"The Stalin Subway" is a First Person Shooter-style game where the events take place in post-war Moscow. The game allows to plunge into the depressing atmosphere of the Stalin's period and to play as a Soviet officer.
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Mostly Positive (13 reviews) - 76% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (189 reviews) - 51% of the 189 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 5, 2006

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About This Game


Immerse yourself in the dark atmosphere of Moscow during the 1950s. A covert plot against Stalin - the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party - threatens to take the lives of innocent people. Against his will, KGB officer Gleb Suvorov must prevent the attack and rescue the lives of innocent people. You'll lead Gleb through a tempest of events where you'll visit prominent sights in Moscow, control the trains of a secret underground tunnel, and use authentic weaponry--including the anti-tank rifle PTRS-41, RKG-3 grenades, Molotov cocktails, and flamethrowers.



• The photorealistic representation of the most prominent Moscow sights: subway stations, the Kremlin, Moscow State University etc.
• The top-secret objects: a military transport underground dug-outs, Stalin’s bunker.
• Authentic weaponry, including such weapons as anti-tank rifle PTRS-41.
• The NPC-s are able to show the emotional reaction to the environment and the player’s actions.
• Control the trains of the secret underground line.
• Over 300 types of destructible objects.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98/XP/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 98/XP/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4/Athlon XP 3.2 MHz or more
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 256 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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Nasse-Setä
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I can recommend this game for the price it's at (I paid around 70 cents for it and bought it for a couple of friends too). Had to download some community fixes, but I guess thanks to those I haven't had a single crash or missing texture so far. I find the game quite endearingly slavic.
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Atomic_Beverage
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Pretty good if you can stand the long load times.
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☣скорчений☣
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
whenever i close out of the game the music still plays 10/10
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Fitfit
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
I like to squat, and I also like blin, and Russia.

But this my friends, you should not buy.

Price paid :
- 1.35€ (on sale -66%)

Pros :
- Destructible objects
- Cheeki Breeki spirit
- Dual wield makarovs
- Guns feeling is ok
- You are true soviet KGB agent !

Cons :
- You have to fix the game manually with 2 files
- The russian version does not have graphic configurator
- If you want true immersion, you need to backup russian voice files and put them manually in the english game, so you keep the text comprehensible
- You cannot use the Steam overlay
- You cannot alt tab
- You have to wait a bit after the end of each level (15 to 30 sec), otherwise it crashes
- Max resolution for the english version is 1600x1200
- Shadows issues
- Glass shattering makes the game freeze until the particles do not move anymore
- The story and progression is completely crap
- Soldiers cloth headgear is bulletproof and falls after one shot
- You can throws huge sofas and other furnitures by jumping on them
- You cannot kill everybody, meaning that those blyat traitors who build things for your opponents always stay alive (nearly)

There are probably other things to mention but anyway ...

This game goes to gulag.
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Jrgl_Cuchallain
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Warning: install the patch here or the game will not work.
Extract the files into the main game folder and overwrite when asked.

There also exists an improvement mod to tweak the firing sounds of the weapons and improve the translation but it's fairly obscure and I have not personally tried it. Notably it also changes some of the music used in game.

The Stalin Subway is a slightly wonky mid-2000s shooter that still manages to be reasonably entertaining due to an under-represented setting and a fair bit of heart. The stereotype of the under-polished slavic game holds true with this one and the voice acting/translation is so bad it starts to get good.

The soundtrack is mostly generic but occasionally somewhat catchy when it actually ♥♥♥♥ing plays. The menu theme and the first level theme (actually a modern version of a fairly well known Cold War era song) particularly stand out.

There was a degree of thought put into the weapons used in the game. They both fit the time period and those of the same calibre actually share the same ammo pool which is a nice touch. The rifles did feel a little underpowered but the rest were fine. Additional features absent from modern AAA shooters like destructible objects and ricochets from missed shots (which can actually hit NPCs or even youself on occasion) were unexpected in such a budget title but also welcome.

Probably worth the price asked and certainly worth picking up on sale it gives 6 hours or so of mildly confusing entertainment. Some degree of challenge can be had if you put it on hard though this will depend on player skill. Bunny-hopping is recommended due to the slow walking speed.

Avoid the sequel (Red Veil) like the plague. You have been warned.
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toastbag
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
The game doesn't run correctly and won't put me in any levels. Unless your willing to download the sketchy unofficial patch, I'd avoid it.
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Shadow Ops
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
The Stalin Subway
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects

good game.
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Salty Salary
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
i honestly think i brought the wrong game. i paid for 'The Stalin Subway', not the crashing simulater. i have played this on a windows 7 and it worked "ALRIGHT" so i know its a decent game but now that i have a windows 10......well....crashing simulater pretty much sums it up.
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nukesahoy22
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
A superior game with good graphics and lots of cheeki breeki weaponry for your ♥♥♥♥ killing activities.
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Scolo
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
1.5 gb cancer
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Warning: install the patch here or the game will not work.
Extract the files into the main game folder and overwrite when asked.

There also exists an improvement mod to tweak the firing sounds of the weapons and improve the translation but it's fairly obscure and I have not personally tried it. Notably it also changes some of the music used in game.

The Stalin Subway is a slightly wonky mid-2000s shooter that still manages to be reasonably entertaining due to an under-represented setting and a fair bit of heart. The stereotype of the under-polished slavic game holds true with this one and the voice acting/translation is so bad it starts to get good.

