gamers (93%) 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 rented this game not knowing anything about it or the Metro (book or game) series. It turned out to be very interesting and a solid, and satisfying game. Short completion time (6 hours casually) with 2nd replay value, as there are different challenges and a secret ending.
The stealth play against humans was very fun (think thriller, first person Splinter Cell, with no climbing), but fizzled out in the last third of the game as you switch to primarily fighting overly aggressive mutants. Where humans can be knocked out, or head-shot killed, the mutants will test your battle technique, patience, and of course, eat all of your ammo.
The weapons and upgrades are okay, but nothing to get excited about. (Grab a decent shotgun, Sniper, and automatic assault rifle for best results).
Storyline starts off very strong but ends leaving much desired in character and plot development.
Sloppy AI, and annoying surface and mutant levels. I found that I had to motivate myself to play-through the surface levels, so that I could get back to sneaking around and killing humans.
All-in-all, a good game, worth a Saturday on the couch, or Friday or Saturday night at home while the kiddies are sleeping.
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.