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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
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  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. Negative: 24 out of 350
  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. Feb 9, 2012
    10
    I think this is one of the best story lines that I've ever played. At first the graphics seemed to be really rough on my video card. The gameI think this is one of the best story lines that I've ever played. At first the graphics seemed to be really rough on my video card. The game just doesn't run smooth on my video card on some cut scenes. However, i cannot take away the fact that the graphics are just astonishing. There is so much detail in every mission, not to mention the character detail is outstanding. Now it is time to explain the bad parts of the game. First of all, the AI is incredibly difficult on any difficulty higher than "normal". I played on "Ranger Easy" the first few chapters. I found it very dissapointing the AI could fire 3 rounds into my cover and once i killed them, they only had 1-5 bullets. I later switched to easy because of the difficulties of completing one of the missions and found the game to still be a bit challenging, but easy enough to entertain me. I did not like the fact that the AI on harder difficulties could fire "Through my cover". I also found it amusing that i could empty a mag point blank into a bot and them get right back up and hit me with a few bullets to end my mission. That problem could be changed by lowering the difficulty though. The one thing that made me really upset to see is the ending to such a great story line go up in flames. This had to have been the worst ending a game could have. I cannot ruin it for people without the game, but it is rather disappointing. I'll also add that the levels are completely linear. Now, this is not a big issue because the game still sucked you right in. I hardly even noticed. I wish they could have added many more rooms/lockers that you could check for collectibles and pick-ups for. This is me critiquing, so it is a rather harsh review. To sum this game up, it is one of the best games I've ever played. I got it for $4.99 on Steam Sale. It is $19.99 on Steam currently. I think it is definitely worth $19.99. If i might also add: To the people who gave it 1/10 for a rating, most of your explanations are utterly stupid and there should be no reason you are allowed to bring the score of this game down. I found the one that said "I paid $5 for this game and after 5 minutes i wanted my money back" very entertaining. Any gamer knows you cannot judge a game in the first 5 minutes, especially this one since it builds up rather slow. The one that mentioned that this game was obviously made for consoles and gave it one star. I agree, they did make it a console game, but they did a fantastic job turning it into a PC game. Expand
  3. PerusA.
    Apr 4, 2010
    9
    After 25 years of gaming this has to be one of 5 top FPS's I have ever played.Those complaining about the AI probably need to stick with After 25 years of gaming this has to be one of 5 top FPS's I have ever played.Those complaining about the AI probably need to stick with Multiplayer.I found all areas of the game facinating.Especially if you play all the stealth scenarios as combat.Turn it on harcore and try that for a while with no silenced weapons or knives.Love the graphics,since I play everything at 1024by 768 I couldn't care less about how smooth the water looks.Love the story and the tight spaces,makes the game really creepy at times.I would compare this one to the original F.E.A.R. in ambience.Had a blast and going to play through a few more times to experiment with weapon sets.Kudo to the dev's. Expand
  4. Dec 3, 2014
    8
    Metro 2033 es un titulo en el cual te debes meter, es sobre inmersión, de meterte en el mundo destruido con sus habitantes al borde de laMetro 2033 es un titulo en el cual te debes meter, es sobre inmersión, de meterte en el mundo destruido con sus habitantes al borde de la locura....

