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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 - Official Trailer #1


Mar 30, 2018
Best reveal. Until the title reveal, at first I thought it's another Metro game.
Mar 28, 2017
Sheffield, UK

It's finally happening!

SF Kosmo

...please disperse...
Jul 7, 2020
Oh shit it's real! Looks like an MS exclusive now, which I am actually 100% for because first-party dollars will make sure it stays afloat until it's inevitably late release. I'll be playing on PC of course.


Apr 19, 2018
I almost fell out of my seat on this one.. so glad this is finally happening.

Calm. GSC shown is not the same studio which made Stalker games. GSC previously died. This is completely new studio and they did hire some ex old GSC people. I really do wonder where they will go with it.

Will they try to make Stalker or they will just want to do another Metro with Stalker skin.


Feb 6, 2019
man i play all stalker sieres for back days , but wtf whas this crap they couldnt even show gameplay and trailer was crap. devs should go back and watch 2007 trailer and how it was made ... .
bad walking animations ... cmon. we dont need crap stalker game . plz
i played stalker SHOC on dx6 bac in the days static lighting ... then upgraded to DX9 dynamic lithing ....
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Mar 16, 2019
Thanks, i don't know how i missed this, though i do have close to no free time during work days. What a fucking amazing day to see the first official trailer. Though i will hold my hype down as much as possible, i cannot contain the fact that i am extremely hopeful of this product. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl has been my number 1. favorite video game ever made for over 10 years now. The picture of my profile here is of Strelok, always has been. I have dabbled with the modding communities for what it seems an eternity. I hope to God this turns out as good as it deserves to be.

Looking to catch up before this releases, which Stalker game should I start out with?

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (GOG version). It's the best in the series in terms of atmosphere and an excellent introduction to the Zone (the world in which the action takes place). It's rough around the edges, but it oozes originality and atmosphere. You can play it as is (it's quite stable) or apply the Zone Reclamation Project mod patch which polishes the game up fixing bugs and keeps the game vanilla; Also don't hold back on the modding community. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. has one of the most dedicated, and biggest modding communities there are. It is a PC game through and through. Here's what i would recommend depending on your choices for a first time playthrough:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (GOG) + Zone Reclamation Project - if you want to play the game as it was originally developed, old graphics and all. It still looks quite good tho.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (GOG) + XpressTuning's Remaster Edition (my own package) - vastly improved graphics and animations, tweaks some negative elements (headbobbing is lessened, for example, crossair is smaller, etc.) ZRP is included as well, and keeps things mostly vanilla. I have also included a ReShade preset and instructions on how to apply it.

Once you're finished with Shadow of Chernobyl, which is basically an introduction to S.T.A.L.K.ER. You have several options:
  1. Mod Shadow of Chernobyl. There are countless ways to re-experience it. Think of it like New Game ++.
  2. Continue your journey through the rest of the trilogy, starting with Call of Pripyat (the third game) and ending with Clear Sky. Call of Pripyat is a stellar game but not as atmospheric or ambitious as the original. Clear Sky is a bug infested mess un-modded, but has some unique features; There are mods for both to vastly improve the experience.
  3. Jump straight into S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Anomaly, which is a stand-alone FREE 'sequel' to the trilogy build by the passionate community from the ground up. It is the best, most stable, feature rich, largest and modern S.T.A.L.K.E.R. experience. It is also actively developed by the community, and it is what most of us are playing right now. It is an extraordinarily good video game.
For more information regarding S.T.A.L.K.ER check r/stalker and Moddb. The community is quite big and dedicated, and has kept the series relevant all these years. You'll get help in no time.

I will also inform you that the gunplay is unique and like nothing you've played before - it is based on Gear Progression. Like how in RPGs stats progress your character. Well, in this case it is gear and the first few weapons are utter shit.

Here's advice regarding the gunplay from my mod package and how to properly play it to get the most enjoyment out of it and to know what to expect:

Why doesn't this play like a typical FPS/Why are enemies bullet-sponges/Why do my guns miss the target?

Because there are a number of underlying mechanics that influence the gunplay for which you need to adjust, keep in check and learn to take advantage:

  • Default Gun Accuracy
  • Ammo type
  • Stance
  • Gun Condition
  • Varied damage multipliers based on specific body parts
  • Aiming through iron sights raises accuracy
  • Reduction of accuracy on rapid fire - meant to simulate recoil.
Early guns and sawn-off shotguns are low-tier inaccurate garbage with a 50 meter limit to their range, it's a rough start that push players to question if something is wrong with how the gunplay was designed. The design is based on progression, you will eventually get good weapons (with no limit) and as you gain some experience under your belt accuracy will be a non-issue.

How do i git gud?

  • Use weapons that are in great condition, and aim for the head/torso while (if the opportunity arises) crouching or low-crouching (ctrl+shift). Advance slowly, stay hidden from enemy fire (keep your distance once you've acquired a rifle with a mountable scope and position yourself accordingly).
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl with Complete Mod. It starts out very rough with crappy gear and you dying real fast but stick with it. :lollipop_grinning:

Complete was good 10 - 12 years ago, but it's hopelessly obsolete these days. The assets it uses are very old in comparison to newer mods and the ZRP included is an older version of the current one. Besides, it messes with the gameplay.


Feb 6, 2019
i hope this info is real and it wont be "console" game after all.
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Dec 9, 2013
Damn, so it's going to be a console exclusive for the Xbox? Pretty big announcement if true. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games are awesome.


Jan 8, 2018
There is really anyone who excited about stalker in 2020? lol
This game doesn't even have developers before e3 2018, so its maybe, maybe would be released by the end of nextgen.
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Feb 6, 2019
stalker was no trailer at all... compare to whats stalker games are . i duno what they showed here i want o forget it ...
i mean maybe devs wont gives us same experience anymore... then i dont need it ill play old stalker games then with mods.
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Feb 24, 2016
Calm. GSC shown is not the same studio which made Stalker games. GSC previously died. This is completely new studio and they did hire some ex old GSC people. I really do wonder where they will go with it.

Will they try to make Stalker or they will just want to do another Metro with Stalker skin.
So youre telling me that its not the same devs...

Hype deflated and flaccid


Sep 13, 2019
Shadow of chernobyl was great. I did not like the 2 standalone addons but I did not tried too hard really
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