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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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: Radeon HD7950 3GB
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Due to performance issues across a range of hardware, support for Nvidia graphics cards has been temporarily suspended.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks or newer
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD7950 3GB
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Due to performance issues across a range of hardware, support for Nvidia graphics cards has been temporarily suspended.
    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
Helpful customer reviews
103 of 110 people (94%) 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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41 of 42 people (98%) 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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46 of 52 people (88%) 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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31 of 31 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Veterans of the original version of Metro 2033 will notice a change in how the game starts. Before you pick your difficulty, you pick the way you want to play the game. Will you pick Survival, which will require players to conserve ammo, utilize stealth, and pick and choose when to fight or flee? Or will you pick Spartan, which is more akin to the action style of Metro: Last Light? The ability to pick between Survival and Spartan is included in both of the Metro: Redux titles, and each play out very differently. Not wanting to risk compromising the dark thrill of the first time I played Metro 2033, I opted for Survival and though I was also tempted to go with the hardest difficulty available I passed it up for the normal difficulty instead.
So here I was, once more taking that first climb into the outside world. Or rather, first from the gameplay perspective. You see, Metro 2033 actually begins at a climactic moment in the story and then in a flash the main character Artyom retells the story, and as such you relive it from his perspective. That first scene really helps set the stage and the gut wrenching feeling of the troubles that wait ahead. The story remains as superb today as it was in 2010 as it successfully combines the horrors of war with the supernatural and paranormal sprinkled in just enough to add another layer of tension. However with Metro: Last Light showing us what the canon ending is, returning players may feel inclined not to make same the choices for what - at the time - seemed like the "good" ending.
The first thing I noticed other than the graphical enhancements, were the controls. I'm not sure if it is all in my head or if the controls are honestly much more polished than they once were, but I went from a game where I died more often to accidental falls or overextended movements to something that controlled as crisp and precise as other shooters. Firing from the hip was actually a viable option this time around, whereas in the past you'd be lucky to hit the broad side of a barn without aiming down your sights.
Another thing substantially improved is the friendly AI. I cannot express how many times in the original I died because of failures of the AI. In games like Call of Duty, the AI is intentionally made useless so that the player can feel like a hero, but that same thought process doesn't transfer over well if it is one of several parts where you have to fight tooth and nail for survival. In the original game, you'd be lucky if your comrades could even kill a single enemy. Now, they still let you do most of the work but they are actually helpful in situations that would otherwise be frustrating to the point of pulling your hair out.
Hopping back and forth between the games to compare the graphics across all settings, the game looks better across the board. Of course this means that if your current PC struggled with the original version of Metro 2033 you're going to have to sit this one out. Character models and environment textures have been majorly improved, offering an intense, almost real display of a downtrodden society that dwells beneath the surface. In the above-ground segments, however, the appearances of humans takes a slight hit. The beautiful display of life in the tunnels of the Moscow metro was already amazing just a few years ago, but now that beauty has increased tenfold.
While the visuals have been majorly updated and the gameplay itself feels more polished, it seems as if all of the original dialogue audio was left the same. Not that this is a bad thing mind you, but I have a pet peeve when I encounter enemies in the game that are supposed to be of an entirely different nationality using Russian accents as though it's just business as usual. Other than that, the voice work was great then and it's mostly a good decision to have kept it as is.
Metro 2033 Redux has taken the original title and increased the quality to such heights that it was like playing a completely different game. Amazing graphics, refined and tweaked gameplay... it all makes for a much smoother experience. There are no sacrifices of the good of the original but it does successfully eliminate the bad - this is how remakes should be. Whether you have played the original or not, this is a game for anyone seeking atmosphere, story, and FPS gameplay blended into something amazing. Do not miss this experience.
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45 of 54 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
It's a game where a bunch of Russians use their CSGO skills to survive in a post apocalyptic world.
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