AMD Vishera FX-8350 Reviewformerstaff - October 22, 2012
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Part first-person shooter, part survival horror, Metro 2033 is based on the novel of the same name, written by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. You play as Artyom in a post-apocalyptic Moscow, where you'll spend most of your time traversing the metro system, with occasional trips to the surface. Despite the dark atmosphere and bleak future for mankind, the visuals are anything but bleak. Powered by the 4A Engine, with support for DirectX 11, NVIDIA PhysX, and NVIDIA 3D Vision, the tunnels are extremely varied – in your travels, you'll come across human outposts, bandit settlements, and even half-eaten corpses. Ensuring you feel all the tension, there is no map and no health meter. Get lost without enough gas mask filters and adrenaline shots and you may soon wind up as one of those half-eaten corpses, chewed up by some horrifying manner of irradiated beast that hides in the shadows just waiting for some hapless soul to wander by.
- DirectX 11
- Global settings = Very High
- PhysX = Off
A trend noticed throughout the gaming benches, the new Vishera keeps up with the heavy hitters from the competition. Although to be fair, you will not find a more GPU dependent game than Metro 2033. It literally does not care if your CPU is running at 2.8GHz or 5GHz. In some of my own testing however, it does better with multiple GPU setups as well.