I personally loved this game. I didn't run into any of the glitches that everyone complains about, and the game only froze on my twice throughout the week it took me. This game actually made me scared to go downstairs. I think, that if they had made the game entirely open world, and with a lot of side quests, weapons, and monsters; it would have tied with Fallout 3. But still, amazing game, I loved the ending. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for some jumps late at night, or someone who loves to see loss, and gain in any game.
This game has a phenominal storyline and actually does stick to the book it is based off. You really get in turn with your character, even though many of the characters you meet along the way die pretty quick. I would not go out and spend $60 on this game, but if you are thinking about buying it used or renting it on here then I would suggest it. The replay value is almost none. Unless you like the storyline that much there is no desire to play it again. I would suggest reading the book in the process. Makes the gameplay that much better.
To me, this game was astonishing. I've been an avid RPG and Shooter fan for some time, My taste ranging from Final Fantasy to Halo. Metro 2033 combines some of the best elements from both these genres. The Environment , the atmosphere is present no matter where you are in the game. Are you a Stealth player ? No problem, nearly all weapons can be silenced, and Throwing Knives make for some very entertaining sneaky kills. How about Run and Gunners ? There's room for you too ! Grab an auto-shotgun with a bayonet and blast enemies to heck. The Game was very fun, almost addicting as it was hard to put the controller down. The story is based off of a book of the same title (Metro 2033) and the game does contain an alternate ending referred to as the (Enlightened) ending.
The lack of multi-player however does make the replayability come up a bit short. But if your looking for an awesome single player experience drenched in a dark story and topped with a bit of paranormal activities, then don't forget to bring a gas mask and rent this game !