Metro 2033 is a post-apocalyptic first person shooter set in the metro’s under a once thriving city. Throughout the game the player is sent on increasingly important tasks, starting from doing general repairs to finding important people to saving the world. Now most of you out there would probably have picked up this title trying to find a game similar to Fallout 3, I know I did, and it sure lives up to its reputation.
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Both Fallout 3 and Metro 2033 have a main theme in common being set in a post-apocalyptic futuristic environment where creatures have mutated and are attacking anything that survived the war. However Metro 2033 doesn’t have any form of leveling up, it also has a linear story line which the player must follow to the end of the game. I would have loved it more if it had a non-linear feature that lets you choose where you wanted to go, and which metro tunnels to explore.
The detail of the animations and textures was brilliant, I felt as if I was actually in the room with them their movements were so life-like. The men just sitting and smoking, the hordes of creatures running towards you or the hell bat things flying around trying to kill you, are just a few examples of moments that stood out. The rooms were also very life-like containing objects you could interact with like the lanterns, I enjoyed turning them off and on when I needed to. Not only is the environment realistic but I must commend the sound effects and voice acting, the busy markets are fantastic when you can hear people around you doing business and discussing their own lives with each other.
The game’s story line started well but by towards the end i had completely lost track of what was going on, and by the very end (without spoiling it) I had absolutely no idea what was happening, first I was in one place then the next I was somewhere else and then I was back to where I started. It was all very confusing to say the least.
I thoroughly enjoyed the haunted and scary parts of the game, such as the ghosts in the tunnels, and the variety of creatures that can sneak up on you, oh and the glowing blue orbs of energy, I only wish there was way more of them. Out of all the scary content I loved the ghosts the most, they are only visible by shining light onto them so you have to be sure to keep your torch charged and shining around the room to be sure you won’t bump into one. If you haven’t played this game yet, when your companion says to not stay near the pipes too long, believe him! Or it could be the last thing you do… You’ll know what I mean when you play through it. The only downside to the haunted content is that it’s only in one or two sections of the game, I would have been so happy if there were ghosts and those blue glowing orbs throughout the game, they were done so well it’s a shame to see them not to come back.
There is a nice variety of guns in the game ranging from pistols to the newest top-of-the-line ball-bearing rail guns, which are powerful if you keep them pumped up. The more powerful guns require pumping after shooting to keep their power up, or you won’t be able to fire in the midst of a heated battle, which is most of the game.
Well that’s the review on Metro 2033, I recommend you buy it if your looking for a game similar to Fallout 3, and if you buy it be sure to play it at night, because its a lot more thrilling at night. The game however, does lack re-play ability, once you’ve finished it there’s not much you can do but start it over again and try to do something different such as change your weapons, or finish the game using a pistol.
Here’s the final score out of 100%:
Fun Rating: 75%
0% – 24% = Hopeless Game, Definitely not worth buying! if you have it sell it now while its worth something!
25% – 49% = Terrible Game, This game will not prove to be very enjoyable, and may only be played once and forgotten.
50% – 59% = Average Game, A very mediocre game that you may play occasionally to pass time but doesn’t prove to be very enjoyable.
60% – 69% = Nice Game, A game you would play once or twice to see how it is, but ultimately lacks replay-ability and immersion.
70% – 79% = Brilliant Game, This game would satisfy your gaming needs for a very long time but would eventually be forgotten over time.
80% – 89% = Fantastic Game, A very fun game that proves time and time again to be enjoyable and addictive.
90% – 99% = Amazing Game, Extremely Enjoyable and has lots of replay-ability content, as well aspushing the boundaries for future games.
100% = Epic Game, Go and buy 20 copies right now! (In-case there’s a nuclear war and they get destroyed)