In 1986, the world's worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl power station. Soviet authorities established a 30km 'Exclusion Zone' around this nuclear wasteland, but in 2006 a second explosion rocked the stricken reactor, obliterating all living things and causing the Zone's boundaries to ripple outwards. From this epicenter came waves of 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 brave the horrors within.
Great Game. Blends Action, Realism, Exploration, and Horror all in 1 game very well, more well than any other game you will find, this is the best of the series so far, with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 scheduled for release sometime in 2012.