"On the afternoon of April 12 in 2006, a massive explosion shattered the Chernobyl area. The Zone, as the area got to be known, was characterized by anomalous energy disturbances, rendering even the most advanced form of protective suits worthless to would be rescue teams. Months passed and nothing could be done. The military quarantined the area to prevent unauthorized entry and perhaps even reassure the local populace that the area was under control and confinement. Almost 4 years after the initial event, expeditions can now safely traverse several kilometers deep into the Zone. Among these are the Stalkers, poachers that enter the zone searching for artifacts and anomalous formations that are highly sought after by certain organizations and groups."
In S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl player controls a Stalker in a venture to the Zone searching for artifacts, technology and information. Avoiding the military, being a thief, you trespass to find out a mystery inside the Chernobyl area. Defending and fighting against mutants created by bizarre phenomena and other Stalkers like you, you will enter a dangerous and intense story with multiple plots and endings.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl features around 30 types of unique weapons with weapon upgrades, a constantly changing Zone, original creatures and their abilities, realistic AI, advanced graphics and weather effects powered by X-Ray engine, and a huge 30 square kilometer game world.