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.
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Release Date: Aug 25, 2014

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February 13

New update released for Metro 2033: Redux on Linux.

Change log:
- Fixed bug where game may crash on start on laptops with NVidia Optimus technology.
- Fixed bug where benchmark does not save output result to file.
- SSAA 0.25x option was added.
- Updated hints overlay for Steam controller.

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February 9

A Metro 2033 Redux Update has been released

Change log:
- Improved stability on NVidia GeForce 9xx series.

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About This Game

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 the 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. But what if the real threat comes from within?

Product Overview


Metro 2033 Redux is the definitive version of the cult classic ‘Metro 2033’, rebuilt in the latest and greatest iteration of the 4A Engine for Next Gen. Fans of the original game will find the unique world of Metro transformed with incredible lighting, physics and dynamic weather effects. Newcomers will get the chance to experience one of the finest story-driven shooters of all time; an epic adventure combining gripping survival horror, exploration and tactical combat and stealth.

All the gameplay improvements and features from the acclaimed sequel ‘Metro: Last Light’ have been transferred to Metro 2033 Redux – superior AI, controls, animation, weapon handling and many more – to create a thrilling experience for newcomers and veterans alike. With two unique play-styles, and the legendary Ranger Mode included, Metro 2033 Redux offers hours of AAA gameplay for an incredible price.

Game Features


    • Immerse yourself in the Moscow Metro - witness one of the most atmospheric worlds in gaming brought to life with stunning next-gen visuals at 60FPS Brave the horrors of the Russian apocalypse - equip your gasmask and an arsenal of hand-made weaponry as you face the threat of deadly mutants, human foes, and the terrifying environment itself

    • Rebuilt and Remastered for next-gen - this is no mere "HD port." Metro 2033 has been rebuilt in the vastly improved Last Light engine and gameplay framework, to create the definitive version of the cult classic that fans and newcomers alike can enjoy

    • Two unique Play Styles : "Spartan" and "Survival" - approach the game as a slow-burn Survival Horror, or tackle it with the combat skills of a Spartan Ranger in these two unique modes

    • The legendary Ranger Mode returns - dare you play the fearsome Ranger Mode? No HUD, UI, deadlier combat and limited resources combine to create the ultimate immersive experience

    Based on the internationally bestselling novel series by Dmitry Glukhovsky

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8 (64-bit only)
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU (2.2+ GHz Dual Core CPU or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10, Shader Model 4 compliant graphics cards (GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB, GeForce GTS 250, etc)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit only
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8 (64-bit only)
    • Processor: Any Quad Core or 3.0+ GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compliant graphics card (GeForce GTX 480 and above)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit only
    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 or Steam OS
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz (or equivalent AMD)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 460 / AMD 5850 with 2GB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Due to OpenGL 4, Intel video cards no longer supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 or Steam OS
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 2.5 Ghz (or equivalent AMD)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 680 / AMD 7870 with 2GB VRAM+
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Due to OpenGL 4, Intel video cards no longer supported
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333 of 370 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
I played through the original Metro 2033 back in August of 2014 and I absolutely loved it. However, I personally purchased Metro 2033 Redux for some easy achievements and a what once was an extremely rare badge. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy what I experienced, but I feel there's a lot to praise and criticize 4A Games on with this product.

Let's start off the major additions to Metro 2033 Redux mentioned in trailers, shall we?

● The ability to wipe your mask. Just as in Metro: Last Light, you can now wipe your mask as many times as you like! Don't forget to wipe it 20 times when you first start the game for an easy achievement!

● Plenty of new locations to discover in each chapter. These locations consist of military grade ammunition, dirary pages, and keys to safes that contain a considerable amount of resources.

● Arytom's Diary pages to find and collect. You're probably thinking "Oh great, more things to collect!" but if you're anything like me, you like to learn everything you can about the products you purchase.

● Enhanced weather, lighting and ecosystem. This time around Metro 2033 Redux is much brighter, has creatures as in Metro: Last Light and throughout the game has changes in weather. The creatures consist of spiders, baby shrimp and what I believe to be mutated birds.



Features of Metro 2033 Redux worth praising:

● The ability to approach a combat situation in multiple ways. Sneaking, knock out kills, use of silencers, and using the darkness to sneak up on enemies. It may seem silly and common knowledge but many games in the current gaming industry fail to deliver anything more than just a watered down run and gun experience.

