Metro 2033 is a single player first-person shooter (fps) that incorporates role-playing game (rpg) elements. Based on the best merchandising novel of the same name by dmitry a. Glukhovsky it tells the story of humanitys struggle for survival in the forgotten tunnels of moscows underground subway system following a ravaging nuclear war. Features include mission play combining a distinctive mix of firearm and melee combat an economy revolving around ammo and items and an experience system which takes each of your activenesses into account leading to a potpourri of possible alternate endings and extended replay value. story the apocalypse came by our own making with a single blinding flash followed by a firestorm of sheer flame. It took just an hour and a half to wipe out 3.5 billion persons and 10000 years of civilization plunging humanity into a hopeless dark age. In the aftermath survivors in moscow moved underground and tardily organized into little socially and politically independent tribes clustered around the citys deep subway stations. The young man artyom is amid them. A fellow member of the primary generation of children raised in the subterranean world following the apocalypse he has only the vaguest recollections of life above ground and contact with other humans beyond those that populate his local station “exhibition” but he will have to face new experiences with both if humanity is to survive. Mutated beasts known as “dark ones” are propagating allround the apart stations of the metro and artyom has been chosen as the messenger to disseminate the news of the new peril. gameplay metro 2033 is a single player fps that also incorporates rpg elements. Action played out in the role of young artyom is mission-based and because the game is based on the glukhovsky novel the storyline veers away from the anti-russian stance that is often times seen in post-apocalyptic stories and video games. Here the russian characters are humanity and fight each day versus the terrors t…
- Amazon Sales Rank: #3846 in Video Games
- Brand: THQ
- ESRB Rating: Mature
- Number of discs: 1
- Platform: Xbox 360
- Format: CD-ROM
- Dimensions: .45 pounds
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
One of the best Shooters ever made.
By T. Crawford
I think the title says it all. Metro 2033 is one of the best shooters ever made. It’s also one of the best shooters nobody played. THQ, the publishers of Metro 2033, have gone on record a number of times apologizing for the lack of advertising for the game. It has become such a cult hit since its release, but it could have been a smashing success if THQ had just advertised the game before throwing it on store shelves. Knowing that they have a hit franchise on their hands with Metro 2033, THQ has since began throwing money at the sequel, Metro: Last Light, which is due in early 2013.
Metro 2033 is one of those games that only comes around once every few years. It doesn’t try and be anything else. It doesn’t try and play like Call of Duty. It doesn’t try to be open world like Fallout. It doesn’t try to shoehorn mechanics that don’t belong only so they can have pretty looking bullet points on the back of the box. Metro 2033 is its own thing, and it succeeds because of it.
It has enough atmosphere to fill a dozen games. One thing everyone who plays it can agree on is that Metro 2033 will suck you in and never let you go through the 15 hour campaign. It builds a world around you that is so life like, so real, that you can’t help but be in awe. In that world you will find a ton of variety in the places you visit, and the things you do. At its heart, Metro 2033 is a first person shooter. However, it is much more than that. It is a survival horror game. It is an action game. It is an RPG of sorts. It is a story driven adventure.
I am being vague on specifics here, because everything is a spoiler. The story and atmosphere is so downright brilliant that if I mention any specifics, it will ruin that part of the game for you. Just know that this isn’t your typical shooter. This isn’t your typical throwaway first person shooter that you play for 6 hours, and trade back in. This is the type of game that flew in under the radar, and blew gamers away. It’s the type of game that has the publisher, on more than once occasion, publicly apologizing to the gaming world for letting this one slip in between the cracks.
If you are looking for a thinking mans shooter, this is your game. If you haven’t played it yet, you need to right now. I’ve been gaming for well over 20 years. And in all that time, I’ve never come across a game that I fell in love with in the first 30 minutes like I did with Metro 2033. And, 2 years after I played it, I still think about it all the time. You NEED to play this game. Buy it, rent it, borrow it, whatever you need to do. Play Metro 2033, and get ready for the sequel.
2 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
Not going to satisfy Fallout fans
I picked this up today and gave it a spin. I had read reviews on gaming sites, and though they were mixed, they were generally good. I couldnt disagree much more with any review saying this is a good game.
In fairness, I may be spoiled on the so called sandbox games like Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, Oblivion, Skyrim, etc…
Metro 2033 is much more linear, start the game, watch a video. Run around and shoot a little (less than 5 minutes) watch a video. Wander around a subway trying to find your way to the next step, watch a video. Crawl like a rat in a mazez for 5-10 minutes, watch a video, repeat…
This may be more story driven, but it just drove me nuts. The game ambience tries to hard to be SCARY all the time. Frankly, you cant keep interested long enough to get scared. I think one element of a good scare is being lulled into relaxation, then WHAM, something scary happens. You cant be scared when a game just tries keep up the scary non-stop. There can be tension, but it just didnt feel like that was what they were shooting for.
After about 3 or 4 hours, I really wasnt interesting in seeing any more Russian accented English videos, with brief periods of shooting things in a subway in between.
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