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StoryYear: 2012, Place: Pripyat, the wasted city near Chernobyl, site of the world's most devastating nuclear accident. Decades later, unstable and inexplicable artifacts with malevolent powers are discovered within the zone.
High risks do not stop the S.T.A.L.K.E.Rs, paramilitary adventurers and looters from entering the zone for profit. They are willing to face death to make a fortune by retrieving and selling those precious artifacts. When 5 military helicopters disappear in the zone, you must go undercover as a S.T.A.L.K.E.R and face off against mutants, an onslaught of enemy creatures, and other bizarre atrocities that reveal the true face of terror.
GameplayWhere most first person shooters rely on relentless action to engage their players, Call of Pripyat goes in an entirely different direction: allowing for long moments of silence amidst a desolate landscape and an ever changing vista. It's the stuff grade-A horror movies are made of. The haunting atmosphere tries the nerves of even the most seasoned gamer. The environment is dynamic: day and night alternate and are filled with thunderstorms and sunshine. Deadly radioactive emissions occur periodically but unpredictably, killing anyone and anything who cannot find shelter.
Players will live the life of undercover agent Major Degtyarev, an experienced stalker, as he eats, drinks, and sleeps in the Zone. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. CoP is non-linear gameplay at its best, as the player seeks allies and makes enemies in the treacherous and fragile balance between rival factions, bandits, and mercenaries. Friendships are only temporary in the Zone, where a bullet that was supposed to protect can become the instrument of death in a matter of split seconds.
Multiplayer modes provide endless enjoyment as players compete against each other individually and in teams to increase their rank and money. Climbing up the ladder is the way to get access to the most devastating weapons. A player's success depends on his proficiency in warfare and his ability to help his team.
Play on the Internet or over LAN includes: Death Match--every man for himself, the goal is survival; Team Death Match--Stalkers and Mercenaries go head-to-head in a battle of Soviet vs. NATO weaponry; Artifact Hunt--a small amount of artifacts and a large amount of greed clash Stalkers and Mercenaries compete to collect valuables; Capture the Artifact--capture the enemy's artifact and bring it home.
Key Game Features
- Photorealistic graphics depicting the Zone
- New story, a number of unique characters.
- Over 70 custom missions and extended side quests
- New monsters: Chimera and Burer.
- New A-Life system, created using the players' best-liked elements of the first two games in series.
- Sleep function added into the game.
- New player's interface.
- Possibility to continue the game after completion in freeplay mode.
- The game is developed on X-Ray engine v.1.6
- Supports DirectX 11.0
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat Collector's Edition includes area map, tech-tree poster, stickers, and more!