In April 1986, Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Russia exploded, resulting in one of the worst nuclear reactor disasters in history. The effects of the explosion were felt as far as Sweden and the fire was so intense that it took nearly two weeks to put them all out. Even today the area is shut off, and it could take almost hundreds of years before the radiation expires.
The game takes place in a fictionalized version of the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster. You play as the “Marked One”, one of many scavengers living in the post-nuclear disaster area. You are also a bounty hunter, which is the only memory you still have.