Editors Liked

  • The Zone is the most terrifying place to visit in any gaming department
  • Lovecraft would be hard pressed to describe something so bleak and unforgiving
  • The new eye candy such as DX11 and Tessellation
  • Advanced 10.1 support
  • New level of textures/lighting
  • Fantastic sense of place
  • Lots of tense exploration
  • Numerous improvements over the previous games
  • Some cool new enemies to take on
  • Still charming despite it's flaws
  • Great NPC interactions
  • Better side jobs

Editors Didn't Like

  • Some recycled props, but no where near as many as Clear Sky
  • Ever present Xray "stutter" is still here when entering a spawn area for the first time
  • Still taxing on older systems despite the leaps forward in stability and polish
  • The story takes too long to get interesting
  • Pripyat isn't as interesting as the surrounding wastes
  • Eating mechanic is tedious
  • Supplies are too available
  • Predictable encounters