● The A.I. combat subroutines are irritating yet innovative. If you're approaching a combat situation guns blazing be prepard for some jumpy, trigger happy enemies.

● The kills saving system. In the original Metro 2033 kills were only saved in a consecutive playthrough. This time around, you can reload checkpoints to accumulate kills for revolvers, shotguns, assault rifles, pneumatic weapons, etc.

● No unsynced voice and facial animations. Although a little wonky, the facial animations and voice are never unsynced from start to finish. That's certainly saying something considering the majority of the games created today have the issue with unsynced facial animations.

● No 'in-game' store. The majority of developers feel the need to put a direct link to their game's downloadable content within the game itself. This angers some consumers while ruining the immersion they're trying to create.



Aspects of Metro 2033 Redux worth criticizing:

● The so called "seamless" transition between chapters always isn't as smooth as they've lead you to believe. As I played through 2033 Redux I recall 4A Games tying at least 3 chapters together. In the chapter Driving to Sparta the screen goes black at one point and you're teleported to the above ground ranger base.

● The retexturing of the majority of NPCs within the game. While they may have retextured many of the non-player characters within the game, that certianly does not mean they did it for the better. In some cases, the animations look signifigantly worse than the original Metro 2033. Personally, I would rather have a higher resolution, more detailed NPC than a completely different version of one.

● Non-existant NPC eye tracking. I never realized how important eye tracking was before I played the Metro series. All of the NPCs in Metro 2033 Redux feel as if they're staring off into space, unaware of their surroundings or the player.

● Copy and paste menus and user interface. The menu and user interface of Metro 2033 Redux is the exact menu and user interface that Metro: Last Light used back in 2013.


Overall, I enjoyed this game and would absolutely recommend it if the price is right.
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81 of 95 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
EDIT: Looking back, this review is kind of silly and doesn't explain much about the game. Don't take it too seriously. I'll leave it up becomes it seems to have become popular, somehow.

This is a review for both Metro 2033, and Metro: Last Light. The two games are so similer that I see no need to make a review for both.

Anyway, this is easily one of, if not THE best game I have ever played. Everything about it is just amazing.

The monsters are both powerful and terrifying, and no matter how many times I play, I never get bored of fighting them. Every fight is different.

The gunplay feels amazing. Even the weakest weapons you start with feel very powerful and fun to use. Every kill is satisfying.

The stealth mechanic is, again, one of the best I've seen in a game. The AI is quite smart. For instance, if you walk over broken glass, or bump a can, they will hear you and start searching for you. You will also have to shoot out lights occasionally to sneak past some areas.

And the graphics... Holy crap does this game look amazing. I'd say it's on par with Crysis 3. You can clearly see just how much work they put into the graphics and style of this game. Everything is detailed to the max.

As for the difficulty, hardest game I've ever played. Which is a good thing. On the hardest difficulty, (Ranger Hardcore) almost everything will one shot you, and resources are scarce. You really have to pay attention if you want to survive.

There's plenty of easier difficulty options available, of course. But the only real way to play this game is on Ranger Hardcore. It just feels right for a game like this.

And that's all I have to say. For only $24.99, (or $49.99 for both games) it's definitely worth it. Both games will give you around 30-50 hours of gameplay for your first playthrough.

This is also my first try at making a serious review for a game. I normally don't bother with stuff like this, but this game is just so good that I really wanted to review it.
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72 of 87 people (83%) found this review helpful
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
What can I say about this game! It’s just awesome in every way. If you have played the original and loved it before, then you are going to love this Redux edition even more. I decided to jump straight in and play Hardcore Survival Mode, and boy did I enjoy it. The story is really good and gameplay is great. In survival mode it is every bullet and gas mask counts. Because of this you tend to explore that little more for loot and find some wicked little areas with goodies and graphically good looking atmospheric environments. The sound just makes it all the more real feel.

Best played in the dark with no lights on, and a nice ice cold beer to the side of you! :-)

Since finishing it I just want to crack on and play it again before delving into Last Light Redux. Second replay value is great!

I really recommend you invest and have a bash.

