Game Review: Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is a shooter from THQ set in post-apocalyptic times where players defend their home inside an abandoned metro station. your journey is a lengthy and intriguing one, full of dramatic moments and tense action. Particularly hectic encounters can stress the game’s performance, but the richness of the environments more than makes up for any small hitches. The immersive world of Metro 2033 is not for the faint of heart, but those whose brave it will find a fresh and entertaining new adventure into the postapocalyptic future.

Metro 2033 is a well-paced shooter that will likely take you more than 10 hours to complete. It is punctuated by emotional and dramatic moments, though these aren’t without their own idiosyncrasies. The Metro and surface worlds are superbly detailed, and though how much of this detail you see depends on your system, rest assured that the game scales well and offers impressive visuals across different settings. The pervasive atmosphere fuels your whole experience, creating a grim, enthralling world that you feel compelled to explore. Metro 2033 is a very worthwhile game for anyone craving a uniquely rewarding journey into man’s dark future.

As for the actual gunplay, there’re some interesting things going on. The premise allows for sequences taking place both above and below-ground. The underground portions are reminiscent of a survival horror game, in that the FPS action melds together dark, claustrophobic areas with very limited resources.

Though, don’t make the mistake that Metro 2033 is going to be an open-world FPS/RPG hybrid like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. In fact, the developer is taking more of a Half-Life 2 approach, where it’s a focused and linear FPS experience.

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