Originally Posted by InquisitorAles
I recently replayed vanilla version again (i think this was my 11 or 12 full walkthrough of this game), and it's still holding up well, even without mods. Outstanding game and atmosphere, basically first ever openworld survival FPS, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. created this subgenre, but sadly series died right before rise of Twitch and streaming, so it never got a real chance to became truly popular and get praise that it deserves. This game was ahead of it's time and i still have hopes that we'll see new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game someday.
I think metro is going to be coming full circle in the next entry now that consoles have the necessary RAM to actually run a game like stalker without crazy compromises. It'll be probably the closest thing we can get to a real stalker game.