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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,012 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 15, 2008

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Includes 3 items: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

 

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"Clear Sky is a prequel to Shadow of Chernobyl. FPS meets Survival Horror meets CRPG. Beware Stalker games are challenging - for FPS veterans only!"

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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182 of 258 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I don't own this game, but for some reason I can write a review.
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Rough, somewhat broken, but with a little love is simply fantastic. It's atmosphere is unmatched, it draws you in like your character's body draws in radiation. Also, the voice acting is meh, but that's part of why we love STALKER.

Vanilla, the game has many glitches, ugly models and textures, super accurate and powerful enemies, innacurate and weak player weaponry, and questionable design decisions, but mods and a bit of technical know-how can turn this game into something beautiful. Well, maybe it's not visually beautiful how I run it, but I enjoyed it thoroughly nonetheless. I personally can recommend Clear Sky Complete mod, as well as The Road to Limansk. You can find both of those mods on the ModDB page for Clear Sky (Road to Limank says that it hasnt released yet; it has, just follow the links on the page).

Also, you should get STALKER: Lost Alpha, a free fan remake of Shadow of Chernobyl. I never played SoC, so I can't compare the two, but hey, it's free.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Not as good as the others, not by a long shot but it's still a stalker game so still worth picking up.
Has a few buggs within it but a mod called Clear sky complete you can fix most of them and Improve the game in many other ways.

Link for mod below

http://www.moddb.com/mods/clear-sky-complete
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This is a very fun game. If you like open world games with a dark and spooky atmosphere and mutants to kill, then get this game. If you want to get spooked by invisible mutants eating you from the back, dogs that can create illusions to throw you off the real one, and vicious beasts that crawl in the night just to jump at you and eat you alive, this is the game for you!
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
41.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Spent 1 hour in a Belarus-tractor waiting for backup that never came.

11/10 would wait again.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Though this is the weakest game in the series, I still recommend it just for the story.
You WILL need some mods to make the game not buggy.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
(With CS: Complete)

The game even with Clear Sky: Complete is very crashy. During the beginning of the game, crashed on me more than DOZEN times. Yet I was able to make it to the second area. Everything else is good gameplay and very hard. Though word of advice, quick-save often.

7.4/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
66.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
The second game in the series, but the first chronologically (being a prequel), this game is by far the most underrated of the series. 9/10, if you ask a S.T.A.L.K.E.R's least favorite game in the series... it's this one, it gets a lot of hate for the fact that on release it was very unoptimized and buggy and there really wasn't any workaround for it. But now, of course, like any other game in the series, a ton of mods are available for us to choose from and almost all of them include bug fixes and optimization features. Some of them stop there, upgrading the graphics a little, optimizing the game for you, and fixing common bugs and issues. Others, however, expand on the open faction system that this prequel provides. Unlike in Shadow of Chernobyl, this game allows you to interact openly and work with the factions outside of their main quest lines, going as far as joining them after reaching a certain status; and that's not just Duty and Freedom, that's almost any faction in the game.

The story, while not expanding too much on the events its predecessor, provide a little insight into what was going on in Shadow of Chernobyl and why it was happening, as well as revealing to you (Scar) information that Strelok did not know at the time. Don't get me wrong, Strelok is a cool guy, but Scar is probably my favorite character of the series. Either way, don't ignore this game because of earlier setbacks and whatnot, with the mods you have available now you can experience the game in almost a completely vanilla state (if you so wish) with all of the bugs and unoptimized mess fixed and cleaned up.

Again, an excellent series; the story, atmosphere, characters, and mod variety all make it worth its price. Tons of replayability to be had.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
If people say that this is the worst game in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, and this ♥♥♥♥ is awesome, then the rest of the series is ♥♥♥♥in' amazing, and it deserves it. This game is really good, and if the other S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games are better than this, then they are too amazing for my ♥♥♥♥♥.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
50.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Chugged some vodka and stumbled around for awhile. Eventually ended up irradiated and passed out. I woke up at some anarchist camp and pounded more vodka for the headache. Smoked a blunt and shot some russian paramilitary guys.
10/10 would drink again.
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23 of 44 people (52%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
played 21 minutes and died talking to a trader

34/18
would die again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
It's an open-world survival horror game set in Chernobyl. And its 10 bucks, buy it for god's sake.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
buy it
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
stalker clear sky is a very good game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
If you like games like the fallout series or the metro series, then you will love this series too.

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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Save your time and money and play the other games in the series, this one is not as good

plus, I do not support of the TAGES drm
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
I can honestly say this game is not worth the money as it constantly crashes with no sign of any tech help you will be left floundering in the dark on how to get it to run without crashing personaly i think steam should be ashamed for asking for money for a game that just crashes constantly without offering any tech support
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4 of 13 people (31%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
"No English"
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5 of 17 people (29%) found this review helpful
46.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Got fed up having with having to go back on saves and do restarts due to all the bugs. It just became a chore I lost motivation to do. Save file corruption is particulary annoying, making just a quick save risky so you have to keep going in and out of the menu to do saves to back up the saves.

Faction war is nothing particulary interesting it is just a meatgrinder to sink some time not to mention some of the bugs in there break your game.

Did I mention bugs?
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2 of 12 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Came looking for an open world rpg, was dissapointed. I felt that the game did not explain mechanics very well as i kept dying for some unkown reason after the tutorial, i feel that the npc interactions dont carry much meaning and is quite tedious. This game is definately an acquired taste and would reccomend looking at youtube gameplay before buying.
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