I'm not usually a fan of the FPS genre but the STALKER series changed all of that, it created a great atmospheric story and game world that really captivated me.
Whenever I bring up the topic of the games though I get plenty of wide-eyed looks. While it has recently become a more popular series there are still plenty of gamers that don't know about this strange and unique experience. I'm hoping that this overview of the series will serve as a great reference for those looking to get into the game or just people looking for some nostalgia around their own STALKER experience (partly because there are very few games like STALKER out there).
The games take place in an almost alternative reality to our own world where the explosion at the Chernobyl Power Plant has created a Zone that is now inhabited by mutants, zombies and various human factions that are vying for control over this new strange territory that promises a wealth of knowledge and riches.
Don't forget to cast your vote in the poll below and leave your own comment about your experience with the STALKER series (even if this is the first time you've heard of it).