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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April 15

Metro 2033: Redux now available on OS X

The OS X version of Metro 2033: Redux is now available.

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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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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
Mac OS X
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: OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks or newer
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750m 1GB / Radeon HD7950 3GB
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks or newer
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775m 2GB
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    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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61 of 64 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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69 of 98 people (70%) 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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26 of 30 people (87%) 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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
This game was intense. The Redux looks amazing and plays basically exactly like Last Light, which was one of my all time favorite shooter/survival horror games ever. Everything is pretty seamless, and while it still has stout requirements to play on Ultra settings, you can definitely play on High without any real issues with a middling CPU as long as your GCU is good.

Anyway, the story was engaging, the pacing was spectacular, and the tension....OMG the tension. Truly top notch. I loved this game from beginning to ending. I easily recommend playing this. A truly memorable experience and one of the best out there.

9.5 slaughtered mutants out of 10
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
There's a light at the end of this tunnel but I don't wanna get off
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
As the store page for the vanilla game is still available (i.e. the Redux edition does not make the original disappear) I am only going to concentrate on the new aspects of the game. Should you be interested in what Metro 2033 is about feel free to read my review on the vanilla game's store page.

Initially, I thought this Redux edition was only a graphical enhancement to the game released back in 2010. Make no mistake: the creators have done a superb job! Redux sports better lighting effects, more detailed textures and, to be honest, we have so many bits and pieces here that it is simply better to use YouTube and look for some comparison videos.

But is this good for us? Well, yes! Remember when Last Light came out? It offered better graphics so much so that we can say it was as Metro 2033 was originally intended to be. So, the developers picked this upgraded, more refined engine and remade all the levels of Metro 2033. We have the ultimate Metro 2033 experience now!

And the upgrades do not stop there: some new elements introduced in Last Light were also borrowed. For instance, melee was not possible but finally, taking out enemies silently is possible not just from the distance. Also, diary pages are now hidden throughout this game. Since you explored everything for the extra ammo now you can find these and read more about Artyom's thoughts and emotions.

Some sections were expanded upon and there are new sections such as the hall in Polis where you can stop by and marvel at the establishment along with the bartender who you can drink with. Beside the diary pages there are many safes hidden, as well. Keys to them appear on dead bodies or simply on shelves and while they glow in red due to the cobwebs sometimes it is difficult to spot them. Oh, cobwebs! We now have these and setting them on fire with the lighter is as fun as it was in Last Light!

Redux is the definitive version of Metro 2033. A version that expresses that this is how it should have been all along back in 2010. You can dismiss the idea if you want due to the fact that money is - once again - asked for it. However, if you are a true fan of Metro and you liked its sequel I'm sure it will be an immediate purchase for you. :)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Buy this instead of the original game.

However the new mechanics makes the game somewhat easy. Be warned.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Adapted from a book. A really good adaptation at that too. One of the reasons "non-russians" LIKE "russians", is this portrayal of their character we are given. A masterful translation from book to game. Totally enjoyable.

The game is a first person shooter, where you must follow the storyline strictly. It is not an open sandbox. It plays something like a Call of Duty game where you play completing the story. It's linear and your choices are limited to what the chapter has prepared for you. There is no going back, no "safe houses". The idea of mutants is introduced, the "WAY OUT" Demons, makes a person think what nuclear bang spawned these beings? Entertaining even so. I enjoyed the AK-47, the awesome automatic shotguns, BUT shooting huge beasts with AIR-RIFLES, made me stop and think??!!

Comparing Metro 2033 with Metro 2033 Redux;
-I felt to a large measure that there was a freedom HERE I didn't experience in Metro 2033,
is it ME maturing as a gamer, improving my playing skills? Is the "ENGINE" better? I look at achievements I achieved, the same amount as the original!! My impression was GOOD, I enjoyed re-playing REDUX I conclude!
-Metro 2033 was a sight to behold, there is no reason a re-mastered edition shouldn't satisfy. Those insisting one
is better than the other may overshadow the storyline which enjoys priority. In retrospect, I am NOW inspired to re-play
the ORIGINAL to gob-smack the Redux disciples that won't hear any other thing but "REDUX". Let us not forget,
the original is the 'cause we came to love the Metro series.
-Yes the original still has bugs, there is the sliding and strafing experienced; saddens me that it hasn't been updated. The dev's have nothing better to do than to create a WHOLE new game (the REDUX) for us to buy, other than patching (harboring feelings of owning a dejected game) the original and updating it. It's not perfect.
-The effect of re-enforcing the storyline happened now on this playthrough; "OH", I thought as I replayed, confirming what I thought previously. Making many mental notes as I played.

