs users said S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to USK, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
No, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is not currently playable on Steam Deck.
Minimum: Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 2)/Microsoft® Windows® 2000 SP4, Intel Pentium 4 2 Ghz/AMD XP 2200+, 512 MB RAM, 10 GB available hard drive space, 128 MB DirectX® 9c compatible card/ nVIDIA® GeForce™ 5700/ATI Radeon® 9600, DirectX® 9 compatible sound card, LAN/ Internet connection with Cable/DSL speeds for multiplayer, Keyboard, Mouse

Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400/AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+, 1 GB RAM or better, 256 MB DirectX® 9c compatible card/ nVIDIA® GeForce™ 7900/ ATI Radeon® X1850
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 35 hours. 56% of users played S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl for over 40 hours.
Yes, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl has broad critical consensus. 84% of critics on Metacritic recommend S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. The Metascore is 82 out of 100.
100% of Fanatical users recommend S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. The average review score is 4.7/5
Yes, 100% of Fanatical users and 84% of critics on Metacritic recommend S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl was released on March 20, 2007
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is published by GSC Game World
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl was developed by GSC Game World
Fanatical users tagged S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl as Shooter, FPS, Survival, and Action
Fanatical users tagged S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl as Post-apocalyptic, Classic, Atmospheric, and Horror
Yes. Fanatical users tagged S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl as Shooter
Yes, Fanatical users tagged S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl as FPS
Yes, Fanatical users tagged S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl as Survival

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