Metro 2033 is a first-person shooter video game that was released in March 2010. It is based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novel of the same title. Players control the character of Artyom, a young man who survived a nuclear war in Russia. The story is set in 2033 in an underground subway civilization and Artyom must warn humans of the coming threat. Players must fight mutants and aggressive humans, as well as complete missions in order to progress through the game. Artyom uses fictional firearms and weapons that are based on real armaments. Most of the game takes place underground, where players must use night vision goggles or a flashlight to navigate. However, there are also missions wherein players must go above ground.
The atmosphere of the game is dark and some scary elements are added to add to the horror. Players only have a compass for navigation, since there is no in-game map. In Metro 2033, players have to make crucial decisions that will affect the ending of the game. There are two possible endings: normal and alternate. There are also moral choices to make and each choice will result in gaining good points (for good choices) and bad points (for bad choices).