The Chernobyl nuclear accident had a major impact on popular culture, starring and inspiring films and novels. Also video games have found in the ruins of the ghost town of Pripyat and the famous Exclusion Zone inspiration for some proposals, being the saga S.T.A.L.K.E.R. possibly the best known. But it is not the only one.
Chernobyl is back in the news. More than three decades after the tragic accident of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, a recent and successful series of the HBO streaming network has resurrected the ghosts of that nightmare. An accident that crystallized all the existing fears around the exploitation of nuclear energy and that supposed to a terrible episode in the history of the XX Century whose important video games have also inherited certain elements.
The ruins of this city have seen us staging tense military incursions and exciting battles against mutants. We equipped our anti-radiation suit, the geiger counter and reviewed 6 video games that have taken us to Chernobyl.
Chernobylite The alpha version of Chernobylite has revealed an intense multiplayer experience in which the players must try their best to survive. The Farm 51 bet on an interesting plot, terror and action in the famous Exclusion Zone, faithfully recreated thanks to the Unreal Engine 4 graphic engine.
Chernobyl Underground This independent game It led to a worryingly close year 2020, in which the economic crisis has made the Exclusion Zone to testing ground for military contractors. There the player becomes a mercenary who must try new military technology, and incidentally, try to survive in a violent reality show.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Infinity Ward designed for this unforgettable game one of the most emblematic levels of the franchise: Pripyat. An infiltration mission that takes us to explore the empty streets and buildings of a magnificent recreation of the most recognizable areas of this city near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The huge wheel of the amusement park is already an icon of the saga.
Snatcher In 1988, just two years after the tragic accident, Hideo Kojima moved the Ukrainian nuclear disaster to the city fictional Chernoton. The area contaminated by this weapon becomes uninhabitable for the future of the life of the world. It begins to break through in a futuristic society that owes much to the Blade Runner movie.
Survarium The cancellation of an early sequel to STALKER I have made some of your managers recycle ideas and mechanics of that project in this massive multiplayer. Its plot drinks from the science fiction novel Extraterrestrial Picnic, where an ecological accident makes the area an uninhabitable environment for human beings.
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl This title proposes a second accident in Chernobyl as a result of which a large territory was created, dominated by terror and death: the Zone. In it mysterious energetic investigations have managed to create some strange anomalies in which some coveted artifacts that confer superhuman abilities appear.
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