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.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (105 reviews) - 95% of the 105 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Feb 11, 2010

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About This Game

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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Sultan of Salt
( 83.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Truly, one of the best games ever made. The whole Stalker series is worth playing, but I feel that CoP is the best. It's the most polished of the series, has the fewest bugs (though expect a lot of those), and has the strongest modder support of the trilogy. All the Stalker games feature the best shooting mechanics in gaming, with a good heaping of RPG-like systems and horror thrown into the mix.

CoP is unfortunatly the easiest game in the series, thanks to the high loot drops and forgiving economy, but I still reccomend this game whole-heartedly to anyone who enjoys gaming.
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Laszlo
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
А ну чики брики и в дамке!
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Anglaigus
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
During a really long time, I was wondering which S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is the best of all the serie, and then, I think, now I know.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl was REALLY great, it was the first one, the original, and during praticly 5 years, it have been my favorite one, but, now, since I replayed it, I think S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat is now my favorite one.

To be honest, I think I must have more than 10.000 hours of gameplay on whole Stalker serie, and the most time I spend on it was on SoC, but eh, CoP really have a different ambiance of all others.

There is only ONE thing which... Hmh... Disappoint me on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat : The number of zones. There is only 3, and this is not... Really big, when you compare it to Shadow of Chernobyl or even Clear Sky ( and this one isn't at all my favorite... )

But, in fact, I really like the secondary missions in this game, and for me, it change everything.

I totally recommand this game.
10/10.

And also...
A NUUUUUUUUU CHEEKI BREEKI IV DAMKE !


Now, GET OUT OF HERE, STALKER !
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WOW A PIZZA
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Ahh nuu cheeki breeki
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flaccid donger
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
refunded because i have tinnitus and the very first enemy i encountered is this "controller" thing that emits a loud high pitch ringing whenever you're in its sight and seems to take forever to kill. horrible sound, these devs are morons putting it in their game. sorry if that's harsh but wow im pretty frustrated right now
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GRANIGHT
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This is the most Russian thing (besides cs go) i have ever played
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flammenwefer1337
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Cheeki breeki simulator 2k??.
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Ankhseram
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Privet Stalker...
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postalscrub
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Got this included in the STALKER Bundle Summer Sale, saved $30 and spent $10

Anyway, this game is ♥♥♥♥ing great. At the start it's slow, but after traveling, getting missions, making decisions, etc. ♥♥♥♥ gets heavy, especially if you ain't playing it on easy or stalker mode.
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Marked One
( 48.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I have more than the 50 or so hours that Steam claims I have. I can tell you it's closer to 300. This game is my Skyrim!

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series is by far my favorite franchise of all-time. With everything the modding community has done, it's not hard to fall back in love with this game. An open world survival horror shooter... It doesn't get any better than that!

If a first time PC gamer came to me and asked me for a recommendation for a PC exclusive, this is the game I would tell them to play.

While it may be slightly clunky, the atmosphere, the gun play, the creatures, the story, and the mechanics are perfected. Play this game with mods like:
Atmosfear [Detailed weather storms(This blows Fallout 4's weather out of the water)],
Complete mod (graphics overhaul),
Arsenal Overhaul (100+ Nato, RU weapons, and realistic damage), and
MISERY (hardcore Dark Souls mode).

The game will not disappoint.
Rating:96/100
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103 of 110 people (94%) found this review helpful
106 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Zaton, Misery.

Walking. Watching the sun slowly rise, it could've been a scene from a thousand years ago- with no cars, no lights, no noise but the animals and wind through the trees.

Human interference seemed so minute, I barely noticed the subtle gunfire in the background, the cracked and blistered road I walked across.

Then suddenly-

CRACK.

Something small and fast whizzes past my head like a bee.

No time to check.

I hold shift and book it.

There's a van nearby. Maybe two metres, maybe four.

I make a line straight for it.

CRACK.

I hear the bullet thump into the road. A plume of dust floats past the van i'm hiding behind.

I pull my gun out from it's holster.

It's a 357 magnum revolver. Condition is terrible, and rust visibly coats the gun like fungus on a tree.

Three shots. Better make them count.

Pull the hammer back, ready to fire.

I hold it steady, creeping my way to the edge of the van.

