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  • Summary: Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands. In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into aSet in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands. In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised Underground. Having never ventured beyond your Metro Station-City limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. Your journey takes you from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 34 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Regardless of how the story ends the experience itself is worth the price of admission.
  2. Despite those nitpicks and a couple frustrating late-game sections, Metro 2033's greatest success is the consistency of its pacing. You're constantly encountering new factions, discovering interesting new locations, or being tasked to do something you haven't done before.
  3. Metro 2033 is like the eastern European Half-Life – a must for fans of post-apocalyptic settings, narrative shooters, survival horror, or any combination thereof.
  4. In reality, this a good game, with a good storyline, excellent graphics, great moments in the artistic level, and an excellent environment.
  5. Metro 2033 is a dark journey saturated with an enthralling atmosphere that will reward intrepid adventurers.
  6. Metro 2033 has a lot going for it, but it has a cruel streak that I both dread and admire. It kept me playing to find out what happened next, but it was always a tug-of-war between my curiosity about the plot and my desire to keep getting brutalized by unforgiving game design.
  7. 58
    Metro 2033's A.I. is terribly stupid and there's not enough variety in the weapons; yet despite all that it's still a compelling game to play.

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  1. PabloN
    Mar 24, 2010
    10
    Easily one of the best games of the year. HORRIBLY under-rated! A 58 from 1UP? Because of some minor issues..... This game is the most Easily one of the best games of the year. HORRIBLY under-rated! A 58 from 1UP? Because of some minor issues..... This game is the most atmospheric and immersive shooter I have ever played. Maybe the most atmospheric game, period. This is like another Bioshock or actually more like Half-Life 2 to me, I could see myself playing through this game multiple times. It is a masterpiece really, it is a game about atmosphere and story and I personally found no issues with the ballistics. Shooting was fun, the game is challenging, and has a very, very good story (based of the book of the same name.) Best graphics of any game released. Yes, better than Crysis, in it's full glory with DX11 it looks spectacular. The game just has this authentic, realistic feeling and the graphics just add a whole nother layer onto the game. I REALLY felt like I was there in this world, extremely compelling. Must play! 10/10 Will be a cult-hit, possible the most under-rated game of the year. Expand
  2. May 3, 2012
    10
    Eines der Atmosphärischsten Spiele-Welten die selten zuvor mit so viel Liebe zum Detail eingefangen wurde ! Die Welt ziht einenEines der Atmosphärischsten Spiele-Welten die selten zuvor mit so viel Liebe zum Detail eingefangen wurde ! Die Welt ziht einen Förmlich in die super erzählte Geschichte hinein, und man wird sehr stimmig bei der Sache gehalten . Man erlebt Artjom sehr hautnah und authentisch . Es macht einfach ''spaà Expand
  3. PeterH.
    Apr 5, 2010
    9
    Equal parts Half-Life 2, STALKER and FEAR. Praise doesn't get much higher than that. Beautiful, immersive and gripping. Multiplayer Equal parts Half-Life 2, STALKER and FEAR. Praise doesn't get much higher than that. Beautiful, immersive and gripping. Multiplayer freeroam DLC would be absolutely awesome if 4A decide to make it. Expand
  4. Jun 16, 2014
    8
    Московский Метрополитен. Сам я в столице нашей родины еще не был, а так, заочно, игра позволяет там побывать.
    Как уже следует из названия,
    Московский Метрополитен. Сам я в столице нашей родины еще не был, а так, заочно, игра позволяет там побывать.
    Как уже следует из названия, почти всю игру мы будем бегать по различным туннелям метро, изредка попадая на поверхность. Да оно и понятно, наверху вода радиоактивна, а воздух содержит какие-то тяжелые примеси, смертельные для человека.
    Сама игра очень атмосферна, разнообразна на геймплей, динамичные стычки с бандитами на станциях сменяются темными "запутанными" туннелями, попутно знакомимся с далеко не сладкой жизнью людей в пост-апокалиптическом мире.
    Я сейчас, даже не о постоянных атаках мутировавших монстров на человеческие поселения, а о простой бытовой жизни, в которой люди живут в комнате состоящей из одной кровати и только, а дети играют всяким мусором или молотками (в игре встретите).
    У каждого персонажа на станции своя история за душой, свои мысли.

