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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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

    Notice for OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 users with an Nvidia graphics card at or above the minimum specification listed below:
    Currently separate drivers are available to fix performance issues specifically affecting Nvidia users who are using OS X Yosemite. These drivers are currently only compatible with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and can be found here http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/89538/en-us.

    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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750m 1GB
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Notice for OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 users with an Nvidia graphics card at or above the minimum specification listed: Currently separate drivers are available to fix performance issues specifically affecting Nvidia users who are using OS X Yosemite. These drivers are currently only compatible with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and can be found here http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/89538/en-us.
    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 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775m 2GB
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Notice for OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 users with an Nvidia graphics card at or above the minimum specification listed: Currently separate drivers are available to fix performance issues specifically affecting Nvidia users who are using OS X Yosemite. These drivers are currently only compatible with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and can be found here http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/89538/en-us.
    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
    • Storage: 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+
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Due to OpenGL 4, Intel video cards no longer supported
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adombrowski
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Based on the novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky, this FPS is filled with intense action, a story that sucks you in, and a little strategy. The action is fueled by your encounters with both beasts and humans, and your weapons are varied. It takes a little strategy to make sure you have enough ammo, the right guns for the job, and you reload at the optimal moment. The story is about post-apocolyptic Russia and has some decent horror elements. I'm always looking for single-player campaigns that'll drag me in and are lots of fun now adays, and this fit the bill. Look out for deep discounts on the game or the bundle, and snatch it up immediately!
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DaNinja ★
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Nice Game!
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Sir Walross
( 22.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
There is nothing similar to this!
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Kevin Sorbo
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
First off, this is a fantastic game.
The apocalyptic world of a Russian subway system combined with the hardcore general lack of HUD and health indicators make it a distinct, fun, challenging, dark, and scary experience. It has combinations of stealth and fighting, with many diverse monsters to fight. Weapons are varied and modifieable, voice acting is good, graphics are fantastic, and the settings and situations are unique.
This game is quite an experience and definitely deserves a recommendation.
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Minkey
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
You are a child of the metro artyom, you are apart of this metro.
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Panini
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH IT FEELS SO OFF
I HATE THIS......... well, just a bit
Let me start off by saying that I've played the original Metro 2033
and loved it a bunch. Can't say I do for the Redux of it though.

There are some really good things that the Redux has done
such as:

-Adding the ability to knock out enemies instead of murdering them
-Fixed bugs that led to me teleporting out of the map
-I can no longer climb up walls like spiderman
-Redone maps giving more areas to explore
-Slightly less clunky movement
-Allows you to pick either Spartan mode(shooty shooty bang bang)
or Survival (Less supplies and encourages careful gameplay)

But oh here are some of the things I dislike:
-New voice actor (not big a deal but I miss the old one)
-REALLY bright lights, they're blinding me
-Unreliable stealth (Easier but way more obnoxious)
-Removed the ability to manually equip throwing knives, grenades,
and your stabbing knife
-Hit detection can really suck

Now let me share some of my thoughts

1.Removed the ability to manually equip items

Okay so this to me is only annoying on a personal level.
In the original you had to manually equip them meaning
it was much more reliable and went through a LOT faster.
"Wait but doesn't having it assigned to a single button
make it more convenient?" Well, it should, but the problem here
is that you have to select which one you want to throw from
a wheel, which can lead to you sometimes throwing a grenade
at an enemy when you wanted a knife. But that's just me being
dumb, the real kicker is that they take longer to actually deploy.
I remember facing hordes of nosalises on the original Metro
just by using throwing knives on Ranger Hardcore with no problems.
For here though, the delay on top of the disgusting hit detection
makes it absolute hell for me to do. I HATE IT I HATE IT I HATE IT

2.Unreliable Stealth.
Okay so what do I mean by this? For the Redux it uses the stealth
mechanic Last Light has which essentially turns enemies blind as
long as you're in the dark. You'll have a light on your watch to
indicate whether or not you're visible. So how is that unreliable then?
Well, the lighting is actually to blame on this one.
It can be really hard to determine sometimes what counts as
the darkness. At times when you are clearly in a lighted area
the light doesn't glow and you remain peachy, but the exact opposite
can also happen where you're in complete darkness but somehow
the light is on and you are visible. The original Metro's stealth was
way better and you also had the option of buying a stealth suit
or a heavy suit sometime in the game.

