58 of 75 people found the following review helpful
Immersive single-player experience.,
This review is from: Metro 2033 - PC (DVD-ROM)
This is a really really fun single-player game, it's that simple. I bought my copy on Steam and was able to download/install it without any issues. Here are my machine specs:
eVGA GTX 260
Windows Vista x64
I can run the game at 1280x1024 on DX10 "very high" settings and it runs great. It is a BIT strange to not be able to tweak individual settings (you have to select "low, med, high..." etc, but it doesn't bug me that much.
If you were a fan of the really cool, atmospheric underground parts in Shadow of Chernobyl, you will love this game. It is a very immersive single-player experience. The character models are top-notch, the textures look great and the lighting and graphical effects are spot-on. The English dialogue is very good. I haven't finished the story yet, but so far it has been great as well.
I think you'll find that a lot of people complaining about this game will whine about it feeling like a console port, or they'll complain about Steam for some weird reason, but I had zero problems getting this game up and running, and I don't think my hardware is stellar.
Bottom line: If the game looks like fun to you and you're okay with the fact that it's a somewhat demanding game hardware wise and that there is no multiplayer, you will love this game. And remember, when you see a 1-star review of the game that doesn't actually talk about the game content itself...take it with a grain of salt :-).
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Initial post: Aug 22, 2010 11:30:16 PM PDT
James Miller says:
Just as a side note, the only reason you cannot tune individual graphic settings is because its a cheap console port and they didn't even bother to write a few extra lines of code for those options. Does not mean the game isn't fun, but it is lazy.
Posted on Nov 7, 2010 12:00:43 PM PST
Thanks so much for your review. I look for reviews like yours because they are sensible and real. Also, thank you for the bit about Steam - I didn't know it existed. I am off to happy adventure pc game land!
Posted on Apr 10, 2011 10:11:19 PM PDT
M. Anderson says:
Liked your review from the standpoint of the hardware requirements, but you lost me with "I haven't finished the story yet". I think your review would have been much more insightful if you'd waited until you were done with the game.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012 4:42:54 AM PST
Jim Frost says:
I agree with Anderson, though it was a fantastic review.
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