Was looking forward to this game a lot. I'm a big fan of post apocalyptic games, and I was interested in this game. First, the good: This game looks good. The lighting and visuals are good and the environments are very detailed. This did a good job at pulling me into the game. Also, I liked the short load out times, but that comes at a price. The mutant enemies are menacing, to a point. Besides those things though, this game doesn't have a lot going for it.
The bad: The voice acting is sub par. It has nothing to do with the fact that it takes place in Russia. The NPCs all say the same two or three lines of dialogue over and over again. The game play is buggy. Many times I had enemies disappear into walls, fuse right through me to where I couldn't shoot them and they could still hit me. I could forgive these if the game were bigger like fallout 3, but it isn't. There is little exploration factor in this game. And the levels are very short. I found it kind of hard to focus on the main story because you jump from one location to another very quickly. There are only a handful of guns. They can be upgraded, but there are very few upgrades. Also, when you melee your character makes the same three noises that just repeat over and over. You have unlimited sprint, which I don't like, and you gun just bobs back and fourth.
Overall, this game is a mediocre polished FPS.
If you like post apocalyptic shooters I would say rent it. However, if your used to the rpg style shooters, stay away.
Literally the worst game I've ever played. Right of the bat I walked into a box that I could walk through. There's all these rooms they spent time programming, except they're all blocked off. The concept of Metro is essentially a poor remake of Fallout without free roam. The game isn't hard, except mutants don't drop any ammo. Even on the easiest difficulty you're out of ammo for any fights, or you're at max ammo. The currency is rarer than most games making buying your items difficult, and you lose any guns you buy right away when returning to the story. All in all I think the only thing this game has going for it is the graphics. When I rented the title I was looking forward to it, just to be greeted with utter disappointment. Save yourself the time and don't rent this game. Save yourself the money and forget about buying it.