First online Metro 2033 score is 9/10

Friday, 12th March 2010 14:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt


4A Game’s novel-based shooter has taken a high score from its first online review, with Xbox World 360 (or CVG, or whatever) giving it 9/10.

The piece does point out, however, that the “shooting” is the game’s Achilles heel.

“The chief issue, though, is… the shooting – and it’s this black mark which stops Metro 2033 from challenging the absolute best FPS titles on the 360,” says the review.

Don’t despair, though. It’s “a problem you soon learn to forgive, and by the time you’re a few levels in, the iffy fighting hardly harms the other features at all.”

Phew. The game’s out next Friday.

We interviewed Dmitry Glukhovsky recently, the author of the hugely successful Russian novel, to get some insight into the post-apocalyptic actioner: get that here.



  1. mington

    YES!! praise jebus

    if you like pina coladas….

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Who cares about xbox 360 magazine. Bring on EDGE and PC reviews!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. reask

    Sounds good to me.

    #3 5 years ago

    What’s this?

    It’s a FIRST PERSON SHOOTER and the ‘only’ problem is the ‘shooting’, you say…


    #4 5 years ago
  5. reask

    It seems to be more half life meets fallout 3 Giga.
    2 good games imo.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. pleasant_cabbage

    Yeah. That’s a bit of a worry in a shooter. Looked like typical bland factory/sewer fps by numbers to me on first viewing. Could I have been wrong? Me? Wrong?
    /lies down

    #6 5 years ago
  7. mington

    there’s Nazis in it \o/ so far so good, i’ll read on…

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mington

    whats wrong with the shooting you ask…
    “the shooting isn’t all that great. As we feared last issue, the guns do feel underpowered and enemies sometimes absorb a bullet or two without even flinching. If you’re after a great blaster then Metro 2033 may not be for you. Nor is it designed to be. Bioshock isn’t a great blaster either, but that certainly hasn’t held it back.”

    #8 5 years ago

    Yeah, it looks interesting, reask.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. endgame

    what Giga said. :D

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Panipal2005

    Just as long as there’s other ways to approach things a la Bioshock.

    #11 5 years ago

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