March 20, 2007 (RU)
|Delisting||December 11, 2013|
|Developer||GSC Game World|
|Publisher||GSC World Publishing|
PC (AU, EU)
Replaced by the international release (Steam)
The original Steam release of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl was delisted around December 11th, 2013, several years after the release of the “international” version of the game published by THQ. GSC Game World would take over as publisher of this version after THQ filed for bankruptcy in 2012. According to reader Geon, “the main difference compared to the current version is the absence of any other languages besides Russian. There are also slight differences in missions and a lot of bugs due to the old version of the patch”.
About the Game
In 1986, the world’s worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Soviet authorities established an ‘Exclusion Zone’ around, but a second explosion hit the reactor in 2006, creating The Zone as we know it – dangerous place, filled with mutated creatures, deadly radiation, and a strange, anomalous energy. The Zone was cordoned off by the military, who would shoot on sight anyone foolish enough to get inside.
Year 2012. The Zone is still a dangerous place and a threat to all mankind. Mercenaries, bounty hunters and explorers ventured further and further into the heart of the Zone driven by reports of strange ‘artifacts’ imbued with anomalous energy. To sell them on the black market or trying to find the ‘truth’ behind the Zone. Whatever their motivation, over time these individuals – Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers and Robbers – have become known as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s.
You will have to find your own way to survive in the Zone!
Thanks to Geon for submitting this game to the site