    Геймплей:

    Понравилось отношение разработчиков к деталям. Очень чуствуется как они делали упор на реализм.
    Оружие интересное и оригинальное, не очень много, а с собой носить можно только 3 единицы стрелкового и 2 единицы метательного, плюс нож-кастет. Нет автоматической перезарадки, если последний патрон в обойме ушел в ствол, жди осечку. Патронов всегда мало. Еще интересный момент, пороховой дым от выстрела застилает обзор, что мешает сделать последующий выстрел, и это прикольно. Все враги ходят в шлемах, а больше половины еще и в противогазах. Поэтому убить таких с одного выстрела можно попав точно в шею, с боку или сзади. Ну или сбив предварительно этот шлем. Но тогда враги подниают тревогу. Иногда вам дадут пострелять со станкового пулемета и огнемета, но это мелочи.

    По состоянию на 2014 год, хочется отметить такие плюсы игры:

    +Стори Лайн. Отличная, динамичная, в меру загадочная, сюжетная линия, от лица человека который всю жизнь прожил под землей в метро. Спойлерить не буду.
    +Атмосфера. Метро и темнота. Апокалипсис и безнадежность. Разруха и выживаемость.
    +Геймплей. Перестрелки с врагами-людьми интересны. Так же возможно проходить уровни по стелсу.
    Враги особым разнообразием не блещут, люди, мутанты. Есть некое разнообразие в способах убийства противников.Очень понравилось использование патронов в качестве валюты. Наличие ограниченного времени действия противогаза.Пороховой дым от выстрела застилает обзор. Динамо-машинка для зарядки фонарика и прибора ночного видения.
    +Искусственный интеллект. Враги точны, используют укрытия, и закидывают Артема гранатами.
    +Картинка. Фотографичные, высококачественные текстуры радуют глаз.
    +Физика. Предметы в игре ведут себя как в жизни. По большей части. И общую картинку не портят.
    +Оптимизация хорошая. Игра не вылетает. Но крайне жрет ресурсы, и на "квалити" проседает. На ноуте, только на "нормал" настройках хороший фпс выдает.

    Из минусов присутствуют:

    -Игра слишком короткая.
    -Линейна. Никакой свободы действия и побочных заданий.
    -Дурацкая система сохранений на основе отдельных сейв-поинтов.

    В итоге мы получаем приятную, проработанную стрелялку от первого лица, c возможностью повторного прохождения, для получения альтернативной концовки и лучшего усвоения сюжета . Игра с отличной атмосферой и интересным сюжетом.
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  5. Sep 21, 2013
    8
    Overall a pretty good story-based shooter. It's a very well unified game. Game play is blended with environment almost seamlessly. AttentionOverall a pretty good story-based shooter. It's a very well unified game. Game play is blended with environment almost seamlessly. Attention to detail and attempts at realism are relatively impressive and a compliment to the player's intelligence. The game feels a bit like an art house movie, though with considerable input from the player.

    Although I've played the game through only once, I doubt that the replay value is very high. The game is very linear, and although there is exploration you end up doing the same thing each time. The game has some rpg elements, and it's too bad it didn't have more. It would have made sense to add dialog options for example. The animations could also use some work, especially for some of the enemies. When they come at you the frame rate tends to drop too much.

    Still, I recommend this one, and I'm definitely getting the sequel.
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  6. Feb 4, 2019
    7
    The atmosphere is great, everywhere there is something going on. The game is linear but not overly scripted. It is more like Half-Life thanThe atmosphere is great, everywhere there is something going on. The game is linear but not overly scripted. It is more like Half-Life than Call of Duty. But it has a few unnecessary immersion-breaking cutscenes or ingame-script sequences which prevent this game from being a masterpiece.

    sidenote: since Exodus will be temporarily exclusive because of a di€k move from publisher/developers and Epic you should consider avoiding buying this game to not support such a$$hat behaviour!
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  7. Nov 8, 2014
    0
    Now i could make a long review on how great or poor this game is, however in order to do that the game has to work.
    However this game does
    Now i could make a long review on how great or poor this game is, however in order to do that the game has to work.
    However this game does not work so the score of 0 should fit this awful product.

    Now i will end this review, since i have already spend more time on this review then these eastern european lessers on testing this product.
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