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Metro 2033

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  Brilliant game

| | See all Buyer38's reviews (1)

Its rare these days to find a game where the developer has done more than they need to, the attention to detail in this game is great, and the little touches flesh it out. Plot is clever and the jury-rigged equipment is fun to use. Also its one of the few games that successfully creates ominous atmospheres. A pleasure to play.

  It worths the current price but not much more

| | See all leopv666's reviews (1)

I had a better opinion taken out form the reviews seen here I bought it for that reason and I have to say they were exaggerated graphics are good gameplay too but it seems to need something more to become a great game for xbox360 Perhaps a multiplayer game would help and a not so dark enviroment it must be dark but sometimes I cannot see anything and it is not a matter of screen configuration

  Eerie stuff!

| | See all Lucky1989's reviews (14)

I'm normally more of a straight up war shooter kind of person, CoD, Battlefield games and stuff like that but i thought i'd try something abit different.

So far wow! the creeping through the underground is amazing, the atmosphere is perfect and it has you looking over your shoulder more often than not!
Game started off quite confusing at first but you soon get to grips with it. The creatures or strange acts of nature mess with your mind so you can like hop into a different area but if you do not play through it in time it can kill you which i found to be a brilliant part of the game once i figured out how to do them!. From the spooky shadows to the creatures they are really well done.
Another upside with the game is the weapons, some are very homemade and are great fun to use.

Downsides i find are fighting other humans is not that well done, they seem to be able to take multiple shots at very close range and survive, the only really effective way is to stealth around them all which is not much fun. There are also a few graphical glitches within the game but not to overwhelming or game breaking and just bumping into the NPCs will start the scene off.

Tips would be to not use your military grade ammo, its needed to buy stuff and always carry a throw knife :P

From the interesting characters you meet to the out of this world experiences and the creatures hiding behind corners make this game really enjoyable! just have to grin and bear the stealth chapters.


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This game was waste of my money. Ratings of this game are highly exaggerated, this game is simply poor. I would give 5 stars from the idea and the story, but the execution, how its done, is cheap. 1 star...it doesn't deserve more.

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  a great game

| | See all adam666's reviews (46)

i am not that far into it but so far its impressive. the graphics are really good, think fallout3 but a bit better. i heard the AI was a problem but so far i have encountered no problems. the gameplay is solid, what you can expect from a game these days, shooting isnt a problem and aiming is easy. the story is really good, which is important, its easy to follow and very good. overall id give this game an 8/10 and for 10pound you cnt rly lose, well worth the money

  Must buy

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This game is no let down, people who think it is have just not done their homework. This game is a russian based survival horror game. The visuals are stunning and the characters almost scary. You get engrossed and sucked in the the world of Artyom. You are sent on a mission and are thrown between "guides" as you make your way to "Polis" This game is no team game. Its survival and you have to rely on yourself. This game will satisfy your needs if you are expecting a fallout 3 kind of storyline, except more realistic. Dont come in expecting a FPS like Cod or BF, its got a kind of halo control feel to it yet not quite. Safe to say its unique but pulls on other games slightly. Buy this game for the storyline it brings. Must have.

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Not sure how or why this game has bad reviews. I have played it through and experienced no glitches, or any problems described in the bad reviews. Fair enough it may be short but thats the only negative in my opinion. One of the best most immersive, freaky and dark games ive ever played. Comparable to bioshock and call of duty. Well worth a tenner would happily have paid more.

  Yep now It's hit it's actual value

| | See all syaxius's reviews (11)

This is BADLY designed! the game is filled with so many flaws that you could be excused for throwing it out the window. It is however a good game for 9.99 and can fill in some time with it's story and thumbling about getting your toe stuck on a pixel. in a nut shell: think of (a not as well made)call of duty World at war, with a Fallout 3 theme. Be warned though, pay over a tenner for this and you've been ripped off.

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  Great concept but ultimately flawed

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Upon starting this game up, it looks and feels very original with a strong sense of non duplication of previous titles. Yes, the genre is familiar and as the game progresses monsters, mutants and winged demons come to the fore similar to those found in Resident Evil, Silent Hill, etc. However, this really is a game of pros and cons which are easily dissected, so here we go.

Firstly, the good. The graphics, atmosphere, lighting effects and subterranean design elements are second to none. There is a gently falling dust in the topside air to emphasise the nuclear fallout that would exist. Below ground, there are strange mist effects and some extremely unnerving shadow play, especially around camp fires and in bulb-lit tunnels (you can shoot out light bulbs, by the way, a great touch). I did not experience the playability glitches which seem to have been the bane of previous reviewers and the default inventory made good sense to me. I played this on Ranger Hardcore setting and, yes, there were some hard sections, but some time and effort gets you through with your achievements intact (for example, complete Frontline without killing anyone). Monster audio effects are great with a distinct growling coming from somewhere off-screen at the creepiest moments. Enemy AI is very good with some crouched approaches failing as soon as you step on broken glass or knock over a can. Weapon usage is also satisfying. My favourite was the Tihar pneumatic rifle which you could use to snipe victims in almost complete silence at some distance. Sniping during the topside missions during heavy crosswinds was also great and added extra challenge to the situation. I also liked the strategic pauses that have to be made to either pump up the air weapons or to charge the torch or night vision goggles.

Okay, now the bad. This is a very short game. Just as I was in full flow, with about 25 achievements down but with stacks still left to go, that was it! And to say the ending and the concept explanations are vague is an understatement. Essentially, the role of The Dark Ones is an unnecessary part of the game. The nuclear holocaust would have been explanation enough for the future situation. Instead, the dream-sequence ending and Artyoms part in the story just do not provide a satisfactory conclusion.

What was also missing greatly was the ability as a player to interact with the established elements of society, specifically, to barter or deal with the small handful of people that run small underground shops and businesses. Considering several achievements revolve around these, this is a great cause of frustration. I was extremely dismayed once having saved the 500 military grade ammo for the achievement to then realise I had passed my last chance to spend them, which was another achievement altogether! Further achievements require you to play the Frontline level three times in three different ways. All too repetitive for me. I also am confused that I have completed the game on Ranger Hardcore level but did not get the achievement which is odd.

So, to endorse other reviewers opinions, there are as many good things as bad things about Metro 2033 but, on game play and on game concept alone, this is a highly original title and certainly worth a punt for the shy side of 10 pounds this game can be now purchased for.

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