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.
User reviews: Very Positive (8,329 reviews)
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

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
Helpful customer reviews
34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
The fúck was that?
*shoots it*
*looks at the monster*
*Gets hit in the back*
The hell?
*turns around*
*See a whole group of Stalkers*


Closes game.

Posted: September 26
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
25.5 hrs on record

Hot on the coat tails of Half Life 2, Bioshock, Crysis, and other modern classics; Metro 2033 sets the standard for gameplay and storytelling.

Set in a post-apocalyptic Russian wasteland, everyone is forced into the metro stations to escape from the cold nuclear winter raging above. This may seem like it limits the game from the start, but it does not. The metro gives the game a feeling of claustraphobia and paranoia. There are parts of the game which take place outside of the metro however, which gives an exciting contrast between the outside world and the underground. I won't go into the main story because honestly it's better to experiance without a lot of knowledge beforehand.
There is a spooky and interesting backstory throught the game which adds a veil of mystery and discovery, reveal ancient secrets and explore the unknown...

You will encounter a wide range of enemies in the metro, with a wide range of skills and faults. The way you deal with them is completely up to you, with an arsenal of DIY style weapons and customizations, making each fight a fresh experience, and the overall game replayable and open.
In the metro, there are greater enemies than horrifying monsters and communists. The air you breathe is commonly your biggest threat. Your gas mask and filters become your best friend in the metro, keep them close and stocked to the best of your ability.

Where do i even start?
AI AND COMBAT SYSTEM- Enemy AI in Metro is pretty spotless, especially in creature AI. Creatures attack based on how they are designed, and how similar animals attack IRL. For instance, the wolf-like 4 legged creatures will attack in packs. Whereas winged creatures will swoop in on you and retreat for another pass. Ape like creatures use their bigger brains for more coordinated attacks and tactics. Human AI is engaging and unpredictable, while still being fair and interesting. Humans will use cover and switch cover when appropriate, they will cover eachother for approaches and even flank you. Everything i just said works well and allows for a different experiance every time you play it.

LEVELS AND VISUALS- As a pretty hardware taxing game for it's time, the visuals are on par with the industry standard even now. Slick dynamic lighting and some hardcore textures, models and tessilation makes for an astoundingly beautiful and breathtaking game. There's times where you'll say "Oh goodness" out loud. As far as levels go, the direction is intuitive and straight forward. In the early metro levels you can almost always tell where you're supposed to go, and what your objectives are. In the later levels, not in the metro, some stages can be hard to navigate. Levels always feel open, no invisible walls to break immersion. Everything feels realistic and centered in the game, nothing was compromised to make it feel like you were completely involved in the world.

SETTINGS- Custom mapping, full visual customization, gameplay tweaks. This game has everything that you'd think is standard. Unlike other games. FOV isn't frustratingly foreward either.

CONTROLS- Solid. Mouse acceleration is NOT mandatory. Moving around/jumping feels polished and comes easilly.

GUNPLAY- Shooting things is extremely satasfying, each weapon has learning curve (Some more than others). Everyone who plays will have a weapon for them. A stealthy pneumatic accuracy rifle, or an all out assault rifle, this game has it all.

A symphonic mix of art and story, Metro 2033 is one for the ages. It will keep you on the edge of your seat, make you cry, and then laugh in the same hour. An ancient secret to uncover, a mysterious twist that will make you break out your magnifying glass and pipe.

Will you survive the metro?
Posted: September 28
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Definitely the most accurate russian subway simulator this year.
Posted: October 5
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.2 hrs on record
Communists, Nazis and Mutants… oh my!

Easily the best of the more recent FPS single player games. Since CoD, FPS games have been hit and miss – because they are all trying to be CoD clones. But I found Metro 2033 to be very refreshing for a modern first person shooter – everything else nowadays just seems to emulate the call of duty games. I was glad that this wasn’t just another CoD clone. This game had a very good story that unfolded like a novel or a movie. A great selection of post-apocalyptic weaponry and gear along with a very good gaming interface.
The alternate ending made this game fun. Getting the good ending by following a moral compass was quite challenging – for me anyway :)
And it was very fun unlocking all of the steam achievements. Ranger modes can also be unlocked – they make the game a bit more challenging and realistic, bullets do more damage and enemies die with only a hit or 2, on the flip side of the coin – the player dies much easier as well. There is no hud crosshair and on hardcore ranger there aren’t even any weapons icons while scrolling though inventory – this is more of a nuisance than a challenge really, and I still though that ranger hardcore should have been a little more challenging – it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be. I didn't notice that much of a difference between ranger mode easy and ranger mode hardcore – that being my one and only complaint about the game.
Trigger happy Bandits, Communists and Nazis on one side, flesh ripping man-eating Mutants on the other. This ain’t no disco, but it could turn into a total ankle grabbing sausage fest if you let your guard down for a second.
The Mutants were totally awesome – especially the Librarians. Librarians are basically gorillas with fangs, but they are very menacing and nightmarish - My favorite monster out of all FPS history.
It’s a very addictive game. I find myself beating it and wanting to play it all over again. This game is definitely on my top 10 favorite video games list.
And now Metro: Last Light beckons me. I’m also absolutely all revved-up for Metro 2033: Redux. Good times ahead.
Posted: September 26
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
A fantastical FPS. By that I mean it's fantastic and you should play it. Better than STALKER, if only because it feels like there is a purpose, regardless of the fact this is linear and stalker is not.
Posted: September 27
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
This is not your avarge first perosn shooter, there is more than one way of playing the game. The subtle on going story of the game is only reveiled if you value humanity regardless of its form over your itchy trigger finger.
Posted: September 28
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Definitely a recommendation for this game.