3. Added ability to knock out opponents.
THIS IS AMAZING. In the original Metro no matter how hard I tried
to be good I always got the Ranger ending because of how many people
I killed by punching them. WELL NO LONGER! In the Redux punching
people will instead cause a proper knockout leading to no deaths and
a happier tomorrow.

So that's about it for my take on it. Should you buy it?
Well, all of my hatred for this, it was more because I've experienced
the original and have had a much better time playing it.
The Redux is still a solid game though and if this is your first time playing
Metro games, go for it.

All the things I got bothered with shouldn't be a problem for you
and you might have an easier time getting used to them than me.
Pick it up on a sale or something and I guarantee you'll have an
enjoyable time playing Metro 2033
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OrangeSun
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Excellent game. As others stated, it has to be treated as a survival horror game for true enjoyment. I'm playing through at survival hardcore, and it forces a thoughtful rather than brute force approach.

Runs well on Linux system with GTX480 at moderate settings, or with GTX 960 at maximum settings.

OS
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Borba
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
TL:DR at the end, scored 9 / 10 as of 4th May 2016
Full Livestream Playthrough here

Borba Recommends

Borba likes:
  1. Genre - Metro 2033 Redux is a post-apocalyptic single player first person shooter, and also remastered edition of the original Metro 2033, with improvements in just about everything. It’s based on a novel and focused on the single player experience.

  2. Replayability - Even though there is only the campaign mode, there are two endings that are based on how much knowledge is earned through gameplay, achievements, 2 gameplay modes and 4 difficulty modes, so the experience can be tailored for casual or hardcore gamers. The campaign itself lasts for about 9 hours, which makes it seem like the game has a poor value even with 2 endings, however due to the quality of its campaign and the way that the difficulty and gameplay modes change the experience, Borba is pretty sure he’ll eventually throw in another playthrough or two.

  3. Narrative - As previously mentioned, the game’s narrative is based on a novel and puts players in the shoes of Artyom, the novel’s protagonist. The whole adventure is pretty linear, but riddled with much depth in terms of lore, conversations between NPCs and personal growth of the main character during his journey through the metro. There is a moral system, in which the players earn points by fully exploring the levels, acting altruistically and listening to conversations, and upon achieving a certain threshold, a different ending is unlocked, the Enlightened ending.

  4. Gameplay - Being a first person shooter, Metro 2033 provides about a dozen weapons, from each with an unique feeling to it and some may even be customized through upgrades. Players may carry 3 weapons, and are also able to loot them from the dead or trade the with merchants. There are also throwables such as knives and explosives, adding more depth to combat. Overall Borba had fun with all the shooting that was done, noting that it could be either very tactical or fast paced, depending on the situation.

  5. Interface - This game has a limited HUD that keeps player immersed in the game, consisting of visual and audio cues for health and oxygen levels, a wristwatch for air filter duration and visibility level, a notepad for the current objectives and the ammunition displays with both icon and numbers on screen upon reloading.

  6. Graphics - Impressive detail is present on most graphical aspects, from texturing to lighting and physics, providing a very immersive and consistent experience throughout the whole game. Little details such as flies showing up on screen near corpses, being able to destroy light sources and wipe off blood from the gas mask visor further enhance this great looking title.

  7. Music - Eerie ambient tunes fill the desolate tunnels of the metro, often adapting to the excitement of combat, or simply building up tension for an upcoming event.

