Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (PC DVD)

by THQ
Windows 2000 / 98 / XP / Me / NT
 Ages 16 and Over
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


  • Gigantic game world of the Zone of 30 square kilometers
  • Free non-linear exploration with vast outdoor and indoor areas
  • Constantly changing world of the Zone and unique life simulation system
  • Unique types of weapons and enemy impact:
  • About 30 types of weapons with weapon upgrades
  • Strong non-linear story line with over 8 completely different endings
  • Realistic AI and life simulation of game creatures and characters
  • Trade of weapons, artifacts, equipment and control of vehicles
  • Mind blowing graphics and weather effects powered by X-Ray engine
  • Endless replay-ability owing to unique life simulation system
See more product details
Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Store
Did you know you can use your mobile to trade in games, consoles and accessories for an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card to spend on the things you want? Visit the Video Games Trade-In Store for more details or check out the Trade-In Amazon Mobile App Guidelines on how to trade in using a smartphone.
There is a newer version of this item:
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (PC DVD) S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (PC DVD) 4.4 out of 5 stars (27)
Currently unavailable

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Check out our Trade-In Store to get great value on your old and unwanted games and consoles.


  • Check out our Console Bundles Store to see how much you save when you buy a console and games together.



Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / XP / Me / NT
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 16 and Over Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
 See more system requirements

Product details

  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B0000DG2T3
  • Release Date: 23 Mar 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,470 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Although it hasn’t quite reached the legendary levels of delay of Duke Nukem Forever, you could still be forgiven for wondering whether S.T.A.L.K.E.R. will ever come out. Thankfully the months and years of hold-ups look like being worth it, with a unique mix of first person shoot ‘em-up and role-playing game. The idea is that there’s been more trouble at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, causing bizarre mutations and other stranger phenomenon (the unusual storyline is highly influenced by Russian Sci-Fi classic Roadside Picnic).

The game’s open ended gameplay casts you as a "Stalker", a professional mercenary who makes a living salvaging items from the Chernobyl area and selling them, adding an Elite style trading element that further differentiates the game from the norm. Another atypical feature is plenty of non-player characters you can talk to and interrogate at length, receiving missions and even joining various different guilds. You not only have multiple options in any conversation but can also vary your tone from aggressive to friendly or disrespectful.

The game’s action credentials don’t take a back seat though, with excellent graphics using the developers own proprietary "X-Ray" graphic engine and the renowned Havok physics engine. Naturally there’s plenty of weapons, both manmade and otherwise, as well as a wide range of vehicles to commandeer and use over the 30 square kilometres of game world. Hopefully this will prove that the adage about the best things coming to those that wait applies to video games too.
HARRISON DENT

Product Description

STALKER: Oblivion Lost combines the first-person action, role-playing and survival-horror genres set in the disaster zone of the Chernobyl nuclear facility. As a stalker, the player earns a living exploring the underground laboratories, abandoned military bases and radioactive forests of the Chernobyl Zone in search of artefacts and anomalous formations to sell to underground dealers and scientists in research camps on the border. As the game progresses, the player will explore new areas, procure items and weapons and interact with a number of strange characters as they come to discover what truly lies at the heart of the Chernobyl disaster.

  • Gigantic game world of the Zone of 30 square kilometers
  • Free non-linear exploration with vast outdoor and indoor areas
  • Constantly changing world of the Zone and unique life simulation system
  • Unique types of weapons and enemy impact:
  • About 30 types of weapons with weapon upgrades
  • Strong non-linear story line with over 8 completely different endings
  • Realistic AI and life simulation of game creatures and characters
  • Trade of weapons, artifacts, equipment and control of vehicles
  • Mind blowing graphics and weather effects powered by X-Ray engine
  • Endless replay-ability owing to unique life simulation system



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most atmospheric shooters in a while. 30 Sep 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Well after reading the review for this game by the likes of "Ganfy" and "Scott" I thought I would have to step in to provide a more balanced look at the game.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a first person shooter much like many other games you may have played, but it has quite a few things going for it that not many other games have. You play as a mysterious character known only as "The Marked One" who, along with many other people, is a "Stalker" out in Chernobyl (where things happened slightly differently in the game, the meltdown spreading radiation across the lands far and wide) looking for Artifacts which have been produced by the radioactive wash caused by the nuclear meltdown. These Stalkers are just regular joes trying to make some good money by hunting these artifacts down.

The game is very quest-oriented. Almost in RPG style, you will find many characters in the game who will offer you missions that could either be a huge part of the main story which you will have to play through to finish the game, or side quests which will earn you money and loot to do with as you please. You will travel around huge open areas as you please, either following quest markers or just mooching around to see what you can find. Exploring the virtual world of the chernobyl area is a fantastic experience and the mood created by the cumulative sound, looks and play all contribute to a great atmosphere.

