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]
The atmosphere of the game is so thick that you can cut it...Even though it all ends kind of sudden[ly], S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is still one of the best First Person Shooters I’ve played in a long time, especially if you like the post-apocalyptic atmosphere from games like "Fallout."
Классика моего подросткового периода. Те чувства, которые вызывала эта игра, тот мир, который она строила и возможности предлагала - создавала необычайные чувства. Страх от атмосферы и сильнейшее любопытство - отталкивали и притягивали без конца. Одна из тех игр в которую я играл и не смог бы передать на словах свои ощущения от нее, какие были у меня тогда. Бесподобно.
Сейчас разумеется заглядываю раз в пару лет пробежать основной сюжет, ощутить разве что на долю процента те эмоции, и с приятным послевкусием отправить игру на полку.
The game starts off a tad bit slow, but once you are engrossed in the story nothing is quite like it (except a movie that is a tad bit similar to this game). I will be returning to this game once some more mods come out and when the vehicle mod is perfected.
Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl has arguably one of the most engrossing game environments ever, but it is annoyingly railroaded by tight fencing-in. Also, the constantly respawning enemies are annoying and take away the feeling of free exploration. Luckily, the great end-of-the-world atmosphere keeps the player interested till the very end. [Apr 2007]
Shadow of Chernobyl is in my opinion one of the best games ever created. It combines awesome story telling with an atmospheric environment that sends chills down your spine. The AI fells almost like an actual player because it doesn't just sit around waiting to get shot, the AI tries flanking, it tries to shoot when you are reloading and searches for cover. The game tries to make you scare yourself by spawning random mutant hordes and anomalies. Overall it's an almost perfect game.
The game is already extremely in the years unfortunately.
Gameplay is not so good and sometimes dies immediately because of a hit!?
Graphics you can of course expect nothing but the story is quite nice.
The game has strong problems at 4K resolution. Fonts are much too small and the graphics card permanently stews at 90° Celsius, which is very questionable for a 16 year old game.
SummaryThe 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, wea...