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?” we asked ourselves frequently during the game’s opening moments—that is, when we weren’t left completely breathless. Then the game made the mistake of putting a gun in our hands.
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.
Summary: Beneath a frozen city ruined long ago by its own weapons of destruction, humankind clings to survival. In dirty overcrowded stations, women haggle for scraps at the market as old men mourn the world they lost and children run underfoot, knowing no life beyond their meager subterranean existence.
Pros: Rich, pervasive atmosphere, Beautifully detailed environments, Rewards exploration and observation, Some clever weapons
Cons: Occasional slowdown in frantic moments, Problematic enemy AI, Darkness is sometimes overbearing
Excerpt: Based on the post-apocalyptic sci-fi epic by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033 is a gorgeous and ambitious shooter that's occasionally bogged down by its heavy reliance on backstory and lack of narrative continuity.
Pros: The world is interesting and has some fascinating ideas serving as building blocks; it definitely makes you want to read the novel.
Excerpt: The underground metro station is the last place where the human race remains. Looking around you will see posters of beautiful landscapes of the world you once knew. Now life beyond the metro is a post apocalyptic world, smeared in blood of innocent life’s and infested with mutated creatures. Metro 2033 is based on a novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky and does well to interpret the narrative.
Excerpt: "Metro 2033 on ydinsodan jälkeiseen maailmaan, vuoteen 2033 sijoittuva, venäläisen 4A Gamesin tekemä räiskintäpeli, jolla on paljon yhteistä tunnelmansa kanssa niin ikään venäläisen S.T.A.L.K.E.R. -pelin kanssa. Metro 2033:n ajoittain todella vahva tunnelma, toimiva pelattavuus sekä kaunis grafiikka tekevät tästä pelistä varteenotettavan pelin räiskintäpelien ystäville.
Cons: - Pelin loppu on osittain hieman kummallinen, - Erittäin lineaarinen, - Metroasemilla ja niiden asukeilla ei lopulta ole sen suurempaa merkitystä pelillisesti, - Hiiviskeleminen ei toimi käytännössä