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Xbox 360 Game Review

Metro 2033


Format: Xbox 360
RRP: £49.99
4 005209 132466
Age Restrictions: 18+
Available 19 March 2010

In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised Underground. Having never ventured beyond your Metro Station-City limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. Your journey takes you from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind...

Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is first person shooter of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands.

The idea sounds promising, setting the game in Moscow's underground. However, before you start to think that maybe the environments will be a bit too similar, you do venture out into the post apocalyptic environments.

The basic story builds well, but sadly the bad Russian accents soon start to become annoying. The graphics are fairly good, but lack originality. The monsters you encounter you've seen numerous times before in other games and after a while it gets quite tedious a little too quickly.

Sadly there are too many instances of running around with nothing much happening, followed by short, intense battles, followed by more wandering around. There are many much better games out there that will will hold your interest. There isn't even any online game play to spice up the game play a little.


Darren Rea

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