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

    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
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dismal20xx
( 28.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Artyom!

9/10
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campilla12
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Good story but could use more. The voice acting for the kids really really suck but was a great game with a sick story.

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LBJ
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
It looks nice but for an insanely dark game, there is no brightness to adjust, this makes seeing impossible.

Who in the ♥♥♥♥ doesn't add an option to adjust brightness? I literally have to play in a dark room to see anything. Stupid.
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Mans1ay3r
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
A great game with an amazing atmosphere....optimisation is not great to say the least
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FraOW THE EDGE
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
A very atmospheric game with pretty graphics ruined by poorly designed mechanics including, but not limited to:
- Clunky hitboxes / gunplay
- Abysmal checkpoint system with no manual save
The lot of which basically cause you to repeat the same broken segments against armies of aimbots over and over again until you finally somehow get through at attempt #546.
Some people claim this game to be hard and require skill to play, but there's a difference between challenging gameplay, and broken/cheap time-sink mechanics.

Pick it up at -80% or something. Otherwise don't waste your time and money.
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Jesusmann
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Haven't played the Redux. This one looks great enough as it is.

This is probably the best FPS single player campaign you could possibly get right now in my opinion. It is loaded with atmosphere and immersion. Everything feels really nice and authentic. I'm playing on medium difficulty and the damage feels quite realistic. Enemies can kill you in a few shots, you kill enemies in a few shots. The amount of enemies you fight and the types of enemies all make perfect sense. The game has a great level of challenge.

My only complaint is that the stealth is missing a few mechanics that I think might be useful, like backstab kills. Other than that this game is AAA.

The story, characterse, environment and sounds are AMAZING! Do yourself a favor and pick this up. Check out the other reviews too if you want more detail, everyone seems to sum it up very well.

Buy buy buy! ( :
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PrinzEugen
( 39.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Highly immersive first-person action game with a moral message

When playing and enjoying Metro 2033 during spring 2016, it was hard to believe that this game is already six years old. Although a redux-version appeared more recently, I preferred to play the original game, curious about the developer's (4A Games) original intentions and achievement.
And some achievement it is: set in a post-nuclear Moscou, where life is mostly confined to the relative subterrean safety of the metro stations and tunnels, this game got under my skin from the start in a way that only few games have managed to do so.

The game is based on the internationally bestselling novel series by the Russian writer Dmitry Glukhovsky, and as such takes its place among other games based on important books, most noticeably The Witcher series. The narrative element of the game is extremely important: playing as a young Russian, Artyom, you are going on a mission which at first involves saving your home station, but which gradually evolves into something much bigger. The game does an excellent job at immersing the player in the claustrophobic but somehow still functioning society that is surviving in the Moscou metro: passages of peace and tranquillity offer more than enough possibilities to get acquainted with the circumstances in which people manage to survive. While walking around in a station, you often overhear people talking to each other and it pays off to listen to these conversations – they often give important extra information to the next part of the game, or just offer an immersive background. Voices can be set to either Russian or English – I played with English voices the first time, since the subtitles don't translate every conversation, but wnet with Russian the second time around, and though I don't understand the language, it surely made the illusion of being there much more real.

While the game mostly uses fairly standard first-person shooter game mechanics, the gameplay stays fresh and interesting all the time. This is mainly due to the fact that the game encourages and rewards a stealthy approach more than going in guns blazing, especially on the higer difficulty levels. And speaking of difficulty, Metro 2033 got a special, very interesting "Ranger" mode added as a free dlc, which not only takes away the heads-up display but also dramatically reduces the amount of medkits, gasmask filters and especially bullets available throughout the game. The "Ranger Hardcore" mode effectively turns the game from a very good first-person shooter into a truely remarkable first-person post-apocalyptic survival game, where every bullet counts and running out of the very sparse filters for your gasmask turns into certain death. I definitely recommend playing it on this setting - when playing carefully, it offers a very rewarding experience indeed.

Metro 2033 also uses its amazing graphics engine to create a dark and very scary atmosphere, both in the subterrenean portions and in the parts of the game that take place outside in the bombed-out ruins of Moscou. Playing it in complete darkness with my headphones on, it turned into a frightening experience more than once. The story developes from a personal quest for help into a much more universal theme, with the fight against the so-called "Dark Ones" posing very interesting and not so straightforward moral questions about war & peace, good and bad. It is especially this extra dimension, which is woven very sparsely into the game, which lifts it up to a higher, quite unexpected level. Combined with the excellent gameplay, the simply amazing graphics and the truly stunning soundscape, this adds up to a classic action game, which should be in any serious gamer's library.

