5 ExcellentRush319 | 19/03/2010 | See all Rush319's reviews (101)Top 100 Games Reviewer This dropped through my letterbox yesterday and whilst I wasn't expecting that much from it, Im really pleased with Metro 2033. Based on a novel by a Russian author, it's set in a post apocalyptic world where people have had to move into Moscow's metro stations to survive. Don't be put off by the 'world's been destroyed' premise that is over used, this is the best game setting since Rapture, it really is that good. Strictly a single player experience, the graphics are decent and the story has really engrossed me. One thing I would say is that this is a very unforgiving game. Easy mode is what would be hard on other games. Regarding length, after about 7 hours I'd say I'm around half way through. So decent length. (Good replayability). The game goes with a rather unconventional route of ammo equalling currency. So to equip guns and so forth you need to dispense with bullets. It may sound strange, but it really works, making you wonder whether you really need a gun to progress or whether the extra ammo will really be the way to go. (Personally, I believe that you need to be conservative to enjoy success in this game). Another note, this is genuinely chilling, the best horror shooter game since condemned, better than FEAR. It doesn't really try to be a horror game but the monsters you fight and the fear of the unknown (the difficulty helps this) ramps the tension up. The tension and difficulty of the game makes it really rewarding and make you feel like you've been really smart when you achieve a victory. I can't really criticize this game particularly. The shooting isn't the best and if you're looking for a straight laced shoot 'em up this may not be for you. However, it's a minor gripe and it does eventually click. It very much feels like a pc game. It's a great game with a good setting and truly entertaining. That said, I haven't finished it yet, but it keeps getting better and I'm hoping there will be a sequel. Great game.