  8. Sound - The sound effects meld with the graphics in order to provide an incredible atmosphere, which is the big selling point of this title. Some of the voice acting may seem a bit iffy, but one may argue it adds a certain humorous charm to the game.

  9. Design - Originally, the project was intended to provide an open-world experience, providing a non-linear campaign with plenty side-missions and minigames. Instead, a nearly flawless linear campaign was developed, with an incredible detail and depth in terms of narrative and level design.

Borba dislikes:
  1. Polish - Despite being a heavily improved version of the first game, there are still bugs with the artificial intelligence, game crashes, reported performance issues by other users and some issues with the stealth system, in which you may get instantly spotted if you just get a bit too close to a light source, there could at least be a short delay with a warning.

Borba feels like
players that choose to involve themselves and explore everything this game has to offer are in for a treat. Even those who just wish to go through the game once without paying much attention to detail will find good value in this definitive edition, which is a must have for anyone interested in a good story, or a solid single-player fps. Consider getting the bundle for better value!

9 / 10
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foghornal bandanage
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Turned a Good game into a great game.
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-BMF-
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This is a highly updated version of a allready excellent game. Adds some content to flesh out the story even more and the graphics have been tuned and polished to look and run better at the same time. If you havent played Metro 2033 before pick this up for sure and if your allready a fan of the series id say grab it and enjoy playing the definitive version of Metro 2033!
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( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
10/10
like stalker but with less cheeki breeki
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key_notes88
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Best atmosphere, awesome story, great single player experience. I wish more games were made like this today.
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. -julez.a
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Metro 2033 Redux improves upon the original 2033 in many ways. I couldn't even finish the original game so finally getting to experience this gem is great. I highly recommend this guide if you're someone who is particular about FOV and Mouse acceleration in games. Once you get the kinks worked out, this game is easily one of the best linear first person shooters since Half-Life 2.
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Gawssa
( 29.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I have been a fan of the series for a long time, and to see the original story remade in a game, in my opinion, better than the original is a nice addition to the series.

The game plays smoothly, even at low visual settings. There are barely any bugs or glitches (only one in my first playthrough). You can get immersed real easy, especially in the ranger modes. The game gives you a choice of either stealth, full on attack, or both, which are very satisfying if done successfully. The weapon customization is easy and intriguing, with the modifications suiting one's preferred playstyle. The linear story is still the grand satire of the original with a lot of replayability. My only complaint is that some of my favorite lines from the orignal were changed very slightly and lost the humorous affect.

While some may think it is the same game as the original but with better graphics, they would be wrong. The game is not entirely different, but there are new experiences, new or changed spoken lines, etc.. Some lines that I have memorized from replaying the orignal so much have changed. The voice and model of the male child changed too, along with the models of Khan, Ulman, and Miller to the Last Light models. There are many more that I have noticed but do not want to spoil or did not notice at all.

The story is exactly the same as the original game, but some chapters are a little longer or have no seperate loading screens like some did in the original. The installation of the journal entries into the game adds a whole lot of lore and satire into the game. Also, some mutants from Last Light are added in, such as the spiders.

A seasoned Metro fan and players new to the series who are into the FPS genre will appriciate this game, especially ones who like a good politcial satire and are into philosophy in general.
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Lizard Wizard
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Haven't played much of this game, however from what I've played the game is AMAZING. Definitely a must-have.
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Yose
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Story is fantastic and make me think about the danger of nuke weapon.
Some scenes make me nervous and resource like ammo is not so much but enough to deal with.

A great game indeed.
If player like post-nuke background game with good story, then it is.
For post-nuke simcity, might can try Fallout 4.

Going to play Metre 2034:LL
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69er
( 29.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I have played this game before redux on my xbox 360 and PC and it was great. Now that Redux is out I had to play it and it gripped onto me again. Love this game, nice gameplay, awesome graphics and the best thing, replayability at its finest. 9/10
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CLoak | >>No Carry<<
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Underrated game
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CyborgEyes
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
can't go wrong with this game, a master piece of game style visuals and ART!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Videogame based on a novel.
Starting from there, that IS something already rare.

