Metro 2033: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Horror Game
Metro 2033 is a video game based on the novel of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky. It is a first-person shooter that takes place in the Moscow Metro, where survivors of a nuclear war have taken refuge from the radioactive surface. The game follows Artyom, a young man who must save his home station from a mysterious threat known as the Dark Ones.
The game features a variety of weapons, both conventional and improvised, that can be used to fight human and mutant enemies. The game also requires the player to wear a gas mask when exploring areas with high radiation levels, and to manage their ammunition and filters as scarce resources. The game has a strong emphasis on atmosphere and storytelling, with many characters and locations from the novel.
Metro 2033 was developed by 4A Games, a studio founded by former developers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. The game was released in 2010 for Windows and Xbox 360, and later for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Linux, OS X and Stadia. The game received positive reviews from critics, who praised its horror elements, detailed environments and interesting plot. The game was followed by two sequels: Metro: Last Light in 2013 and Metro Exodus in 2019.
The game is divided into several chapters, each with a different setting and objective. The player can choose to follow the main storyline or explore the optional side missions and hidden areas. The game also features moral choices that affect the ending and the fate of some characters. The game has two endings: a canonical one that follows the novel, and an alternative one that depends on the player's actions.
The game uses the 4A Engine, a proprietary engine developed by 4A Games. The engine allows for advanced graphics and physics, as well as dynamic lighting and weather effects. The game also features a realistic sound design and a musical score composed by Alexei Omelchuk and Georgiy Beloglazov. The game supports 3D vision and DirectX 11 on Windows.
The game was well received by fans of the novel, who appreciated the faithful adaptation and the immersive atmosphere. The game also attracted new players who were interested in the post-apocalyptic setting and the survival horror genre. The game sold more than 1.5 million copies by 2012, making it a profitable title for THQ. The game also won several awards and nominations, including Best PC Game at the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards.The game was followed by a sequel, Metro: Last Light, which was released in 2013. The sequel continues the story of Artyom and the Metro, as he faces a new threat from a faction called the Red Line. The sequel also introduces new gameplay elements, such as weapon customization and stealth mechanics. The sequel was developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver, after THQ went bankrupt in 2012.
The game was also remastered as part of Metro Redux, a compilation that includes both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light with enhanced graphics and gameplay. Metro Redux was released in 2014 for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and later for Nintendo Switch in 2020. Metro Redux also includes all the downloadable content for both games, as well as two new game modes: Spartan and Survival.
The game was followed by a second sequel, Metro Exodus, which was released in 2019. The sequel expands the scope of the game, as Artyom and his companions leave the Metro and travel across Russia in search of a new home. The sequel also features an open world environment and a dynamic day-night cycle. The sequel was developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. 29c81ba772