When I first heard about Metro 2033, I was extremely exited. I had been waiting for my post apocalyptic dreamland, and this seemed to be it. Too bad the game sucks. It is full of glitches, the graphics are god awful(that is a little harsh, they are only bad if you've been playing games such as Assassin's Creed 2 for weeks.) This game would have rocked in 2008. 

The only redeeming quality about this game is the story. I am sure the novel, upon which the game is based, is great. But the missions are bland, the enemies boring, and quite frankly, not scary. The game had so much promise. There was so much to work with, atmosphere could have been horrifying, but somehow it just came up short.

The weapons were so disappointing I could cry. The homemade feel was sort of cool, and definitely realistic, but THQ failed to go anywhere with them. They are all pretty bad, and if they aren't there is hardly any ammo for them. 

Probably the most disappointing thing in the entire game is the AI. When you fight the various monsters and bandits throughout the game, not only are they boring, but they are stupid. here are instances where I could walk my character right up to a bandit and it will do absolutely nothing. It would not shoot me! Whenever the main character got a partner, he would not do anything! Sometimes a glitch would put my partner with his nose in the corner for an entire battle. I would end up having to use up valuable ammo (as ammo is barely given throughout a mission) to fend of a hoard of enemies. 

Please rent this game. Do not buy it. If you like it I will eat my hat. Game Informer, why? Why did this and Splinter Cell: Conviction get the same rating?