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Metro 2033 Redux review
by wildcat

Metro 2033 Redux is the updated version of Metro 2033, an FPS survival horror based on Dmitry Glukhovsky's novel of the same name. The game is set in the ruins of Moscow following a nuclear war, where the survivors live in metro tunnels. I read the book when I was a teenager and liked it, but somehow missed the original game and played only the remastered version. 

Metro 2033 Redux is not a "run 'n' gun" FPS: even in the so-called Spartan Mode (where you have relatively big amount of ammo and gas mask filters) every single bullet counts. Add a checkpoint saving system to that and be prepared to frequently die and repeat the same part of the game again and again until somehow succeed. This repetition might be quite nerve-racking and at times only a dense atmosphere and an interesting story kept me in. Sometime stealth is an option but it only works against humans and not muants.

So if you like relatively difficult FPS games that require patience in redoing some pieces over and over again than this might be perfect for you, otherwise I would not recomment it. Also note that the game is as linear as possible, so if you like exploring the game world and taking your time in it, Metro 2033 is surely not your kind of game.
«Underrated»

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"Artyom, I'm completely useless, can you do this for me?"

This game is just fucking great. It does exactly what it's supposed to do, set your anxiety on fucking overdrive.
It's also relatively short so (<15 hours to finish), at this point, you're missing out by not picking up this game, and Last Light + Exodus.

Don't disappoint Artyom.
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Foreword Note, please note that this Review refers only to the Redux Version of the Game, and not also to the actual Game and its Predecessor Metro: Last Light ... I did not intend to stand here as a Review, because I just want to address the things that changed in direct Comparison to the Original and for whom it is suitable for whom it is not suitable, either this Version, or the Original to purchase. If it was worth it for me, you can already see at the Thumb up there ... The Extensions on Gameplay When 4A Games announced The Redux versions of the two Metro Parts, I initially found that a Cheekiness: "Why spend £10-20 on a revised Version? Just to promote their new Engine for the "Next Gen," two Games that already look great in themselves and continue to feel great. " I had no Reason at first to acquire even one of the two Games, but 4A Games came out with the fact that they wanted to take over the Gameplay Mechanics from Last Light to the First. This sounded like a suitable Solution strategy for me to repair the corked Stealth Mechanics of the First Time, now it doesn't matter that it doesn't matter through Luck. They also promoted with two "new" game Modes: Spartans and Survival. Sound to me of nothing more than the already well-known Game Modes: Normal and Ranger ... And in fact, little has done to it, just a little longer Reload Times and the Wristwatch from the First, with, at least noticeably, less Oxygen in the Filters. In addition to smaller new Areas (which are often a little hidden off the regular Paths), there are nice "Finde-den-keen-to Safe-and-vice" Mini-games, which are quite suitable for obtaining a little more Equipment than usual. Add to that The Arjom's hidden Diaries, known by Last Light (why he has now hidden them, I don't know) and offer with the new Areas and the Safes a good Incentive to Explore (big Plus point), making the Playing Time clear Stretched; Average Playing Time with me: 8 Hours, the Run (two more than with the Predecessor). The "Next Gen" Graphic As mentioned, it is not a Reason to buy this Redux version, because of the Graphics, at least it was not for me. Character Models have been plucked out of Last Light, in places it looks great again and, and, and ... Well, especially impressive for me was only the Surface and every now And then light games, the Console Player will certainly make Eyes, but we PC gamers have already seen Better. But Metro's Graphic Splendour Doesn't come in vain ... As I said, Redux won't buy because of the Graphics if you've already played the Predecessors. Conclusion Was fun for me again, how is it supposed to be different? Quite tricky and stubborn, it's best playable, so it puts it on a hard Ground. The Stealth System is no longer broken and In Places the Connoisseurs of the First time are offered nice Innovations. For Those who are Concerned about whether they want to buy this, or the Original Version of the Game, I can put out two Recommendations: If you don't care a lot about stealth, and value non-shooting Mechanics, more than enough Ammunition on it Low Difficulty would have wanted and You Don't care, the Main thing is, the atmosphere is right, get the Original The, who according to the two Predecessors couldn't have enough of the Metrouniverse, get the Books, then Redux! -> I was convinced that Last Light Redux, I will also decide whether the Innovations there are sufficient to justify the Purchase, let us leave ...
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It looks amazing. Guns feel right. This is based on the books and manages to convey the atmosphere of them. Get it, you won't regret it.
It is a rare example of story-drive FPS, although very linear, it is paced extremely well. The graphics were superb at the time, Redux made it only better. The gameplay is awesome, the atmosphere is heavy, the characters are vivid and live. In the end you have a perfect survival game, much better then stupid zombie-apocalypse things. It was really refreshing to the whole genre when it first came out and it's too bad not many developers were bold enough to make something like Metro again.
I have never finished this game, however I consider it a very good one. I'll try to explain: the atmosphere is way too dense and heavy, the whole depiction of the post-apocalyptic world is rather depressing. I quit the game halfway through and now I just can't come back until I find something equally emotionally strong but on the happy side. Then I might play it simultaneously to keep the balance.
«Blew my mind»
The Redux version doesn't change much, just a little improvement here and there. It is a linear FPS, set in a dystopian future, mostly underground in the Russian metro stations (hence, the title). Some parts are outside, most ganderous parts to be precise. There are not many choices that you make, all affect the game slightly in the end. It's no Fallout, but there is some replayability to get a bit altered story and a different ending. The looks are great, the sound is great, the fighting is very good. Enemies are not very diverse but still interesting. The atmosphere is terrific. This is what makes it one of the best modern FPSs and worth 100% of the full price.