S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
At one point in time, there was talk that the next game in the Fallout series would be a first-person shooting game with a much more serious tone. If that had happened, and some Ukrainian fellows had created it, it might look something like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. This gorgeous game has some vicious bad guys who often times seem to think two steps ahead, and allows such freedom that players can essentially do whatever they want. So long as what they want either involves being cautious (read: surviving) or dying (read: dying). Not a fast-paced shooter, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. appeals to a deeper sense of survival, in which players scrounge for valuables and information in a world gone twisted.
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