S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is set in 2011, one year prior to the events of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game. A group of stalkers, for the first time, reaches the very heart of the Zone-the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant-and triggers a cataclysm on the brink of a catastrophe.
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Release Date: Sep 15, 2008

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About This Game

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is set in 2011, one year prior to the events of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game.

A group of stalkers, for the first time, reaches the very heart of the Zone-the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant-and triggers a cataclysm on the brink of a catastrophe. An immense blast of anomalous energy transforms the Zone: the once reliable and relatively safe roads are no longer so, the landscape is wiped clean by outbursts of anomalies, and previously unknown areas appear on the Zone map. Stalkers and expeditions perish or end up isolated within the lost territories.

With the anomalous activity at its maximum, the unstable Zone continues to tremor with outbursts. The transformation of the Zone map destabilizes the fragile balance of forces in the Zone. Hostilities for the new territories, artifact fields and spheres of influence flare up among groups. There are no more old enemies or friends - now, everyone watches out only for themselves. The Factions War has begun.

The protagonist is a mercenary who appeared at the edge of the opposition between stalker factions, Strelok and even the Zone itself. The main character experiences the key role in the events that led to the creation of the Zone right up to the point from which the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game begins.

What new challenges await stalkers within the depths of the new zone? Why do anomalous outbursts continue to rattle the Zone, and what can be done to stop them? Which faction will take the upper hand in the Factions War? These and many other questions will be answered in the official prequel - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP(Service Pack 2)/Microsoft® Windows® 2000 SP4
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz / AMD XP 2200+
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX® 8.0 compatible card / nVIDIA® GeForce™ 5700 / ATI Radeon® 9600
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0 compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB free hard disc space
    • Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista (SP1)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 / AMD 64 X2 4200+
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0c compatible card* / nVIDIA® GeForce™ 8800 GT / ATI Radeon® HD 2900 XT
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0 compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB free hard disc space
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Ivλn
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
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Retarded Jimmy
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Clear Sky chiefly succeeds because it transforms grim fantasy into a startlingly real-world experience.
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Arakune
( 29.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
"Live and let live" But It doesn't seem like they would let me live.
10/10
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Yakuzyah
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Cheeki Breeki- a game for true slavs.

You'll start this game sitting on a chair, but finish it whilst squatting in an abandoned factory, drinking cheap vodka with your comrades.
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iG.FORDPINTO_420
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Note: This review is for the vanilla Stalker Clear Sky.

Stalker Clear Sky is the prequel entry to the series, the game has you play as a Merc named Scar, who survives a large emission storm and is trying to find Strelok before he reaches the center of the zone. Stalker Clear Sky is a hit and miss for many fans of the series as it introduces some great ideas and makes some questionable decisions. While many consider the intro segment an example of the games flaws, I did not find myself dying that much but I can see why players dislike Clear Sky. The intro segment in the swamps is unlike any Stalker game as it has the player in a specific area, running errands, and doing very little exploring. Getting into gunfights more frequently and constantly finding myself against large enemy groups with a double barrel was kinda ridiculous. There are also a lot of questionable decisions which would leave new players to the series baffled as the first entry route to Cordon will have a player against an army base and the player was suppose to know to take a different path in. Minor decisions like that are what makes Clear Sky a fustrating experience. Another horrible decision was to make bandages rare as heck and needing mutiple amounts of them to plug up one injury. Clear Sky does however bring the faction system and uses it fairly well. Players are encouraged to join factions to gain access to better gear and is a core aspect of the game. The PDA is better in Clear Sky compared to SoC. Clear Sky however performs the worst of all Stalker games as I had constant crashes and error messages in my playthrough. Interesting to note is that Clear Sky looks the best of all vanilla Stalker games as it has some impressive dynamic lighting, great amount of vegetation on screen with an impressive draw distance.

Pros:
- The new faction system is a good idea and used well.
- Weapons can be upgraded and modified.
- Large amount of Hub worlds compared to the other Stalkers.
- Many factions exist to make the faction system useful.
- The FoV effect/motion blur when reloading and moving looks amazing.
- Visually impressive for a near decade old game.
- Great to revisit areas before the events of the first game.
- Gunplay is tight and requires players to play slow.

Cons:
- No hunger system, this makes food an alternative to medical kits which makes no sense whatsoever.
- Bandages and Anti rad became rare which can create very fustrating moments of dying slowly.
- The worst intro segment in any Stalker game and maybe difficult enough to make players quit out right.
- Auto save is poor so spam that F5 key.
- The akward natural difficulty curve of the game may throw off players.
- Crash city and error messages galore.
- Bugs.
- While the gunplay is tight, pistols cannot have aim down sights...
- Ai has the habit in the starting sequence of turning shotguns into sniper rifles while you cannot do the same (get some slugs).
- No tutorial so please new comers do not get this game first.

Clear Sky isn't the worst game I have played and is enjoyable at times. However, the many questionable decisions that Clear Sky made in its game can make it a test of patience and sometime push it a little too far. Clear Sky does get easier as the player progresses and while Clear sky does not differ to much from SoC, SoC executed its concepts/mechanics correctly. SoC may have a difficult beginning segment also, but the way SoC handled healing items and made the difficulty scale naturally was great. Certain areas in SoC were loaded with harder enemies so you came back when you had the gear to go toe to toe with them. Clear Sky throws military units armed with AKs or Akabans whIle you just managed to leave the beg inning hub world. Clear Sky has some idea of what SoC was trying to do but is recommended for the veteran Stalker player. If your new to the series, start with SoC or heck even CoP, but save Clear Sky for last cause it will smack you around.
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BlizzardKhaos
( 20.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
This game is not good, it's really difficult at the beginning. This is my personal opinion. Just stick with the other two. They're a lot better
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Rawsberry
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
When you buy this game, make sure to...

