Two parts of GSC Game World's eerie FPS series -- set in an alternate-reality Chernobyl following a second nuclear meltdown -- can be yours on the super cheap. Both the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
and follow-up S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
are bundled together for only $10 on Steam through Monday. (The S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
prequel game is not part of the bundle; but it's is available separately for $10 on Steam.)
The full-on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
sequel was recently announced
and scheduled for release in 2012. While that gives you plenty of time to get to caught up, this weekend Steam sale might just be the excuse you were looking for to book your first trip to Chernobyl. That whole nuclear meltdown incident made it quite a lovely
place for scavenging, trespassing, adventuring, loner-ing, killing, exploring and robbing. See what we did there?