I've felt excited for Metro 2033 since I first heard about the apocalyptic shooter based on Dmitry Glukovsky's novel so I was slightly disappointed with its "good but not great" reception upon release.
Simply Games' price of £28.89 is great for such a new release. The next cheapest comes in at £32.93 from Amazon, so buying from SG will save you £4.
Moscow, 2033 and, in the aftermath of nuclear apocalypse, humanity has become a subterranean species, fighting over scraps in the dark of the subway system. As metro-dweller Artyom you were born into horror and lived all but the very first days of your life in the underground. When it is discovered that you alone have immunity to the strange attacks of the "Dark Ones" who haunt the tunnels, you are sent out to warn the rest of the subway settlers of the danger.
Metro 2033 is very successful in creating an intense and permeating atmosphere that immerses you right into Artyom's gruelling but fascinating world. This is a game that rewards you for investigating and exploring the rich and twisted world that it creates, with replay value added by the different ways in which you can tackle it.
This journey through the sprawling underground metropolis and out into the horrors of the outside world is one well worth taking. Sadly it is lacking in polish and just does not quite match up to the standards set by the very best of contemporary shooters.
Read our Metro 2033 review here on Dealspwn.
Thanks to AndyBrit at Hotukdeals!