OXM UK: "Metro isn't about killing, in short, though there's plenty of killing to be done. It's about survival. The irradiated ruins of Moscow have mellowed somewhat since the events of Metro 2033 - there are patches of blue in the pall, the ice has retreated in places and the vegetation has begun to grow back. It's a grubbily beautiful spectacle, easily matching the likes of Halo 4 and Crysis 3 in terms of both engine technology and art direction. But this has only made life harder for the city's embattled human population, as new and even more hideous species of post-nuclear monstrosity arrive to claim the streets."