* Slav squat on your chair
*Get some vodka, sausage and bread
*Make sure to have your trusty AK nearby
*Put on your gasmask
*Stay cheeki breeki
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Ubermench
( 39.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
This is one of the best games I have played, It brings out what most games these days are trying to do but does it in a manner of greatness, this is clearly the better game comparred to SoC.
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чики-брики
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
A nu, Chiki-Briki i v damki!
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19.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
When you buy this game, make sure to...

* Slav squat on your chair
*Get some vodka, sausage and bread
*Make sure to have your trusty AK nearby
*Put on your gasmask
*Stay cheeki breeki
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56.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Pros:

-Absolutely amazing atmosphere and sceneries.
-Very immersive game.
-Great gameplay, lots of guns, armors, artefacts.
-Interesting story and deep lore.
-Very hard missions but satisfying when you finally complete them.
-Huge replayability with Faction Wars and side quests.
-Cheeki Breeki.
-Good music, proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBhh23-paLU

Cons:

-Lots of bugs (not to the point where it's unplayable, you just have to save really often and optimally make multiple save files).
-Unsatisfying ending.
-Enemies will always throw their grenades perfectly at you, it's unreal.

Definitely recommend it.
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15.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Product received for free
[muffled cheeki breeki in the distance]
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39.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This is one of the best games I have played, It brings out what most games these days are trying to do but does it in a manner of greatness, this is clearly the better game comparred to SoC.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Note: This review is for the vanilla Stalker Clear Sky.

Stalker Clear Sky is the prequel entry to the series, the game has you play as a Merc named Scar, who survives a large emission storm and is trying to find Strelok before he reaches the center of the zone. Stalker Clear Sky is a hit and miss for many fans of the series as it introduces some great ideas and makes some questionable decisions. While many consider the intro segment an example of the games flaws, I did not find myself dying that much but I can see why players dislike Clear Sky. The intro segment in the swamps is unlike any Stalker game as it has the player in a specific area, running errands, and doing very little exploring. Getting into gunfights more frequently and constantly finding myself against large enemy groups with a double barrel was kinda ridiculous. There are also a lot of questionable decisions which would leave new players to the series baffled as the first entry route to Cordon will have a player against an army base and the player was suppose to know to take a different path in. Minor decisions like that are what makes Clear Sky a fustrating experience. Another horrible decision was to make bandages rare as heck and needing mutiple amounts of them to plug up one injury. Clear Sky does however bring the faction system and uses it fairly well. Players are encouraged to join factions to gain access to better gear and is a core aspect of the game. The PDA is better in Clear Sky compared to SoC. Clear Sky however performs the worst of all Stalker games as I had constant crashes and error messages in my playthrough. Interesting to note is that Clear Sky looks the best of all vanilla Stalker games as it has some impressive dynamic lighting, great amount of vegetation on screen with an impressive draw distance.

Pros:
- The new faction system is a good idea and used well.
- Weapons can be upgraded and modified.
- Large amount of Hub worlds compared to the other Stalkers.
- Many factions exist to make the faction system useful.
- The FoV effect/motion blur when reloading and moving looks amazing.
- Visually impressive for a near decade old game.
- Great to revisit areas before the events of the first game.
- Gunplay is tight and requires players to play slow.

Cons:
- No hunger system, this makes food an alternative to medical kits which makes no sense whatsoever.
- Bandages and Anti rad became rare which can create very fustrating moments of dying slowly.
- The worst intro segment in any Stalker game and maybe difficult enough to make players quit out right.
- Auto save is poor so spam that F5 key.
- The akward natural difficulty curve of the game may throw off players.
- Crash city and error messages galore.
- Bugs.
- While the gunplay is tight, pistols cannot have aim down sights...
- Ai has the habit in the starting sequence of turning shotguns into sniper rifles while you cannot do the same (get some slugs).
- No tutorial so please new comers do not get this game first.

Clear Sky isn't the worst game I have played and is enjoyable at times. However, the many questionable decisions that Clear Sky made in its game can make it a test of patience and sometime push it a little too far. Clear Sky does get easier as the player progresses and while Clear sky does not differ to much from SoC, SoC executed its concepts/mechanics correctly. SoC may have a difficult beginning segment also, but the way SoC handled healing items and made the difficulty scale naturally was great. Certain areas in SoC were loaded with harder enemies so you came back when you had the gear to go toe to toe with them. Clear Sky throws military units armed with AKs or Akabans whIle you just managed to leave the beg inning hub world. Clear Sky has some idea of what SoC was trying to do but is recommended for the veteran Stalker player. If your new to the series, start with SoC or heck even CoP, but save Clear Sky for last cause it will smack you around.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
The zone needs me, with hardbass :D
The bandit radio is the best. :D
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
All was good till i got to Limansk. Clearsky.exe has stopped working. Clearsky.exe has stopped working.
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Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
A nu, Chiki-Briki i v damki!
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