With over 2 million copies sold, the new episode of the most internationally successful S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series seamlessly connects to the first part of the Shadow of Chernobyl. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat takes PC gamers once again into the vicinity of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that exploded in 1986.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,067 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 11, 2010

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With over 2 million copies sold, the new episode of the most internationally successful S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series seamlessly connects to the first part of the Shadow of Chernobyl.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat takes PC gamers once again into the vicinity of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that exploded in 1986. This so-called "Zone" is a highly contaminated area cordoned off by the military and now is combed through by the so-called stalkers, modern fortune hunters, in search of unique artifacts. In the role of Agent Alexander Degtyarev, who is dressed up as stalker, the player has to investigate the mysterious disappearance of five military helicopters and thereby stand one’s ground against the various stalker groups.

  • One of the first DirectX11 games
  • Story begins where S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl has ended
  • Photorealistic exclusion Zone : All locations are recreated by their true-to-life prototypes based on photographs
  • New exciting storyline with a number of unique characters
  • Extended system of handmade side quests
  • New monsters: Chimera and Burer. New behavior and abilities for all monsters
  • New A-Life system, created using the players’ best-liked elements of the first two games in series
  • Emissions considerably influence the world of the Zone
  • Sleep function added into the game
  • New player’s interface
  • Possibility to continue the game after completion in a free play mode
  • Up to 32 players can compete in the multiplayer part. Four different play modes and a countless amount of maps are available

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, SP2
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4/ 2.2. GHz AMD Athlon XP 2200+
    • Memory: 768 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 5900 128MB / AMD Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB of free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9 compatible
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340 of 402 people (85%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Like skyrim with russians
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258 of 330 people (78%) found this review helpful
81.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
If you're not chugging vodka in a track suit while snuggling with a Vladimir Putin duvet after playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. for two hours, you're doing it wrong.
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166 of 204 people (81%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Best game ever, giving vodka to a mechanic unlocks other attachments - Russia Simulator.
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143 of 175 people (82%) found this review helpful
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
This is not a game.



This is S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

A place you revisit in your deepest dreams, long after being there.
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86 of 95 people (91%) found this review helpful
48.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
If Fallout New Vegas and Dark Souls had a baby, it could come out like this. One-shot death headshots, weapon deterioration, pack weight limits, fast moving mutant dog packs - its all here! Coupled with strange goings on in the form of anomalies and emmisions, it all adds up to a game with a a great survival atmosphere.

Don't forget to buy a new F5 key before starting...
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64 of 69 people (93%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This was the best game ive ever played but this game has a lot more potential and the mods reveal most of the potential but there is still more can be done.Despite everything this is the best game for me.
Graphics are 7/10
Atmosphere in this game is a legend 10/10
Gameplay is very good with some rpg elements like inventory 8/10
Story is very good with sidequests and has a long story at least 30 hours 8/10
The game suffers from many crashes and bugs

The worst thing in the game is weapon variety and economy there arent enough weapons and i easily made 300k money before even finishing the half of the story and trust me thats a lot of money

In general i give 10/10 to this game i know it doesnt deserve that much but this game is the game of my dreams

people will threaten you with everything they got
you will wish blind dogs had eyes
and semi invisible monsters will kill you in seconds before you even see them
you will run around anomalies to only get a weird artifact
you will probably love the interesting songs in skadovsk ship
when you see an enemy you will be happy because of the loot you may get
You will hear things like:
"Get on outta here"
"Dont let the door hit you"
"I ve got all the ♥♥♥♥ you are ever gonna need"

also if you are gonna play this game please try misery mod.It changes the game a lot makes it hardcore.But the game becomes very good with that mod.I heavily recommend it.You should give it a try.
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48 of 54 people (89%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
It's like Fallout in Russia.....but better. with a handful of happenings with the anomalies, emmisions, and creatures/mutants actually roaming the lands, and of course you can't forget the artifacts that add a little something different to the mix, there's never a dull moment. this game is great for fans of the sci-fi/apocalyptica genres with a little piece of survival horror in some sections. i'd highly recommend this game if you're looking for something new to take a break from the other games you may play a hundred hours a week of. also if you ever catch this game on sale, don't pass it up. i've had this game on my wishlist for a good three years, and not once has it gone on sale until October 7th.
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110 of 154 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
I was inside a sewer like place, on accident i hited a box. It made a lot of noise. I screamed like a girl.
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71 of 94 people (76%) found this review helpful
46.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
There is a Vladimir Putin lookalike engineer, 10/10. Maximum replay value.
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32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
54.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
This game makes you want to buy a ticket to Ukraine and tour Pripyat. It takes the core concepts of the original game and pushes them in a direction that allows you to have a little more fun while exploring the brutal representation of a real-life scarred patch of earth.

The first game had a lot of elements of wanting to go somewhere, but the high radiation levels or heavy enemy resistance prevented it. CoP opens up the world around you a little more and gives you some more room to do your own thing.

