• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2007
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  • Summary: The player will become a stalker, a guy who earns money from shoveling embers out of infernal oven of Chernobyl Zone. Returning from the radioactivity-blazing Zone, he will sell anomalous formations to underground dealers and scientists in research camps on the Zone border. With the moneyThe player will become a stalker, a guy who earns money from shoveling embers out of infernal oven of Chernobyl Zone. Returning from the radioactivity-blazing Zone, he will sell anomalous formations to underground dealers and scientists in research camps on the Zone border. With the money procured, the player will purchase equipment, weapons and protective suits allowing him to reach previously inaccessible areas. This is a role-playing game without growing experience of your character, without changing characteristics and levels. We want the player to develop his real mastery, moreover Stalker is an FPS/RPG game and much depends on his ability to fight. [GSC Game World] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. PC Format
    93
    Broken. Absolutely and utterly broken. Not the game, oh no, it's my fragile nerves that have been shattered. Adrenalin is still coursing through my veins as I type, and what's more, I absolutely love it. STALKER is a thoroughly affecting game, and it's got me by the short hairs. [Apr 2007, p.56]
  2. AceGamez
    90
    I loved every single challenging, compelling, atmosphere-laden moment of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. It's just so different from everything else that's out there.
  3. From its alternate reality setting and realistic gun mechanics to its trading system and action horror formula, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is radioactive rareness.
  4. 82
    By itself, the game is a fascinating achievement, even if you trip over technical cracks more than you should.
  5. 80
    The game's "exclusion zone" setting, a no-man's-land roughly 30 square kilometers surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, is very much "Mad Maxim": post-Soviet road warriors just beyond the containment dome. Bleak as the end of the world (or at least life as we know it), it's an invention as gorgeous as years-old graphics overhauled for a late launch get.
  6. 80
    The clunky interface, numerous bugs, fractured story telling and underdeveloped ideas do distract from what could well have been a real classic, but the fact that GSC have come through development hell to produce a game as memorable as this is quite an achievement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 386
  1. May 25, 2022
    10
    Ах как хочется вернуться
    Ах как хочется ворваться
    В сталкерок... Где всё просто и знакомо На динёк...
    Ах как хочется вернуться
    Ах как хочется ворваться
    В сталкерок...
    Где всё просто и знакомо
    На динёк...
  2. Jun 4, 2022
    10
    The stalker game series is 10/10. The grimness of the world is way out there. I totally loved the pacing and the atmosphere.
  3. EricR.
    Sep 6, 2007
    10
    This is probably one of the most amazing and extreme first person shooters i have ever played, yes it has its bugs and coding issues but once This is probably one of the most amazing and extreme first person shooters i have ever played, yes it has its bugs and coding issues but once you patch the game and get everything up to speed, the game had me playing for hours and hours. so many different things and possibilitys you can explore and proceed in many different ways. Just has me playing and playing just because of the several ways you can play through it, and many different and interesting endings and gameplay route within it. Its sort of like Deus ex and BioShock , so if your a fan of the Dues ex or BioShock i highly recommend this game. With the types of game play thats implemented in this game you'll just be blown away by the story and and environmental surrounding of this hostile world of Chernobyl! Expand
  4. joshq
    Jun 8, 2009
    9
    Maybe because we don't rate our games off hype or top notch graphics... here's comparison for you, Bioshock is that beautiful dish Maybe because we don't rate our games off hype or top notch graphics... here's comparison for you, Bioshock is that beautiful dish u get at a gourmet restaurant that tastes terrible, but all the snobby people try to hype it up to be something, Stalker is that meal that you get at some no-name restaurant that blows you away. Why don't u logically explain thins rather than go on ur fanboi rants, o bioshocks great, yea, last i checked playing thru the same exact-looking environments against the same exact enemies with terrible ballistics and uninteresting weapons with their failed palsmid system which allows u to shoot things out of ur hands (most of the stuff is shot out of guns in other games). Expand
  5. Apr 30, 2022
    8
    Лучшая часть серии по атмосфере и целостности самой игры. Сюжет есть, геймплей есть, хоть и устаревший уже. Атмосфера тащит по сути всю игру иЛучшая часть серии по атмосфере и целостности самой игры. Сюжет есть, геймплей есть, хоть и устаревший уже. Атмосфера тащит по сути всю игру и скрашивает все баги и прочие проблемы у игры, квесты и прочее тоже нет смысла о них говорить, часть вообще багается либо ломается при любом удобном случаи. К прохождению точно советую, не смотря на все очевидные минусы. Expand
  6. Dec 8, 2018
    7
    игра
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: SHADOW OF CHERNOBYL понравится игрокам СНГ так как игра нам показывает жизнь после аварии на АЭС, в игре полно багов как
    игра
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: SHADOW OF CHERNOBYL понравится игрокам СНГ так как игра нам показывает жизнь после аварии на АЭС, в игре полно багов как хороших так и плохих ,оружие не чувствуется будто стреляешь из палки,графика для 2007 очень хороша ,сюжет и миссии интересные но игра почти только про тир, игру советую проходить на мастере потому-что на ниже уровнях боты тупые как картошка.
    /теперь оценка игры
    графика-8/10 для своих годов
    физика-5.5/10 об этом я писал с верху
    сюжет-5/10 потому-что все задания сделаны принеси,убей

    И на последок хочу сказать что это одна из лучших игр от СНГ
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  7. B.O.S.Kuro-chan
    Mar 27, 2007
    0
    This game is 2D, not worth any upgrades to Vista. I would rather drink pig urine that was pooped in by a Gorilla with hemorrhoids than playThis game is 2D, not worth any upgrades to Vista. I would rather drink pig urine that was pooped in by a Gorilla with hemorrhoids than play this game. It is ugly, sounds horrible, has bad controls, horrible gameplay, retarded story line, and, to top it off, it installs about 20 viruses when you boot it up. Avoid this game at all costs. Expand

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