gamers (91%) found this review helpful
What better place to experience the aftermath of a nuclear apocalypse than Russia? The voice acting in this game is authentic and superb. It is such an interesting world to explore; from the dark, eerie tunnels of the metro, to the grotesque yet beautiful surface above. If Metro does anything right, it's immersing you in the destroyed city of Moscow.
The combat is average, a bit underwhelming. Standard weapon customization with throwing knives, explosives etc. Nothing exciting or new. The game is obviously meant for a slower approach, you can turn out lights and knock out enemies, or shoot anything that breathes.
The story is good, many of the characters are interesting enough. Multiple endings.
There are some technical issues that I'm sure will be patched soon, nothing I couldn't tolerate. The AI is kinda broken, you can easily sneak the entire game. Which makes the $5 Ranger Mode more insulting.
Overall, great post-apocalyptic game that I would recommend renting. Have fun if you're arachnophobic. ;)
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I found the game was really well done, after playing it four times through and getting platinum I still found the game fun. The story is interesting, the characters are ok, a little bland, the gameplay is fun and keeps you thinking, the areas and atmospheres are perfect, the enemys can be a tad annoying, and despite what people are saying, I had not noticed a single glitch and had not had a freezing incident once. Im interested in seeing what DLCs they pop out.
Thoroughly enjoyed this game. Interesting lot of characters, good voice acting, and strong pacing make for a fun, challenging, and at times kinda scary game. Certain stations can be explored and the dialogue and scenery are intriguing and disturbing. This novel screamed make me into a video game and the creators of this one pulled off a dandy. Translating all the political situations that exist in the Metro through monologue can become a bit confusing. There is also an unnecessary amount of gore that doesn't necessarily add to the story it just seems over the top. Overall I love this game and I hope developers keep making them like this.