THQ gave the press some hands-on time with Metro 2033 at a basement club in San Francisco. An underground location for the event was quite appropriate given the setting for Metro 2033. If you're Russian, then you'll already know why because Metro 2033 is based on a novel that has been topping the Russian bestseller lists. It's set in the near future after an apocalyptic event has driven the last surviving humans underground into the tunnels of the Moscow subway system. In the years since the catastrophe, communities have formed at each of the system's stations making each one its own little city state.