If you haven’t played 2007’s most immersive and atmospheric shooter, or you’re back for replay, this mod is for you. This is the world of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. like you’ve never seen before, with updated graphics and added functionality that don’t change the original story or gameplay. The game hasn’t been changed beyond recognition, but rather enhanced while preserving the core elements that made it the unique experience it is.
This is one of the most stable mods for STALKER, I would recommend this mod to anyone who's never heard of the series before and just bought ShoC from some summer sale... However, players who genuinely enjoy how Stalker stands out from other FPS will find this mod to be a step back in terms of gameplay:
They were all good, not once did I hear a new sound or song into the mod that annoyed me or made me go through the game files to remove it from the game, the thing that made me feel in love with this mod's soundtrack was the bar music, I don't think any other mod has ever made such a small location that much better with nothing but music, whenever I install a ShoC mod, I make sure that complete's soundtrack is included for my personal satisfaction when visiting the bar.
They are way better than vanilla, yet they still remain true to Stalker's atmosphere, there are better textures out there for ShoC but the ones in this mod are just fine and unless you're one of those graphic freaks who want everything to have bloom and special effects you shouldn't have any complaints about it.
Excellent, I can't remember any crash or bug in Complete.
This is where I was really disappointed with the mod, enemies' sight was reduced to a point that you can shoot freely at an enemy group with your flashlight on and still not be noticed, the AI in complete is good for regular shooters but bad for stalker, it sometimes felt like I was playing a generic "shot deh bad guise" FPS due to dumb moments with the AI. Sadly this mod removes the most of the breathtaking gunfight experiences such as being potshot at during the night or being pinned down in mediocre cover, and when these moments do happen, they are not as intense as they should be.
All in all Complete is an extremely good choice for someone who just entered The Zone, however this will definitely bore the most hardcore stalker fans who are always looking for a new challenge.
First of all Thank you for all your hard work. I have played your Mod on Clear Skyes and now S.o.C. You made both games look much better and worked the bugs out. What was needed for SoC was an integrated weapons mod that updated gun sights, camo skins, & attachment options. One of the weakest points for me was the crappy night vision on the 2 most expensive
armors in your mod. The Heavy Military suit $160,000 & Exoskeleton suit $200,000 both have terrible night vision - blurry and it fades in and out in a washed out green tone. Why? Both the SEVA & Scientific suit have better night vision. With nights so dark in your mod night vision is a must and you guys need to improve this area.