9.5/10 Awesome!
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52 of 60 people (87%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
Metro 2033 was definitely showing its age by the time the redux came out. I don't have the original on steam, just on console. It most likely looks much better on pc.

The Redux isn't just another "HD Retexture" of 2033; it is a complete rebuild of it on the Metro:LL engine. The enhancements made are obvious when you first boot up the game, but I'll do my best to break it down.

Graphics:

Compared to the orignal's graphics, this is a no contest. The skyboxes are better, the lighting is better, and the textures are better. I think there were a few textures that looked a bit low resolution, but it wasn't a bother. Overall, they more than hold their own against other recent games. 8.5/10

Sound:

The sounds in Metro Redux are excellent. Everything from ambient noise to the combat sounds were spot on. The ambient noise constantly kept me on edge, and did a great job in adding to the immersion. Personally, I think this is the strongest aspect of the game. 10/10

Story:

To avoid giving away spoilers, I'm going to keep this brief. It doesn't exactly follow the book, but it is still good, and believable in the context of the game. 8.5/10

AI:

Probably the worst part of the game. The AI is pretty bad, especially the friendly AI. It will not see enemies even when they are right in front of it, The enemy AI is also disappointing. It seems to ignore obvious signs of the player's presence, and has poor detection capabilities. Once combat starts, it still appears to have trouble finding good ways to engage the player. It blindly runs out of cover, straight into your line of fire, or ends up getting stuck in a neat single-file line as it approaches from a distance. However, it does have its moments, and can put up a serious challenge, especially at higher difficulties. 6.5/10

Overall, this game is solid, and well worth the money. If you enjoyed the original, I think you will enjoy this.
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60 of 73 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
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Metro 2033 Redux[/i]
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Worthwhile remake that enhances the original in almost everyway possible
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Personal Rating: "Worth Purchasing"
Traditional Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Genre: First Person Survival Horror
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Having dabbled briefly with Metro 2033 upon release back in 2010 (my then laptop struggling to keep up a positive framerate) I ended with about roughly an hour and half playtime until I uninstalled for when I finally had a machine that could comfortably run the game. With the advent of the redux re-release and its promises of improved visual, performance and gameplay fidelity and a price (during sale time) that was simply too good to pass up I ended up double dipping on the series (something I normally never do) even though I already owned both Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light including all the formers DLC.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=386854688
From what I remember about that first hour and a half of playing Metro 2033 back in 2010 (apart from the fact that it looked absolutely gorgeous on the PC) was that it played like utter ♥♥♥♥♥. Performance was all over the place and I found the game incredibly frustrating and difficult. While I realize the whole point of the game was to engage as little as possible with the radioactive beasties terrorizing the subways of post-apocalyptic Moscow it was at times nigh impossible not to catch their attention as you tried to sneak about. With ammo as scarce as a unicorns fart and guns that barely hit their targets even when a few feet away I came away more than a little frustrated at what was clearly a broken system. The promise that all of this had been fixed sounded too good to be true since I knew that outside of the actual broken gameplay lay a strong narrative that many praised.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=386852327
Metro 2033, for those not familiar with the game, places you in the shoes of a young man named Artyom who must journey to a missile silo referred to as D6 after learning that a mysterious group of creatures are attacking his home station. One of the first things you will first notice after booting the game up is that you now have two styles with which you can approach the original game. You can still approach the game as an all out first person survival horror adventure with limited ammo that relies more on moving covertly about in the shadows without being detected or you can apply the new ranger mode (carried over from Metro Last Light) which is more of a guns blazing experience shifting the focus to a more action orientated style of play. Whichever style you choose, and if you playing the game for the very first time, you are in for one crackerjack of an atmospheric ride. Metro 2033 Redux oozes atmosphere like no other game in recent memory and with the improved graphical and performance fidelity the game now runs like a hot knife through butter.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=385420559
While the game is often gorgeous to look at, especially when you surface above ground and take in the vistas of a shattered and broken modern day Moscow, where it really comes alive is in the deep, dark and dank subway tunnels that see Artyom and his compatriots scurrying about like rats as they try to survive an unimaginable apocalyptic horror. I chose to follow the original survival horror route and I found the game to be infinitely easier than the 2010 original although no less terrifying. Various gameplay tweaks made to the redux version have resulted in a smoother and more playable experience that only enhances the original.
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Metro 2033 Redux oozes so much atmosphere that you can almost feel it dripping out of your monitor as you play the game and with an incredibly strong and engaging narrative driving this dreary tale forward (the game is based upon a popular Russian novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky) anyone into a solid first person shooter or survival horror with an emphasis on storytelling would be silly to pass this one up. As remakes go this is one remake done right and I highly, highly recommended you give it a go.
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Most people who have read more than a handful of video game reviews come to regard the word "atmospheric" in about the same way that less credulous shoppers at your local Whole Foods regard terms like "all-natural" or "superfood"; too many reviewers seem to use the word to punch up a game review when said game doesn't actually have any redeeming qualities, but the reviewer in question is contractually obligated to review it positively or is too polite to say it sucks.

