Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands. In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland.
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Release Date: Mar 15, 2010

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Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands.

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 your Metro Station-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.

Key Features

  • Metro 2033 is a gripping, atmospheric first person shooter experience powered by cutting edge technology, featuring full DX10 and NVIDIA PhysX support for high-end gaming PCs, to deliver incredible visuals
  • Witness the everyday horrors of a broken society living in constant fear
  • Brave the darkness of the tunnels, where mutants hunt their prey and ghostly spirits lurk
  • Explore the desolate city-surface, trusting your gas mask and rifle to protect you from a poisoned world and the creatures that roam there
  • Steel your nerve and prepare to face the terrors that await

Based on the internationally bestselling novel series by Dmitry Glukhovsky

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, or 7
    • Processor: Dual core CPU (any Core 2 Duo or better)
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9, Shader Model 3 compliant graphics cards (GeForce 8800, GeForce GT220 and above)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    Enabling 3D Vision:
    Metro 2033 utilizes NVIDIA 3D Vision with compatible cards and hardware. To play Metro 2033 in 3D you will require:
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 and above recommended
    • A 120Hz (or above) monitor
    • NVIDIA 3D Vision kit Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: Any Quad Core or 3.0+ GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compliant graphics card (GeForce GTX 260 and above)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 10 or higher
    Optimum Requirements:
    • Processor: Core i7 CPU
    • Memory: 8GB RAM or higher
    • Graphics: NVIDIA DirectX 11 compliant graphics card (GeForce GTX 480 and 470)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 11
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( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
One of the best first person shooters out there. It has a great story, interesting environments and unique mechanics. The things that brings it home, however, is the atmosphere. When you put the gasmask on, see the glasses crack or get a little foggy, hear yourself taking every breath... When you check the ammo count in your gun by literally looking at the open magazine or inspecting said magazine... Or just seeing how people have made lives for themselves in the metro and how beasts have set up nests all throughout the tunnels... It is simply unrivaled in terms of the claustrophobic, post-apocalyptic atmosphere it is able to deliver. If you're a fan of things like that this game is definitely a must have!
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( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
One of the best singleplayer shooters I've played in recent years. The gunplay is great, the story is well presented, the pacing is great, and it's actually fairly challenging. Also, the game presents its 'universe' exceptionally well. The atmosphere in the stations/'cities' is especially strong; you get the impression you're in a place where people actually live, although your ability to interact with the world itself is fairly limited. Although the STALKER comparisons are pretty much inevitable, Metro really isn't particularly similar to stalker outside of the post-apocalyptic setting and similar visual style.

Pros: captivating story line will keep you immersed for a good 9 hour play through, and probably for a second play through with the multiple ending. Cons: replayability after that is little, the game is very linear and should really have coop or lan.
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( 49.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I got this game years ago, and I stopped playing after the first encounter with humans. Now 5 years later I revisited and I can tell you, the game is 10/10. Now I have 50h+ both in the original Metro 2033 and in the Redux version. This game is highly recomended, if you follow the game's slogan and "Enter the Metro" you will get such an atmoshpere you won't forget.

However I advise you to play this game, instead of the Redux version, the orignal one creates a way more better atmoshpere, and the voice actors in the Redux version are just ridicoulus. (Eg: the kids's voice in Redux sounds like 100kg+ men's voice.) I dont like the new user models for your main companion as well. Khan outfit in the Redux version is so much worst than his in the original one.

A lot of player advice to play the game with Russian voice, but personally I find the English one 10/10 as well.

There is one reason to not play this game. If you like fast peaced gameplay like cod or battlefield. In this game every bullet count, exploring your surrondings is crucial.

So "It's no rest for the wicked as you know. Forward, my soldiers, great deeds await!"
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grosse graine
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
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( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
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( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
One of the original and best post-apolcalyptic, story-driven games ever made. Metro 2033 has a fictional storyline with supernatural aspects and very realistic mechanics. Packed with extensive visuals and physics technology, this game is well worth what ever the cost is now. I highly recommend this game and in my opinion, Metro 2033 is also much better than it's sequel, Metro Last Light.
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NonViolentOffender LuciusDeBeer
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This game gave me the idea of buying a mechanical watch, which I've enjoyed wearing every day for nearly 3 years now. The Metro 2033 watch's ticking sound while checking how much oxygen is left with the gas mask, and the real-life watch's ticking sounds/beat reminding me of my own limited time, as it passes by. I can also turn and set the bezel's chapter ring on my watch to keep track of the number of minutes passing, starting from any particular moment, like Artyom.

Really, though, Metro 2033 is a good game and I enjoy stealthing it as much as possible, specifically by neck-shooting (with the use of silenced or air-powered guns), or throwing knives at, fellow Russians when the environment aids in this stealthy endeavor.
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( 32.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Metro 2033 does the dark, post-apocalyptic underground really well. The ambiance of this game is intense. The controls are well layed out and easy to navigate during combat. The dialog is great and I love the story. Everything about this game I love, but it isn't completely an open world. At times I've wanted to interact with things but couldn't. Even with the slight rails, if you don't try to play it like Skyrim you'll really enjoy it. I have recommended it to friends.
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( 60.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
my absolute favourite game ever.
- mechanics aren't even that great. stealthing around humans is pretty predictable and easy. but i like the details (glas on the floor gives you away).

