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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.
Release Date: Mar 18, 2010
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About the Game

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.
  • 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
178 of 193 people (92%) found this review helpful
80 products in account
2 reviews
10.0 hrs on record
Incredible action-horror game set in the underground metro of Moscow after an apocalypse in 2013. Amazing storytelling and an immersive atmosphere with some of the best visuals available even 3 years on. Offers a story driven easy mode to a hardcore ranger mode with deadly weapons and scarce ammuntion. Would wholeheartedly recommend for anyone with a taste for action, horror or a curiosity of alternate post-apocalyptic settings. The book this game is based on, "Metro 2033" by Dmitry Glukhovsky, is well worth a read if you enjoyed the game.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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155 of 170 people (91%) found this review helpful
117 products in account
7 reviews
11.5 hrs on record
I can't believe this game is almost 4 years old.

Metro 2033 is a stunningly beatufull, and frightfull game. I know i am incredibly late with reviewing this game, i finished it about 30 minutes ago, and was blown away by the ending (not going to spoil anythin though) I played Last Light before i played 2033, and actually think i like 2033 better. Last light is a brilliant game, but this game had such a great personality.

In Metro 2033 you live in the (you guessed it) underground metro in Russia, the year 2033. You play as the very silent Artyom. Who barely remembers anything from before the nuclear war, which made the surface of the earth unhabitable. Artyom is a Ranger, who has sworn to protect his homeland from any threat out there in the tunnels of the Metro, and up on the surface. A grand threat has emerged from the distant areas of the surface. The so called "Dark Ones" start messing with peoples minds, and takes controll over Human controlled outposts and such. It is now up to Artyom, and the few Rangers to eliminate this threat. "If it's hostile, you kill it."

+The game is stunningly beatifull
+Great game mechanics
+Interesting (altough few) weapons and tools
+Interesting and adaptive world
+I Personally encountered no bugs
+Terrifying monsters
+Creepy enviroment

-Bulky face animations
-Not the greatest voice acting (and why does only Artyom speak in the loading screens?)

Metro 2033 is a must have for anyone who enjoys somewhat scary games. You can probably pick it up really cheap on the christmas sale in a couple of days, i got it for about 3 euros last fall sale.

Must have. 9,5/10
Posted: December 18th, 2013
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73 of 84 people (87%) found this review helpful
98 products in account
7 reviews
23.7 hrs on record
Great game with an incredible atmosphere. Between the terrifying monsters, or those moments when your flashlight suddenly goes out, the game is a well paced, solidly constructed experience. Levels are based around metro stations and the tunnels that connect them and the many sights you see make for an unforgettable journey. The post-apocalyptic lifestyle of the denizens of the metro is brilliantly realised, making for an incredibly moody game.


The guns feel great, and the gameplay solid but it's the creatures and world of Metro 2033 that will stay will you.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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41 of 48 people (85%) found this review helpful
213 products in account
3 reviews
69.9 hrs on record
bring your guns, bring your knives, and bring your focus. this game demands it all!

metro 2033 is a singleplayer first person shooter from now defunct publisher THQ. this game is set in a post-apocalyptic soviet russia specifically moscow. the survivors of the nuclear war that are now living the winter in the subways and sewers of the city are in a desperate war for survival against mutants, nazi's, rival bands of bandits, nightmares beyond beliefe, and the fabrics of their once mighty nation: communism.

you play as artyom once such survivor who is cast as a reluctant hero that must deliever dire warnings to what is elft of the russian government and the russian military about the encroaching threat of a new and sinister threat. on his way he will explore and witness firsthand the plights of the russian people and the desperation in which they have cast themselves into. he will see horrors beyond imagination, and meet a vast colorful cast of characters ranging from the aloof and reckless to the stoic and philisophical.

visually the game is superb for its time and still holds up reasonably well, the dank sewers and the harsh nuclear winter wastelands above represent themselves well and do a good job of depicting how dead everything actually is. this is a double edged sword however as while this is the game intent it may seem like a very bleak and dreary backdrop for an otherwise solid game. however the design of characters themselves in the game has a creepy vibe to it with eyes tracking your every motion. to the point where some chaarcters have them bug out of their head almost. its very creepy and can sometimes lead you to thinking a character might be insane or posessed

the game can be played one of two ways. the game can be played stealthily with you using shaodws, silenced weapons, and careful patience and secondary routes to bypass obstacles and enemies. or it can be played as a standard run of the mill shooter.

the twist to this formula is two fold; the first is in the ammo itself. certain high grade ammunition is used as currency, it can also be used as ammunition. careful use of ammo pays of big as a result in letting you buy the equipment you want or need while doing the opposite will make you wish you had not. the second comes in the form of above ground sections of the game. while above ground the player must wear an air filtration system and filters must be exchanged manually. having enough ai is a requirement to survive and if your maks is ever broken in combat you will need to restart from a checkpoint, or a saved game, or scramble madly with a precious few seconds to get another that might be lying around.

the games difficulty essentially comes down to three things. the strength of AI/weapons, the amount of ammunition you will find and sell/buy things with/for, and the amount of air in each filter. lower difficulties are total cakewalks but the two highest difficulties range ahrd and ranger easy will see you dying from two lucky hits and having to go through sections of the game begging the game to throw you a few extra bullets for your favourite gun. guns themselves and melee weapons are all fairly useful and all have their pro's and con's making your weapon choice important when passing through a tough section of the game.