Brief overview:
+story, atmosphere, the ammo mechanic, visuals&audio
-stealth part implementation

The game is a FPS with various other elements such as stealth, survival, horror. The mechanics are decent, not great, you have 5 types of weapon: knife, revolver, rifle, heavy and grenades, most of them come with different modifications for example silencer or scope. A thing to note is that most of the enemies, even the beginning ones are very though, and require a lot of fire power, in some cases a whole clip is needed to take one down. The important part of the shooting is the ammo, basically there are two types of ammo, low-grade ammo which you can buy through the game so it’s plentiful but not so effective and military pre-war ammo, which is a lot better, but it’s also the currency in the game, so you can use the better ammo and kill enemies faster but then you will not have the “money” to buy other stuff (weapons, other ammo, filters for the gas mask, health packs), thus putting the player in a spot where he has to choose.

The stealth part is present, you can use the shadows to bypass enemies, destroy light sources or use your night vision goggles, but if you need to perform a stealth kill there aren’t many ways except a silenced weapon and a headshot, hoping you kill it in the first try, also there is no way to move the bodies and the levels are pretty linear. The stealth approach is not well refined and could’ve been improved. And also stealth works best against human opponents, not so good against the mutants/monsters.

What really impressed me about this game was the setting, the atmosphere and the story in general. Somewhere around 2009 the war (no real details are provided) starts, and Moscow is bombarded with nukes, the people take refuge in the metro system avoiding the aftermath of the bombing, the nuclear winter. The story starts years later in 2033, a new world has been created in the metro system that the survivors now call home. The surface is destroyed and inhabitable, few daring to go up anymore. All kind of weird mutants have risen that terrorize the few survivors. Along with the mutants a new threat is appearing, The Dark Ones, humanoid like creatures, that poses mind powers. Most of the technology has been lost, people having to resort to improvisation, for example most of the early guns in the game are home-made variants of real weapons, like the “♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ gun”. And of course to make things even worse part of the population is fighting each other, mostly the Reich (emulating the Nazis) and the Third Line (a communist like faction). In the middle of this post-apocalyptical scenario we have our protagonist, Artyom, who has to survive the mutant and the human threat in a effort to try and save his home station, while also displaying the power of being able to communicate with The Dark Ones.

The visuals and the audio of the game are on par, and help create and maintain the tone of the game. The graphics are nice, and being that the game is already 5 years old there is no problem running it on current systems.

Length-wise the game is pretty decent, about 8 hours on normal difficulty, although you can also try a re-run on the higher difficulties where the enemy get tougher and the ammunition is scarce. There are two possible endings, but there are no major choices in the walkthrough that impact the finale, the story is the same. SPOILERS you can get the alternative ending by simply doing "good things" like not looting corpses, not killing everybody
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Metro 2033 is a FPS Survival and Action mix game set in a post-apocalyptic world where Russia is devastated by nukes and stuff which makes people live in the metro (Hence the name Metro 2033) but they are not the only one's there...
The game is really good as the survival part is crucial as u need to keep track of your gas filters... There is also some parts where u can either go guns blazing or use stealth to get past.. The latter option is recommended as ammo is not that common to find which adds some realism to the game.
If u liked the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series or the F.E.A.R series then u will love this but Metro 2033 is more story-driven and has less open world elements but it adds some realism as there is nothing else to do in a nuked city...
I might add more to this as I am a lazy writer

I can easily recommend this game as it is just too good to try it out.It was bundled in the past and even given away for free.. Its not available on the store as the redux version is out which is just like a graphics update and maybe abit of tweaks and stuff..
The game is almost 4 years old now but the graphics is still good and there is rarely any bug that I encountered.. The game can keep u busy for around 50 hours or so even though the story is not that long but if u want to finish the game on Ranger Hardcore and get all the achievements it can easily take 3 complete playthroughs to get them.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Metro 2033 was based on a Russian novel which of course I’ve never read (like the Witcher) so I can’t tell you how closely it follows the source material. Despite being several years old, the game is technically demanding so you’re probably not going to be able to run it with integrated video hardware.

In the near future a nuclear apocalypse has occurred with the vast majority of Russia’s population wiped out and the surface world covered in radioactive fallout. The survivors live underground in the Metro, a vast subway system that now houses maybe 1000 people. People in the game speak heavily accented English with some Russian cursing thrown in (which you may recognize if you play Dota2). It’s a harsh life underground scrounging for food and fighting for limited resources, made even worse by giant mutant rats and bandits running around killing people for their possessions. You play Artyom, a young man who is sent through the Metro to pass along an urgent message. Metro stations (mini-cities) and guard outposts are being attacked by “Dark Ones.” The Dark Ones are the bogeymen of the Metro, like stories told to frighten children. Too bad they’re real and coming to get you.

