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Beneath a frozen city ruined long ago by its own weapons of destruction, humankind clings to survival. In dirty overcrowded stations, women haggle for scraps at the market as old men mourn the world they lost and children run underfoot, knowing no life beyond their meager subterranean existence. The hardier souls stand at the gates, vigilant against the beastly offspring of Armageddon, while the bravest venture out into the tunnels to trade, scavenge, and scout the dark reaches of the man-made underground wilderness. The rich world of Metro 2033 is not free of technical flaws, but the oppressive atmosphere is so well cultivated that it successfully draws you in and spurs your onward.
Your journey is a lengthy and intriguing one, full of dramatic moments and tense action. The relentless gloom can be wearying, and the shooting and movement mechanics feel a bit dated, but the overall experience endures despite these blemishes. The immersive world of Metro 2033 is not for the faint of heart or short of patience, but those whose brave it will find a fresh and entertaining new adventure into the postapocalyptic future.
Game Traits applied to Metro 2033 (PC) by Psypicasso