Is Metro 2033 Redux atmospheric? You bet your ♥♥♥ it is! Practically every NPC in the game, whether important or incidental, seems to have a distinct personality and back-story. The story of the protagonist, Artyom, is just one (albeit very important) story that takes place in the world of Metro, which wasn't built to accommodate him. That said, I don't want to belabor the point of how "cinematic" or "gritty and realistic" Metro 2033 Redux is because the more skeptical readers might start to think it doesn't have any excellent qualities aside from that.

For most of its duration, Metro's play style lives in a gray area between action and stealth without a rigid or discrete boundary between the two. For safety's sake it's usually best to play things quietly, and unlike in most FPS with stealth elements, being quiet isn't a matter of finding a giant sniper rifle and affixing a silencer to it. Enemies will notice when the guy you stabbed during his toilet break doesn't come back to his post, let alone when you perforate the skull of someone standing ten feet away from them. When you do go loud, enemies try to outflank you, flush you out with grenades and even get suspicious if/when you stop shooting back at them. Non-human enemies even have distinct weaknesses, and methods of attacking that vary from species to species.

The game has a morality system as well, but it doesn't keep "points" and is so unobtrusive relative to that of most other games that some players might actually not realize that it's there if they don't look carefully. Being good isn't merely a matter of choosing who to shoot, but requires the player to empathize with characters (sometimes even in spite of the uniform they happen to be wearing!). Contrariwise, being evil can be as simple as being callous or selfish and doesn't require the player to be cartoonishly bad to gain "naughty points".

Simultaneously grim and poignant, Metro presents one of the best stories I've seen, in games or elsewhere. It's like Cormac McCarthy's The Road with guns (see what I did there?). But seriously, Metro 2033 Redux is probably the best game I've played in any genre, and has a myriad of other positive things I could say about it, but won't for the sake of brevity. Buy it! Even if you have to spend your last round of military-grade 5.45 caliber ammunition!
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73 of 108 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
Still stuck by the Librarians, the sound and visuals are too scary.
10/10
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28 of 34 people (82%) found this review helpful
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
This is easily one of the best games ever made (In my opinion)
Gonna tell everything step by step so u can understand this bloom and immersive post apocalyptic game.
NOTE That this is the remake of the orginial version with whole new gameplay and grapchics engine, so don't mistake this with the original Metro 2033.
(There might be some spoilers here so a little warning)

Grapchics:

+ It's absolutley stunning, i can't describe how much work they putted in the visuals, they are top notch of the best looking i have seen in video game.
+ The lightining and pshyx in this game is gorgues, every light is just incredible.
+ Faces are absolute improvment form previuos (Metro 2033 Original) u can see every expression when they talk angry face becomes angry, when they'r happy they face becomes happy its perfect.
+ If u look closely u can see visuals everywhere absolutley everywhere if playing on max, even in little things witch is a BIG PLUS.
+ The game is perfectly optimized so that low end pc's can easly run this on low with atleast 50fps witch is a BIG PLUS also.

Gameplay:

+ Best improvments from old game (Metro 2033 Original) The weapons now feel powerfull handmade, u can finnaly feel like ur hitting and enemy.
+ Monsters feels like real monsters, they don't attack on site they howl to call they'r brothers, and at some places it's really hard to fight them!
+ The mask physicx is perfect, u get into water, water splashes on ur mask, u hit enemy near u the blood splahes on ur mask, even when u fell somewhere the dirt fells on ur mask, even flies sometimes gets on it witch make's it an immresive fighting and experencie (u can wipe off all that ♥♥♥♥ by pressing G)
+ Love how at some levels u can explore even if its fps survival shooter, u still get chance to walk around find something intresting.