Furthermore, the game achieves it so well it becomes one of the very rare occasions
when the adaptation not only is very good but it also enhances the reading experience.

I recommend reading the book by the way, since it contains several parts not added in the videogames.
Metro 2034 novel not so much, sadly.

Mature and immersive second to none.

Redux Version:
Impressive light effects, and I mean really impressive all the way along.

Same goes for the textures

And performance is hugely improved.

Movement is sometimes a bit clumsy, and that is the only flaw I find in this game.

Whereas most conversations are incredibly mature,
others are a bit "hello-hero-of-the-game".
I find a bit of unbalance between the quality of some conversations and others.
And a bit of laziness here and there regarding the conversations:
When you arrive to Polis, Yasha the kid...

Don't take this as a complaint, I think it's me getting older.

The whole journey is an unforgettable experience.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Metro 2033 Redux improves upon the original 2033 in many ways. I couldn't even finish the original game so finally getting to experience this gem is great. I highly recommend this guide if you're someone who is particular about FOV and Mouse acceleration in games. Once you get the kinks worked out, this game is easily one of the best linear first person shooters since Half-Life 2.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Metro 2033 had killer (sometimes literally for your framerate) graphics and a 'nitty gritty' feel that I loved. Redux doesn't quite have that same feeling and to me looks softer, but that may simply be due to me playing the old one first. Nonetheless vast improvements in all areas have been made, proof that this is an amazing remake that also doesn't mess around with the overall tone and story of the original game.

PROS:
-Better optimization.
-Smoother movement and shooting mechanics.
-Better graphics.

PREFERENCE:
-Voicework has been replaced for Artyom. Uses same voice actor from Last Light. (Personally I liked the original one)

CONS:
-Stealth is shoddy, one spot and you're out. No recovery.
-More linear than original.
-Lighting, Redux uses less shadows and brighter colours. Almost spoiling the apocalyptic tone of the original which had soft yellows from lightbulbs instead of harsh bright light from LEDs.



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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I have been a fan of the series for a long time, and to see the original story remade in a game, in my opinion, better than the original is a nice addition to the series.

The game plays smoothly, even at low visual settings. There are barely any bugs or glitches (only one in my first playthrough). You can get immersed real easy, especially in the ranger modes. The game gives you a choice of either stealth, full on attack, or both, which are very satisfying if done successfully. The weapon customization is easy and intriguing, with the modifications suiting one's preferred playstyle. The linear story is still the grand satire of the original with a lot of replayability. My only complaint is that some of my favorite lines from the orignal were changed very slightly and lost the humorous affect.

While some may think it is the same game as the original but with better graphics, they would be wrong. The game is not entirely different, but there are new experiences, new or changed spoken lines, etc.. Some lines that I have memorized from replaying the orignal so much have changed. The voice and model of the male child changed too, along with the models of Khan, Ulman, and Miller to the Last Light models. There are many more that I have noticed but do not want to spoil or did not notice at all.

The story is exactly the same as the original game, but some chapters are a little longer or have no seperate loading screens like some did in the original. The installation of the journal entries into the game adds a whole lot of lore and satire into the game. Also, some mutants from Last Light are added in, such as the spiders.

A seasoned Metro fan and players new to the series who are into the FPS genre will appriciate this game, especially ones who like a good politcial satire and are into philosophy in general.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Honestly one of the best games i've ever played , greattttt remake of the orignal <3 10/10 would play again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
This is a great horror, post apocalyptic, survival game. It is a first person shooter but does allow for two different endings (although I had to look up how to achieve the second one as it wasn't obvious how to get to it).

I played this on survival mode and it was a decent challenge.

