Editor's Note:

Previously titled "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost".

Added on: March 11, 2003


[edit] Background

The world's worst nuclear disaster occurred on April 26,1986 at the Chernobyl power facility in the Ukraine. The area slowly recovered until 2006 when an unforeseen second explosion rocked the landscape, leaving a vast "Exclusion Zone" plagued with deadly energy disturbances in its wake. The quarantined Exclusion Zone expanded over time, and by 2012, specially equipped poachers, known as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s, venture into the Zone to claim radioactive artifacts for the black market. You are a new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. battling for survival among rivals, soldiers and mutant creatures while trying to discover the true nature of Chernobyl's dark past and horrific future.

[edit] Gameplay

This 1st-person role-playing game set around the contaminated area of the Chernobyl nuke catastrophe in the former USSR. You play the role of a stalker, a thill seeking poacher exploring the contaminated zone for artifacts to sell. There are huge areas for players to explore, including derelict bases, labs, forests and bogs. Features include a day-night cycle, dynamic weather effects, multiple endings, 40 different weapons, and globally controlled AI for creatures, mutants, and humans.

[edit] Features

  • Free non-linear exploration of vast outdoor and indoor areas covering 20 square miles of actual Chernobyl terrain
  • Unsurpassed AI offering computer opponents with life-like intelligence
  • Immersive plot entailing conspiracy and intrigue with numerous twists and over 8 different endings
  • Day/night cycle and weather system that directly impact all in-game behavior.
  • Intense multiplay action supporting up to 32 players

[edit] Hardware Requirements

Windows 2000 SP4 Pentium 4 2Ghz/AMD XP 2200+ 512 MB RAM 10 GB HDD space nVidia 5700/ATI 9600- 128 MB Direct X 9c compatible graphics card DVD-Rom drive DirectX 9 compatible sound card 64 Kbps upstream to play/512 Kbps to host 8 players

Recommended System Specs: Windows XP SP2 Intel Core2 Duo E6400/AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+ 1 GB RAM 10 GB HDD space nVidia 7900/ATI X1850- 256 MB DirectX 9c compatible graphics card DVD-Rom drive DirectX 9 compatible sound card 64 Kbps upstream to play/ 512 Kbps to host 8 players

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  • Publisher: THQ
  • Developer: GSC Game World
  • Genre: Shooter Action (PC)
  • Perspective(s): First Person
Release Dates
  • North America: Mar 23, 2007
  • Europe: Mar 23, 2007
  • Australia: Mar 30, 2007
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