Not to sound like the sort of PC Gamer who hates each and every inch of anyone who has ever touched a console, I love the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. I feel that they are some of the only games since Crysis that have taken the PC and truly used the potential of the lumbering gaming beast. The downfall of PC gaming isn't that it's particularly hard to develop for, it's just that if you're going to take the time and effort to make a game for one platform in this generation of gaming, you might as well bloody make it into a console game. S.T.A.L.K.E.R., on the other hand, never did that, and rather than being a slightly more polished port of a console game, it was an atmospheric, innovative, and deep look at an alternate history following the Chernobyl disaster.
so far: very promising
Metro 2033 so far is atmospheric as hell and immersive to no end. Every single part of this game is well-crafted and designed - I just hope there can be some truly "wow" moments to make use of the graphics engine, because as spooky as the abandoned Moscow and Metro tunnels beneath ground are, there isn't yet a scenic vista to rival that within the similarly-veined S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.