The only real issue I had was that occasionally I would run out of gas masks without a way to get more on any particular level. The only solution was to re-do sections of the game, moving quicker, and grabbing items where you now know where they are.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
>Appatently a rangers weekly earnings are 45 bullets.
a small glass of shroom vodka cost me 5.
>I can still see the dark ones in my nightmares.
>2 bomb or not 2 bomb,is thy real question.
>Spend 20 mins trying to pick up an Ak-47u only to realise its a waste of time.
>Barbed pipe bombs stick to enemy armour.
>Librarians.
>Stealing bullets from metro peasants who just hide them in the least obvious places.
>Turning your revolver into a carbine just when the 6 round shotgun comes up.
>Need more kalash.
>If the metro people live off mushrooms,how do they not have scurvy?
>I can get high.
>No one told me ♥♥♥♥ about the morale point system.
>Bourbon.

YES MY MISTRESS,I WILL HEAR YOU,YES,YES ALWAYS ALWAYS!!!
OH YOUR SONGS ARE MAGNIFICENT,SING MORE,SING ONLY FOR ME!!!


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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Now then i'll be short, the campagn isn't very long but its definetly worth it :), the best part of the game is the way it makes you fell like your inside the game so its really immersive.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
First off, this is a fantastic game.
The apocalyptic world of a Russian subway system combined with the hardcore general lack of HUD and health indicators make it a distinct, fun, challenging, dark, and scary experience. It has combinations of stealth and fighting, with many diverse monsters to fight. Weapons are varied and modifieable, voice acting is good, graphics are fantastic, and the settings and situations are unique.
This game is quite an experience and definitely deserves a recommendation.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Thanks to this game I now know what ♥♥♥♥ Blyat means 10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
10/10
like stalker but with less cheeki breeki
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
To CS:GO players:
DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME IF ZYOU DONT WANT TO BECOME A RUSSIAN YOURSELF
CKYA BLYAT
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
One of the most atmospheric games i've ever played

Metro 2033 is short but immersive and unique.
The game doesn't have much replay value. The campaign is around 7-12h long depending on the difficulty you choose.
There's no multiplayer, co-op or "survival" (1 room with waves of enemies) mode to play.
The only thing this game offers you is a very linear and quite short singleplayer campaign.

So why am i recommending this?
It's the most fun i've had in a singleplayer FPS in years! It's very well done.
You can tell that a lot of heart was put into making this game. Not only that but being linear actually helps this game.
The game, as the title suggests, takes place in a metro. An open world/sandbox metro wouldn't make much sense, right?
Being linear helps you to get immersed with the world and creates this claustrophobic feeling you're supposed to have. Being stuck in a long, tight, dark tunnel. Hard to see anything and the graphics and eery* music just helps to get into the mood.
Have to give credit where credit is due. The ammount of detail in this game...Amazing! I couldn't stop taking screenshots!

The only downsight is the voice acting. Artyom is very well voice acted and so are some other characters but there are some very cringeworthy moments. Some of the russian accents are sooo bad i just wanted to cover my ears.
However that is the only complaint i have.

I haven't done a "pros and cons review" in a while so why not list some of 'em now, right?
Pros:
+ Good and very detailed graphics
+Very good and spot on music
+Well done sound effects that help you get immersed
+Intriguing story
+Amazingly atmospheric

Cons:
-Voice acting can be VERY bad at times
-After finishing the game you end up wanting more (which is a pro not a con...)

I didn't find the game scary but people who think Dead Space or F.E.A.R are scary games...Well you people better prepare some adult diapers before playing this masterpiece.

*I do realise that some people spell it "eerie" but when we do a bit of Googling it turns out that both "eery" and "eerie" are correct...Or so it seems.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
GOOD ♥♥♥♥ING GAME, without a single dounbt
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Silky smooth on my GTX 660.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Amazing gameplay and storyline, I would highly recommend this game to anyone. With it most of the time being on sale I don't see why you have not already picked this game and Metro last light up.
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Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
As a player of the orginial version of the game and a fan of the books, i have to say this version became fantastic.

