Summary: The game may have an unfortunate knack for killing its own buzz, but even that’s not quite enough to ruin the overall experience. That’s what Metro is, really: an experience. And a damn good one at that. Its shooting—while admittedly lacking—is only a part of that whole, and Metro 2033 is greater than the sum of its parts.
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: 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.
Summary: Ripped from the pages of scribe Dmitry Glukhovsky’s cult novel and transposed to pixels and pad by developer 4A Games, THQ’s Metro 2033 confidently swaggers on to 360 as one of the finest looking console exclusive shooters Microsoft’s machine has played home to in a some time. Part first-person shooter, part survival horror and peppered with elements of an RPG, 4A’s grimy rip-roarer is a stunningly rendered exercise in atmospheric gaming.
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