Hot on the heels of Lydia's Metro 2033 deal the day before yesterday comes the news that Gamestation has trumped ShopTo by restocking overnight
As Neil points out in the introduction of his Metro 2033 review, it seems like the gaming world is becoming a little oversaturated with post-apocalyptic first person shooters. And while this is a title pretty much adheres to all the conventions which you’d traditionally expect from a game of its genre (i.e. tense atmosphere, sense of isolation, limited ammunition etc) Metro 2033 still provides an intriguing take on a scenario which we’ve all seen and done time and time again. Although it borrows quite heavily from the likes of Bioshock and Fallout 3, the game is definitely worth a look if you’re into your post-apocalyptic shooter/ horror titles.
If you’re after an Xbox 360 version of the game you can currently get hold of a copy for £17.98, which gives you a massive saving on the next best deal which comes in at £24.85 from Shopto, although it's worth noting that the ShopTo price will also net you a free 1GB memory stick as per Lydia's deal.
Based on the novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033 is set in a futuristic version of Moscow in which the survivors of the nuclear holocaust have taken refuge in the city’s underground metro system. The player assumes the role of Artyom who is forced to brave the monsters, mutants and poisonous outside air as he attempts to carry an important message to another station. And while the game does deliver in terms of atmosphere, the PC version is sadly let down by various technical errors. Artyom will often get stuck on scenery and some players complain that changing a broken gas mask filter – which is an important requirement – often has no effect. Enemy AI can be frustratingly inconsistent during stealth sections.
These various bugs do undermine what is essentially a well conceived and interesting little title. The way in which the player is forced to make do with an assortment of obsolete weapons which often malfunction has a certain degree of charm, as do the pneumatic weapons which it’s possible to add to your arsenal. Hopefully it won’t be long before a patch comes along to rectify the various problems with the PC version, but even so, Metro 2033 is definitely worth a go at these low prices.
Thanks to goonertillidie from Hotukdeals.