First released in 2010, Metro was a game series I pretty much ignored. I didn’t even know it was based on a book series by Dmitry Glukhovsky because it looked far too much like a horror game than I liked. I knew it took place in Russia after a nuclear winter, and in the underground train tunnels, but other than that I let it pass me by.Well, you can’t write about games without constantly being told about the great ones, and Metro is something that just kept coming up. I caved and bought a Metro Redux bundle in the Steam Winter Sale in 2016, and have been waiting for a reason to play them. Well, having finished the Red Faction and Splinter Cell franchises, I decided to make it my newest diary series, because there’s only two games. Until Metro Exodus comes out later this year…
Unlike most of the games from previous diaries, there are no fixes or graphical mods required as Metro 2033 Redux was only released in 2014. I’ll be playing on Spartan difficulty because, as I mentioned, I’m not big on horror.
So, join me on the trip into Moscow underground as I try to avoid being killed, eaten or worse…
The year was 2033, two decades after the world had come to an end. Thousands of people had managed to escape to the metro tunnels beneath the city, so civilisation was continuing, albeit not exactly as normal.
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Issue 120 - November 2019