For me you can't beat STALKER. I have tried pretty much every game out there but have found none that put me where this game does. I start playing and get lost in a world that can be both beautiful and terrifying. I remember my first visit to the Yantar lab in SHOC. It was in the early hours of the morning, I was using headphones while sneaking around the lab. The atmosphere had me on the edge of my seat. Ten seconds later something totally unexpected happened and put my heart in my mouth. I paused the game, shaking like a little child and from that moment on for me it has been the stick by which all games are measured. And sadly they just don't measure up. STALKER is a thousand games in one. Set in a constantly changing, evolving world. The only time any two playthroughs are the same is when you hit that ENTER THE ZONE button at the start of the game.
I've been finishing ironing out any problems in the original Winter of Death. There's still the occasional dll crash that is rare, random and fixed by a simple reload but that's it. All the bugs due to upgrades are done and it now includes new weaponry sounds and Atmosfear emissions among the changes. You no longer get the access cards I included in the starting kit with the translation, You need to explore for those.
I forgot to change the characters name so he is called Major Degtyarev which is wrong, If it bothers you go to
change line 178 to
or use whatever name you want.