Critical Gamer: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat: Review

Critical Gamer writes: The third game in the successful pervert simulation series is finally here… wait no… that was probably just a dream. Ahem, anyway Stalker: Call of Pripyat is the latest in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series which see us thrust into the nightmarish 'Zone'. The Zone is the area surrounding the nuclear plant in Chernobyl, which was devastated and evacuated following nuclear disaster in 1986. In the world of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. the zone has become home to all kinds of strange artefacts and scientific anomalies, attracting opportunistic scavengers and scientists to the area in droves. These scavengers are known as the titular Stalkers and in previous games, you were cast amongst their ranks and sent out to discover the secrets of the Zone.

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Jim Crikey5230d ago

This game looks cool... but my PC struggles to run Paint.

JsonHenry5230d ago

I wish they would port this to consoles for those console only gamers. This is a game series that deserves to be played by all, even if they have to dumb it down a little for consoles.

Aphe5230d ago

'Dumbing it down' is exactly why I'm glad they haven't brought it to consoles.

Pidgeridoo5230d ago

It's a great review! isn't S.T.A.L.K.E.R rumoured to make the jump to consoles?

scruffy_bear5230d ago

Yeah rumoured to be making the jump to Xbox 360

Jockie5230d ago

They even rumoured to be working on a Wii version, which is the most hilariously mismatched idea ever.

Letros5230d ago

It's awesome, I couldn't put it down, took me about 25 h to beat it, the atmosphere in the STALKER games goes unmatched, running around Pripyat was fun even though I couldn't get to the Ferris Wheel =(

Arnon5230d ago

I downloaded a mod for Shadow of Chernobyl, that makes the overall look of the game a generational leap.


Go try it out if you think your computer can handle it.


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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Jiub676d 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.

MadLad676d ago


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

Venoxn4g675d ago (Edited 675d ago )

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

gurp76d 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.