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Metro 2033; The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. trilogy. Last mentioned contains more shooting than the first and for the first S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game (Shadow of Chernobyl) I recommend using the Complete mod. I do not know how good Fallout New Vegas or Battlefield 3 are (never played and BF3 does not seem my type of game).
 
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Metro 2033; The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. trilogy. Last mentioned contains more shooting than the first and for the first S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game (Shadow of Chernobyl) I recommend using the Complete mod. I do not know how good Fallout New Vegas or Battlefield 3 are (never played and BF3 does not seem my type of game).
I recommend using the Complete mods for the entire series.
 

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I wouldn't really compare STALKER or Metro to BF3, down to basics yes they are both shooters. But one of those 3 I wouldn't buy for the SP content, and it's pretty easy to guess which one.
 
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Funny that in €uroland the games don't have the same price.
We get the first one cheaper, but the second one more expensive :laugh:
Use a VPN soft/network, acess Steam page on US, buy the game and add the product to the account.

Next login @ Steam and the game is ready for download... easy picky ;)
 
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I think I'll get one of the stalker trilogy and see if I like it. Is brink worth $15?
 

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I think I'll get one of the stalker trilogy and see if I like it. Is brink worth $15?
No, Brink MAY be worth $5, which is how much I paid and haven't played more than 20 minutes. Bulletstorm is a much more fun game for $5, which it is fairly often.

The best $5 is Metro 2033, fun campaign with great atmosphere and gameplay, Russian accents, flying critters and mutants, and good story.
 
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I recommend using the Complete mods for the entire series.
Clear Sky Complete does not add that much to CS (except sleeping bags and Smart Save, AFAIK), while it has been a little too buggy for me with certain missions (including a main mission in which Scar is being captured by some bandits when trying to meet Fang (at least when working for the STALKER faction, it worked for me when being a loner at that point in the story). So the gameplay can be somewhat hindered by those bugs. Call of Pripyat is a title I did not go through entirely, but the part I have played thru so far did I enjoy in vanilla (because my issues with the modded CS install).

I wouldn't really compare STALKER or Metro to BF3, down to basics yes they are both shooters. But one of those 3 I wouldn't buy for the SP content, and it's pretty easy to guess which one.
I only mentioned BF3 because I expected that others would perhaps react like "don't forget about BF3". So I mentioned it while making clear I did not play it and thus cannot recommend nor advise against it.
And it is quite obvious that BF3 is mainly a multi player game.

No, Brink MAY be worth $5, which is how much I paid and haven't played more than 20 minutes. Bulletstorm is a much more fun game for $5, which it is fairly often.

The best $5 is Metro 2033, fun campaign with great atmosphere and gameplay, Russian accents, flying critters and mutants, and good story.
I doubt that those accents are actually "Russian". I mean, the adults sound a bit like wanna-be russian (they fit the Western stereotypical idea of what Russian sounds like) and the voices of some children that appear in the game sound like American to me (extremely rhotic, with a very strongly rolling R). After one or two playthroughs I put the speech on Russian and gone was the resemblence with my stereotypical idea of how a Russian person speaks. So I you only care about what the main characters say (and not about what is said in conversations of figurants) I recommend using the available subs paired with Russian speech. It is sounding more convincing that way, and especially the voices in Artyom's visions are dubbed better in Russian (deep manly voices with some echo, instead of that ridiculous whispering).

It is nice to replay it in Rangermode (less intrusive HUD) and/or to try and get the alternative ending. BTW, most of Artyom's visions are interactive. Making use of that by trying to approach the Homo Novice makes sure you can get the alternative ending (beside listening to Commie and Nazi conversations, or taking the postcard Hunter hands out in the beginning, etc.)

