A group of stalkers, for the first time, reaches the very heart of the Zone-the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant-and triggers a cataclysm on the brink of a catastrophe. An immense blast of anomalous energy transforms the Zone: the once reliable and relatively safe roads are no longer so, the landscape is wiped clean by outbursts of anomalies, and previously unknown areas appear on the Zone map. Stalkers and expeditions perish or end up isolated within the lost territories.
There is so much hate on this game.
I really don't get why.
For the most time it was more fun than Shadow of Chernobyl (even though it didn't have the same athmosphere)
The graphics are quite simply gorgeous. CS was easily one of the best looking games at its time
The new locations are excelent and the new face of the already existing ones are even better.
Some bugs here and there of course occured and the amount of brainless shooting was a bit too much. But other than that the game made a good job keeping the original experience.
I think the main problem people had is: CS didn't tweak any of the existing flaws of the game but added some features that weren't nessesery.
I think it is a very good game not as good as SoC but I definetly recommend to try.