If you're looking forward to STALKER 2 but just can't wait until 2021, this amazing new mod for the original, based upon Call of Chernobyl, is going to keep you going for a little while.
It's a total conversion of the game, from graphics, audio, special effects and changes to gameplay and AI. It's based on an earlier modification called Call of Misery, which was an extremely difficult mod for Stalker. This new mod is something of a change from this, with not just an increase in difficulty, but a total overhaul of the game, including new color balance options, post processing effects and more.
One of the more impressive aspects is the brand new particle system which has been added, which adds realistic fog, dust particles and adds real atmosphere to the game. Melee combat has had an overhaul, with expanded options, a new quick knife attack you can use even when it isn't equipped, and new weapons.
Gameplay has also had a major revist, with an actually serviceable stealth system now present, which is affected by the gear worn, light levels in the environment, and even the weather. Sounds also get an enhancement, with new echo effects and muffled sounds.
This is definitely a great enhancement for anyone wanting to play through the game again, so if you're interested in checking out this mod, it's available over at our sister site, ModDB.