Weapons (Arsenal):

+ Every weapon looks like it's handcrated because thats how it would be in nuclear war, (execpt for kalash and shotgun)
+ Loved how they added custimization for weapons from Metro Last Light

Difficulties:

+ Spartan difficulty is defently for normal players who likes to complete the game in the fast way, witch i loved becasue its perfect for the first playthgrouh
+ Survival mode is absolutley perfect, ammo is hard to find enemies are way tougher and wont die from one bullet
+ If u put in on rager hardcore, the game is insane, u'l get angry at a LOT of places, ammo is insanly hard to find so every bullet counts, that makes u think more about sutiation and walk past or stealth it not go gunz blazing, enemies are way thougher and smarter.

Atmosphere:
(A lot of people praise this game for it's atmosphere so i guess you know about it but i still will talk about it)

+ This is the game superior part, the game absolutley nails nuclear war atmosphere, this is in my opinion the only game that really looked like after nuclear bomb, even better than S.T.A.L.K.E.R, realistic destroyed building, distance buildings witch u even can see detail in the distance!
+ Metro tunnels are perfect, loads of cob webs, squeky sounds, spooky and really spooky atmosphere of it.
+ Even when u go to cities u feel depressed of how sad this is, people crying, humans sick, it really feels like a nuclear situation (Though at some palces still people laugh a bit drinking and stuff like that witch its nice how people still can carry on and have fun even in the baddest situations)

Main Charecter (Artoym):

+ I like the charecter in my opion, brave strong, patient and doesn't lose hope in everything.
- Didin't like how he can only talk in loading screens, but he doesn't talk in game, witch makes some akward conversations.
- He's doesn't really sound like russian, and apart that all of the people (NPCS) in game doesn't really sound russian. (Reccomended playing this in Russian of course if u understand it)

Story:
(SPOILERS)

+ For me story is good, nuclear war, finding D6, senind message to certain charecters. Its not that perfect but its playable and u get deep into it really fast. Loved how u can save the dark ones from getting visions, u can activate alternete "good ending" by interacting with certain things in game (u'l find loads of videos in youtube)

Thats all i can say about this game, as i said its my favorite game off all times.
It Had a lot of pluses, and only 2 minuses.
So i easily reccomend this game to player's who love survival story driven games.

"H.G. Wells once wrote, "If we don't end wars, wars will end us." - Artoym
And the future--our future--stretches before us like an endless Metro tunnel.
Rating: 10/10
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161 of 267 people (60%) found this review helpful
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7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
A Paladin's Steam Review of Metro 2033 Redux Edition

I figured with the Redux version that 4A games would bring us the game that they wanted to originally put out along with all of the enhancements, lessons learned over the years and new features their engine could bring to the table. Boy, this was not what I was expecting...

Bugs
It’s surprising how many bugs still made it through to release. I encountered my fair share and also read about the others encountered on the forums. For example, in the original Metro 2033, the “Trolley Combat” level had a game-breaking bug where the scripted sequence could get completely broken. This required you to restart the level as you couldn’t progress forward anymore. Now, take the Redux version in the same level. There is a bug where if you entered the previous scripted sequence before the level with your night vision goggles on, the game will force them on before you enter the cart, making it nigh-impossible to kill enemies. Only solution to fixing this? Restarting the entire previous level all over and making certain to not put the night vision goggles on before the scripted sequence that causes the bug. I am baffled how these bugs (among others, as the same script-breaking bug apparently exists in Trolley Combat. Nice.) made it to release. Especially when it involves the same level that was reported to be very buggy the first go around.

Graphics & UI Talk
Sure, I’ll give them some credit. The graphical atmosphere is improved with more special effects and post-apocalyptic textures compared to the original. That’s pretty easy to see from the original with entire rooms made to look more decrepit and affected by the nuclear fallout. Texture texture quality is also significantly better than before. Facial animations don’t look so odd and dated either, though at times the characters look...look like they were transplanted poorly into new bodies. The Physics engine is also better and far less sensitive compared to its predecessor. UI also looks more modern and up-to-date though it gives less information than the previous game did. Not sure how they managed to pull that off.

