Game Description and Comments
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a long awaited 3D first person shooter (FPS) that incorporates RPG elements in a post-nuclear setting. The game’s RPG elements and physics have had gamers drooling for many years after first being announced way back in 2001. Fortunately this game did not pull a Duke Nuke Forever and remain forever in development since the game has finally been launched. There have been numerous bugs found in the game even after being in development for so long but S.T.A.L.K.E.R. easily stand out as a different type of FPS. Instead of just shooting stuff along a set path and storyline the game gives players the freedom to play the way they want. This freedom translates into tremendous replay value since you can explore the world at your own pace do side quests and even experience different endings. In addition to the game play freedom S.T.A.L.K.E.R. also handles weapons better than most other shooters. Do not expect to pick up a pistol at the beginning of the game and be able to kill everything because the gun will not be very accurate. Like an RPG where you start out with a terrible sword you will find better weapons and ammo as the game progresses. The weapons and bullets also have realistic physics models. All in all S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is the best FPS available today for players looking for something new.
- Combination of FPS and RPG.
- Non-linear world.
- Monsters and stalkers perform daily duties and interact with each other.
- Realistic weapons and ammunition.
- Weapons get more accurate and powerful as you progress in the game.
- Amazing graphics.
- Can join factions.
- Plethora of side quests/missions.
- Different endings to the game instead of just one.
- Most weapons are upgradeable.
- Three multiplayer modes: Deathmatch Team Deathmatch and Artifact Hunt.
- Has 4 different ranks in multiplayer. Each rank unlocks new weapons ammo and equipment.
Select Reviews (Edited for Presentation)
Comment: Although it can be very buggy this game is fun as hell and beats the countless Quake and Doom clones. There is a huge game world to explore instead of being led down one path. Fix the bugs and this game is a classic.
Comment: This game is being delayed every day. The developers don’t dare to give a date anymore. Still I think it will have great game play in both single player and multiplayer modes. I am hoping it has great stealthy multiplayer options great maps and great choices for weapons and upgrades. In addition money would be a good way of choosing the right weapons online.
Author: Rix Raw
Comment: Great physics and great looks. I am totally in love with this game.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. must be purchased in stores but online play is free.
Past Featured Online Games of the Week:
Free 3D martial arts MMORPG with an innovative guild system and combo system.
Browser-based multiplayer strategy game where you try to build your own planetary empire.
Online RPG with 2D graphics and an interesting bounty hunting system that is free to play.
Free MMORPG with amazing 3D graphics and a personal dungeon system for solo players.
Free 3D MMORPG from the same company as Rappelz and FlyFF that combines instances with PvP.
Free MMORPG from Korea where stocks are traded and town officials are elected on each server.
Old school multiplayer RPG with 2D graphics and player-owned housing.
Community-based fantasy MMO with 3D graphics that is made in Java.
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes
Major fantasy MMORPG that tries to offer a much deeper MMO experience than World of Warcraft.
World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade
Highly anticipated expansion pack that makes the world’s most popular MMORPG even better.
Pirate King Online
Free MMORPG with cartoon graphics and large scale sea battles.
Former free online game that offers several different versions of the game and player-built worlds.
Animated browser-based RPG based on the Adventure Quest universe.
The Realm Online
One of the very first MMORPGs that is still running.
Free fantasy MMO with 3D graphics and a unique Japanese college theme.
Free 3D MMORPG based on oriental myth where you can transform into an ancient animal.
Neverwinter Nights 2
Online RPG with nearly unlimited replay value due to player-created modules.
Guild Wars Nightfall
Latest high-quality installment of one of the top MMORPGs in the genre.
World War II Online
Leading MMOFPS that drives realism into the World War II theme.
Legend of Ares
Free MMORPG with 3D graphics and a considerable focus on PvP combat.
Free 3D MMORPG from the makers of FlyFF.
Leading MMORTS where groups and teamwork are essential to victory.
Global MU Online
Hardcore action MMO that is very similar to Diablo and can be played for free up to level 60.
Free fantasy MMO with a great pet system that allows players to assemble their own special fighting forces.
Free 3D MMORPG with a very innovative class system.
Fantasy MMORPG where one player can rule over the entire game world.