Metro:Last Light [our sequel]
-I am curious as to what Metro:Last Light Redux will offer as they say that Metro 2033 was rebuilt on the engine used for the original Last Light. How can it be improved?
-I have completed Metro:Last Light, before, I am looking forward to completing Redux Last Light at this point.

I did ENJOY this game momentously and foresee many more playthroughs but to say I felt I owed it this review justified my appreciation of Metro 2033 Redux.

Thank you for an excellent game

Game on
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8 of 11 people (73%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
This will probably be my first serious review so I'm just going to do it in a simple pro/con format

Pros
  • Visual upgrade from the original Metro 2033, it is a pretty good visual upgrade too!
  • A very good storyline and adaptation from the book
  • You choose whether you want to go guns blazing or sneaky beaky like for majority of the game.
  • Wide variety of weapons and attachments that all cater to different play styles.

    Cons
  • Sometimes derpy AI
    ex: You finish a part and the ai needs to open door to continue, but he just stands there forever questioning what he is doing with his life. (quite literally)
  • Same glitches from original remain in this version
  • No control scheme or even tutorial for most of the things in the game.
    Options doesn't contain how to pull out lighter, how to check your watch for Oxygen, or even how to wipe your mask or pick up a new one.

    Overal I reccomend this game, I usually can't finish games like this because I get too anxious that something will jump out at me (because I suck with playing Horror games or anything like them), but I really wanted to finish this game because the story made me want to progress.

    It does have quite a few game breaking bugs, but I have only actually ran into maybe one or two of them.

    I'll give this game a 7/10. It has a great story but can be ruined for a lot of people by the amount of bugs it has.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
The Metro Series never gets old. Deep Silver did a great job polishing the original Metro 2033 with better visuals, better gameplay and just an overall better experience. Those who are Metro fans won't be disappointed with the refined edition of Metro 2033 in Metro 2033 Redux. Enjoy and get to work Artyom, there's dark ones out there! Regards, Stephen
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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
I am very sad to give thumbs down but they gave me no choice in this matter. Don't get me wrong, this game is in my top 5 games of all time but the all issues make this game almost unplayable. I don't know anymore whos fault is it, Nvidias or developers and I don't care anymore. This game stutters and crashes like some early alpha. No matter if the settings are on max or low, the physx destroys the performance. Dunno if it is true or not, but this redux bundle feels like a money grab to ensure enough funds for another project. I tried turning advanced physx off and putting it on CPU etc. It worked for crashes but the overall performance was ♥♥♥♥. Constant stuttering and sometimes even the loading times that really pick your nerves ruined it for me and would advise you to keep walking and ignore this Redux crap.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Having completed the game on MANY occasion (both this and the original) I can say that this is a must have game.


While most games take the apocalypse as a zombie infested nightmare Metro 2033 takes this concept and turns it on it's head. It asks the question. 'How does one survive in the metro?'

An excellent question and an even better answer comes from deep inside this game. Taking some advanced concepts from Metro: Last Light, Metro 2033 adds an analog watch with a very nice look and feel, a gas mask that you must wipe and a BEATIFUL candle effect. Ok so there are many other improvements like graphics, gunplay and horror elements but that doesn't take away from the beauty of this game. Last Light was more action orientated and lacked the gunplay of 2033. The redux versions have taken the best from both games and distributed them. You can choose either Survival or Spartan which changes the ammo drop, and the overall atmosphere. The story of 2033 stays true to the book it was based off apart from a few ♥♥♥♥ling things like how you meet Bourbon and Khan. But that shouldn't stop you. The game has never looked so beatiful on PC and the optimisation is outstanding.
Graphic options are bountiful to allow you to customise for your build and taste.

VERDICT:

This is a much needed reboot of the original game. It is gritty, realistic taken the circumstances and is a great game with a long LONG campaign (over 9 hours for me (I take my time though))

It's on sale as of writing as is worth every penny. Great replay value (maybe only once or twice however) and I am hoping a multiplayer open world version will come soon enough.

Rating: 9/10 MUST BUY
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
9/10

Very interesting story and fairly easy gameplay/control which makes it easier to enjoy the dark post-apocalyptic atmosphere.
A few bugs but nothing too bad: Would've probably fixed it by reinstalling (e.g. nightvision didn't work at all).
Other than that, the graphics, soundtrack and voice acting were basically perfect, really nothing negative about this game.