I do disagree with their assertion that the lighting system, AI and weapon handling is better. Mutants feel far more bullet-spongy (even at Ranger difficulty levels) and there’s been some reports that hit-boxes aren’t as good as they used to be. I noticed how headshots at point blank range with a shotgun wouldn't kill the easier mutants. How it handles secondary weapons is a 180 in the wrong direction. Instead of your grenades, knives and other related weapons being easily accessible from keys 6-9, they stow them all away in a single key that is changed by holding tab and moving your mouse in the direction of the weapon you want to use. What. The. Heck. Doing this during combat is overly difficult. This is a consolitis change and I absolutely hate it. Additionally, the AI seems extremely random and unfocused in its thinking. I’ll have some attempts at the level where the AI will completely ignore me and go for the other NPCs around me. Other attempts will result in the entire horde of mutants zerging and overwhelming me. It feels extremely schizophrenic and if this is truly Last Light’s AI engine, I’m not looking forward to playing the sequel.

Stealth System Overlook
The stealth system is probably the worst change of the bunch. Instead of having a nuanced three-level stealth system, that at least gives you a chance to recover from almost being seen, it throws it all out for a binary in-stealth and no-stealth system. One little touch of light on you and you will be immediately spotted by the AI. Due to this, it seems like they had to dumb down the AI so that even if a human guard is five inches from your face, they won’t see you so long as you’re in the dark. It’s hilarious and sad at the same time.

Final Thoughts
This remake/redux is an avoid. If you want to experience the best of Metro 2033, the original is the better way to go. The graphics are better, sure, I can agree to that and the optimization is much better than the original. I can definitely agree with that assertion. But the downgraded stealth system, same amount (if not possibly more?) of bugs, less enjoyable combat and quirkyness caused by the port to the new engine doesn’t make it worth it. There are a other changes that I didn't talk about that don't fit well or bring the game down. I was willing to overlook some of these problems until I ran into the game crashing bugs. At which point, I figured I was better off investing my time into finishing the original rather than dealing with this port that could have used a few more rounds of QA and playtesting.

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A Paladin's Steam Review: Metro 2033 Original Edition
A Paladin's Review of Metro: Last Light Redux
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63 of 103 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
Like Skyrim with Russia
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58 of 96 people (60%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
If you haven’t played the original Metro 2033 then you will probably enjoy this Redux. However anyone who’s played the original will be disappointed in this Redux. The Redux incorporates all the bad parts of Last Light and turns this into a more linear shooter game that the original.

First of all, as pointed out by others, the lighting system is different. The original colouring was mostly in brown tones and bathed in a soft yellow light which is what one would expect in tunnels where the artificial light sources are mainly incandescent and gas lights which tend to produce a strong yellow caste. This yellow caste created a sombre mood and helped to provide a more intimate relationship between Artyom and his environment. Redux uses Last Light’s colouring scheme which creates an unnatural “blue” light as if the tunnels were bathed, not in incandescent lights, but harsh LED lights. This blue caste looks unnatural and unconvincing and makes everything appear slightly brighter and therefore lessens the mood established in the original. Also, similar to Last Light, is an over sharpening of all detail which tends to “delineate” everything making objects seem less natural.

The gameplay was too similar to Last Light’s gameplay, and to me, Last Light played more like Call of Duty game than a Metro 2033 game. If anybody thought that the original Metro 2033 was too linear then the Redux is even worse. You will notice this most when you are topside on the surface. The Winged Demons play a much bigger role in the Redux and are constantly swooping overhead. They are used to keep you on very short leash meaning you have to get from point A to point B quickly and I found that I couldn’t really explore the surface as much as I wanted to because of them. It seemed to me that there was less exploring and stealth encouraged in this game and more fighting like Last Light (I played in Survival mode which was suppose to play like the original Metro 2033 so that was a surprise).

The character models are redone and they seem to have more of the plastic, mannequin look that the characters had in Last Light. The Khan character is the Last Light version (the goofy Pirates of the Caribbean wannabe) not the original designed character. Unfortunate, the superb, original voice for Artyom has been replaced with the same crappy, read directly from the script, Last Light version. The Nosalises are the same hairy ones from Last Light and they always looked goofy to me. Also making an appearance in the Redux are the sonic emitting Winged Nosalis from Last Light.