THE LAST PARAGRAPH BEING SAID

the DLC which adds range mode (which is free) also adds two guns the volt driver and the heavy automatic shotgun. the former of those two breaking the game fairly badly due to its high sell value and powerful attacks. at the final mission i had hundred of rounds to spare and could have probably killed a few hundred more enemies before finally begging for ammo and was more than capable of felling any foe.

the audio for the game is on par with anything you can expect from a modern game and the voices sound good. nothing more i can really add here, sorry. things go boom, beasts howl, human enemies swear, crude vehicles and machines whine and groan. this being said some voice acting feels dead and free of emotion. this perhaps though is intended and ment to further display how depressing things are in the tunnels of moscow. you can be the judge yourself

the game however is atmospheric and the achievements range from the mundane freebie to the frustrating and hard. and ultimately as a person with 100% achievement complation on it, consider the game a worthwhile experience. artyom takes four and a half bong hits.. out of 5 XXXXx/XXXXX
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
24.4 hrs on record
The best linear shooter I've played since Half-Life 2.

Gameplay is brilliant, especially on the harder difficulties (Ranger Easy & Hardcore) where every bullet counts and every mutant is a threat. The gunplay is great: all the weapons sound and feel incredibly powerful, even the pneumatic air rifle! The actual weapon visuals are cool as well: shotguns and air guns made of scrap metal, proper AK's, badass revolvers and a lot more.

Outside the Metro, on the streets of Moscow, the gameplay is more focused on surviving a ridiculously hostile environment. Players will be looking for gas mask filters, medkits and small ammo caches, while being hunted down by a few different types of mutants. The gas mask mechanic makes the surface levels feel tense: wasting time is not an option, Moscow is an irradiated hellhole and the filters only last a few minutes each. Acting fast and decisively is key on the surface; sneaking around like in the underground levels is not really a viable tactic.

In the Metro, stealth is often the best way of making progress, though it is entirely possible to play through the game shooting every bad guy in the face. Stealth mechanics are a bit simple, but they work well enough: there's a visibility indicator on the wrist watch; when it goes yellow or red, you're going to get spotted if someone happens to look at your way. It's fun, feels fair and since the game is still a proper FPS, the punishment for failure is an awesome firefight! (ie. not really a punishment at all.)

It's not a perfect game, however. It does an especially poor job at making the player care about the NPC's. They are all, with two or three exceptions, entirely forgettable. Having read the book the game is based on, I know who most of the people are, but those who jump straight into the game may have trouble with that. The only characters the game actually tries to make the player care about are Bourbon, Khan and Colonel Miller. The various rangers that accompany

The story itself is, in my opinion, bloody amazing. Artyom, the main character, is from a remote Metro station under siege by mysterious creatures. He's been tasked with reaching the legendary station of Polis, in the center of the Metro, and ask for their help in the defense of his home station. Artyom's journey is full of obstacles: haunted Metro tunnels, mutant hordes, a war between the 'Nazis' and the 'Reds', and much more. In the end, the player's actions determine how Artyom resolves his home station's problem. The so-called "bad" ending is considered canon in the sequel, Last Light. This bad ending is also the default one, getting the other one takes quite a lot of effort throughout the entire game, and is clearly designed for repeat playthroughs.

Metro 2033 and its sequel are quite possibly the best-looking games I have ever played. It's incredible how good the game looks, considering it's already three years old and was made with an absolutely pathetic budget (Last Light, the more expensive sequel, was developed with less money than some companies spend on cut scenes only.) It's amazing how they managed to make simple metro tunnels look so cool with the ridiculously good-looking lighting and volumetric effects. The surface levels are even more impressive than the underground ones: frozen Moscow is full of detail, and the weather effects are pretty damn realistic (source: I'm a Finn, we have snow.)

Audio design is equally great. All guns sound powerful, voice acting is great (for extra immersion, play in Russian w/ subtitles). Empty Metro tunnels have eerie ambient noises: "singing" pipes, slight wind, rats (and mutants) running around, etc. The atmosphere is pretty close to what's found in the STALKER games: the frequent and relatively long quiet moments make the firefights and mutant fights feel so much more intense. There's an entire level where all you really do is follow an NPC through a cursed metro tunnel, looking at ghosts, listening to the sounds, learning about the Metro. The pacing is excellent: neither the calm parts where you explore a friendly station or the combat-heavy levels ever feel too long.

Great game, highly recommended to anyone.
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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