Metro 2033 is a first person shooter with very good graphics and lighting effects, and a focus on post-apocalyptic underground atmosphere. Years ago when I was considering getting the game, someone told me Metro was like the STALKER games (another post-apocalyptic Russian series). This is NOT correct. STALKER is about collecting loot, wandering an open world kicking ♥♥♥ (like Fallout but you die easier). Metro 2033 is very linear and you don’t really have an inventory system. You just have weapon slots and ammo like Doom or Quake. The only real similarities are the depressing environments and atmosphere. Metro has a sort of semi stealth system where you can see how revealed you are (you want to stay in shadow) and you have a few throwing knives that can score instant silent kills. Metro also has a regenerating health system though it’s pretty slow and you don’t actually have that much health. Med kits are used to heal you to full almost instantly. If you try to blast your way through a bandit camp you’ll get squashed pretty quick.

Money in the Metro is ‘military grade rounds.’ These are regular bullets, but shinier, made before the war. You can use them as ammunition in some of your weapons to do more damage, but you’d be wasting them since they’re also your currency. Your money is spent on buying and upgrading your guns, buying consumables (grenades, knives, health packs) and just saving up for the money achievement. You probably won’t spend too much of your money if you play stealthy anyways since you can pick your throwing knives out of dead bodies.

The game also has a kind of morality system where you score morality points by exploring the Metro and making “good” choices. It’s actually really subtle and you probably won’t even realize it’s happening unless you read about it online. The screen briefly flashes like someone took a picture when you find a “morality point.” The points add up and at the end of the game you see a different ending if you scored enough (you need A LOT, so you probably won’t get the good ending your first playthrough).

Another key element of the game is your gas mask. There are times when you must leave the Metro and go up to the surface world, where the air is toxic. When this happens you put the gas mask on, which kind of obstructs your view and hear your own heavy breathing. Every few minutes you’ll have to change the air filter or the vision starts to get clouded up. Filters are found or bought just like other consumables, and this limits the amount of time you can stay on the surface. Another thing to note about your mask is that it can be damaged in battle. If you get shot or clawed, there’s a chance your mask will fracture or break, and you’ll need to get to safety or die (you’ll probably die). Metro is not an RPG, so don’t feel bad about running or sneaking past enemies. You don’t get any experience for kills and enemies don’t really drop money.

+Excellent atmosphere and graphics. Sometimes scary not in a BOOGA BOOGA way, but more of an OOOoooOOOOOOooo way.
+There is a heavy “supernatural” element to the game (the Dark Ones are psychic) to add variety to your surroundings. You can also play stealth or shoot em up, but you should start each fight picking off people if you can.
+The game has been given away free a few times and appeared in a few bundles. Not bad for an AAA game.

-For an older game the hardware requirements are intense and your computer will probably heat up while you’re playing.
-The game is deceptively straightforward. There really isn’t much exploring or alternate paths you can take. I don’t mind this but some people might think it takes away from the experience, especially if you thought the game was going to be like Fallout or STALKER.

Overall Metro 2033 is a great game and you should give it a try if you have it in your library. I haven’t tried the Redux version but I’m told it’s basically the same game with better graphics. Like I said earlier, the graphics are already really good, so don’t feel pressured to shell out money for the new and improved version, at least until the price drops.
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
A first person shooter, with a element of horror and a well written story which keeps you interested till the end. Even as I was playing the game for the story on Normal difficulty it gave enough challenge to not get bored to the gameplay. Very different challenges during the Campaign to not get repetitive.

If you like to play a game for the story, I recommend it.
Posted: October 23
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Tense and gripping shooter with a lot of thriller elements. Another one of those games which is steeped in story and setting, which means you must watch every cut scene, have no subtitles and play on at least medium difficulty or you will kill the game and get no real value from it. A demanding game in terms of hardware, but if there is a more intense and engulfing game that puts you right in the boots of your character, I'm yet to play it. The STALKER fan will appreciate the Russian influence and some elements in this which will feel familiar.
Posted: October 4
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
A Game that Deserves a Proper Playthrough... Underrated storyline
Posted: October 18
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
It's okay
Posted: October 23
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
I own both the series of games and books, and I am greatly impressed by what was produced. Really wanted Redux version to relive it, but the original is, and always will be, the best game.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
do you like eternal darkness?
do you like exploring abandon subway tunnels not knowing what's there?
do you want that feel of jump scares and close quarters combat?

Metro 2033 is the game for you!

play the game on the highest level of difficulty, that's where the game shines the most
Posted: October 19
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Putin's vision for the future.

11/10 would invade Ukrain again.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Great game, I love it. Highly recommended.
Posted: October 9
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Premier Russia Simulator.
Posted: September 27
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