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 (13,430 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 15, 2010

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"Atmospheric, captivating, exciting and thought provoking all at the same time. One of the best single player FPS games I have played in years."
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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
Helpful customer reviews
64 of 67 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
This game made me question the face of mankind. It's going to be hard to find such realistic game as Metro 2033.
Turned off lights, set the difficulty on Ranger Hardcore, turned volume up.... ---> possibly one of the hardest video games I have ever played, but definitely one of the best.
The realism level on this game is jaw-dropping. People act naturally, atmosphere is amazing, you start to care about the protagonist and the events that happen.
It may look like the first part of the game is already challenging and the main character gets into every possible kind of trouble. You will get stuck in dark tunnels where mutants are roaming, you will run out of oxygen on the surface, assisst to the ugly shade of war between russian powers, at a time when they should help each other survive and many more.. But after the first half of the game you will realize all those things were just a preparation for what's coming.
I recommend you to play with Russian voice acting (and English subtitles), this is how the game was intended and it adds a new level of immersion. Also, if you have the guts, try playing on the hardest (and by far the most realistic) difficulty, like I did. It will turn out as a very rewarding experience.

Pros: +The most realistic FPS I have ever played, speaking of the accuracy with which the mankind was represented in a video game;
+ The attachment with the main protagonist;
+ The Ranger Hardcore difficulty;
+ Excellent atmosphere and voice acting;
+ Incredible graphics;
+ Replayability, for the other ending;

Cons: - Some bugs can be game-breaking and require restart of the level;
- Only a few Metro stations, in which you take a break from the harsh tunnels and surface;
- The AI is sometimes pathetic;

Overall, this game is a MUST for those who enjoy a FPS with a different approach than most others; a FPS where you are not a heavily-equipped soldier, but a normal living man in the stations whose destiny is about to be accomplished.

Personal rating: 93/100
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37 of 49 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
116.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
PC, Metro 2033 offers the same experience can be experienced on the Microsoft console, only something very remarkable in more. The adventure between the tunnel and the population of the Moscow metro, devastated by a nuclear holocaust and populated by monstrous creatures, then flows without major differences or content that can diversify the offer. Given that the title of 4A Games also supports the pad, referring to the online Games for Windows Live, the advice is trivial to use mouse and keyboard, but it can reduce albeit slightly annoying situations confusing that sometimes you go to create while in the shootings more excited. If the benefits are limited to the gameplay to the control system, the real highlight of this incarnation PC is the graphics that, for the price of a certain consistency in the system requirements, offers glimpses really wonderful. The lighting, volumetric fog and the effects of post processing in particular, are able to place themselves at the top of the genus light sources projecting in the environments a substantial amount of shadows while stirring with the dust present in the air of the tunnel and the ashes of the surface, in a constant alternation of light and shadow. The character models are the same, imperfect, played on Xbox 360 even though the support for DirectX 11, if in possession of a card that supports, allows the activation of tessellation which helps to make them softer and precise. The parameters on which to work to achieve the best yield in proportion to your system are not very many because, apart from the anti-aliasing and texture filtering, adjustable by hand, there should be entrusted to a number of sets preset: da Basso up to Very High, with this step and the one preceding it distinguished from each other by use of volumetric texture sharper, higher quality shadows and bump mapping more accurate, and also other details. With all the high reading on the test PC to 1440x900 they occurred several drops of fluid with peaks down to 16-20 even frame; passing the penultimate selection menu graphic, Alto, things change dramatically and the same scenes are well above 50 frames per second. This detachment is probably because in the first case the Analytical use anti-aliasing, very exorbitant in terms of resources. Metro 2033 is not so exaggerated as required to be fully enjoyed, it becomes if you want the best, although as you can see in the photos, the detachment is minimal. Owners of NVIDIA cards can also enjoy a full support for PhysX and 3D Vision.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Metro 2033 is based on the book by Dmitry Glukhovsky. If you haven't read it yet, I can ensure it's real good

Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky on Amazon Kindle

Now, the game. Many book based films/games get too biased by the producer/developer's ideas and then for the readers that becomes annoying. The book is good for some reason, so don't try to make something different from it?
Metro 2033 though adapts the story to fit the capabilities of a videogame structure without losing any bit of the appeal of the book. In fact, it is so well outlined that you feel as if you were in the book and you were the main character that does what the narrator says. That really is an achievement by 4A Games.

Graphics are very immersive. It's a 2010 game (woah, 5 years old!) but they don't have many weaker points. Certain AI character animations and 3D modelling are clearly behind any actual game, but that is all. Nvidia Physx doesn't add anything new but FPS drops. For particles in suspension (which is what Physx is set to enhance) there are pretty decent animations already. Textures are decent as well. While ice and sand textures are very basic, tunnel structures, weapons and wood are surprisingly well made. Above all it gives a good impression since the lighting is very dark so you cannot notice most bad texture-modelling issues.

System requirements are misleading. My current GPU should support the game on higher graphics settings than it does according to the minimum/reccommended cards. That shows bad engine coding, but it will run anyway on lower resolution or without certain detail settings that won't make any difference on the quality. But hey, don't expect to reach high FPS unless you have got a top-class GPU.

Since the game is only story (and what a story), the devs have polished every detail in it to get rid of ANY bug.

For sure I reccommend this game. It has some of the cons of being a 5 year old game but it's definitely worth trying.

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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Disregard the lack of hours. I played this game on the ps4. I initially didn't like the game because I chose survival like the dumbass I am. But once I got into the story and past what I saw as just a really hard game I saw the story and I fell in love, god I wish it wasn't so short. Definitely a 10/10
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Metro 2033 is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- is a single-player game
- have a cool graphic
- is a good method to increase your performance at aim
- you can choose the type of game you want to play (easy/normal/hardcore etc.)
- the story is more than brilliant

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