Huge and immersive world.
Addictive gameplay elements.
Singleplayer campaign combines the best of action and role playing.
Ambitious game design.
Lots of bugs (some major ones).
Unforgivable bugs are annoying.
Donít bother if youíre running Vista.
Lots of travel time and backtracking.
Inconsistent difficulty levels and AI.
By About.com on June 03, 2008
After nearly six years in the making, the first person thriller S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl has finally been released. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a first person shooter/role playing survival game that places you in the horrific aftermath of the nuclear...80
By Yet Another Review Site on April 25, 2008
OK. I'm going to set the record straight here and now, and you'll soon see why. STALKER (I'm omitting the dots for brevity) is a great game. It's a game which won't soon be completed, nor soon forgotten and confined to the depths of...80
By Good Gear Guide on July 18, 2007
S.T.A.L.K.E.R is both an enthralling and scary experience set in a uniquely eerie landscape. However, the game is shipped with bugs and it requires a lot of in-game reading which can take the fun out of...70
By PC Authority on July 05, 2007
Explore the burnt out shell of Chernobyl while shooting and savaging your way to the...67
By TechCentral on June 21, 2007
In spite of its flaws and numerous bugs, Stalker still manages to be an addictive game. The good does outweigh the bad by a fair margin and theres enough to keep you coming back for more. And of course, it does help that the game looks as gorgeous as...-
By Maximum PC on June 06, 2007
No review of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is complete without a mention of the game’s numerous delays and incredibly long development period. Thankfully, after a thorough inspection, we’ve found that it holds its own quite well in the areas that...80
By Bjorn3D on May 16, 2007
S.T.A.L.K.E.R is, with no doubt, one of the most anticipated games in the past several years. Because it had many problems while being developed, it came to a point that gamers didn’t really believe it would ever be released. Here are some details...85
By GameSpy on May 02, 2007
We always applaud ambition and creativity in gaming. Nowadays we see far too little of either and when someone tries to break out of the mold it tends to catch our attention. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl definitely caught our attention. Yes, it...70
By IT Reviews on May 01, 2007
a chilling mix of action and RPG: Its been a long time in production and eagerly anticipated, but now that its finally seen the murky light of a radioactive day, how does GSC Game Worlds post-apocalyptic baby match up to all the hype?...-
By GamePyre on April 23, 2007
THQ produced one hell of a game when they picked up STALKER. This is “The Elder Scrolls” for FPS Fans, or at least the closest we’re going to get for quite a while. There is a ton to do in single player, and that’s without even...93