Call of Pripyat takes you once again into the vicinity of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that exploded in 1986. This so-called "Zone" is a highly contaminated area cordoned off by the military and now is combed through by the so-called stalkers, modern fortune hunters, in search of unique artifacts. In the role of Agent Alexander Degtyarev, who is dressed up as stalker, you have to investigate the mysterious disappearance of five military helicopters and thereby stand one’s ground against the various stalker groups.
Only thing that made me give it a 10/10 rating is that the game was sold as a simple add-on when it's actually much more. However, I was quite disappointed with the overall lack of challenge and the look of the new maps. My actual rating would rather be something like 9/10.
Still, truth be told, COP is clearly one of the greatest FPS ever made. Just not as good and polished (except when it comes to stability) as the previous STALKER games in my opinion.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. has been a series that I've held close to my heart since the build videos. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. CoP is the most stable of the three, introducing a new upgrade system and overall polish to the series that it needed. The story follows up the failed operation of the military, putting you as an undercover agent. The zone is as alive as ever, mutants, stalkers, bandits, duty, freedom, everyone is on the roam. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat, is undoubtedly, my favorite of all the series.
Actually i didn't played this game a lot.. cause of the lack of dynamism.. but that got solved for me with mods..
still, vanilla is pretty enjoyable.. atmospheric, good graphics looking, good gameplay and 3 big areas to explore
so overall it's an awesome game, a must play :)
Pure S.T.A.L.K.E.R goodness, and a worthy finishing note, if a little short. While the age of the X-Ray engine causes the occasional crack to appear, it is none the less a worthy successor. Modding will reveal this title's true potential.