A.V. Club writes: "If you play videogames, there are things you've probably done an inordinate number of times, like storming the beaches of Normandy, defending the rebel base on Hoth and tripped AT-ATs, and wandering a holocaust-stricken landscape, shooting mutants and wearing a gas mask. There's also a good chance you've spoken with a Russian accent. This familiarity is what makes A4 Games' Metro 2033 so easy to overlook. Well, that and the way it plays."