26 years after a fatal accident in Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant that covered half of the Europe in clouds of radioactive smoke, a large group of terrorists took over the area, trying to steal all the remaining radioactive waste - and use it.
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Mostly Negative (289 reviews) - 22% of the 289 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 8, 2013

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The terrorists want a war? Let them have it!

26 years after a fatal accident in Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant that covered half of the Europe in clouds of radioactive smoke, a large group of terrorists took over the area, trying to steal all the remaining radioactive waste - and use it.

Ukrainian and Russian forces hit them with all they could, but the enemy was well prepared and the small war raged on. Two of the best Spec Ops agents move in on their own, hitting the enemy hard before they can escape with the loot. This is a no-frills, old style, gun-blazing and explosion-roaring attack against multitude of enemies. While sometimes helped by the Army, you are mostly on your own. Hit them hard where it hurts and become a legend for generations to come!


  • Become one of the best soldiers today, facing multitude of opponents in the battlefield.
  • Explore carefully recreated Chernobyl area, and chase your targets to the Middle East - after some of them manage to escape.
  • Combat heavily armed enemies powered by sophisticated AI.
  • Play along an AI controlled partner,also helping and being helped by Russian army and US Marines.
  • Use 4 different scoped rifles altogether with close combat handguns against your enemies and selected targets.
  • Learn to use gravity and wind to your advantage, as the game simulates real-world bullet ballistics.
  • Adapt to many challenging tasks as you progress your missions.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium Dual Code processor or similar
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video Adapter compatible with DirectX 9.0c (Pixel Shader 3) with 512 MB RAM
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285 of 322 people (89%) found this review helpful
368 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2015
Buy this as a gift to someone you hate.
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130 of 153 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
After the iconic STALKER series from GSC Game World, not many shooters have gone to the Chernobyl area wholeheartedly.Chernobyl Commando dedicates its whole story to the infamous area in Ukraine and, like its name suggests, organizes a pretty intense encounter throughout the ruins of the location.The game tasks players with stopping a group of terrorists from making off with radioactive material from the irradiated plant.hile the game does surge forward with the plot, it's a paper-thin one as basically the player needs to follow the terrorist convoy with the stolen radioactive materials throughout that area of Ukraine and in other locations.In terms of actual gameplay, Chernobyl Commando wants to deliver an old-school shooter experience in which players run around mercilessly killing anyone who stands in their way. In practice, however, it's like an odd mix between actual old-school shooters, like the iconic Painkiller, and a realistic military experience, like Battlefield or Call of Duty.The result is a game with a wobbly first-person camera, realistic guns that have a hilariously bad accuracy, and enemies that are more or less bullet sponges.The actual shooting is also disappointing, as it seems that the only accurate weapon is the sniper one. Enemy AI is also erratic, as sometimes foes will just run in the middle of the battlefield, while other times they'll just shoot at you from huge distances.The actual levels are relatively well designed but, while they suggest the idea of an open environment, they're mostly filled with invisible walls.In terms of graphics, Chernobyl Commando is adequately bleak for the desolate environment, but its colors are a bit too washed out for its own sake. The soundtrack is utterly disappointing, not just because it's generic but because it consists of around 30-second clips that loop around in a disjointed manner. The voice acting is mediocre and relies a lot on military slang that doesn’t impress anyone.What's more, the game lacks any sort of multiplayer.Chernobyl Commando is an utter letdown. From the shooting to the movement, the actual content, or the visuals, the game disappoints in all sorts of ways. Overall 4/10.
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65 of 66 people (98%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2015
I had seen all of the negative reviews. I had seen the flaws that this game had and people mentioned, yet I refused to believe that a game could be *that* bad... Well, yeah. It's pretty rubbish. I love FPS games, and I can tell you that this is a benchmark to garbage FPS games. You can run for about 3-4 seconds and then you're as tired as if you had ran for three days straight. Yes, you can carry lots of guns, like 40 sniper-rifles and a silenced pistol that fires peas, and even if the bugs that haunt this game calm down, your super-soldier-friend-that-is-Rambo-and-Charlie-Sheen-combined-and-never-dies has killed all of the enemy AI, who, in most times, stands in the open because hiding in cover is too mainstream. And yes, there are scenes where you are in the back of a Jeep with a badass MG at hand... Yet you'll fire it, like, 0 to none times.

Just no/10
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61 of 64 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
To say it's horrible is unfair. This game is simply what happens when you try create a shooter that a Call of Duty type player might play, except on a non existing budget. The result is a game no one needs or have to ever play, because it's worst in every aspect to any AAA game that tries the same.

If you don't have the resources to make a decent shooter, then try come up with something unique on a much smaller scale, like many of the successful indie devs have done on Steam.
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119 of 150 people (79%) found this review helpful
136 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
dear developers
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59 of 62 people (95%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2015
This was a thing. I WASTED 69PENCE ON THIS.

