S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
79
Based on 36 scores, 42 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    15
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Huge and immersive world.
  • Excellent graphics.
  • Addictive gameplay elements.

Cons:

  • Lots of bugs (some major ones).
  • Uninspiring gunfights.

Expert reviews and ratings

By About.com on 80

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...

By Yet Another Review Site on 80

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...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

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...

By PC Authority on 67

Explore the burnt out shell of Chernobyl while shooting and savaging your way to the...

By TechCentral on

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 80

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...

By Bjorn3D on 85

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...

By GameSpy on 70

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...

By IT Reviews on

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 93

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...

By Tech2 on 80

"Well Im standing by the river, but the water doesnt flow; it boils with every poison you can think of.And Im underneath the streetlightbut the light of joy I know -scared beyond belief, way down in the shadows.And the perverted fear of...

By PC Pro on 67

Its no Half-Life, but Stalker is frequently terrifying and well executed. Making a game about Chernobyl might seem a little insensitive, but there are rich pickings to be had for imaginative games designers, and after years in development Stalker...

By GameZone on 88

When S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was first announced oh so many years ago, I remember seeing the first screen and being blown away by its graphics and texture detail. Although the graphical details are now slightly outdated; what isn’t outdated is the open...

By Play TM on 82

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a game that has been in development for the last six years. With internal wrangling at GSC Game World leading to a vast majority of the original plans being locked away in the editing vault, has the wait been worthwhile? Well, whilst...

By Pocket-lint on 80

If slow paced gaming interspersed with the odd scare and gunfight is for you, then S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is one of the very best on...

By V3.co.uk on 100

Creeping up behind us after years in limbo, this now radiates quality and is worth the...

By Gameguru Mania on 85

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl(hx) 01:03 PM EDT - Apr,07 2007 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a survival sci-fi first-person shooter set in the near-future Chernobyl exclusion zone. According to the game story, there happens a second explosion in the heart of...

By AtomicGamer on 81

The atmosphere in this game is actually very good, despite the use of a game engine thats pretty dated. The big thing here is that the outdoor weather and lighting have been tweaked very well, so rain falls realistically (when you stand under an...

By Expert Reviews on 40

Your job as a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (which stands for Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers and Robbers) is to scour the Chernobyl exclusion area looking for artefacts to sell, while fighting off other scavengers and even the...

By Expert Reviews on 60

S.T.A.L.K.E.R is very hard and riddled with bugs, but its impressive nonetheless. The action takes place in 2012 in the confines of the Zone, an exclusion area around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Different factions struggle for survival and the...