We’re going to be waiting a long time for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, so right here’s a 3 course banquet of irradiated exploration and scavenging to tide you over. Dead Air is the newest standalone (no buy needed) mega-mod for bleak FPS sandbox sequence S.T.A.L.K.E.R, constructed on prime of the fan-upgraded OpenXRay engine and utilizing the mixed, large world map of Call of Chernobyl. It presents an uncompromising (but surprisingly accessible) survival sandbox that appears good and runs higher than some other massive S.T.A.L.Okay.E.R. mod I’ve performed.
While I may spend ages telling you about all of the spectacular issues that Dead Air does, YouTube channel Al’s Gaming already beat me to the punch, saying almost all the things I’d need to. Give the mod-review under a peek and also you’ll in all probability have a strong thought as as to whether Dead Air is up your alley. Don’t be too apprehensive about issue, both; not like the notoriously merciless MISERY, Dead Air begins off light. There are additionally choices to enhance rewards from missions, the standard of loot discovered and the state of scavenged weapons if you wish to bypass any useful resource grind.
The solely actual difficulty with Dead Air in the meanwhile is that it solely just lately made its Russian debut, and should be due some main updates earlier than issues calm down. While there’s an much more current English translation patch for it, it’s not 100% full. While I’ve had completely no downside enjoying, I do discover the occasional merchandise description nonetheless in Russian. Tinkerers shall be completely happy to listen to that there’s already a small mountain of mods from different S.T.A.L.Okay.E.R. initiatives being transformed over to Dead Air, which you can find here.
A pair freshmen suggestions: Without armour, BULLETS HURT. Wield a knife to reap mutant meat/guts. You must be standing by a lit campfire with a view to cook dinner meals utilizing a cooking set. Pick the Basic Gear and Advanced Weapon merchandise starter units (plus a perk of your selection). Buy a tenting backpack from the dealer instantly otherwise you received’t be capable of haul loot. Oh, and don’t nervously fiddle with the fireplace choose swap in your gun till you stupidly break it like I did. The truth you can even do this makes me really feel equally attacked by and catered to by Dead Air.
You can obtain Dead Air on Mod DB here – it’s 5.5gb, and unpacks to round 12gb. Note that you simply’ll want the English translation files, until you communicate fluent Russian. Just unpack the interpretation to your Dead Air folder, and ensure you choose English in-game.