Metro 2033

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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

Customer reviews


Welcome to the Metro

LastNutria | Oct. 18, 2014 | See all LastNutria's reviews »

In Metro 2033 you play as Artyom, one survivor of the apocaliptic event that leaves a devastated Moscow and forces the humans to live underground at the old Metro Stations.

This game will be always one of my favorite shooters, the atmosphere is really nice, the story is awesome, and the game is very realistic: ammo, weapons, medkits and oxygen filters are really hard to find(if you play it on hard mode)

So... if you are looking for a game with a good story and a nice gameplay you MUST check this out, seriously, i loved the good and the bad ending(yep, it have two endings)


Calling Metro books fans!

MetroRacer | Oct. 15, 2014 | See all MetroRacer's reviews »

Metro 2033 is inspired by the book with the same name written by Dmitry Glukhovski. For those who haven't read it, the only thing worth saying here is play it. The story is so well adapted for the game and graphics are impressive for a game which is 4 years old now. The game manages to get you completely immersed as the book did which makes you want to go on and on through the chapters. Hence the price, it's worth it!


Metro 2033.....A Post-Apocalyptic game FTW!!!!

DeathbyQuigley | Sept. 19, 2014 | See all DeathbyQuigley's reviews »

If you want a great action packed game full of horror, apocalypse, makeshift guns and mutants this game is great for you. The visuals for this game are spectacular. Anything from the environment around you moving to the moisture that grows on your mask as you breathe or when your mask cracks, the attention to detail is definitely there as you play.

One thing i truly loved about this game is that ammunition is the currency. Unused ammo before the bombs(the rare better ammo) does better damage in fights, but at the same time if you save it you can buy better items because its more expensive than makeshift ammo for weapons.

Another thing i loved about this game is the environments, one minute you could be in a dark eerie metro tunnel that's full of mutants and other creatures or fascist troops, the next you are enjoying the destroyed yet amazing visuals of the surface and what monsters it has to offer.

I just loved everything whether it was being in a fight in a dark room with a dim flashlight or having to change your mask mid battle cause your filter is out of air or frantically searching for a new mask cause yours broke. Scavenging has to be the most rewarding part of this game cause you have a better chance of living rather than going into a fight and dying cause you were not prepared .

This is a great game in every aspect of how you look at it and come on... who doesn't love a good post-apocalyptic game.


Great spiritual successor to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Gmen | Aug. 14, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »

After the last S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game, Call of Pripyat, was released, many fans were left wanting for more, and this game supplied it. It isn’t a sequel, but it was made by people who worked on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, and that was good enough to give us the fix we needed.

You are Artyom, a young man who has lived all of his life underneath the ground in one of Russia’s metros. But Artyom is about to go on a journey where he will encounter unspeakable horrors on his journey to get to Polis station, which involves trudging through haunted metros and even the irradiated wasteland that is post-apocalyptic Moscow.

This was one of the very first games to embrace Direct X 11 technology, and it is a looker to this day. In fact I'm still puzzled as to why they saw fit to release a redux version. From extremely detailed character models down to the mask that you wear which fogs up from heavy breathing, the game is graphically excellent and holds up well even years after its release.

Sound is used to good effect in this game. You will be made aware of the ever present breathing noise that goes on inside your mask for one, which quickens in combat situations, and you will often be able to tell when a filter needs replacing when Artyom starts sucking air and wheezing. You'll need to rely on these audio cues seeing as the HUD is minimal in this game. And there's plenty of creepy noises that lend to the game's atmosphere. There's a genuine sense of dread that follows the moments when you hear one of the game's mutants in the distance.

Friendly AI is a bit stupid in this game. Sometimes they even get stuck and prevent you from advancing in certain areas. So they probably aren’t much real use in a fire fight. They are just there to help the story forward. The enemy AI on the other hand is rather tough and unrelenting, and monsters you encounter in the game do sometimes come at you endlessly until you achieve an objective.

What makes the enemies so tough to take on in this game is that the combat is poor. Your weapons are often ineffective, and enemies are seemingly too tough to take down most of the time. This becomes even more of a challenge when you progress from mutants to bandits and even Nazis, who actually carry firearms -- yeah, they're here too. But it’s not like you are given much choice but to confront them seeing as you often run into situations where you are forced to fight them off.

When you do manage to take down an enemy though, it feels rewarding, and you can scavenge their remains to find weapons, ammunition, and filters for your gas mask, among other items.

Where the game does shine is in its atmosphere, and exploration. You are often rewarded for looking beyond where you are supposed to go, by finding bullets, which can be used for trading if they are military grade bullets, or they can be used in your guns to increase their effectiveness.

I have to say that while it is more linear overall than S.T.A.L.K.E.R., and definitely more FPS orientated, I certainly enjoyed this game and its references to not only S.T.A.L.K.E.R., but the film that inspired even that series of games.

The game isn't perfect by any means, and is buggy and the combat is frustratingly bad, but I would say more than worth your time regardless.


In Post-Apocalyptic Mother Russia, Mutants Eat You!

khawaja07 | Aug. 4, 2014 | See all khawaja07's reviews »

Metro 2033 is a game set in Post-Apocalyptic Russia which after the Nuclear war has been nearly decimated along with the rest of the world so due to it, people started living in the Metro underground but little did they know that the mutated creatures from the ground above have broken into their place of living and now they gotta kill them if they want the survival of the human species. The most important aspect of Metro 2033 is the Narrative and that how fluently it is told. You play as Artyom, a Metro settler who enrolls himself into the Metro military in order to fight mutants, however The Dark Ones have returned and endanger the whole Human settlement underground in the Metro, so if Artyom and the military don't do anything soon, No Human will be left to save.

Gameplay Mechanics are somewhat solidly built, gunplay feels quite less glitchy, ammo is kinda less available during gunfights, so its better to conserve it rather than wasting it on unnecessary & small stuff. There are different types of enemy that you encounter in both underground and on the ground above. Normal mutants live underground while flying mutant demons live above the ground so we always have to be aware of our surroundings. We also have to keep a look at how much radiation a place is giving off, after a certain time you start to get hurt from it. Metro 2033 is based on a strictly Narrative-linear level design which suits it pretty well!

Metro 2033 looks beautiful when all the graphic settings are turned to max. The Mutant art design is brilliant and above the ground, Post apocalyptic Russia looks really well made. However to see Metro 2033 in all of its glory, you need to have a really beefy PC. It supports all of the latest graphic technologies at the time of its release and was considered the most beautiful looking title of that year.

The Soundtrack is great and suits the dreaded feel we get while being hunted by horrible mutants underground with no place to run to.

Overall, this game is a great starting point for the Metro series as they're many more plot points that it leaves for a sequel. 4A games took a long time in developing it and it was certainly worth it in the end. Its greatly optimized for PC as it was the lead platform. It has quite a few difficulty levels which does increase its replayability somewhat but its certainly worth for its price as these days its pretty cheap. Totally recommended by me. Its one of the few Horror shooters done right.