On the plus side the Redux is not entirely a scene for scene remake, there are minor differences and you will be exploring a few expanded areas. Many of the original areas are slightly redone (landscape slightly different and rooms and buildings slight different) usually incorporating more detail or a redesign from the original. So even if you recall the original quite well there will be some variation here and there.

Is the redux worth the purchase? Because I owned the original I was able to pre-order the Redux at half price, so it was worth it. If you never played the original the Redux is worth the full price. There’s a lot of gameplay for your money and the graphics are top notch. Besides nobody creates apocalyptic games like the Ukrainians (i.e. Metro 2033, Last Light and the S.T.A.K.L.E.R. series).
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Let me start off this review with a warning. The game has crashed on me over 20 times during my play-through, changing everything to the lowest settings changed nothing and some even unluckier people cant get the game to start. Buyer beware.

Metro 2033 Redux is a remade version of Metro 2033 that features Last Light's new engine and it's mechanics like wiping blood off of your helmet and it's stealth system. I have played very little of the original Metro 2033 so I can not compare the two aside from the graphics being much improved. It is based off a novel also called Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky. The game really benefits from the good story and perfectly captures how desperate the situation is for the human race.

The game immediately starts you off in a huge battle before you get a chance to learn the control scheme and this battle will kill you if you don't attempt to defend yourself. After this sequence you are teleported back in time to Metro station where you grew up making that whole intro feel like an unnecessary way to grab your attention. This is where the game really kicks off showing the harsh conditions of a crudely made shanty town in the metro which is constantly attacked by mutants. Future events lead you out of your home and into the doomed world that the aftermath of a nuclear explosion created.

The controls are nice and fluid. There are alt firing modes so be careful since you can not aim with a shotgun and may end up firing all your valuable shells you have loaded by accident. Your sub weapons like knives for silent take downs and grenades are tied to a single button which really bugged me since the number keys are mostly all free. Other than that they work very well and will likely be your fault when you get mauled or shot.

The gameplay is standard FPS with a strange combination of recharging health and medkits. When you take too mush damage it will take a ton of time to get better if you don't use a medkit but for minor wounds recharges rapidly. Guns have a nice feel to them and control like you'd expect them to. The stealth is rather fun, as long as you are in the dark you should be hidden from sight and can pick off enemies if you have a silencer or with throwing knives, you can even avoid them completely if you are skilled enough. You have night vision goggles, incendiary grenades to block access toward a location and more weapons are found very late in game to keep things varied.

The sounds are excellent for the most part. They really add a lot to the atmosphere with random banter between soldiers, bandits or simple stalkers that make them feel like unfortunate human beings instead of pointlessly evil clones. The creaking of the deteriorated buildings, the growls and screeches of the mutants and the sound of you breathing really absorb you into the experience. Unfortunately the fake Russian accents are pretty bad but even worse are the actors for the children. They are awful to the point of turning a really emotional scene into a joke. Another negative with the voice department is that we have a silent protagonist which actually talks during the loading screens to recap the situation. It baffles me as to why they decided that was a good idea as when your hardened comrades worry about you or express how they are afraid you stay silent and it feels very unnatural how they respond after that as if you said something.

As far as I can tell they absolutely nailed everything in the graphics department. The creatures look and move very fiercely and do look like something you'd find underground. The people look pretty realistic with scars, worn out clothes and battered equipment. Even has some nicely textured animals like pigs, spider and rats. The first time you head above ground you expect it to look horrifying but instead find it to look dead, abandoned, the air above ground to be toxic and requires you to wear a gas mask which leads you to feel a tinge of sadness at what was lost. The new currency of the Metro is machine gun ammunition, the revenants of the Russian army still fighting the Nazis in a now pointless war, the bandits stealing from and murdering the weak, and the regular people desperately searching for ammo to have a chance of defending themselves. The world really feels doomed and plunging even further now that even the air to breathe is a luxury.

It is an amazing game but unfortunately has some serious technical issues for me. Frame rate goes from over 100 to mid 40's seemingly at random. Plenty of crashes and microstutter even on the lowest of settings and PhysX turned off. It makes for unnecessary tension of quickly reaching the next checkpoint and not being able to enjoy the view and fight scenes without the threat of it crashing at any moment. But even through all that I finished the game and am eager to play it's sequel. I give it a recommendation but keep in mind of the problems you may or may not have before purchasing.

