Metro 2033 montage shows proper gameplay

Saturday, 20th February 2010 09:59 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Digital Foundry’s posted some Metro 2033 gameplay footage, showing off some of the shooter’s action sequences as well as general environments. It’s shaping up, to say the least.

The underground – and slightly overground – FPS is based on Dmitri Glukhovsky‘s post-apocalyptic novel, and sets itself up as an immersive, HUD-free affair.

We saw this running at THQ’s offices in the UK this week, and are pleased to announce that it’s definitely “not shit”.

Set after the bomb, the story follows a subterranean dweller on a voyage of discovery against some nasty mutant types. It’s certainly very pretty, comes with no online play and focusses solely on story.

DF’s also got up a load of tech gumph on the game’s engine here.

We grabbed 20 minutes with THQ and Dmitri in London this week, so watch out for news from that in the coming days.

The game’s out for 360 and PC on March 19. One to watch.



  1. itsucks


    #1 5 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    I so can not wait for this game to be released.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Thalius

    Why no ps3 release?? Well i guess im gonna have do illegal download it… to bad this would be day one buy for me.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @Thalius they wanted to make it for PS3 but they could not do it because they don’t have enough time for release date and 4A Games is a small dev team and when THQ asked them: Could you make it on time?

    - No.

    So they focused on PC and 360… But they focused more for PC because Russian fanbase 80% play only on PC.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dr.Haggard

    @Thalius – so you’re going to pirate… what? The PC version? As a protest because they’re not releasing it for the PS3?

    Well who could argue with that logic.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. polygem

    really looks promising. there are far too many games being delayed and getting a release in the next 3/4 month. many of them seem to be awesome gowIII, splinter cell, red dead…, alan wake, metro. thats 5…5! games i want to play in that very little timeframe. it´s not even because of all that money i will have to spend…i will definately have to book a time management seminar as well…

    #6 5 years ago
  7. COG287PR

    I was really looking foreward to this game but my 360 RROD’d like 2 weeks ago :_( Oh well at least im getting GOW3 and BFBC2.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Thalius

    I, as a geral rule dont buy games, for the PC. Hek i dont even play games on the pc, but this looks good so i give a try.
    I get it that programming a game for PC its most like the 360 but if THQ is behing them why not have them port it to the ps3?
    Even in a later date kinda like they did with Bioshock.
    I just think that, if i had a small dev company i would like to maximize my client base.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. reask

    Have been following this one for a while.
    Its looking very promising I reckon this one could be a dark horse.
    What about multi player?
    Ops sorry I have just seen you have no online play. Sorry. :(

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Moonwalker1982

    Good lord, this really can be a sleeper hit. Nobody really expects too much from this and then BAM! It hits like crazy. The beginning parts of this video look incredibly professional and in terms of animation and atmosphere much better than any games out now.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Kalain


    Hang on.. you’re a PS3 owner and you don’t buy or play games on the PC, yet you are going to download this for the PC because they aren’t doing a PC version?

    WHy would you do that knowing that PC gaming is already under extreme scrutiny from people because of the pirating? If you’re not going to buy it, don’t bother downloading it.

    You logic is clearly twisted somewhere

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Goliath

    Over at’s Digital Foundry blog, they have a conversation with the engines creator and footage and analysis of the XBox 360 code. I swear, from what was said, PS3 fanboys over at are having a fit, literally ( . . . there were a few jabs thrown at Killzone 2′s developers which was a bit uncalled for but none the less, it’s out there now). The tech is impressive and how they use the XBox 360′s hardware is even more impressive. I suggest you all give it a read.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @12 they don’t use 360 hardware. Its just going to be ported.
    4A Games focuses only on PC for this title actually.

    #13 5 years ago

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