This game is unbelievably amazing im not even sure this is a mod.It's almost like it was created by valve i think that this is worthy enough (unlike most mods) to be sold on steam i love it this is my second favriote game now (half-life 2 is my fav) thankyou for reading this and i hope you give this game a try. I loved the part with the mannequins it was amazing.
Amazing mapping, gameplay and use of assets in the engine. I love how much time you devs have spent on this, and I thought the canister part was excellent. Thought the ending was great too, with a really amusing side to the players companion.
If you are wondering why I gave this a 9/10, my problem was that I beat the gunship before the jalopy through sheer elite skill and didn't find the unlimited ammo until after I'd defeated him. Not sure if it should be in there or not, since it is possible to defeat the gunship with limited ammo if you know what you are doing, but I would have liked to have been guided there as that would have changed how I fought the gunship. TACTIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICCCCS!!!!!!!
But that's a tiny part of the mod that I enjoyed thoroughly anyway, just as with everything else! Thank you so much and please keep making mods, you're some of the best out there :)
Similar to the gaming industry itself, the modding scene is a very large and intimidating pile of people's works to wade through and uncover a gem that will stick with you for a while. This mod is one of those titles.
The level design is quite something, on many occasions I bumped into environments and spotted details that made me question whether I was playing an official Valve product or a mod. It bears the same powerful feature of making a linear path feel so intuitive that you rarely ever feel like you're being restricted by a Source map's limits. The imposing final level, taking place in an appropriately intimidating, oppressive Combine depot (inspired by the old HL2 beta concept art!) left an impression on me similar to my first trip into the Combine Citadel in Half-Life 2.
The most amazing thing was the sheer amount of custom assets. The artistic direction is beautiful, offering an atmospheric autumn environment which makes a great twist on the original games and a large underground cavern decorated with awe-inspiring flora and minerals towards the end of the game took the cake.
I'm a great fan of single-player source mods, and I'm already pretty certain that this one takes my #1 spot. I struggle to find any flaws, thus a 10 is only appropriate.
I have the 2.2 version of this mod and I don't know if it's the same version as this one (2010), that's why i am rating this 9 instead of 8, because it looks like it has better graphics and sound and more stuff than my version has.
So this is surely the best gameplay overhaul mod for STALKER. If you think that the highest difficulty isn't enough for you at all, then you should surely go for this mod. It makes it a way more challenging survival and also more horrorish game. It adds some monsters and features that were removed by the GSC (for an unknown reason, perhaps not enough time) and those are really great. For example a zombie that have no weapons, he only follows you, but he is quite tough. It's really awesome when they spawn in a horde with a controller and trying to fight them off, for ex. at army warehouses, freedom base
It also adds some cool new weapons, I really love the M9 Beretta, the best pistol for me. Lurk mod doesn't have M9. And I think that the Lurk mod could be compared to this, but it seems to me like it's removing all the stalkerishness from the game as it adds M4, M16s, AUG or FAMAS with red dot sight and ACOGs, that's just too... arcade :D
I didn't give it 10/10 because some things I don't like on it, for example a controller spawning in the middle of a Bar instead of making the mutants at the outskirts near the entrance to Scrapyard able to access the Bar, that would really be awesome. But you can fight off hordes of mutants when you are in the autopark or Cordon noob camp and many more places, when blowout occurs ;)
Do you want a better, more challenging gameplay, because you don't want to play vanilla again? Go for this mod. Are you playing STALKER for the first time or do you strictly want the old gameplay with new graphics? Go for Complete. Do you want STALKER to be easier and do you want really lotsa new weapons, even more than in OL? Go for Lurk
This game had a lot of potential but was severely lacking.
To me it seemed unfinished, with an ending that could have been drawn out a bit more.
The purose of them game was to insspect items to find your way out of the room, but there werent enough items to inspect and it was very unrewarding.
This mod isnt worth mutliple playthroughs but should be experienced at least once.