GTX 780 (stock)
I-7 3930k
4X4GB Patriot Viper ram
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
10/10 Would bang and play again. Basically Half Life 2 on steroids. Worth erre munee i spent on it.

Pros:
Not very demanding even tho it looks 10/10 bangable
Super bangable metro chicks
Super bangable gameplay
Super bangable graphics
Super bangable guns
Got like 40-60 FPS solid with GTX 760 Superclocked & AMD A10 (not a bangable CPU)

Cons:
♥♥♥♥ you air filters
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Pretty deep ♥♥♥♥, nice story and stuff. I went very close to a pipe in the subway and I heard children crying and screaming and a hand grabbed me. My recommendation, stay the ♥♥♥♥ away from pipes.

10/10 -Too much water
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
When playing this game, you truly feel like you r are in the game. The graphics are absolutly amazing.

THe story is absolutly amazing too.THe whole way through i felt actualy depressed and as if humanity was on the brink of extinction.The games music is also amazing.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Metro 2033 Redux is an improved version of Metro 2033 that improves much in terms of graphics, new interaction, less loading screens, new guns, and more. The game takes place in post-apocalyptic Moscow, which looks great. The deepest, darkest areas in the game look good and are spooky. The Metro stations are believable and immersive, and the war going on between the N@zi and Communist parties is quite captivating and exciting. I also really enjoyed the dialogue in the game. Up above, in the streets of Moscow, ruin lies in the streets and the snow and buildings (both near and far) look great. The people who live in the Metro are likable and you will find yourself appreciating their presence. The gunplay is perfect, the guns can be upgraded, and there are weapons to suit everyone's needs (stealthy, close-up, distance). The enemies you will encounter are believable and diverse, although often only one type of enemy is dealt with in each area.
There are a couple of problems I would like to point out:
Some of the areas are frustrating, to say the least. At one point I completely ran out of ammo and had to run around while a NPC fought the Dark Ones in order to dodge and survive.
Do not try to kill the librarians- kill one to get the achievement, and sneak around the others. They are too strong.
The D6 area is a pain and made me almost want to quit. This is because I ran out of air filters at the beginning and had to rush around the D6 in darkness trying to find new ones. I spent many minutes trying to succeed and almost thought it was impossible to move on in the game.
The Tower has some QTE moments that I was not even aware of at first. Make sure to press E when you climb the ladder.
Back to the good:
The game is like all other good games; it is an experience, not at all just a way to pass time. I recommend Ranger mode because I often do not like HUD and it is grittier. Also, this game looks great on all graphics settings. In all, this game is a little world that lives and breathes, is interesting, and provides hours of entertainment. It is a time you will always want to remember.

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
This... is... Sparta! No seriously.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
The Guns are so satisfying, bets reload actions in any game.

TOP NOTCH FPS!
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
If you are a Russian speaker, this game will be better.

This game is like STALKER, but with a more in depth, linear storyline.
In your one zone, the metro, fighting bandits, Communists, Nazis, anomolys, and ♥♥♥♥ing insane things all day.
Scary at times, grabbing on to your Kalash for dear life. Storyline is pretty damn nice.

Not open world at all, but feels open-enviorment. The walls are out to get you, and the ♥♥♥♥♥s are here to rob you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
A Review Mostly for me so I know I’ve completed the story, as well as feedback on the game.

My Thoughts:- nice improvement from the original metro 2033, graphics are much better although I have come across more than a few texture errors and glitches like Lurkers running half in the ground at you enemies half covered by the ground as if the floor is lower than the texture for it.
The story is still awesome for this game.

Graphics:- AWESOME graphics if your PC can handle it some parts there are some graphic errors but not much to put you off the game.

Controls:- Easy and simple if your used to play FPS games although I did play this on ranger hardcore so took me a while to figure out how to use the bombs and knifes XD

Achievements:- 29 of 49 (59%) Achievements Earned

What Could Be Added:- A few things like voice audio setting as well as a Ranger Hardcore Achievement.

Rating:- 8 / 10
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