Got nothing better to do on a Friday night? Watch me at 5pm Central Time tonight as I play Metro 2033 on Steam. I know it’s a little late notice, but I will be playing for a full 2 hours, so tune in, laugh at me, make fun of me, help me out, whatever you want! Head HERE to check it out!
There can never be enough post-apocalyptic games set in a labyrinthine maze of tunnels below Moscow, I always say. In case you missed it back in 2010, we’re giving away three Xbox Live codes for Metro 2033–one of the most brilliantly atmospheric survival horror games I’ve ever played. It’s haunting and bleak, and it’s a game you really shouldn’t miss. As per usual, entering to win one of these codes is easy peasy; all you need to do is comment on this article telling me what you fear the most about living in an apocalyptic mutant-infested wasteland. Is it the idea of starving to death? Dying slowly of radiation poisoning? The creatures who live on the surface, itching for a chance to tear you apart? Or perhaps it’s the idea of living a life without your game console of choice? Let me know!
If you missed Metro 2033 you owe it to yourself to give it a go. Just ignore what people are whining about, like the lackluster combat, and dive right in to this truly fantastic game. I’ll admit I missed it when 2033 released last year, in fact I only picked it up a few days ago out of sheer boredom and the rare time where I found myself in a game store with actual monies. Eight hours of sewer treading, mutant slaying action later and I can officially say that I’m in love with the game. Sure, the gunplay is pretty bad, sometimes awful, and the AI can easily take your ass out with a well placed headshot from no less than a mile away, but it’s still amazing. It’s also one of the most atmospheric games I’ve had the pleasure of playing in quite some time.
A sequel to the game was announced last year and it originally had the unfortunate title of Metro 2034. Thankfully, they’ve decided to go with something a little more original, and not to mention a lot less confusing, with the new title of Metro: Last Light. Not much else is known about the game other than the possibility of it also being in 3D, and that could be pretty cool (if only I was lucky enough to own a 3D TV).