    El juego es un shooter en primera persona, en si el gameplay es muy simple. Se basa en disparar y ocultarte. Los disparos son como todo shooter, el prota puede disparar con la puntería de una militar a pesar de nunca haber usado un arma, pero el sigilo y la falta de munición rompen lo aburrido que puede ser como en CoD. Como este mundo esta en ruinas tienes que asegurarte de buscar por todas partes municiones y saber disparar, créeme, si vas como idiota disparando la munición no te durara, por lo que el sigilo es clave si estas en dificultades altas. El sigilo es muy simple, a veces injusto, pero sirve y si sabes como moverte es divertido. La única forma de matar sigilosamente son con cuchillos arrojadizos, y valla que son el arma mas poderosa de todo el juego. Si tienes 5 cuchillos arrojadizos puedes acabar hasta con el mutante mas poderosa del juego. Pero la dificultad al inicio esta bien, será desafiante por el miedo que puede generar ver que horribles y poderosas creaturas han salido de este mundo. La historia te envuelve ya que esta muy bien presentada y desarrollada, con sus personajes, sus lugares calidos, amigables y los peligrosos y aterradores. Este juego esta para disfrutar la historia, y después puedes rejugarlo para ver el final alternativo, conseguir logros o simplemente ver detalles que al principio perdiste. Sin embargo, a pesar de su simple pero divertido sistema de shooter y sigilo tiene sus problemas. Este juego de verdad necesitaba mejores momentos pre-fabricados, o quick time event, las secuencias que lo tienen o podrían pasar como escenas de CGI. Lo único que tienes que hacer cuando hay que presionar botones es presionar rápidamente E y listo. No pares de presionar E, eso es todo. Es aburrido y a veces te hace pensar por que no fue una escena o porque no le pusieron un poco mas de empeño. Otra cosa es que la dificultad sale algo herida, una ves que sabes apuntar, disparar en **** cortas y ser sigiloso, lo cual no es muy difícil de aprender, se vuelve fácil. Por eso sufre la re-jugabilidad, no será un reto la siguiente ves. También la I.A. no es muy buena, a veces te verán aunque estés oculto muy bien y otras veces podrás correr a su lado y dirán: que fue eso? Probablemente una rata o un espíritu, seguro eso eh oído. Otra cosa es que no hay jefes ni subjefes. En un mundo con MUTANTES necesitas JEFES, aun que sea simples para romper un poco el gameplay divertido eso si, pero algo repetitivo después de un rato. Sin embargo estos problemas no afectan al final de la experiencia, es un gran juego no hay duda. Puede que si haz jugado Last Light no te guste por que no esta tan afilado como su secuela, pero yo te recomiendo empezar por aquí. Pero no esta en steam, ahora solo se puede jugar el Redux que aun no eh conseguido, pero si el Redux mejoro lo que ya había aquí no puedo esperar por probarlo. Le doy un 08/10 es un muy buen juego que no será una obra maestra pero si tiene grandes momentos y una gran forma de meterte en su mundo, espero que la serie no haya terminado con el Last Light porque de verdad quiero volver muchas mas veces a este mundo.
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  5. Jan 18, 2013
    8
    I played this game in the original Russian language, while reading the first (in the series) book "Metro 2033: No Escape" by DmitryI played this game in the original Russian language, while reading the first (in the series) book "Metro 2033: No Escape" by Dmitry Glukhovsky. I must say, what i really liked about the game is its mood and atmosphere; what i didn't like was its shortness: why not make it longer, deeper, more involving? There are quite a few parallels with Stalker games (and the book by Strugatski brothers "Picnick on the Side of the Road" of course) which are mentioned briefly but never explored. Why? So much chance to deepen the game is just brushed away! So much of the Moscow Metro area is left unexplored (you cover about 5% of the metro stations in game). Why?
    So, while the game is well-paced, and yes - linear, it leaves many aspects of two good novels untouched, unexplored. I finished the game in 10 hours on normal dif. What else can i say?
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  6. Jun 30, 2021
    7
    Not badNot bad . Expand
  7. Feb 15, 2020
    0
    Trash visuals, last gen level of graphics, horrible character models and textures. Heck, MGS4 from 2008 on PS3 looks and plays better thanTrash visuals, last gen level of graphics, horrible character models and textures. Heck, MGS4 from 2008 on PS3 looks and plays better than this game. Combat is clunky as hell. This game isn't tough. It's just frustrating due to the deliberately horrible checkpointing which pushes you back to the start of the level after each death, long load times and congested environments which makes each encounter unfair for the player.

    If this game had proper frequent checkpointing and no stamina system then it would be not difficult at all. These games only have artificial difficulty. Actual challenging games have smart enemy A.I.
    Those games are challenging but still fair not like this.

    There is no story either and no "lore" does not count as story. Remove all the cutscenes and dialogue from Mass Effect and just leave the lore there and then tell me what the story actually is and not just your "interpretation" of it. It's a game with a bunch of levels, where you kill monsters with no explanation for anything even after the ending. It's the most archaic type of mainstream game I have seen this generation.
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