We’re had an eyes fully trained in the direction of Chernobylite for some time, so much so that it’s right up there with one of our most hotly anticipated titles of the month. Now though it’s time for us to head in to the Exclusion Zone as Chernobylite strikes fear into Xbox and PlayStation players.
Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation (as well as being available via a previous drop on PC), Chernobylite whisks us off to the wastelands of Chenobyl’s Exclusion Zone, as we join an ex-employee of the power plant – Igor.
Igor is found returning to Pripyat some 30 years after the disappearance of his fiancee, looking to uncover the secrets of the land and to discover what exactly happened in the past. But this land is no walk in the park and the wastelands that are now present are tough places to be. Aside from the hostile military presence which will continue to force you back, Chernobyl is now home to a range of supernatural creatures and the most harsh an environment as you’re ever likely to find.
Promising a non-linear tale that focuses on stealth, survival and combat, if you’re in the market for a thrilling journey into the unknown, and are ready to cope with elements of survival, conspiracy, horror, love and obsession, Chernobylite looks likely to be found delivering it. Throw in the need to craft and create, whilst keeping a firm grip on the management of your team and their resources, and well, this wasteland offers up much.
The key features of Chernobylite on Xbox and PlayStation include:
- Stealth, Survival, & Combat – Survival in the Zone is not easy, and each day brings new challenges as comrades die and supplies diminish. Avoid detection with stealth takedowns or engage in open armed combat. Danger lurks in every corner.
- Base Building & Crafting – Construct a base from which to plan your daily operations and excursions. Utilize workstations to craft gadgets, create traps and weapons, or modify existing equipment to your needs.
- Resource & Team Management – Companions are key to your survival and the resolution of your journey. Each day requires the careful planning and assignment of resources and tasks to your comrades.
- Non-Linear Storytelling & Strategy – No playthrough is the same. Like your choices, the story is in your hands. Choose wisely whether to trust your comrades or not, use resources for survival or research, and confront conflicts or evade them. The future is up to you.
Our full review is currently in the works and we’ll let you know how Chernobylite plays out on Xbox as soon as we can. For now though, hit up the Xbox Store in order to play the game on Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. You’ll also find it on PlayStation and PC.
Chernobylite is a science-fiction survival horror RPG from developers The Farm 51. Set in the hyper-realistic, 3D-scanned wasteland of Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone, you’ll take on the role of Igor, a physicist and ex-employee of the Chernobyl Power Plant, returning to Pripyat to investigate the mysterious disappearance of his fiancee, 30 years prior. Compete with a hostile military presence, other stalkers, supernatural creatures, as well as the harsh and unforgiving environment in your search to uncover the truth. Get ready for a thrilling adventure of survival, conspiracy, horror, love, and obsession. Will you survive your fears?