Playing on my mid-range Skylake i3 dual-core@3.7 Ghz, GTX 760 & 8GB of ram, the game ran very smoothly on the highest settings, although enabling the superb nVidia PhysX did tax the graphics card a bit, dropping slightly below 60fps now and then. The game comes with a very interesting bunch of Steam achievements, which invite the player to try out different approaches and to explore every inch of the world.

Essential gaming experience, which not only offers top-notch action and stealth gameplay, but poses some questions to seriously think about too.
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voodoo
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
A hilarious amount better than Metro 2033 Redux
This is the version to buy for ♥♥♥♥ing sure
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( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
call of duty did it better
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CobraGuru
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
I got Metro 2033 in 2014. I've always played and enjoyed FPS. I started to play Metro 2033 and wow it's good, so good actually. The universe post apocalyptic in the underground, the story is awesome, everything is great.
You can watch my prologue and chapter one review here.

https://youtu.be/WALcp6H-jt0

https://youtu.be/3J6KHIEiSfk
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i just want to kill myself dude
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
As a game? It's pretty good!
As a Metro 2033 game? Please god make it stop. It has nothing to do with the book, just stop.
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Anarchist
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Why can I run Metal Gear Solid V and FarCry 4 but not this
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ClutchoBoy & DaddyOh
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
I recommend this game.
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Pappa Pij[a]
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Great game, great story, 9/10 would play again.
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lolman98
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Really Good Game LOTS and i mean LOTS of thought put into it
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Sup
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
♥♥♥♥ blyat
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Rasse
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Awesome story but too short.
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Lord Rump
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
A game with a bad story and good gameplay is a good game.

A game with a good story and bad gameplay is a bad game.

This is the latter. One frustration after another.
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Martin the Kiteboy
( 40.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
This is a classically good shooter. The story moves you along, the combat is varied, and the Ranger modes make stealth feel natural. Looks good too.
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Lysy
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Metro 2033 is one of those special games that comes along every so often. it's good as an FPS game, but also follows an interesting storyline throughout. good graphics and atmosphere combined with the system of surviving off collected ammo and filters make for a fun but difficult experience where battle skill and ingenuity are valued equally. 9/10 overall.
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Highly immersive first-person action game with a moral message

When playing and enjoying Metro 2033 during spring 2016, it was hard to believe that this game is already six years old. Although a redux-version appeared more recently, I preferred to play the original game, curious about the developer's (4A Games) original intentions and achievement.
And some achievement it is: set in a post-nuclear Moscou, where life is mostly confined to the relative subterrean safety of the metro stations and tunnels, this game got under my skin from the start in a way that only few games have managed to do so.

The game is based on the internationally bestselling novel series by the Russian writer Dmitry Glukhovsky, and as such takes its place among other games based on important books, most noticeably The Witcher series. The narrative element of the game is extremely important: playing as a young Russian, Artyom, you are going on a mission which at first involves saving your home station, but which gradually evolves into something much bigger. The game does an excellent job at immersing the player in the claustrophobic but somehow still functioning society that is surviving in the Moscou metro: passages of peace and tranquillity offer more than enough possibilities to get acquainted with the circumstances in which people manage to survive. While walking around in a station, you often overhear people talking to each other and it pays off to listen to these conversations – they often give important extra information to the next part of the game, or just offer an immersive background. Voices can be set to either Russian or English – I played with English voices the first time, since the subtitles don't translate every conversation, but wnet with Russian the second time around, and though I don't understand the language, it surely made the illusion of being there much more real.

While the game mostly uses fairly standard first-person shooter game mechanics, the gameplay stays fresh and interesting all the time. This is mainly due to the fact that the game encourages and rewards a stealthy approach more than going in guns blazing, especially on the higer difficulty levels. And speaking of difficulty, Metro 2033 got a special, very interesting "Ranger" mode added as a free dlc, which not only takes away the heads-up display but also dramatically reduces the amount of medkits, gasmask filters and especially bullets available throughout the game. The "Ranger Hardcore" mode effectively turns the game from a very good first-person shooter into a truely remarkable first-person post-apocalyptic survival game, where every bullet counts and running out of the very sparse filters for your gasmask turns into certain death. I definitely recommend playing it on this setting - when playing carefully, it offers a very rewarding experience indeed.