The soundtrack is mostly generic but occasionally somewhat catchy when it actually ♥♥♥♥ing plays. The menu theme and the first level theme (actually a modern version of a fairly well known Cold War era song) particularly stand out.

There was a degree of thought put into the weapons used in the game. They both fit the time period and those of the same calibre actually share the same ammo pool which is a nice touch. The rifles did feel a little underpowered but the rest were fine. Additional features absent from modern AAA shooters like destructible objects and ricochets from missed shots (which can actually hit NPCs or even youself on occasion) were unexpected in such a budget title but also welcome.

Probably worth the price asked and certainly worth picking up on sale it gives 6 hours or so of mildly confusing entertainment. Some degree of challenge can be had if you put it on hard though this will depend on player skill. Bunny-hopping is recommended due to the slow walking speed.

Avoid the sequel (Red Veil) like the plague. You have been warned.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I like to squat, and I also like blin, and Russia.

But this my friends, you should not buy.

Price paid :
- 1.35€ (on sale -66%)

Pros :
- Destructible objects
- Cheeki Breeki spirit
- Dual wield makarovs
- Guns feeling is ok
- You are true soviet KGB agent !

Cons :
- You have to fix the game manually with 2 files
- The russian version does not have graphic configurator
- If you want true immersion, you need to backup russian voice files and put them manually in the english game, so you keep the text comprehensible
- You cannot use the Steam overlay
- You cannot alt tab
- You have to wait a bit after the end of each level (15 to 30 sec), otherwise it crashes
- Max resolution for the english version is 1600x1200
- Shadows issues
- Glass shattering makes the game freeze until the particles do not move anymore
- The story and progression is completely crap
- Soldiers cloth headgear is bulletproof and falls after one shot
- You can throws huge sofas and other furnitures by jumping on them
- You cannot kill everybody, meaning that those blyat traitors who build things for your opponents always stay alive (nearly)

There are probably other things to mention but anyway ...

This game goes to gulag.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Pretty good if you can stand the long load times.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
whenever i close out of the game the music still plays 10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
157 of 215 people (73%) found this review helpful
203 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
The Gulags called; they want their torture device back.
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90 of 119 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
Make sure to read the whole review, I've changed/will be changing some things.

Well, first I/everyone had issues witht he game not even appearing in their library. That's fixed, great? No. Trying to skip the splash screens will crash the game, and upon (kindof) loading into the first level, it's just a black screen, and alt tabbing doesn't work so you have to go to task manager, only to see "game" is not responding.
Also alt tabbing out of the game and back in breaks it, as in there's a blank window on your screen, and closing said window will still leave a Metro 2 process open which continues playing the menu music until you close it too.
Steam, if you want to be like GOG and sell older games, make sure they freaking work.

Ok, now that I've finally got it working (by not running the highest resolution, and turning music OFF), it's not that bad of a game. The guns feel ok, despite lack of iron sights. Movement is meh but it works, though there's annoying head bob you can't change. The body physic when people die are ok, everything else is, well... I don't call it Nvidia Physux for nothing...
Guns have some kind of ballistics simulation to them. Depending on the surface you shoot at, and the angle, your rounds will richochet, possibly injuring you as well as enemies, which is quite fun and even though I don't see myself using it for anything, it's nice to see.
Level design seems kinda meh, I go through the whole level and it's empty, only to go back and find enemies in an area they weren't in before. It seems that you have to go through the semi-open levels in a specific order, so enemies will spawn and other areas will open up.
My favorite weapons to use right now are actually the Makarov and the APS, the pistols feel really good to me ingame, though I wish they would shoot faster (yes, APS has automatic mode, but it's burst). And with my limited time on the PTRS41, I like that as well, rounded a corner and turned someone into little chunklets of meat.
Overall I'd recommend the game, despite the issue I had, I did get it working, and for a 4 dollar game, it's not bad.
I'm still keeping this as not recommended though, simply because of all the issues I had with it. Steam does need to have some quality control, and stop trying to be GOG.com, selling older games that are barely/not even supported, and/or not telling people workarounds to get it working.

New additions: After some more time with the game, and replacing the outdated audiere.dll with the newest one, I'm having fun with this game actually. It's definitely worth the 4 dollars, though the trouble I had at the start still deserves a Not-Recommended status.
I was spraying at some enemies with the PPSH and the richochets came into play, I killed 3 civvies around a corner with them, oops. Nice to see it effects gameplay somehow.
Also be sure to save manually all the time, the autosave didn't save when I went to the next level so I had to redo the last one again. (also because it doesn't restore your health between levels, keep multiple saves so you don't screw yourself over in a bad spot)
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151 of 215 people (70%) found this review helpful
189 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
This game turned me into a communist... what kind of evil person would sale a game like this for money? Evil capitalists, that's who.
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84 of 112 people (75%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
An excellent punishment for anyone who has wronged you. Hideous graphics, awful gameplay, a soundtrack that will haunt them long after playing. Best of all, if they try to quit it's likely to lock up and keep them staring at the game over screen for hours. Just them and a greyscale image of a soldier staring blankly into the distance. Chilling.
I might have banished it from my hard drive, but I can't shake the fear that it's still somewhere nearby. Possibly the cheapest way to feel haunted by something that hates you and wishes you ill.

7.5/10 as a torture implement or budget gateway to existential horror.
Not a video game.
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93 of 127 people (73%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
i spent 3.99 for an intro menu and loading screen
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131 of 190 people (69%) found this review helpful
98 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Stalin killed my PC.
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