IncGamers: STALKER: Call of Pripyat Review

IncGamers' Tim McDonald ventures into the Zone in GSC Gameworld's third instalment in the STALKER series.

From the review:

"STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, and sod the silly acronym-creating periods, was a game I respected. It's a carefully chosen word, that; I didn't exactly enjoy it, but I could understand why other people did. It was a very clever idea but with extremely shonky implementation; it required a water-cooled supercomputer to run, animations were off, the difficulty was uneven, the translation was flawed, and the game was riddled with bugs. Despite these problems, it was extraordinarily compelling. STALKER had an atmosphere almost unmatched in gaming, and the shonkiness actually added to that. It felt desolate, creepy, and wrong – exactly what you'd expect from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone."

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Leord5274d ago

I can understand that grade. From what I have heard, it's a very good game.

BattleAxe5274d ago

Any idea if this game supports the 360 controller?

TheIneffableBob5274d ago

All PC games support Xbox 360 controllers if you use a mapping program like Pinnacle Game Profiler.

Cogo5274d ago

Not 100% sure this is my sort of game.

Maticus5274d ago

Good stuff, looks very atmospheric!

Leord5274d ago

It really brings you in to that fantasy environment!

Holyknight30005274d ago

The detail and atmosphere is amazing, my current computer would literally have a Chernobyl-ish melt down in my house!

moondragon5274d ago

Yeah, stalker was a great idea but all tecnical stuff got in the way, hope this one turns things around.

Fyzzu5274d ago

Looks good. Might have to check this out! Although the first game is cheap, and presumably patched now...

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Best Graphics Mods That Vastly Improve Older Games

GF365: "Let's take a look at some of the best fan-made graphics mods that vastly improve the look and feel of older games. The games that I've included in this list are mostly older titles that really need visual improvements."

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15 Underrated FPS Games You May Want to Try

Popularized by Doom in 1993 and still making video game haters gnash their teeth today, first-person shooter games are the best thing to happen to gamers since pizza rolls. So here are 15 underrated first-person shooter games you may have missed.

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Jiub675d ago

Although the late 2000s Turok wasn't my favorite, I would love a new entry. Open world survival with shotguns and dinosaurs. Not sure how we'd get the fusion cannon, but that would be pretty sweet too.

MadLad675d ago


All of these games are pretty much universally praised. Outside of Timeshift I literally own all of these.

Venoxn4g674d ago (Edited 674d ago )

XIII, The Darkness 2, Far Cry: Blood Dragon, Timesplitters: future perfect, Bulletstorm are awesome games

gurp75d ago

I played them all, they are all good in their own way
I used to be obsessed with FPS games


The Gameplay Influences of S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Part II

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games have greatly influenced the Eastern European games that came later. In this, the second of a two-part miniseries exploring these influences, we investigate the gameplay mechanics that make "Stalkerlikes" what they are.

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MadLad1499d ago

First purchase I made for my first gaming PC. Such an underrated series.