Weekend game deals: Metro 2033 for $4.99

By Matthew
Apr 22, 2011
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  1. If you've been waiting to grab Metro 2033 for less than the cost of a McDonald's meal, now's your chance. In addition to its other great deals, GamersGate is selling the title for only $4.99, even undercutting Steam's current sale price of $9.99. Meanwhile, Impulse offers 50% off Crysis Warhead and Company of Heroes, Direct2Drive cuts 25% off all games priced $19.95 or higher, EA has reduced its blockbuster RPGs by 33%, and Microsoft has knocked half off Resident Evil 5.

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  2. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +86

    this is awesome deal.

    i am definitely hopping onto the Metro Deal at gamergate. they gave me an additional free game (Volvo racing game) for signing up as a new customer too :) probably not a A+ game, but hey... any goodies these vendors can do to get me sign up i am all for it :D great deal listing techspot.. can always count on you guys looking out for us. :)
  3. hamitaltintop22

    hamitaltintop22 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    As a suggestion, you guys should include amazon as well. Their "game download" versions of pc games sometimes are on good sales. For example, now they have BC2 for $10, BC2 Vietnam for $7.50, ME2 for $10, Medal of Honor (2010) for $15, and NFS Hot Pursuit for $15 (odd how they are all EA games). They have also had Splinter Cell Conviction for $15 for sometime now.

    Just a heads up to Matthew and the readers.
  4. I went to the Gamerscrate site for Metro 2033 and it is showing the price at the full 20 I missing something?
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,240   +92

    Apparently the sale only lasted through Friday.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,865   +1,521

    Oh sure, 5 bucks for the game, but 2 grand for a computer that will run it....:rolleyes:
  7. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    You know better than that captain...
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,865   +1,521

    Do I....? I've become jaded reading so many posts saying, "I like to play MY games with everything turned on HIGH"! (And why shouldn't you, look who you are, I mumble to myself)! (That was the royal"you", not you lawfer)

    As I understand it, "everything on high" with "Metro 2033" is a pretty tall order. So, it does beg the question, "if no two grand, then how much"?
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,859   +1,189

    $2k probably isn't far off the mark if you're looking at a computer that can play M2033 maxed ( 4xMSAA, Tessellation and DoF enabled). At the very least the system is likely to require a two graphics card (and enthusiast grade at that) setup...which of course means a chassis commensurate with the cooling and space requirements. Then of course if you can pop for SLI'ed GTX570/580 or CF'ed HD6970/6950 you all also in all likelihood wont be skimping on the other componentry -maybe a 2500K/P67 as entry level and a nice 850+w PSU to throw into the mix.
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,215   +154

    Unless you want a unbalanced machine(buy the 6970/580 or better you need to run Metro at 30 FPS avg on very high DX11) you are in the ballpark. You get away with cheaper if you get a huge GPU and go budget on the MB,CPU etc. The game will run, an uses largely only 2 cores, so a reasonably fast dual will work.
  11. the metro2033 deal seems to be gone.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,865   +1,521

    It ended Friday, or so says Matthew at post #5.

    We were just keeping the thread alive for its social value.
  13. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,240   +92

    Yeah, the deal at GamersGate seems to have expired, but Steam still has it for $9.99.
  14. i run the game high on a rig with two 480's in SLI a intel core i7 980x at 4.3ghz and 12gb of ram and get 60fps on very high settings.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,865   +1,521

    So what..........?

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