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 (3,130 reviews)
Release Date: 11 Feb, 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

    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
318 of 354 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: 25 April
This game is a MUST for anyone who loves:
-Cheeki breeki
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146 of 164 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: 2 June
> Went artifact hunting
> Saw a pseudodog by his lonesome
> Shoot it and it runs off
> Minutes later it returns with about 15 or more dogs
> Chased me till I run out of stamina
> Accidentally felled into an anomaly cave
> Dogs stopped chasing me and ran away
> Blowout started
> Was out of ammo and health was low
> Somehow survived the blowout and the anomalies in the cave
> Got out of the cave with my expensive ecologist suit on 15% durability
> Got attacked by mercenaries
> My expensive suit broke
> Got back to Skadovsk with all my gear broken or gone.
> Bought a bottle of Vodka
> Cheeki Breeki time

10/10 "Would go artifact hunting again"
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194 of 241 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
87.9 hrs on record
Posted: 11 May
>S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
>Pripyat never calls

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70 of 78 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
70.8 hrs on record
Posted: 20 June
>Spawn in wilderness
>Kill random bandits for AKs
>Use money for vodka
>Friend tells me about artifacts
>Find giant anomaly
>Get artifact
>Walk away ~200m
>Camera begins to slowly turn around while examining inventory
>10 foot tall, once invisible creature tears my eyeballs out
>Crap self
>Game crashes
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37 of 37 people (100%) found this review helpful
76.5 hrs on record
Posted: 22 March
An absolutely amazing game with an incredibly oppressive and bleak atmosphere. Following the Chernobyl catastrophe, there was another explosion in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, an explosion that left the surrounding environment altered in ways that defy scienfitic explanation. The area is now filled to the brim with deadly physics defying anomalies, countless pockets of radiation and incredibly lethal mutants. The area is simply referred to as "The Zone".

Those that explore the zone, in search of valuable artifacts spawned from the mysterious anomalies, are called Stalkers. You are one of them. Or rather, you pose as one.

You are in fact a Ukranian army major, covertly entering the zone to investigate a lost helicopter squadron sent in to conduct reconnaissance in the zone. To accomplish your mission, you need to make allies with other stalkers and with their aid make your way towards the city of Pripyat and find out what exactly happened to the helicopters and their crews.

Of course, there's also hostile humans to contend with, ranging from bandits, brain fried zombies (Still capable of using their guns) and foreign mercenaries. You also have some degree of choice in which faction to align yourself with and every side mission you complete (Or don't) have an impact on the epilogue endings of the game. It is very much worth it to complete every side mission, for that reason but also because a lot of the best moments in the game happen during them.

The game is very survival focused, with a large emphasis on resource and inventory management. It also has a hunger mechanic, which adds flavor without in any way becoming overbearing. There's a real time passage of time (At a factor of 1 minute per 3 seconds or so), various weather conditions and there's also recurring "Emissions", which are essentially storms that turn the entire world red and fry your brain unless you take cover inside a solid structure.

There's quite a lot of weapons and armors to acquire and many ways to upgrade them to improve your survivability. You can also equip artifacts to boost various attributes, like improved healing rate, increased endurance or resistance against radiation.

I personally find that the equipment progression curve is a bit uneven, with the player finding equipment early on that's good to stick with nearly all the way to the end game. The feeling of being outmatched and outgunned, which was prevalent for a large part of the first two games, is much rarer in this installment. That's not to say that the game is easy, because it certainly isn't. Later in the game, you very much want to stick to the biggest guns you've got and bring as much armor piercing ammunition as you can.

But it lacks the initial desperation, trying to scrounge for decent gear, which made the beginning of the first two games so frustrating, but also exciting. This also has the effect of making pistols somewhat useless, which is a shame, because there is quite a few of them. But, as far as the story is concerned, it makes sense to not have terrible equipment from the outset.

This is still the best installment in the series, due to it's gameplay refinements and focus on a handful of large open areas rather than multiple smaller maps. I do however think the environment design of the first game is superior, but it's entirely possible that that is simply nostalgia speaking. I just felt that each area in the first game introduced something new, while the 3 large areas of Call of Prypyat feel a bit more sparse and predictable. I do miss the beginners area of the Cordon (Rookie Village, Railway Bridge), the claustrophobic streets. alleys and railways of the Wild Territory (Exploring this in a thunderstorm is amazing), the absolutely terrifying Bloodsucker village and the city of Pripyat itself (And the locations you find there).

Really, what I'm saying is play all of them.
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