Strategy Informer writes: "Metro 2033 is the most draining game I have played this generation. Its vision of post-apocalyptic Moscow is so dark, and so hostile, that it engulfs you like a prison. Its difficulty, so brutal and unforgiving, that hours can be spent on sections that other games would let you skip through whilst whistling a merry tune. Despite this, it manages to weave an utterly compelling journey of salvation and survival, as you travel through the shattered underground system in hope of delivering a mankind-saving message to the city of Polis. It seems the Dark Ones are coming, and there's not much you can do about it."