The atmosphere is great and very "book-like", so that bought me instantly.
As far as horrors go i can't find a game very scary when the player is able to use guns, and as a veteran horror game player all the jumpscares were predictable to me. However just a plain sight of your surrondings (dead explorers, skeletons, lots of blood, monster coprses, spiders, ghost, mutants, demons, nazis, soviets etc.) and the fact that the story might become a possible future reality (not sure about the monsters of course) made it a prettyary game.

The game has 2 possible ways to play, first is survivor, the second is spartan. In survivor mode you depend on stealth and troughout exploration for ammo and other supplies because there aren't too many. The spartan modes provides a lot of ammo and a more classical FPS-shooter experience. Besides that there are 4 difficulty levels (normal, hardcore, ranger, ranger hardcore), so everyone should find a suitable one. I recommend ranger mode, because it gives a new, even more horrifying experience (no HUD, no hints, more damage for both sides, even less ammo), but only on second playthrough. As far as shooters go, you can choose from a wide vareity of weapons, and and all of them can be customized somehow (no visual upgrades only in effectiveness). You can carry 3 of them at the same time so you can be prepared for every occasion. Also you can have 3 types of grenades, throwing knives and a classical melee one.
For the assault rifles you can choose from 2 types of weapons, standard and military grade. However the latter should be used very mindfully, because it also serves as money, you can buy new weapons, upgrades from it, but also could save you in difficult situations.

The AI is not the best. The human enemies sometimes forget to get in cover, have trouble seeing you upclose when youre in the dark, and don't try to flank you which makes your job easier. The monsters very often will treat you like the chosen one, and they only try to attack you even when you're a part of a big group, which caused me a lot of deaths, and also my teammates wasn't so eager to defend me.

The sound and the music fits well into the atmosphere, however the voiceacting is terrible. The characters have a frustrating, unnatural, farfetched russian accent in the english version which kinda murders the whole setup. Fortunately the game comes with a russian voiceover, which made the game more realistic, and a lot better. Although the russian voiceacting (with english subtitles!!) doesn't sound very good either. I don't speak russian, but still i had a much better experience like that.

Artyom, the hero.
Well unfortunately they made Artyom a silent hero, he never speaks in game, you can only hear his thoughts at loading screens, or read them via collectibles. This silence makes a lot of cutscene stupid, and unenjoyable. In my opinon the developers could've make him a talkin character, because,they had every information about him from the books, he had a fix personality. At least they put 51 collectable diary pages in the game (this is new in Redux version) which shines more light about Artyom and story. The story is great in general, but if you haven't read the book, you might not understand everything. That, the poster and the book copies in the game suggets you to buy it. This is a little forced advertisment, but it's only natural in a book based game, and well both of the books are great, so i suggest you to do the same.

The game is fairly long, and can be played over and over again, since it provides the mentioned two game modes, has a lot of achivements, and in the Redux version they made some more new areas that could be explored and some safes that could be opened if you find the proper keys, and of course the diary pages, they all worth to collect and read.

It's important to note that the game is not a sandbox, it leads you through in a big tunnel, but the great atmosphere, the events, and the action makes you almost forget that. However, i think they should've made the visitable stations bigger and more exploreable, because they feel packed and unlife-like (given the current situation).

The graphics became great, and more creepy than before, the developers seems to fixed all the game breaking and frustrating bugs. Most of the achievements are easy to complete based on killing different types and number of enemies with different guns or methods, but there are some challenging ones also, even mission based. They can be completed to 100% in 2 playthroughs and some additional chapter selectin, but to achieve that you have to be extremly mindful for everything becasue of the "Enlightned" achievement, which is based on finding and triggering every flashbacks of Artyom's past, and additionaly making generous decisions all game long.

All in all it's a great game and recommended for everyone who is intrested in some horror based fps action with great story. Still enjoyable for those who haven't read the books. The redux version also provides a lot of new experience for players who only played the original game.
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