The Zone of Alienation mod is an adaptation of the renowned AMK mod. It is built on top of a specialized variant of AMK that uses a magazine system. From this premise, it has expanded to aim to include the following:
What a brilliant mod. It's hard, it's beautiful looking, the gun play is fantastic, the world is immersive. FatalFunnel has put in so much work and done such an amazing job on this. Truly this is the best iteration of any STALKER game. I eagerly await the next patches.
This mod provides you with a extreme difficulty-hardcore experience. It´s inmersive, challenging and very very fun.
My only complaints are the unfinished translation (there are bits of Russian here and there), the usual few bugs, and the lack of repair kits, however, these are just little issues when comparing it with the overall experience that you get. Facing a pack of dogs, 4 pseudogiants, 2 chimeras, 3 controllers at Agroprom AND somehow reaching the gate of the complex only to find out that you must fight the soldiers on your own(hello roof-sniping!) because the others stalkers are dead is simply priceless!!
If you are looking for an unfair but doable challenge this is your mod.
Most probably the best SoC mod ever,only thing it could use is a few more weapons like APS,Glock 18 or OC-33 (subjective opinion,I love fully automatic handguns :D)
Also,it's WAAAY too easy to earn money by selling loaded mags and ammo. But **** that,the experience is great in general.
This Mod is awesome. I really like the Weapon Arsenal, its nice work and fits good into the Zone. Fine new sounds, and the magazine loading is awesome.
Now i really respect my Enemies, the Fights are just so much harder now, i really think twice if i would engagea bunch of enemies when i have the chance to sneak by, no more "Zone Terminator"-Style.
Still, the Magazine System needs some work, but it's pretty great.
Also there seem to be many things (some small, some not so small....) that need some finetuning.
So why the 10/10 rating then? Because i've tried nearly every SHOC-Mod out there and never did i have so much fun (and hard times) as with ZOA. Simple as that.
As a solid fan of LURK and someone who enjoys realistic balancing, Zone of Alienation does wonders in those departments.
A mix of challenging gameplay mechanics and a similar feel to LURK. A stalker remix with the "love and kindness" ~ #sarcasm ~ of AMK mod.