+1 to that, all day long. Excellent mods for an excellent series.... The community is a bit quiet (at least on this side of the pond), but last I checked, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was still in the works. Looking forward to it :)

On the other hand....
https://twitter.com/#!/gscstalker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl81...DvjVQa1PpcFM3gGkmv-PHrIh7j9r0VuKIurvd0z5UyF0=
I think that even though GSC is bankrupt, they (Vostok Games) yet had to rename the fork because they don't own the rights to use the "S.T.A.L.K.E.R." name. That they have the room now to broaden the concept may be a good thing. Just like with projects such as LibreOffice (derived from OpenOffice), Mageia (derived from Mandriva) etc. they had to rename the fork into something else than the name of the original but that does not necessarily make the fork of inferior quality.
 
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I think I'll pick up metro.

Neweggs having a little sale.
Crysis 2, Mass Effect 2, Medal Of Honor Limited Edition and Dragon Age 2; $9.99
 
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Max Payne 3 PC Game ROCKSTAR

I think I'll wait til it drops in price a little more. I just started replaying Max Payne to get the story again, and it's been fun. I hope MP3 is as awesome
 

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So tempted to buy Max Payne, but will probably wait.

I only mentioned BF3 because I expected that others would perhaps react like "don't forget about BF3". So I mentioned it while making clear I did not play it and thus cannot recommend nor advise against it.
And it is quite obvious that BF3 is mainly a multi player game.
And I only mentioned that they are different because making assumptions on things other people haven't typed is usually a bad idea. I'd hope BF3 being mainly a MP game is obvious, but judging by your first post, I felt I needed to state the obvious.
 

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MP3 and Sniper Elite V2 look so temptingggg

BUT

I know that by the time I get to play these games they'll be like at 20$ or something
 

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lol i saw sniper elite 2 in a newspaper article, written about how the graphics are terribly realistic showing the gore and damage in a realistic fashion that a bullet does to the human body
 
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lol i saw sniper elite 2 in a newspaper article, written about how the graphics are terribly realistic showing the gore and damage in a realistic fashion that a bullet does to the human body
Don't you dare try to make me buy this game right now.. Don't you dare.......

omg thank god I'm out of PP$ and my credit card is maxed


EDIT: damn now that I paid me credit bill....
 
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I preordered Sniper Elite V2 on Steam and I have very much enjoyed the 116 175 minutes four hours I've played.

I also have Max Payne 3 on preorder from OGS for $42. I've never played a Max Payne game before but a friend of mine endorses the franchise, (especially Max Payne 2). Sounds like a good game.
 
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I preordered Sniper Elite V2 on Steam and I have very much enjoyed the 116 175 minutes four hours I've played.

I also have Max Payne 3 on preorder from OGS for $42. I've never played a Max Payne game before but a friend of mine endorses the franchise, (especially Max Payne 2). Sounds like a good game.
So how good is Sniper Elite v2? All I have seen was a trailer a bit ago, and it looked like decent fun. And you need I take a little break and play through Max Payne 1&2, good stuff. I just started playing through mp1 the other night to catch up again.
 
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I'm really enjoying it, a lot. That could just be me. Even though I not an FPS buff, I've never played Battlefield, or COD, or... that other one (I know, shame on me).
My FPS experience ranges TF2 (until it became free -.-) and HL2.
Although I am eager to up the difficulty and play through coop.

My current play roster consists of taking turns between SEV2 and a recent restart of Skyrim (with a ton of mods I haven't used before)

As for Max Payne, my mate and I decided I would skip the first and at least play through mp2 before playing mp3. Which reminds me, I have to buy it. I might just play it at his place. =/ What's the hourage of MP2, anyone?
 

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my brother informed me that the MP to sniper elite is utter terribad, with massive server problems with lag and hacking.


could just be aussie servers, but thought i'd toss that out there.
 
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could also just be that your brother sucks at it :p
 

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(and Portal 2 got a free DLC today too)
Oh hell yeah it did. I've been patiently waiting for this. Unfortunately I'm going to Sydney today. -.- Expect some maps from me in a week!