There are little touches that help crank up the entertainment level as well. One of my favorites is the randomly occuring "blowouts" that will almost always (without the appropriate inventory items) kill you if you can't find cover in time. Some of the greatest moments in this game exist when in the middle of a vicious firefight, or at the final moments of a task that has you hurt and running low on supplies, and then a blowout starts rolling in.

Get ready to feel like a badass. Get ready to have moments where you're running for your life. Get ready to drain hours of your life exploring the wastes. Pripyat is calling.
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88 of 124 people (71%) found this review helpful
731.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Get out of here S.T.A.L.K.E.R
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
The sequel to Shadow of Chernobyl, Call of Pripyat does an excellent job of adding to the previous game's mechanics and making it a smoother experience. Issues from Shadow of Chernobyl such as item repair are now included without needing mods and other aspects are changed such as artifact hunting and a degree of neutrality with other factions (such as mercenaries and bandits). The game is perhaps more open world than SoC and the side quests are much more intuitive. Most importantly, the game retains much of its original atmosphere and you'll continue to explore the decaying wastelands of the Exclusion Zone.

With that said, the game does have some weaknesses. While it retains that atmosphere that made SoC great, it also (disappointingly) leaves you cut off from much of its namesake town of Pripyat. Regions you once explored in SoC such as the hotel, government building and the park with its iconic Ferris wheel are now only seen in the distance behind fences. The buildings you explore instead seem sparser and more linear. Likewise, human opponents are pretty thin in the game and most of your fighting will be against mutants. Sure, you CAN just start shooting people on sight but the different factions and uncertain nature of SoC felt much more exhilarating to me and winning against 'human' opponents just felt more gratifying than shooting umpteen mutant dogs and pigs. Finally, the ending felt rushed to me and less epic than the original breech into the forbidden CNPP.

Even with all that, Call of Pripyat still felt like a worthy successor to Shadow of Chernobyl. I would definitely recommend that someone new to the series play SoC first but Call of Pripyat will be a satisfying way to remain in the mysterious world of the Exclusion Zone a while longer. Call of Pripyat played well 'vanilla' without requiring mods (which is more than you can say for the buggy SoC) but there are multiple well crafted mods to dramatically change the world and keep things interesting for a long time to come. Shadow of Chernobyl was a tough act to follow and Call of Pripyat made it most of the way there; a recommended purchase in my book.
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51 of 70 people (73%) found this review helpful
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
I had never heard the words "howdy, ho" repeated so many times, until now. 9/10
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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
84.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This is one of the best games I played in my life. The Story? Long, The atmosphere? Absolutly fantastic! Play with the highest difficulty for perfect experience (Trust me, i'm not an engineer) The different accuracy, durabillity and damage of the guns fits perfect to the game, you should take care of your guns or you will not hit the enemy as you wish and don't forget the durabillity of you armor! It could save your life.

Before I forget to mention it: You should try the mod Misery 2.1 it fits perfectly to the game if you like that the game is alot harder than normal. Oh and everything in the game looks and is better
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42 of 56 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
I navigated a minefield in search of a helicopter, on arrival I was assaulted by a flash mob of over 20 pigs that humped me to death. 9/10
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Ever had one of those days, where 5 Snorks chasse you into a gravitational anomaly, throwing you into a gastromonous anomaly, and then you get shot by bandits, because your weapon is JUST THAT inaccurate, so that you hit a group of bandits. And then you remember... You didnt save. Because, you always forget to save.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
516.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Frankly, I loved this game ... as is probably apparent by the "hours on record". I've always liked the weapon physics in the Stalker series. Its a bit tougher to be accurate whether ADS or from the hip. And some of the creature noises just make my hair follicles bristle. Some creepy stuff, but not so intensely as to be truly horrific (imo). Stupid snorks! I felt engaged in the story, driven to "save" (for instance) all my squad when going through the tunnels to Pripyat. Losing one of them was unacceptable. Trading with the good guy, "Beard" instead of "Owl" whenever possible ... and always dissing "Sultan's" team of bandits.

I'd really recommend playing the game a second time 'round with a different weapon setup. Get clever with saves so as to purchase the special weaps and armour from "Nimble" that you'd favour.

Then play again on the "Misery" mod. Despite having played CoP at least 4 times through --yes I've lost count-- trying "Misery" mod was enjoyable because of the difficulty.

I wonder where the dev team is now ... ? I thought they were working on another post-apocalyptic adventure for me! ... a loyal supporter of the franchise. :D
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This is one of those games that we lucky to have as PC gamers. Once you install Misery 2.0 you won't want to leave.

You are placed into a nuclear wasteland, you must scavenge supplies, like food and water to keep yourself alive. You live in constant fear of huge emissions of radiation coming from the plant. Everything is out to kill you. Have fun!
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Atmospheric part just literally put u inside of the game, you like feel taste of zone, you can live inside this game.
Everything in game can deliver you joy: searching for artifacts, hunting for creatures with amazing arsenal of modern weapons, fights with different oposite stalker groups, incuding zombies.
In my opinion it 100% perfection, cant get enough of.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Excellent game. A must for any fan of traveling alone at night,
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