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[G><S] Nixbitt Jan 26, 2013 @ 2:59pm
Metro 2033 or Bioshock 1?
i have some money and i was just wanting to know wich 1 is better
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(d^u^b) Jan 26, 2013 @ 3:38pm 
Bioshock has a demo avail. here on steam... Neither have multiplayer if that is what yer into... Neither are they on sale... May I ask why either of these two? what's yer interest? My own preference would be for Metro 2033 having fully finished it. Bioshock is a fascinating comment on the whole Ann Ryan 'philosophy' or her justification in looking out for her own base interests. Fun & interesting story/game that with plenty of disturbing bits, but lots of addon 'powers'.
Bioshock in an alternate history set in the 60's under an ocean & Metro 2033 post Nuclear War Survival (with extras) in the Moscow underground (Subway).
Check:

http://metrovideogame.wikia.com/wiki/Metro_Series
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/metro-2033

http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/BioShock
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/bioshock

wow look what I did for ya! ;-)

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Other titles via steam store search starting at $19.99 & below (both Metro & Bioshock are the same said price):
http://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Price&sort_order=DESC&category1=998&price=0%2C20

Was going to suggest Fallout3 GOTY edition for $19.99 (which is on your wishlist), however you've gone for Metro 2033. Have fun.

JDKW Jan 26, 2013 @ 6:56pm 
i didn't liked bioshock, and im about to start playing metro so i can't comment on that one
djinferno806 Jan 27, 2013 @ 5:12am 
Bioshock 1 will give you a better playing experience especially on older hardware. Metro is extremely GPU intensive and will make your system cry on max settings. Bioshock 1 is also more polished with no bugs unlike metro which still has its issues now and then. However metro is an awesome game as well just take a little more patience especially in the stealth areas.
EC4 Jan 27, 2013 @ 7:40am 
XQH9E-FKNRC-0N54V Metro 2033...
w0bbl3r Jan 27, 2013 @ 7:50am 
Both are amazing, but if I had to choose, I would go with metro, it's just so different from anything else, and I found it much more atmospheric.
That isn't to say bioshock isn't different or atmospheric, but I just preffered metro. From the homemade guns to the having to scrounge filters to breathe on the surface, it just has so much going for it.
Also, bioshock is looking dated now, with low res textures and a fairly standard lighting engine. Metro is still looking amazing (better than most modern games) and has one of the best lighting engines I have ever seen, and that just adds so much to a game set in dank, dark tunnels, you could really believe the world you are in.

But in the end I would say let it come down to which you like the look of more from gameplay videos and just the general art style, because either way you go you will experience gaming at it's best.
[G><S] Nixbitt Jan 27, 2013 @ 7:55am 
Thnx for the code ECA but somone gave me a code a little while after i posted this
EC4 Jan 27, 2013 @ 8:02am 
=)
A17_Massey Jan 27, 2013 @ 6:15pm 
I prefer metro. The atmosphere in the game is incredible. Few bugs here and there and may take a little bit of tweaking to get it running smooth (just turn off advanced DX11 settings in gameoptions and turn off physX) but apart from that, metro 2033 is a very good game and i would recommend to anyone who can run it on very high settings
w0bbl3r Jan 27, 2013 @ 7:45pm 
I only had one problem with settings, and I didn't have to turn off all DX11, and didn't touch physx at all. If you have any problems, try turning off the advanced DOF first, that solves a lot of problems for most people. I had trouble with a funny black grid all across the screen when using native res, but once I turned off adv. DOF it went away and runs fine
Dyeus Jan 27, 2013 @ 8:32pm 
Bioshock certainly had charm when it came out, the claustrophobic horror setting and the varied combat made it a blast to play through, it doesn't require as much from your system as Metro does (especially when you are in small camps, npcs all over the place combined with all the lightnings and shadows which will give most rigs a great punch in the stomach at higher graphics settings.) But like most of the guys here I would also recommend Metro 2033. Being fond of the dystopia genre and enjoying the living hell out of the stalkers series, this felt more like my thing. Even though they both are ''dark'' games, I would say that Bioshock had a more cartoony and humoristic vibe and quite a lot of ''trippy'' moments to it while Metro felt a bit more realistic (aside from the mutants and Moscow being in ruins of course). The world felt more grim and hopeless in Metro and playing on a higher difficulty really makes ammunition scarce and rare to find, making the overall experience even more appropriate to the setting.
GrooveStomp Jan 28, 2013 @ 12:50am 
Metro 2033 has excellent atmosphere and graphics.
BioShock also has excellent atmosphere, although it's graphics are now dated. It still looks good, but it can't hold a candle to Metro 2033.

However, I think BioShock trumps Metro 2033 in terms of gameplay. Metro 2033 doesn't explain all of it's gameplay systems, and the story is unpolished - leaving you guessing why you're going here or doing that.
BioShock is a much tighter experience overall, with much more player agency in gameplay.

That said, both of them are great, and I'm sure you'll be happy either way.
Sabetour4 Jan 28, 2013 @ 4:31am 
Metro its way better than bioshock
Definitely Not Batman Jan 28, 2013 @ 6:38am 
Biodhovk honestly blows Metro out of the water (heheh) in my opinion. I just didn't like Metro very much but i LOVED Bioshock. However, i know Metro has a lot of fans.
Crizyz Jan 28, 2013 @ 3:57pm 
Been a whils since I played both. But what my memory tells me this day, is that Metro 2033 is far more sinister and grim, while Bioshock is more of a certain ridculousness. Bioshock is somewhat more fantasy like, while Metro 2033 is a tad more towards a 'what if' scenario...
Both are great games though, and had my share of fun playing both of them.
eta carinae Jan 28, 2013 @ 10:08pm 
If it means anything, Bioshock is probably one of the best games I've played in many years.
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