Conclusion: 4A Games set the bar so high on Metro 2033 that when the game adheres to conventional gaming mechanics and doesn’t find new, more immersive ways to engage you, you are left slightly disappointed. But that is not a denouncement; it is a testament to the superb quality of this game.
Excerpt: We liked Metro 2033. We really did. But we wanted to love it. Its dusty, downtrodden, nuked-to-oblivion vision of a post-apocalyptic future is a thing of perverse beauty. At once terrifying and unsettlingly believable, it threatened to suck us in like no game before it. “Half-Life 2, who?
Pros: Breathtaking atmosphere and world design; unique setting.
Cons: Mediocre-to-awful enemy AI; sometimes stifling linearity.
Conclusion: Definitely something for fans of either slow-burn FPS titles or the Survival Horror genre but the linear nature and some bugs might put some players off wanting to see the game out to its conclusion until a patch or two are released.
Conclusion: While Metro 2033 isn't without its faults, if you embrace its strong suits and allow yourself to become immersed in this impressive post-apocalyptic environment, you will surely enjoy yourself.
Excerpt: From the moment you put Metro 2033 into your drive, prepare to be wowed. From the initial start screen to the final credits, THQ and 4A games Russian apocalypse themed first person shooter drips with pitch-perfect ambiance, stunning HD graphics and astounding pacing.
Excerpt: If you’re looking for a unique setting and a haunting vision of the apocalyptic future our world is headed toward, then look no further than Metro 2033 , a survival-horror-style FPS from 4A Games.