Explore Chernobyl (and likely die there) in Radiation City for iOS

Published On August 24, 2017 | By Kirk Hiner | iPhone/iPad

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Truth be told, I’d be interested in this game if it was 100% exploration with no combat. Maybe even more so. Consider that the urban explorer in me, even though I’ve never actually done any urban exploring.

In Atypical Games’ Radiation City, however, there’s plenty of combat to be had. This is Pripyat, after all—home of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster—in which your rescue mission gets off to a typically bad start when your plane crashes in the heart of the ghost town. You’ll now have to use your wits and resourcefulness to survive the dangerous wasteland, all while trying to uncover its sinister secrets.

Explore desolate in-game environments, scavenge for resources, and craft items to fend off the terrifying denizens of this radiation-ravaged city.

Enter Pripyat, a city forgotten by humanity for 38 long years, and mold your own survival adventure within an unforgiving wasteland that’s hauntingly beautiful. The entire city has been meticulously recreated with hundreds of buildings and famous landmarks to explore, but the silent city’s serenity is deceptive: hungry predators and sub-human creatures run rampant, forcing players to use stealth, cunning and brute force to survive.

Having been a young kid when the Chernobyl disaster happened, I can say that the concept of nuclear zombies is much less terrifying than what the radiation actually did to many of the people and animals who were there. It’s morbid to consider, which of course makes for a very creepy and intriguing game.

Radiation City offers players total freedom to explore and craft a unique story in an enchanting and immersive world. Scavenge for food, water, armor, weapons and driveable vehicles that, combined with a simple crafting system, can up your odds of survival against the elements and the terrifying creatures that call Pripyat home. Use an RPG-style progression system to create a unique character that can conquer the wasteland — or fail, and fall victim to its murderous inhabitants.

Radiation City is available now for $4.99 in the iTunes App Store. It’s billed as a sequel to Atypical’s Radiation Island, but looks like it’ll stand up on its own. For more information, visit www.atypicalgames.com.


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