Things I would rather have bought:

Ready Salted Crisps
Galaxy Caramel
Bottle of Irn Bru
An Air Freshener
Out of date Chicken

The list goes on.
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47 of 47 people (100%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2015
A game this bad, I'd normally just give an up vote and some joking review but not this one. I'm far too INSULTED with how bad it is. I didn't expect much, especially given that I bought this game solely on the principle is was really cheap at the time and called "CHERNOBYL COMMANDO". I didn't say I was expecting much but holy ♥♥♥♥. This has to be the worst FPS I've ever played. For starters, the first thing I notice is the game is really bloody dark and you can't at all change that. The graphics settings aren't even an option, you have to back out of the game entirely and start the launcher if you want to adjust. What is this, 2001? The game's super laggy and runs like my computer is a toaster. Turning down the graphics didn't really fix this. 10/10 optimization; already off to a good start I see.

The next is; there is no run in this game. "Forward" is equate to a casual stroll through the park and the "SPRINT" (I dare call it) ups your speed by about 75% for LITERALLY 10 feet. I say again; LITERALLY 10 feet (about 2-3 meters)


Yeah, see this crap? I started on the closest edge of the shadow. THIS is where your guy tires out. And he takes about 30 seconds after that to catch his breath. Didn't know you could join the CHERNOBYL COMMANDOS now regardless of being an overweight asthmatic. I should also note; this is a game where you do A LOT of walking with A LOT OF NOTHING to do.

The third thing I notice after about 10 minutes of god awful game-play is when I go to look up at the sky.. For some reason I can't explain, THE SUN IS BLUE. What? Why? I'm not going to nitpick this WEIRD "aesthetic" choice but why?... So I go on for a ways, I'm in some weird middle-ground between "Oh god what am I doing with my life" and laughing my ♥♥♥ off with the friends I'm streaming this for, at just HOW BAD THIS GAME IS.

So I'm about 30 minutes into the game on like.. level 3 or 4 or something, and I climb a ladder. Now, this is a ladder I *have* to climb to progress the story. I get stuck inside the ladder about 3 different times. I'm forced to restart, play the first 3-5 minutes of the level again up to that point and try over and over until the game finally lets me climb it. Alright, I do some sniping bit then have to climb back down. Joy. So now we're near the end of the section and there sits a truck we escape in. Thank god, no more walking! The truck travels at about 5 miles per hour and is stuck to invisible rails. The turret in back I'm forced to man is hilarious, as it has no ammo, cool down, or reload. That's right, you can just hold the trigger down as long as you'd like until you get bored. Doing this causes the muzzle flash to break away from the gun and drift off the screen somewhere. I'm in tears by this point.

The next loading screen takes about 10 minutes like they all seem to, I get bored and turn the game off. Me and another friend joke about how this must be some piece of crap FPS from the early PS1 era, to which he jokingly tells me he'll look it up. A couple moments later he returns with dread in his voice. "It came out last year..." We stop laughing.

TL;DR - A complete piece of crap, 2/10

(1 point for the fact it ran
another for the laughs me and my friends still have to this day about it.)

>"So you don't have anything good to say about it??"
>Sure I can say something good about this game!
>The main menu music was okay, but I wager it was probably stolen.
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97 of 129 people (75%) found this review helpful
132 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2015
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, "If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you better stop immediately." Tears welled up in his eyes when he realised exactly what was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My Mother said to me- "Don't smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed and since then I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyway.
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55 of 66 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2014
Hit detection is bad. Guns are all similar sounding and flat. Enemy AI is questionable at best. Enemies are all like the same guy in 4 different outfits. The AI buddy is a awful driver, goes like half a klick an hour, in circles around the area on one driving part. The aircraft are ugly, out of date, and the Yak-141 is being used as a low-alt level bomber, lol.
It's choppy and when it auto-saves the thing grinds to a halt. The music is all re-cycling 30 second clips, usually just when enemies are around, allowing you to never be ambushed, and always know when an area is clear