Loved it - Definitely recommend buying.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
If the question is Metro 2033 vs Metro Last Light the awnser = Metro Last Light.
That version is better then this version no doubt.

But if you do have the moneys you should really also own this game.
Gameplay time is lenghty and its also set in a post apocalypse setting.

Metro is the kind of game you must have played in your life.
Yet its also a game not many people seem to know about.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Redux version is significantly better than the original Metro 2033, this are the thing i noticed.
A LOT more optimised , a lot of new areas (bunch of secrets too) , better stealth mechanics better lighting / overall looks.

And about the game well... one of the best first person shooter games ever created, won't bother to go into details.

You just have to play the game if you like FPS genre.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Great game with fun weapons and tools. Dark and frightening at times with a twist of thought provoking dialogue that invites the player to truly question the roles and motivations of the enemys. I played on its second to most difficult setting and i found myself starving for reasources but not dead in the water. I was able to complete the campaign and had a blast the whole way through. Would and will recomend this game, and I'm going to play it again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
I didn't really enjoy Stalker, so I held off playing this game for a while.

I decided it was about time I beat the game I had purchased. I was pleasantly surprised.

+ The Graphics are great.
+ The characters are well done.
+ The story is well done (Expected, as it's from a Book)
+ The weapons / attachments felt genuine and not out-of-place.
+ The dark atmosphere was portrayed very well.
+ The subtle ability to wipe your mask from blood/debris adds to the immersion.
+ The ambience, and backround noises.

I can't really think of any negatives. I played for 9 hours and completed it, it was enjoyable.
Recommend.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Game has a nice flow to it. A good single player experience to get lost in for a little while, if you can find it for $10-$15 I would say jump on it. I got it on sale bundled with Last Light for like $7 a piece.

Its gun play isn't bad compared to even more modern games. But we are getting to be a bit spoiled there.
The graphics are pretty good, it runs decent enough, but prolly not for low-end rigs.

The story is pretty good. The weapons are decent enough, though I feel could have had a better selection. The enemies are kinda cool, the monsters are alright.

The thing that really shines in this game is the atmosphere. The use of setting, music, mood. They did a good job in that department. I really liked traversing in this game. It doesn't hold your hand to tell you where to go all the time, and there is a decent amount of hidden goodies all over the place. I find it refreshing that it doesn't have some neon blinking arrow pointing at the objective or where you need to go all the time. (or some alternative of that most games now-a-days have in abundance)

There isn't a ton of repetition in level design, but you can see it every now and then. I think there are moral moments in the game that you choose to do something, or not, but I am not sure what it really effects. Unless the game has multiple endings. Which I am not sure if it does.

The music is pretty good to. I have had my girlfriend, and my best friend both tell me that they like hearing the music coming out of my room when I play this game. The game does some things just right. Kinda like "Singularity" did. It isn't the best, but its atleast worth giving a shot.

I played it on hard difficulty, and that is what I would recommend as well. It's pretty challenging, but not ridiculous. Ammo can become scarce if you don't search for it, and conserve. I was running into Air issues for my gasmask (I like to explore) but I made it through the game relatively well considering.

One thing that I think this game could use that it had no shred of is boss fights. A game like this could have 3, maybe 4 mini bosses, and 1 final boss. No such thing in this game.

I would recommend having some what of a decent rig if you decide to play it. The length isn't all that long, but it isn't all that short either, its a decent middle length, it could of went longer if it included the boss fights that I mentioned above.

I will be playing the second game Last Light. I hear it was good too.

Some complaints on the game is It is sometimes hard to make out what the other characters in the game are saying. Mainly when you, and they are wearing gas masks, plus the accents. Which I have to point out that you can clearly hear that the accents for some of the people in the game were horrible to the point of being kinda funny. Namely the Nazi/germans. That was funny.
Another complaint is the nightvision goggles in the game aren't calibrated enough, most of the dark places have a few lights in them that make the NVGs almost useless. (they could have adjusted the filters better on it so it doesn't flare as bad constantly) The Night Vision Scope (IR scope as they call it) doesn't suffer from this issue.
It also crashes kinda easily. There a few areas where picking up a set of Air tanks for gas masks, and medipack off of a table in the later half of the game crashed the game for me every time I tried it.
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