Escape From Tarkov Looks Like A Modern Day S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Escape From Tarkov popped its head up a few months ago, however, it looks like it slipped under our radar. If you haven't seen or heard of the Unity-powered first-person shooter, well, developer Battlestate has been posting regular video updates since the game's original announcement. Why don't we check a couple of them out right now?

You only have to watch it for a few seconds before you're hit by the massive S.T.A.L.K.E.R. vibe. Which, I think we can agree, is a good thing.

The official Escape From Tarkov is more than happy to discuss the game's extensive background story:

Escape from Tarkov is a hardcore and realistic online first-person action RPG/Simulator with MMO features and story-driven walkthrough. ... Incessant warfare in Tarkov has sparked massive panic; local population has fled the city, but those who stayed are looking to improve their fortunes at the expense of others. Having accepted the new reality, "savage" Tarkov locals - Scavs flocked into well-armed gangs and started the redivision of the city. Nowadays, Tarkov is separated by unseen borders, controlled by different groups.

It goes on to mention that players will be able to pick from two sides, before heading into the game's "chaos-ridden metropolis" and doing your best to survive.

As for features, well, here's a brief list:

  • Story-driven scenario based walkthrough as one of the multiplayer gamemodes. Complete raids on large scale locations with your friends or alone.
  • Explore many of the unique and authentic locations of Tarkov city and it’s suburbs: citizen blocks, chemical plant area, AA military base, the heart of Tarkov city, private living zone and others in realtime weather conditions and time of day changes.
  • Discover concealed locations - reserved facilities and stocks, sealed TerraGroup offices and underground warehouses.
  • Find useful information and items which will help to understand what is going on in the city.
  • Cooperate with ex-enemies, change the priorities to unfold the mysteries and escape from Tarkov alive.
  • Live through immersive combat experience.

Finally, here's another clip showing off the core gameplay.

Escape From Tarkov [Official site]


    Wow a game with good sounding audio that doesnt have to be modded in. about damn time

    ugh another game trying to be stalker, but its fucking multiplayer focused. why the fuck do developers keep doing this >

      The redivision.

      Last edited 03/04/16 2:14 pm

      I was really excited when I first saw it then I read that it would be a multiplayer survival shooter and I completely lost interest.

      If its one thing the world needs its more Day Z clones right?

    Totally agree.. the amount of multi-player focused games is too damn high! I swear we're going though another Destiny / Division / Titanfall phase until they burn out the genre... give me a good offline campaign / mod friendly (NO DRM... cannot overemphasize this) and it's a no brainer sell... this becomes another Overwatch-esque shooter... pass.

    Anyone have any info on the dev? track record? likely to be reliable? Sounds very ambitious.

    nothing more than a pre scripted sequence.
    cool tech demo I guess...

    Man... a lot of negativity in this comment section. I think it looks pretty cool. Nobody's managed to make a game like this online that doesn't totally suck yet, so maybe a little caution is a good idea, but this looks like it has potential at least.

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