Free martial arts MMORPG with a fighting system that can capture your imagination.
Ferentus – Canceled
Beautiful fantasy MMO where you can hire NPCs to fight along side you and that is currently in Open Beta.
Beautiful action RPG that plays similar to Diablo and offers free online play.
Online business simulation game that allows you to match your business wits against thousands of other players.
Space Cowboy Online
Free 3D MMO with both MMORPG and MMOFPS elements that has large scale nation wars and upgradeable space ships.
Free MMOSG or massively multiplayer online social game driven by a wide range of player-created content.
Myth War Online
Free MMORPG with a huge variety of pets hand-painted graphics and a very different combat system.
Free online tactical shooter with realistic weapons and vehicles.
Free MMORPG with a huge player base and multiple player worlds with different playing modes.
Face of Mankind
Innovative MMO where role-playing is key and the players are in control Face of Mankind.
Often overlooked pay-to-play MMO that offers a 10 day free trial.
Kingdom of Loathing
Free Online RPG where sarcasm and humor reign supreme.
Innovative game that combines a free MMO with fantasy Golf.
Lands of Hope
Very deep MUD with thousands of graphics that offers free play up to Level 100.
Dark and Light
MMORPG that boasts over 15000 square-miles of land in its game world Dark and Light.
Wheel of Time MUD
Free text-based RPG/MUD based on one of the greatest fantasy novel series ever.
Online RTS game that supports up to 24 players at once and lets you play the human side of the human-mutant conflict for free.
Free Online RPG with 3D graphics and a focus on playing in clans.
War strategy MMO with RPG elements that can be played for free until level 30.
Guild Wars Factions
Stand alone campaign with new PvP and guild features that also offers free online play.
Starport: Galactic Empires
Free graphical strategy game where you can either play on a persistent server or try to win a 2 week game period.
Free 3D MMO with great graphics that offers plenty of PvP action.
Action 3D MMORPG where you can blow nearly anything up.
Monster and Me
MMORPG intended primarily for younger audiences that is free to play and focuses on pets.
The Saga of Ryzom
Beautiful 3D MMORPG with an intriguing storyline and considerable character freedom.
Innovative shooting game with cartoony graphics that lets you face other players in front of an audience.
A PvP oriented MMO with both RPG and RTS elements.
A 3D MMORPG with both historic and fantasy worlds.
A sci-fi MMORPG with anime graphics that focuses on PvP.
Very interactive free online RPG with great political and economic aspects.
Free 3D MMORPG with a martial arts theme that gamers may want to avoid for the foreseeable future.
Small fantasy MMORPG that has anime graphics and is free to play.
Little Fighter 2
Arcade-style fighting with very colorful characters that can be played online.
Free Online RPG with heaping doses of originality and humor.
Controversial MMO that offers both FPS and RPG elements.
Major sci-fi MMORPG with both a pay-to-play and a free version Anarchy Online.
Science-fiction MMO that gives you considerable freedom in space Eve Online.
Free 3D MMORPG with both an English and a Korean version.
Retail RPG with free online play that won GameOgre.com’s Best Gaming Value award for 2005.
Free 3D MMORPG with a huge focus on action and a unique monster system Thang Online.
Cartoon-style MMORPG where you can have a major effect on the gaming world.
A free MMORPG set in an ancient Chinese Kungfu world with nice anime-style graphics.
Rubies of Eventide
A free MMORPG that melds 3D graphics with incredibly deep gameplay.
Popular MMO with cartoon graphics and several innovative features Ragnarock Online.
Medieval Fantasy MMORPG that was once known as Dransik.
Free Massive Multiplayer Online Browser Game (MMOBG) where you can trade or pillage in space.
FlyFF: Fly For Fun
Check out a free MMORPG with colorful graphics and solid gameplay where players fly on boards and broomsticks.
Assume the role of a pirate on the high seas in this puzzling free MMORPG.
Take a look at a MMORPG with cartoon-style graphics that is free to download and play.
A game that lets you live out your action movie fantasies online.
A little-known free Online RPG with strong strategy elements.
Take a closer look at one of the more colorful free online RPGs.
Check out one of the best free 3D MMORPGs.
GameOgre.com takes a closer look at one of the more popular Free MMORPGs.