Escape from Tarkov – Holy $%#!

In some of the best on camera gun fighting cinematic I’ve seen the realistic FPS Escape from Tarkov is mind blowing. NSFW and all that jazz for this particular short and it’s longer follow on. Gritty, dark, semi post-apocalyptic and full of AR and AK combat goodness.

Worth the watch and apparently worth the play.

Tarkov is a hyper realistic shooter that focus on a TON of prior planning and logistical aspects that other shooters do not. It also has looter RPG elements and an in game economy that makes ‘deaths’ cost you and feel meaningful. We’re talking a backpack with supplies, night vision is rare and expensive, loose rounds because you only have a few magazines. Disparate weapons in the same caliber can be supported by your teammates but don’t only with loose ammo.

The detailed mechanics are absolutely fascinating. Something as simple as actively remembering whether you’re on safe, semi, or automatic might mean the difference between a successful game where you bank some guns and gear, or a failure where you bleed out and someone gets the goodies you were carrying.

Both player and AI baddies will be trying to hunt you in the ruined gamescape. You can also play to hunt them, randomly ‘spawning’ in as a roughly equipped solo and hunting down the PMC’s which stand for both ‘Player Main Character’ and ‘Private Military Contractor’ that your are primarily role-playing as.

Anyhow, the videos alone are worth the watch even if you never touch the game.

Happy Humpday all, stay entertained.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.