Snail trail

STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl

Russian developer GSC announced its new PC FPS project in 2001, although it wasn't until 2002 that STALKER's setting was finalised: 20 square miles of the Chernobyl disaster zone, complete with living ecosystem. Scheduled for release in 2004, the task has obviously taken longer than GSC (if perhaps not anyone else) anticipated. Missing release dates by years at a time, it's currently due in early 2007.