S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
72
Based on 31 scores, 42 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    9
  • Bad:
    8

Pros:

  • Amazing.
  • Oppressive atmosphere.
  • Enemy stalker AI is often remarkable.

Cons:

  • High level of difficulty wont be for everybody.
  • A lot of bugs.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Games Hardware on -

Better performance for owners of a fast Geforce, especially with Anti Aliasing, is quite good news. The obviously modified LOD spears a little strange though, but is applied on Radeons and Geforces and from a subjective point of view it decreases lags...

By BrightHub on 60

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By GameZone on 75

Though its release is marred by a number of bugs, Clear Skies is ultimately a worthy addition to your library. Casual gamers will find it harder to enjoy than those who are more hardcore, but there is still fun to be had in the hollowed-out, desolate...

By Computeractive on 80

The minor glitches aren't enough to spoil this atmospheric...

By GamePlanet on 80

This is a truly dark game that has a compelling and mysterious story. You will be on the edge of your seat as the mystery gradually unfolds. The game breaking bugs of the initial release, and the need to mod the game, severely affect the rating of...

By AsiaOne on -

By Alfred SiewLIKE a good novel, Stalker: Clear Sky is hard to fathom at first, but deeply satisfying for those who get past the initial difficulties.In this prequel to the original Stalker game brought out last year, you play a mercenary called Scar,...

By T3 Magazine on 60

Worth a peek if you were desperate for more after Shadow of Chernobyl. Newcomers...

By Yet Another Review Site on 50

Well I have to say I'm disappointed. I played S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (hereafter just "Stalker" to save my fingers) Shadow of Chernobyl and after a slightly shaky start I really got into it, but I just can't find a way to like it's prequel "Clear...

By HardOCP on -

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is exactly what it has been advertised to be: a prequel to Shadow of Chernobyl with an updated graphics engine that, while still scaling well with older hardware, allows us to push the performance envelope. It is the first...

By IT Reviews on -

While the graphics have been given a stunning overhaul and fascinating new areas of the Zone have been opened up, this disappointing prequel has opted more for tough fragfests than spooky and mysterious thrills. Deep Silver - STALKER Clear Sky price...

By Tom's Hardware on -

Stalker Clear Sky is Stalker v1.5 with the principle of the game changed a bit. The main tasks are fighting and exploring the Zone. The improvements are good, though. The local experts enable fast traveling between the camps. The anomalies are more...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

Stalker Clear Sky should probably be called Stalker v1.5. You don’t have to know the precursor, Shadow of Chernobyl, to enjoy this one, though it would help if you’ve played it before. Inspired by the movie, the main character is a stalker...

By DarkZero on 50

If I told you that there is a game out there that combines the best parts of such titles as Oblivion, Bioshock and Deus Ex, you would say to me, “Holy cow man you’ve hit the honey pot, whatever is this game called?” To which I would...

By About.com on 70

The Zone is a bleak and barren wasteland left in the aftermath of a fictionalized explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It also happens to be the setting for the first person action role playing game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky. Much like last...

By GameSpot on 70

Glitches drag it down, but Clear Sky provides plenty of haunting ambience and challenging gameplay....

By Custom PC on 83

STALKER: Clear Sky is a great follow up to Shadows of Chernobyl: many of the flaws have been smoothed out, new elements have been added, and the graphics improved. The downsides are the overly long and clunky pieces of plot exposition and too many...

By Gameplay Monthly on 67

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is, overall, a great improvement over the first game. The only thing that is really keeping this game from being one of the greatest shooters ever made is a heaping pile of bugs that need to be fixed as soon as possible....

By VideoGamer on 70

A more focused narrative than the original, Fabulous lighting effects, A little unintuitive, Poor implementation of some good...

By Games Radar on 80

Let’s see a show of hands from those who played the original STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl. All of you with your hands down: shame on you. Despite its lack of polish, the appeal of its immersive open world, shooter/RPG hybrid gameplay, and gritty...

By Cheat Code Central on 70

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky is the second installment in the underappreciated FPS series developed by GSC Games World. It is important to mention that this review is of the latest, patched version of Clear Sky, version 1.5.04, and not the original retail...