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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"A valuable remake that makes the original Metro feel complete on PC."
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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
299 of 310 people (96%) 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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76 of 82 people (93%) 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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36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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109 of 175 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Faulty's scorecard :-

1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

***Please note this game was played and completed offline while on holiday hence the game time recorded***

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.
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.
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.
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.

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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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
(For all you lazy Steam shoppers, look at the last paragraph for a summary)
This game deserves credit, for the following reasons:
*It is scary. But not Outlast scary, it´s sort of less horror than jump-scares and simply the sounds and visuals. Especially the sounds. They´re mostly the same all the time, but sh*t they are scary, every time.
*It has (fairly) good shooter mechanics. The weapons shoot realistically and the damage models are solid. What makes it interesting is that there are no specific damage points. You don´t know how much damage a weapon does, you just have to try it out. Makes the weapons choice just that much harder, and trust me weapons choice does matter in this game, depending on if you want to have a fun and entirely possible expirience or a difficult and far-less fun experience.
*It has puzzles. Well, not many and they aren´t really that difficult, but it make the game more challenging and makes this not just an ego-shooter, but also sort of a thinking game.
*The story is amazing. It is filled with plot-twists, creative levels and, most importantly, russian.

There are of course a fair share of bugs, or things the game does not tell you which makes it a lot harder. I experienced this myself. the game does not tell you that if you press (M) to hide your weapon Librarians (Monsters later in the game) will not attack you. This doesn´t spoil much as you can of course try to kill them, but it´s extremely difficult and takes up too much ammo. I wasted hours on that level and had to rely on outside help, even with normal mode on. I also had some other places where I required outside help, where the game was not explicit enough, but the main thing is that you acctually have to listen to dialogue, otherwise you are clueless.

Overall, I´d say that Metro 2033 is definitely a good buy, especially if it´s on sale as it is now, and it appeals to many genres. If you like FPS, puzzle and horror games, this is definitely the game for you. And let me also add that the fact that I even bothered to write this review, and make it so positive, just goes to show that this game is definitey worth a buy, just like its sequel, Metro: Last Light, which I am yet to play but will soon review too, if it impresses me as much as this game does.
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