What isn't garbage is generic. All the missions are pretty much the same go to checkpoint, killing everyone in the area, where you either get a radio message, or 'interact' with the same 3 faces, who don't blink and who's mouths don't move when they talk. Then, kill your way to the next checkpoint. Had one sniper overwatch mission, which lasted 45 seconds before you had to move in. Vehicles aren't destructable. Nothing is destructable, bodies fall in one of 4 poses, no bullet holes in walls, glass, or other terrain.
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90 of 127 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
Buggy, slow, terrible graphics. I'll be blazing away at a terrorist with my sights centred and the game won't register a hit half the time. All in all not even worth five bucks
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1.6 hrs
Posted: October 18
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 5
I'm a sucker for budget titles....but this takes the concept to a whole new level. You start the game out as a 'Chernobyl Commando' I presume....and you are tasked with shooting people. Who they are and what they want really isn't clear....but I start blasting away. You have an assortment of weapons right from the get go. A pistol....what looks like an AK-47 with a scope....and two other scoped rifles. You can also walk over enemy corpses to retrieve their weapons....but they mostly all handle the same. The first enemy soldier that opened fire on me.....I couldn't even hit him with one of the sniper rifles....and I had to let my AI partner (who I nicknamed Krazy Ivan Drago Esquire) to take him out. So needless to say....pinpoint accuracy this game has none of. The graphics are servicable. Not good or bad....but they do seem like they are run through some kind of grainy filter first. The first mission was easy enough....especially since you have that regenerating health that is all the rage these days. But by the time the second mission booted up....the game fell apart. Quite literally actually. First off.....I couldn't move anywhere. All I could do was wobble in place a little. Second....there was an AK-47 floating like a discarded newspaper in the wind. It might've been my AI partner's unmapped body....but I'll never know. So after that....I exited the game and quickly unistalled this POS.
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Mike Wolffire
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Product received for free
That interesting game, mabe cause remember me to stalker cop so i thing thats a god game
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3.6 hrs
Posted: September 17
An extremely poor clone of Call of Duty with bland environments, poor graphics and sound, buggy hit detection and brain dead AI in addition to a lack of ANY multiplayer. While the gameplay isn't completely broken, there is nothing to see here that hasn't been done better in other shooters, avoid buying this at full cost.
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1.7 hrs
Posted: August 3
fun game to play based in C.N.P.P.
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Donald Trump
8.0 hrs
Posted: July 22
Chernobyl Commando Review - Rating: 3.8/10

General Impression
Chernobyl Commando has some potential for being a decent game. When I saw the screenshots of it, I thought it’s a game made around the early 2000s… then what do I find out? It’s been released in 2013… So you are telling me that this game appeared in 2013!? Holy hell, that’s a big disappointment. If it was made way earlier, I would have probably said it’s a relatively nice game. But anyways, off to the features. The graphics and the textures are pretty weak, and aren’t something special. The atmosphere happens in Chernobyl, as the title says. You will go through mostly urban areas. Rarely through fields. The atmosphere is not that bad, but in many points it’s not even lively. The audio is alright. The music only turns on when you combat your enemies, being always the same music. I can’t say it’s a great one either. The voice acting is not good either. The gameplay is repetitive as well, all you have to do is to reach certain waypoints, killing enemies with a scoped AK 47/pistol/knife, and several other guns. Sometimes, you will sit on a PKM or in a light Humvee. The story is pretty boring as well. The user-interface is OK, with relatively nice designs. The controls are OK too. The engines are alright, I haven’t found any haven’t met any bugs, crashes, screen freezes or frame drops, hence your teammates are pretty dumb, and meanwhile the enemies go pretty tough on you. The mechanics are somewhat decent, hence I don’t like how the character moves. It feels a bit too slow when he is moving. Overall, I can’t recommend this game due to pretty weak graphics, repetitive music, repetitive gameplay, boring story, pretty slow mechanics and a high price tag (11.99$).

Positive Points
  • Combined environments and enemies
  • Alright audio
  • Tough enemies (an advantage just for good players, bad players should stay away from this game, even on the easiest difficulty)
  • Has some guns/Humvees
  • Simple controls
  • Some alright engines

Neutral Points
  • Steam achievements and trading cards would improve the game
  • More missions would have been very nice and welcomed

Negative Points
  • The graphics and the textures are pretty weak
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • The music only turns on when you fight enemies, and it is the same one every time
  • The voice acting is not good
  • Boring story
  • Pretty slow mechanics
  • The teammates are pretty dumb
  • Pretty slow mechanics
  • This game is nowhere close to 11.99$
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5.1 hrs
Posted: July 14
Very stupid game! I am sorry that i payed n euro cents for it. I want to return my money. I have ultra lag on low.. my CS:GO is good but this game isn't running smooth. I feel very sad playing this game. It reminds me of Ukraine, which i hate it in my hearth. I love Russia. Be ruski. Could someone return the money for me? This game itself calculated 5 hours of gameplay. And i live in a crime country?
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0.1 hrs
Posted: July 12
Stalker Rip off in which you are a merc fighting terrorists and Parkinson's disease.
Not a violent game, but it may turn you into a murder in case you meet the developers and they don't come up with a good excuse for this game.
If you got it for free it was too expensive.
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Suk Mike Hok
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 1
it doesnt even open :#
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r00d d00d
0.3 hrs
Posted: June 12
Barrels sir, thaaasunds of em...
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