Call of Chernobyl is a free-play sandbox mod for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. : Call of Pripyat created by TeamEPIC. It features 32 explorable maps, reworked level design and level fixes, new original level, Trucks Cemetery, Full AI and A-Life overhaul, engine and script enhancements, Repeatable task system which bases itself on A-Life events, Customizable weather environments for every map as well as surges and psi-storms from AF3, Character creation which includes name, portrait and faction selection; Several optional modes such as Ironman mode, story mode and zombie survival mode, New achievements, rankings and reputation system, PDA leaderboard and enhanced PDA statistics, Companion system with keyboard issued commands, many optional side-features and community-made addons . Call of Chernobyl was player's choice Mod of the Year 9th place in 2015 and 1st place in 2016!
I can't get around than feeling this is over-rated from one end to the other. This mod (or however you want to call it) has been a real mess to get working in the first place. Then once it's working it's so horribly unstable you see CTDs more often than a dead cat on the road sees black rubber.
- Talk to an NPD: random CTD!
- Change map: random CTD!
- Walk over a dead body: random CTD!
- Sneeze in the wrong time: random CTD!
Of course anybody having ever played a STALKER game knows that you need to spam the quick-save key every 10s or you loose your game to random CTDs but in this mod it's extreme. Many other mods are less crash-happy than that one.
Ignoring the stability problems for the moment the strong point of the mod is the inclusion of tons of maps. But what good are maps if nothing is in it? Jogging all the way through dark scape and the only thing I've met in these 10 minutes had been two lonely bandits not knowing what they should do there. So in general maps are empty... empty... horribly empty! I read somewhere this is supposed to be a modder source but then I think it should have been released also as such. With no story, mostly empty maps and really next to no tasks around to do there is really no reason to play this mod at all. If somebody can use it to make a "real" mod all the better but from a player perspective this is not worth the time.
- horrible stability
+ many maps
- empty maps
+ free to join any factions
- no story and no tasks to do anything but poking your nose
Recommended for players? NO
Recommended for modders? YES
Highest Rated (128 agree) 10/10
An endeavour that should be complimented by not only our small S.T.A.L.K.E.R. community, but modders around the globe. A project that started as map-pack which grew into a full modders resource and base for role-players, free-play enthusiasts, weapon pack lovers and of course die hard stalker fans alike. Call Of Chernobyl is the embodiment of what I think "modding" should be. Team Epic spend their time and effort in not only creating something, but polishing it, adding onto where others would've…
Sep 27 2015 by Lоner