You will be running around the lands of Chernobyl taking on many evils that cross your path, from dogs and boars that have been mutated by the radiation to creatures created purely out of the nuclear devastation, some of which can be quite creepy and disturbing to see.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game initially took my breath away, it has good enough graphics to look modern (though not the best) a great soundtrack, loadsa weapons, creepy monster things and a massive freeroaming gaming area. I have played hundred of FPS's and this rated up there with halflife in its initial storyline and the way i was gripped. The planning and scripting of the storyline and some of the set pieces are fantastic, without giving too much away, there is a point where you go into underground tunnels from fighting through a base topside. an the contrast is incredible, from bright free running to claustrophobic dark tunnels (complete with squeeking spinning alert lights on the cieling). Then you come to a long tunnel, and just when your at the other end, your hear a blood curdling roar, turn around to see something that looks barely human, only to be hit by somekind of psy attack that blurs your vision, very scary and atmospheric. The initial release was not without its faults though, and more annoying was the fact that the update meant you had to start the game from the beggining again, (so i just played it straight through without updating it).
However from my initial amazement at this awesome game, i started to struggle to follow the storyline, and only when the game ended, which i wasnt expecting to happen, i have found out there are 7 other endings of which i do not know, 2 of which i have found out, involve some story in the game i never even touched upon.

It isnt a straight out shooter either like halo or quake, you have to plan your attacks.

1small issue for me was there were no vehicles at ALL (other than the enemy helicopters)

Overall - A must for anyone who like FPS's.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad 7 Aug 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
If you like first person shooters then this game may be for you. It's dark, gloomy and depressing with lots of atmos and you will need one behemoth of a pc to run it decently. The game runs very smoothly fully maxed out on my system which really and truly is a mid range system, here are my pc specs to give you some idea: AMD64 3700+ CPU running at 2.73ghz with arctic64 cooler, 2gb of pc3200 corsair ram and a geforce 7800gs bliss goes like hell 512mb graphics card, now, despite this being a very quick card in it's day and AGP it does struggle with some of the newer games such as Lost Planet but having said that it copes admirably with most of the games out at the mo and even better since I doubled my memory from 1gb to 2gb this made huge improvements to games . Stalker is a sod to run on anything less than the above spec so make sure your system is up to it before buying. All the settings maxed out makes for a very detailed game and its a visual treat, makes alot of difference to the level of detail so if your system is average and you cant run it on max settings then youre missing out. A good if not great addition to any FPS fan's collection. Not bad at all.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
We've all been there. You've just completed a ridiculously hard mission and you're heading back to base to get the reward, when suddenly you're ambushed. And then you realise, with your heart in your mouth and adrenaline in your veins, that you have not saved it and it would be a tragedy to have to re-do all that hard work. Anyway, to cut a long story short, you narrowly escape with your life and your remaining few shotgun shells, and breathe a huge sigh of relief when the final badguy bites the proverbial dust and you can hit SAVE.

Rewardingly tense moments like this really only tend to happen in difficult games, and to all intents and purposes, S.T.A.L.K.E.R is difficult. Gratifyingly so.

When you begin the game, you really are (as all the NPCs you meet like to remind you) a complete and utter newbie and the first time you venture out of your little camp you usually get a taste of how little you know of how to survive in the world. Packs of wild dogs follow you at a distance, waiting for you to be in a vulnerable position. Every now and then one will venture up for a look. It's at this point that a veteran would let off a few pistol shots towards them and keep his fingers crossed that they'll think better of attacking, however, you're not a veteran. Instead you wonder, feebly, if they really are as menacing as they look, and before you know it you've got every stinking mongrel this side of Chernobyl barking madly while they take turns in mauling you.

And this is where one of the most rewarding aspects of this game comes to light. The game gives a brilliantly realistic and immersive experience that you have to LEARN to adapt to. I think this is why there are so many bad reviews on here. Just so you know, the game is hard when you start out!
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
Has an atmosphere of a movie. Yes there are bugs, yes its amazing. The idea to make the game was very interesting, and it sure is more favoured amongst european, and esspecialy... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Larry
5.0 out of 5 stars Sons 1 and only war game
My son dowloaded this game from an american website many years ago and was very close to finishing when his computer hard drive was serious damaged by flood water. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kevin Gaines
5.0 out of 5 stars engrossing, challanging
What a great game, who would have thought this was such an old game, it certainly keeps up the pace and is full of things to do. Read more
Published 3 months ago by dkennyken
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT
amazing game a really great story loved it but don't let child under the age of 12 yrs just to scary
Published 8 months ago by mandy15
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Game
It could take me weeks to review this game as its so big. All one needs to know is that this game does not hold your hand, you start off knowing hardly anything about the world. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Hulk
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good open-world shooter with RPG elements
This game is 5 years old but it seems older than that, though it's not a bad thing at all. The graphics are fairly decent, especially the lighting. Read more
Published 20 months ago by DavesTheName
2.0 out of 5 stars Shoddy and lazy
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (subsequently referred to as SoC in this review) is Ukrainian Developer GSC Game World's (also known for the Cossacks RTS series) entry into the... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Griesmayer
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolutionary?
Very good game!. i looked at 100 fps games in last century, i commented saying why wasn't stalker in this because it was quite revolutionary for rpg shooters. Read more
Published on 5 Feb 2011 by woolerland
3.0 out of 5 stars An experience
Been a while since I played this. It was pretty original at the time and a lot more non linear than the usual FPS. Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2010 by The Emperor
5.0 out of 5 stars Endless Fun
Im ordering a new disc as mine is worn out and cracked after 3 years. The best thing about this game is the modding community. Read more
Published on 19 Oct 2010 by D. A. Olinger
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xb4a1ad74)

Look for similar items by category