I peak out the side. Slowly. Carefully. Don't make it obvious.

Binoculars out.

In front of me is a hill. Tall and green, with a thick layer of grass and foliage covering the top like mould.

Something flashes in my eyes. Movement. I track it like a sniper.

The grass is moving, alive like some unknown mutated creature of the zone.

I look closer.

Whoever it is, his outift blends in well with the greenery. He evidently hasn't noticed me yet, and he's moving down the hill no doubt for a better view.

On his back is a long gun. Maybe a rifle, maybe a shotgun. It's metallic sheen stands out like a sore thumb amongst the natural hues surrounding it.

I check my gun again. Yeah. Definitely just three shots.

I wait.

He reaches the edge of the hill. Cautious. Careful.

Starts running.

Not close enough yet.

As soon as he goes past the van, that's when I'll start moving.

From over his shoulder he reveals his gun to be a shotgun. The long barrelled 'over-under' type.

It'd be deadly if I give him the chance to use it.

His aproach is swift, not wanting to be caught out in the open road, completely disregarding the van I could be hiding behind.

Now.

I slowly creep to the back of the van.

Small, miniscule steps mark my way as I go, gun aimed with an intense trigger finger.

It finally centres over his head.

I stand up.

Calmly walk out into the road. Gun still trained on his head.

I wait until he notices something. The subtle echo of footsteps, or just good situational awareness, he eventually hazards a look behind him.

"ANNU CHEEKI BREEKI IVV DAMKE," I scream in real life, as I hit mouse1.

The gun jerks back as a plume of smoke appears at the front end of the barrel, and my vision goes hazy at the edges for a moment.

Then it happens again. Then again. What? What the hell is happening? The same sounds, the same bullet sound, over and over again until -

"X-ray engine has stopped working. Windows is trying to find a solution to the problem,"

10/10 Would have the game crash on me again.
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45 of 45 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
You know that sensation when you finish a great book or great movie, that sensation of emptiness inside of your heart, knowing that you have to say goodbye to the characters and story, and know that you will never have the same experience again?

You'll get that sensation when finishing Call of Pripyat. Just buy it already.
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52 of 60 people (87%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
I now speak russian.
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
>Playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R
>some dude asks me to grab an artifact on a ship
>I do so and this guy comes up to me asking for said artifact
>he says it's for his sick friend wtf.jpg so I just give it to him
>follow guy to see if he really gives artifact to sick friend
>guy gets gunned down by bandits
10/10 would loot corpse again
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
132.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
This game is literally the love of my life.
Horrifying, radiation-riddled waifu/husbando.

If you have a thing for slow(-ish) and methodical FPS, survival, horror, sci-fi, and post-apocalyptic scenes, you will not regret giving this game a try.

You should keep in mind though, that this game (Call of Pripyat) takes place after the "main" events of the game. If you care for story (you kind of should, but it's not necessary to enjoy the game), you should play Shadow of Chernobyl first. It's older and the first game in the series but it's not worse in quality.

Clear Sky is the second game in the series and a prequel to Shadow of Chernobyl. You can ignore it.

I have probably around 300-500 hours total in the game, but I only recently (130 hours of gameplay) bought the game on Steam for ease of reinstall. (The game has a somewhat active modding scene.)
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Get out of here Stalker!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
311.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
I'm surprised I don't have a review written for this... Even 6 years after its release, it remains as one of the best games out in the market right now. Best one in the series
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
61.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Whaaat?! If you have something spill the beans, if not. Take a hike!



Seriously though, Misery mod is nothing to joke about.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
79.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This is the best in the series, IMO and one of my favorite games. Was made by the talented developers at GSC Game World, which later became the 4A games that made the fantastic Metro series. This game's great and even better with mods( which you can find at moddb). This is a MUST have for anyone interested in post-apoc FPS games.

Takes an hour to figure out and get into, but you won't put it down when you do. For new players, I suggest playing on vetern and youtubing "STALKER Call of Pripyat secrets", so you can find where stashes are to get a good early weapon.
For mods; I'd suggest atmosfear, absolute nature and absolute structures. Check out Misery after you beat the game once, because it's much harder and changes a lot.

10/10 - We need a redux version of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
11/10 i put on a gas mask and brought alcohol into the forest and got lost.
would buy again.
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