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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
About this game
In 1986, the world’s worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl power station. Soviet authorities therefore established a 30km ‘Exclusion Zone’ around this nuclear wasteland, but in 2006 also 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, therefore 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, Killer, 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 also 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.
Freedom of action and movement
The key game motif is great freedom of choice how to play. You are entrusted an entire world, a huge territory populated by various creatures, impacted by unknown and bizarre laws, bearing as death, so as glory or richness. On top of that, you are given a minimal set of equipment and the story intrigue.
From that moment on it is your independent explorations and fight. The gameplay will be reactive to the way you construct it: prefer noiseless stealth operations with multi-hour ambushing? Instant assaults? Perhaps you like to explore and trade? Or maybe deep in the heart you are a warrior?
Freedom of actions is the basis for the game you can’t play twice in the same way.
A living, breathing world
So you got used to the fact the game world is static? Forget it! You are no longer a release for triggers and script scenes.
In S.T.A.L.K.E.R., while moving along the road you never know what awaits you behind the corner. There may be a camp of friendly stalkers, or monster den, an insane sniper or bloodsucker, a wounded stalker or lurking murderer.
The world lives its own life, it has a lot of events happening independently of your actions. You are to choose whether to calmly observe the happenings or become their active participant.
What makes the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. world alive? It is the system of life simulation (otherwise known as A-Life), a groundbreaking AI system of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. which is responsible for controlling all of the game characters and events in the Zone.
Over 1000 stalkers go accomplishing their tasks, exploring the Zone, combating, taking rest, eating – they truly live in the Zone. Monsters get in packs to attack stalker camps and fight with each other. On the global level the AI controls even the wars of factions.
Creating background events? Generating an unlimited number of secondary tasks and random quests? The A-Life takes care of it all. Owing to the efficiency of our innovative A-Life system your playthrough of the game will not only be every time new, but also completely different from other players.
Day & night cycles in real time
As you learn to live and survive in the Zone, the time flows concomitantly. Day gets changed by night and the bright sunny weather is ousted by stormy skies.
As never before, the time of the day in the game impacts your gameplay – while you and all other stalkers get to see worse at night, most of the weapons can see perfectly well during the night; beware of monsters preferring to sit underground at day, but crawl outside at night; venturing night sallies into the Zone, do your best to find rare artefacts visible in the dark only – don’t lose your chance to get maximum out of the game.
Thus, exposing yourself to the greater risk of travelling at night, you can get bigger rewards as well. It is for you to decide though.
Equipment & weapons
Travels into the Zone go hand in hand with great danger. This is why we couldn’t send you into this survival school without the proper equipment.
We have prepared a whole set of protective suits, detectors, stalker-friendly foodstuffs, medkits, bandages, means of radiation protection and other survival stuff.
Among all, you can acquire a selection of weapons in the Zone, ranging from knife, pistols, rifles up to a weighty grenade launcher.
Ammunition? No problem, and that of different types. We adjusted the pieces for you, so be sure, they behave very true-to-life in the game: weapons fire with realistic force and along the correct trajectory, they wear out and misfire now and then.
If willing, get your gun improved with upgrades: silencer, barrel-attached grenade launcher, sniper scope – ask at the dealer’s closest to you.
Well, it looks like you’re briefed now and are ready to feel the Zone on your own back. Go ahead…and you’d better return live!
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
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
- Ratings: 7/10 – 317 reviews
- Steam value: 19,99 $
The Lucky Winner of this Steam Giveaway – S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
- If you’re announced you must reply in three days otherwise we will redraw.
- Winner of Steam Giveaway will receive a steam-key for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Good luck! 🙂