• Metro 2033
79
Based on 28 scores, 35 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Breathtaking atmosphere and world design.
  • Unique setting.
  • Decent story.

Cons:

  • Mediocre enemy AI.
  • Sometimes stifling linearity.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GamingShogun on -

2033 will not be a good year for human beings if Metro 2033 has captured our future right, but it is a good time for gaming. Based on the 2003 (get the year?) book of the same title by Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033 is set in a bleak underground world...

By TheTechLounge on -

Are You Shocked Yet? Metro 2033 is big. There are so many details for you to linger over, so many awe-inspiring sights all falling to bits, so much variety in its locales, that the whole time I played it I was overwhelmed by its people, its scenery,...

By Maximum PC on 70

Not quite the ride of your life We liked Metro 2033. We really did. But we wanted to love it. Its dusty, downtrodden, nuked-to-oblivion vision of a post-apocalyptic future is a thing of perverse beauty. At once terrifying and unsettlingly believable,...

By Smarthouse on 80

Metro 2033 is based on the post-apocalyptic Russian novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky. The world is reduced to rubble following a nuclear holocaust. The people of Moscow are now living on the Moscow Metro, with each station becoming mini-states. Players take...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 93

If I were to tell you that I grew up in underground facility for most of my life you would either think that I lived a sheltered life in a nuclear bunker or I just described the opening to one of the biggest console and PC titles in the last couple...

By Computeractive on 80

If you prefer the slower pace of single-player games, Metro 2033 will have you hooked from start to...

By Tech2 on 80

Enemies in Metro 2033 can be pretty relentless at times. You'll face various types of mutant creatures, well armed humans and some of the supernatural variety which I wouldn't like to spoil here. At various points the game encourages stealth...

By AsiaOne on 70

This game will suck you into its virtual world, but kinks such as inaccurate weapons and straightforward play mar the...

By HardOCP on -

Metro 2033 is a competent survival shooter with some stout hardware requirements. With all of the high-end graphics features enabled, you will need a seriously powerful video card to play at a high resolution. The Radeon HD 5870 can do it right now,...

By Gaming Age on 69

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was an interesting game, because it was so poorly coded. In fact it was nearly unplayable without the community that modded and supported it past release. Even I tried to play it on a modern-age gaming PC and found that the game...

By NZGamer on 86

Metro 2033 is an odd title. It’s both a novel and a shooter; a game, and a narrative. As a title it has more twists, turns and depth than a subway system. But to say it’s a rollicking romp of a first person shooter wouldn’t be right....

By BrightHub on 80

Are you ready to descend into the horror filled Moscow metro system of 2033? Find out why you should definitely jump aboard this creepy FPS in our review.The Last RefugeThis is an incredibly atmospheric and immersive first-person shooter. Metro 2033...

By X-bit Labs on -

Metro 2033 is a well-made and pretty-looking advertisement of Dmitry Glukhovsky’s eponymous book. It is a visually advanced project that uses cutting-edge technologies including tessellation for DirectX 11 solutions. Its system requirements are...

By Hooked Gamers on 90

Walking through a Russian metro station as lead character Artyom in Metro 2033 is an experience much like Gordon Freeman’s introduction to City 17. You are given the impression that this is a living, breathing world, inhabited by people with unique...

By HEXUS.net on -

Metro 2033 is a gripping action survival themed FPS game set in the grim post apocalyptic underground of Moscow. Throughout the game you play as Artyom, a young man raised in the tunnels. This underground world is populated by the survivors of a...

By 1UP on 63

Creating a videogame based on a novel is surely no easy task, but that's exactly what Metro 2033 tries to do, retelling Dmitry Glukhovsky's book through the first-person shooter medium. The game takes place in the claustrophobia-inducing Moscow...

By New Game Network on 77

Metro 2033 is an interesting post apocalyptic first person shooter set in the Moscow underground train tunnels. The game focuses much of the action against mutated creatures that put the scattered human outposts under siege in a vast network of...

By IGN Gear on 69

The game's atmosphere and unique design choices will make it a worthwhile experience for some, but Metro 2033 suffers from a number of issues (poor implementation of stealth, recurring glitches, etc.) Fans of post-apocalyptic stories should consider...

By GameSpot on 80

Metro 2033 is a dark journey saturated with an enthralling atmosphere that will reward intrepid adventurers....

By NowGamer on 80

Maybe because of their real-life experiences in economic depression and hardships either side of the fall of the Iron Curtain, that the Ukrainian 4A team and Glukhovsky himself can convey the realities of a post-apocalyptic environment with far more...