• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Mar 16, 2010
  • Also On: PC
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 326 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 326

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  1. Apr 25, 2011
    2
    Metro 2033 has a decent premise and setting, but the gameplay is broken. The controls often feel unresponsive and clunky. I was uninterested in the story and characters, and the enemies were unvaried. I am struggling to find any positives from my playthrough, but the campaign is a decent length and the setting is atmospheric. If you can get over the glitchy controls and boring story, youMetro 2033 has a decent premise and setting, but the gameplay is broken. The controls often feel unresponsive and clunky. I was uninterested in the story and characters, and the enemies were unvaried. I am struggling to find any positives from my playthrough, but the campaign is a decent length and the setting is atmospheric. If you can get over the glitchy controls and boring story, you might enjoy it. 1/5. Expand
  2. Jan 17, 2011
    3
    Metro feels like a really bad version of Bioshock stuck on rails ala the COD games with none of the fun or polish that either of those titles provide. Given it 's an FPS it fails on the most basic premise, the shooting, it's broken! For example, sometimes a double barrel shotgun to face would send an enemy reeling other times you can empty both barrels reload and repeat they still standMetro feels like a really bad version of Bioshock stuck on rails ala the COD games with none of the fun or polish that either of those titles provide. Given it 's an FPS it fails on the most basic premise, the shooting, it's broken! For example, sometimes a double barrel shotgun to face would send an enemy reeling other times you can empty both barrels reload and repeat they still stand there! After trying a number of times to get into the game I just gave up, a few nice cut scenes and half decent story do not cover up the fact it's just not very good. Expand
  3. Michael
    Mar 27, 2010
    3
    A game with massive potential, but almost 90% of it is wasted. Some great dialogue, but in larger areas, you're given 5 or 6 people speaking over each other and you're left with inane chatter. Guns are fairly bland. Story is compelling, but very little chance to explore further. As mentioned in some reviews, the gunplay is buggy and hit detection is way off (for example, the A game with massive potential, but almost 90% of it is wasted. Some great dialogue, but in larger areas, you're given 5 or 6 people speaking over each other and you're left with inane chatter. Guns are fairly bland. Story is compelling, but very little chance to explore further. As mentioned in some reviews, the gunplay is buggy and hit detection is way off (for example, the double barrel shotgun has no effect on enemies at times, whereas the revolver can be over powered). Overall design of the gun is brilliant, and graphics/models are fantastic, but the overall 'grey' colouring wears thin. I was quite excited to pick this up, but after the play, I found it difficult to come back to, playing it just for the achievements. Expand
  4. Jul 30, 2011
    3
    I really wanted to like Metro 2033, i loved the storyline, the graphics, and the narrators voice oozes atmosphere, yeah i really wanted to like Metro 2033, but the fact that it's one of the most frustrating games i've ever played means i didn't like it at all.

    I mean who's idea was it that when you die on the surface because you've run out of oxygen filters, that when the game reloads
    I really wanted to like Metro 2033, i loved the storyline, the graphics, and the narrators voice oozes atmosphere, yeah i really wanted to like Metro 2033, but the fact that it's one of the most frustrating games i've ever played means i didn't like it at all.

    I mean who's idea was it that when you die on the surface because you've run out of oxygen filters, that when the game reloads from the previous checkpoint you still have no oxygen filters, so you die quickly and on and on it goes, until you realize, you have to go back a whole section of the game to buy or scavenge said filters, and then replay through it all again, add a clunky shooting mechanism and you have a hugely disappointing game.

    Games should be fun, this is Rubbish
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  5. MatthewE
    Mar 19, 2010
    0
    They should have stayed with GSC and learned how to develop this franchise. 1) Quick time events suck. Especially in FPS. 2) Linear campaign is BORING. 3) Cut-scenes are too frequent. 4) The more you play the game, the more it will suck as it is not a Survival Horror at all. It cannot decide between a stealth/FPS/movie? 5) Plot is less than worthless. It actually would be less annoying if They should have stayed with GSC and learned how to develop this franchise. 1) Quick time events suck. Especially in FPS. 2) Linear campaign is BORING. 3) Cut-scenes are too frequent. 4) The more you play the game, the more it will suck as it is not a Survival Horror at all. It cannot decide between a stealth/FPS/movie? 5) Plot is less than worthless. It actually would be less annoying if the narrator just never spoke at all, and let the player use their imagination. Buy COD4 if you want failbox-360 shooters. Buy "Call of Pripyat" if you want to see a REAL survival horror FPS for the PC... Expand
  6. Jun 28, 2014
    3
    While the game looks pretty, Metro 2033's gameplay severely hampers what could have been an enjoyable FPS. There were also times when I entered new sections of the game without any ammunition, and had to replay certain sections to obtain resources. Battling multiple enemies can leave players exhausted, and a number of them (the monsters in particular) require an unusual number of bulletsWhile the game looks pretty, Metro 2033's gameplay severely hampers what could have been an enjoyable FPS. There were also times when I entered new sections of the game without any ammunition, and had to replay certain sections to obtain resources. Battling multiple enemies can leave players exhausted, and a number of them (the monsters in particular) require an unusual number of bullets to be taken down. This is not a particularly positive aspect, because ammunition and other important items are scarce in this world. I am all for a challenge, but leaving the player without the necessary resources for success is downright unfair. Expand
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 83 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 83
  2. Negative: 2 out of 83
  1. Here’s the problem: the shooting, the only real game in Metro 2033, is broken.
  2. 85
    If post-nuclear apocalyptic thrillers are your thing, then Metro 2033 should be on your “must buy” list.
  3. If you're a first-person shooter fanatic that's not into micromanagement and just wants to kill things, this is definitely not your game. However, if you're looking for something in the genre that digs a little deeper, this one demands exploration.