+ best thing is the story tho. you just feel it. your character is mute, and you only get a few informations at a time, so it is hard to follow, until you realise what is happening, what you're doing and whats happening. you really feel as a small player in a larger frame of things. I love if the story is not "oh enemies coming there, what shall we do". this one is more like, you float around with your own aims, but others don't care much for you because they have their own problems. you float in this immersive world. love it.

+ gameplay is diverse. I love stealthing around humans, but monster levels in between can be really scary aswell. playing in metro is totally different from playing on the surface. you have levels on foot, on vehicles, alone or with an ai comrade.

+ weapons: one of the best things ever. they feel absolutely aweful. you cannot just spray like cod, you won't hit anyhing. and it's not like the monsters or humans are unrealisticly strong, one revolver bullet usually does the trick if it hits. but the weapons are creative. besides normal weapons like ak there are improvised ones, like the air pressured tihar or helsing which you have to pressure up from time to time, or electrical weapons. it really gives you the feel, that the inhabitants build them from scrap, and they are not good but do the trick. a super feeling. and still diversity is there, attachments exist aswell.

+ immersion. i pointed some ♥♥♥♥ out already, here some more points. Money system: Doesn't exist. Money are bullets, pre-war military grade bullets to be precise. you can trade them for worse metro-built bullets, but in the worst case you can also use them as ammo. and there are not plenty of them around, leaving you to conserve as much as possible.
The peaceful stages are beautifully designed, with a lot of people doing the stuff you would expect from them. people have these ♥♥♥♥ guns and use improvised technics to protect themselvs. (cans as alarm system...). you can really feel the desperation of the inhabitants. also your gadgets scream "desperation", even your torch needs to be recharged alot to help you out.

- a bit an older game, considering movements of ai etc. but nothing bad that would stand out.

metro is like dead space. if you liked metro last light, you will not be able to appreciate this one (which is far superior to ll imho). but like dead space, the sequels move in the wrong direction, from athmospheric story teller to COD-Based action shooter with a generic story, and loss of athmosphere in favour of high end gadgets. (LL weapons seem to be powerful beasts, 2033 weaons seem to be scrap and ♥♥♥♥) Yep, like dead space, the sequels were designed for a more mainstream buyer base, which is a pity if you ask me.

I give this a perfect 10/10. From today's point of view you could subtract 0.5 for not smart human ai, but consider, this is a few years older.

If sb else thinks the same way about this game, why don't you write me and we can recommend each other more games? :)
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36 of 37 people (97%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Product received for free
How to : Metro 2033
1. Turn subtitles
2. Make subtitles English
3. Make voice Russian
4. Get yourself a Votka bottle
5. Play on Ranger Difficulty
6. Every time you die , take a shot
7. ???
8. Profit
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
The game is better in russian
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Amazing Game 10/10 I love the Bullet lighter and the story and gameplay itself totaly amazing. I recommend this game for gas mask lovers, fps players and hardcore survivors of the post-apocalyptic world :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
72.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This review is for Metro 2033, not Metro 2033 Redux.

Story: [Spoiler Free] Very good. The story is about main protagonist Arytom seeks helps for his homebase / metro station, meets a lot of unique characters, explores a lot of metro stations and outside (or upper world), and learns truth behind Metro universe.

Gameplay: You can play this game as 2 play-styles, almost aggressive and stealth. Stealth in this game is somewhat good but not perfect. Other than that, I haven't seen any bugs or glitches. AI partners in this game are strong (some of them have somewhat aim-bot skill). Weapon mechanic is very good except trench knifing part. And no, there is no organizing inventory system like STALKER :'(

Quality: Graphic looks beautiful. Details in this game is amazing. There are some scary moments like, I jump-scared when multiple mutants charged behind me and when I met "black librarian" (that thing is very scary). I have seen few issues like some achievements didn't give you some more details like "sniper" but nothing major. Both English and Russian voice actors did good job. Also, lip-sync on each characters is flawless for both languages. I get to play this game at least 2 playthroughs, because most of the levels are replayables.

Most Highlighted Feature: Two difficulties, Ranger Easy & Ranger Hardcore, are very challenging. These difficulties give you better experience how to survive with very limited sources. This may sound like unforgiving but very fun to play if you look surroundings very carefully. Don't worry, there is checkpoint system. You can start with Ranger Mode, but playing Normal/Hardcore on first playthrough is recommended.

Overall: Great game especially for newcomers who haven't played Survival Horror FPS games before. You can get Metro 2033 Redux (remastered version) with more weapon modifications and more hidden places, but in my opinion, this game is more realistic survival.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
I've finished the game in 12 hours and had an amazing time with it. Its totally worth buying it
Accidently killed all the Librarian XD
Also 10/10 game, Great FPS game, Recomended for people with 32 bit system.
Best Qoute in the game for me is"If its hostile - you kill it"
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Bought this game years back, maybe in a humble bunble, but I recently decided to give it a try.
Story was amazing, Gameplay was challenging, reccommended highly.

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
105.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Топовая игра!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Product received for free
One of the best games I've played.
-Great story
-Good graphics
-Epic seneces xD
-Just great over all.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I finally went throught that masterpiece and it was awesome.
Very scary game my pants almost turned brown and i'm still shaking.
I had such a great time I felt very bad for the dark ones in the end after I realized they had feelings and just wanted to live.
Now i'm finally going to read the book but not before I complete Metro last light another time as it is the next episode.
It was so good I just want to beat this game again on harder diffficulty and find the other endings.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
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