"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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Mixed (24 reviews) - 50% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (220 reviews) - 50% of the 220 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 5, 2006

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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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Mixed (24 reviews)
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Mixed (220 reviews)
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FilthyZork
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
really poorly animated game, opening the menu would take years, poorly optimized, just don't buy it
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T e a
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
sadly can't get past the loading screen was looking forward to immerse myself into the dark atmosphere of Moscow doe : (



Music is dope tho
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*Scythuz*
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
This game made me into the cunning communist cabbage I am today.
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OfficialCalibrations
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I was hoping this would be a 'so bad it's good' type of deal. It has the right ingredients - silly concept, bad voice acting, dated graphics, a weird Europop song as the menu track and so on.
It's not even ironically enjoyable. Gameplay feels like wank, with very slow firing rate for an older shooter, and movement that barely exceeds walking pace. The player character handles like he's wearing sticks of butter instead of shoes.
On top of that, the game crashes every minute or so, or whenever you pause. There are fixes, but I get the feeling that the rest of the game isn't worth going through the effort to install them.
Immensely disappointed. For better shooters set in Russia, with trains relating to the concept, buy Metro 2033.
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M.R.K.FF
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Игра просто ахуительная!!!
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MilKeyStorm
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Product received for free
Good Game
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(Dual Elites)
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Product received for free
So bad it's good.
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MrDinkyCat
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
It is cheap, and gives you a cool avatar. If you want a better version try the sequel "Stalin Subway: Red Veil". I don't want a refund. Just remove it from my library.
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FromIwoJima
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This game shouldn't be on Steam, it's close to fraud.

Reasons:
There is nowhere stated, but in order to make game work you'll need to check forums and there find links for unofficial patch.
Second, game not supporting 16:9 ratio BUT there is no way you can play it windowed, that's not working option.
Third, game crashes very often for no reason and then she resets all your key bindings to default values. Very funny indeed.

So to conclude, you'll spend first hour with community hub/patching, then you'll restart every 30 minutes and AGAIN set your favorite keybindings. Rest of play is not so great as all this mentioned because game itself, when she works, is like 3/10 boring corridor shooter.

Don't waste your time and money.
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Nasse-Setä
5.2 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
This game made me into the cunning communist cabbage I am today.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Product received for free
Good Game
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Игра просто ахуительная!!!
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169 of 230 people (73%) found this review helpful
218 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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93 of 123 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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161 of 230 people (70%) found this review helpful
195 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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97 of 131 people (74%) found this review helpful
46 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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85 of 113 people (75%) found this review helpful
50 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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136 of 196 people (69%) found this review helpful
102 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Stalin killed my PC.
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36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2015
- not optimized;
- can crash or freeze at any random point;
- so many bugs I gave up counting;
- no widescreen support;

Barely playable at all because of severe bugs and glitches. This game shouldn't been released to Steam. Let it rest as another low (or zero) budged FPS from the 00's. I gave it a try, I did not enjoy it at all. :)
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