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Post-apocalyptic RPG Metro 2033: Wars arrives on Android

Metro 2033: Wars is a new turn-based RPG for Android, set in the same universe as the popular Metro series.
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December 22, 2015

While nowhere near as popular as the iconic Fallout series, the Metro series is one of the best known post-apocalyptic franchises out there. Both of these franchises have been a PC and console only affair in the past, though Bethesda was the first to branch out to mobile with the arrival of Fallout Shelter. Now it’s Metro’s turn with the introduction of Metro 2033: Wars.

Metro 2033: Wars is set in the same universe as Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. That said, the game trades in the real-time 1st person perspective and replaces it with an isometric view with turn-based RPG gameplay.

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Unlike many games found on the Google Play store, Metro 2033: Wars is a premium app with no-in app purchases, though it is on the slightly higher side at $7.99. It must be noted that there are no in-apps, but there is an odd system that lets you watch ads if you are short on currency or need an extra boost to make the game a bit easier. These ads are completely optional, but certainly worth mentioning, as this could be a turn off to some.

Here’s a full list of features, straight from the Google Play listing:

  • Classic Turn-based, highly strategic battles, with a wide variety of tactics and special attacks
  • Open World game play, with detailed, story-driven goals to guide you
  • 189 metro stations that you can trade, battle or inhabit, if you wish
  • 25 types of mercenaries with individual combat abilities to construct battle-ready Squads with
  • 24 different Factions to either battle or establish diplomatic relations with
  • 20 different building options to manage your resources and keep your clan alive

For those unfamiliar with the series, the story takes place in post-apocalyptic Russia, following a nuclear war that broke out in 2033. The “Metro” from the title refers to the metro stations in subway tunnels that have become colonies for those who survived the crisis and are living underground as a way to escape the harsh radiated reality found on the surface.

Is it worth $7.99? I haven’t had the opportunity to fully check it out yet (though as a fan of this series and Fallout, I intend to), but the ratings so far seem to suggest it is worthy of your attention, particularly if you’re into the in post-apocalyptic setting.

Anyone try this one yet? If so, would you recommend it to others?