Well even though everyone says rats were taken out I may have found them, or at least some kind of mutant rats. In the whole 41 total hours of play time in Stalker this is the first time I have seen these.
Sorry for the color and the hud but I was in a hurry to take it just in case something weird were to happen and they went away. These may just be normal things in the game but I never saw anything about them in the encyclopedia in the game or on the website.
They are called tushkano
Slightly cooler than a n00b
5th March 2007
Man I've only seen one of them and it was in Pripyat and it came out of a doorway running at me and I shook violently as I unloaded what seemed like a hundred bullets in it to absolutely make sure it was DEAD!!!! scared the crap outta me! Completely took me by surprise.
Hmm strange things they are. Well at least I know they aren't rats. Strange how you encountered 1 and I got like 10 of them. I heard more but decided my work there was done and left. Also, do they drop anything because I forgot to check.
have a mod, that spawns 2 bloodsuckers and a few dozen tushkano (not exaggerating) reduced fps to little more than a slide show and then i died.
drunk in charge of an uglyface
4th April 2007
so far there's been a dead one in rostok, two in pens in lab x18 where you first encounter the poltergeists and loads and loads at the building you're in 2nd time i visited dark valley. thats all i've seen before i shut down the antenna.
Old school pimp
10th February 2004
I've never seen those creatures. Where did you say they are?
This is my first encounter with them, it was on my second visit to lab X18 in the Dark Valley. There are more around the corner. I was lucky to never find out how much damage they do because I either killed them or scared them away before they got close enough to me. Although, I did have to use a few grenades and quite a few bullets to do it.
The tushkano in unmodded stalker all you have to do is go back to dark valley after the main quest is finished in that area, they are found in the building with the lab entry.
GANGSTER : Shadow of Compton
24th May 2007
Yes, these are known as tushkanos or rodents, rather than rats as originally there were also supposed to be rats in the game but were taken out (not sure if that crazy russian mod adds them) If u dont have any mods they are very uncommon, sometimes found in Pripyat and Dark Valley, or a dead one in Rostock Wildlands