Check out my review of the game here: Metro 2033 review
Let no one question my dedication to this site, because it’s currently -9 degrees Fahrenheit (-23 Celsius) outside and I can’t feel my fingers as I’m typing this. Amusingly enough, this ridiculous cold suits these Metro 2033 screenshots perfectly; not only is there an absence of vibrant color that gives the whole game a “cold” aesthetic, but it’s a game about a bunch of people who live in tunnels because the surface world is frozen and inhospitable.
It’s an interesting game that tries to do a lot of stuff, but I didn’t like it very much, honestly. Sure, it’s ambitious and challenging in many ways, but I felt that it was all but ruined by the combination of checkpoint saves, ineffective jump scares, horrible breathing noises (a pet peeve of mine, admittedly) when using your gas mask, awkward platforming, bugs aplenty, and an unexplained morality system that locks you out of the “good” ending unless you do some really random stuff.