Metro 2033 also uses its amazing graphics engine to create a dark and very scary atmosphere, both in the subterrenean portions and in the parts of the game that take place outside in the bombed-out ruins of Moscou. Playing it in complete darkness with my headphones on, it turned into a frightening experience more than once. The story developes from a personal quest for help into a much more universal theme, with the fight against the so-called "Dark Ones" posing very interesting and not so straightforward moral questions about war & peace, good and bad. It is especially this extra dimension, which is woven very sparsely into the game, which lifts it up to a higher, quite unexpected level. Combined with the excellent gameplay, the simply amazing graphics and the truly stunning soundscape, this adds up to a classic action game, which should be in any serious gamer's library.

Playing on my mid-range Skylake i3 dual-core@3.7 Ghz, GTX 760 & 8GB of ram, the game ran very smoothly on the highest settings, although enabling the superb nVidia PhysX did tax the graphics card a bit, dropping slightly below 60fps now and then. The game comes with a very interesting bunch of Steam achievements, which invite the player to try out different approaches and to explore every inch of the world.

Essential gaming experience, which not only offers top-notch action and stealth gameplay, but poses some questions to seriously think about too.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Metro 2033 is a " What if" scenario, where the United States dropped a nuclear missile on Moscow in Russia causing World War III. In the aftermath, your play as a character named Artyom who lived the underground safe havens of a Metro.
After your Metro was under attacked by mutated leftovers who rome the darker sides of the Metro, Artyom is sent to reach the other side of the Metro so that he could get some help for his home Metro.

Metro 2033 was a game that kept interested thought out it, the action is intense, the story is interesting, and it gives off the real atmosphere of an apocalypse.
The combat is so much fun after you get use to it, however you could use a more stealthy approach but its broken as hell, also the rounds for gun are in really short demand and what ever clip you find could only give a total of three-thirty round so ammo management is a need to and make every shot count. The story is outstanding to go through, it's not like the Call of Duty s**t you go through.

The story is one that if something good or bad happens you react to it majorly felling happy, mad, or sad. Finally the setting of the apocalyptic world. Well it's down right beautiful, the Metro's lighting sets the area where its dark and damp, while the ruins of the world you go through outside is gorgeous.

(+) Breathtaking atmosphere and world design
(+) Unique setting
(+) Decent story
(+) Interesting characters
(+) Great voice acting
(+) Impressive visuals
(+) Rewards exploration and observation
(+) Some clever weapons

(-) Mediocre enemy AI
(-) Sometimes stifling linearity
(-) Gunplay feels underwhelming
(-) Incorporates stale quicktime events
(-) Occasional slowdown in frantic moments
(-) Darkness is sometimes overbearing
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
65.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Now really what other games allows me to both kill totalitarian nazis and communists?! Thank you. Artyom is truly the best show case of the social justice warrior as he kills both sides of totalitarian parties. This is the best showcase of politics I've seen in a game just for that fact.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Is very good cheeki breeki
Fulfills al your slav needs
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Why can I run Metal Gear Solid V and FarCry 4 but not this
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Much Wow´s such Artjöms
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
A hilarious amount better than Metro 2033 Redux
This is the version to buy for ♥♥♥♥ing sure
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
I got Metro 2033 in 2014. I've always played and enjoyed FPS. I started to play Metro 2033 and wow it's good, so good actually. The universe post apocalyptic in the underground, the story is awesome, everything is great.
You can watch my prologue and chapter one review here.

https://youtu.be/WALcp6H-jt0

https://youtu.be/3J6KHIEiSfk
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Fallout=Prepare the Future
Metro 2033=Fear the Future
i think russian people are pessimist
10/10 would rekt russian and russian creature
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
A great story told in an incredibly atmospheric alternate universe. I recommend playing with Russian audio along side English subtitles for complete immersion.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
this game is so immersive that i actually developed a real russian accent while playing

десять из десяти
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
60.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
The game itself is done by the book Dmitry Glukhovsky.
Of itself it is a survival simulator in a post-apocalyptic world where survivors hiding in the subway Moscow metro.
We're playing for a person with some extraordinary gift, is to talk black (not blacks).
Our task is to find a way to protect your station from attack by the very black.

We (you) all kinds of enemies will be encountered along the way.
We (you) will come across some resources (ammo, filters, first aid kits, weapons).
There trade.
Rating: 4.6 / 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
10 words, 23 commas, 4 question marks


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Amazing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
For his years, this game was very good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
"If we are to survive, this threat must be eliminated, no matter the cost. Eliminated. Understand?"
Hunter

I played the game like that and I still think that I got the good ending.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
61.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
One of the best and the most atmospheric games i've ever played. The environment is dark and sinister and the gameplay is great too! A must have if you're a fan of post-apocalyptic games. 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Very Impressive game. In every sense of the word!
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