10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2014
Don't buy this from here if you have the old Metros. Buy this from Steam because you get each game half off if you own the older version of them. For example, if you own 2033, you get 2033 Redux half off.
As for the games, they're fun. Graphics are nice, post apocalyptic story is really dark and entertaining, and gameplay is improved. The games come with all of the DLC and you can play both in survivalist or spartan mode. Both offer different difficulties for people looking for a different experience.
There's not much more for me to explain about this game. I've played 30 minutes of 2033 Redux and it's different from the original 2033. It looks better, and I forget if the AI is better, because that is one of the things they said would be better, but since I haven't played 2033 in a few years then all I can say about that is the AI is decent. If you've never played these and you want an official review, there are much better reviewers out there like IGN who gave the games an 8.6. I would have to agree with their review. The games are great, but in the end they're still first person shooters, which are the bulk of AAA games coming out now. So if you don't like FPS games, then you should play something else.
As for how they run, I have an FX 8350 and an R9 280X. The original 2033 ran well on my system. This runs well on my system too. I have the graphics at high settings, as I like framerates over visual quality. I could probably bump up the settings but I'm fine with how it's playing.
As for the system requirements, the ones listed above will not run this game. I don't know what benchmarks they were looking at, or if someone just threw darts at random CPUs and GPUs and picked those as the minimum, but you need at least a quad core CPU and a 1 GB or preferably 2 GB graphics card and at least 4 GB of system RAM, probably 8 though. I am sure you could probably get past the menu screen with those minimum specs listed above, but you won't have any fun with the game at all.
4 stars. Das ist gud.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2014
I haven't played the whole game yet, but I don't think it was worth the money for the few changes I have seen so far they have made.
I really enjoyed the first 2 games and look forward to another one coming out soon.
Not enough changes to justify the cost if you already have the first 2 games.
Great games if you haven't played before and you like FPS.