Sometime in the last century, a one-megaton blast annihilated the city of New York. Subsequent explosions rippled across the globe, triggered by an unknown aggressor. The face and nature of the world was changed forever. Out of the ruins have emerged bizarre and twisted monsters, strange, otherworldly phenomena and a people driven by savagery. In the desiccated heart of old America, settlements struggle to survive the eerie wastes, mutated lifeforms... and each other. You are a scavenger. Stalker. Junker. The names are many but the profession remains the same - discover the lost treasures of the old world and get back home in one piece. But the world before will not easily give up its secrets, and even now new powers are emerging, also keen to claim their share.