THQ has announced that a sequel is in the works for Metro 2033, the survival-horror/first-person shooter based in post-apocalyptic Moscow. The sequel, titled Metro 2034, will feature full 3D. No details have been released yet, but expect developer 4A Games to present a game even better than the original now that they have some solid experience under their belt.
Metro 2033 was generally well received, with a rating of 81/100 on the PC from Metacritic and 77/100 for the Xbox 360 version. The game offered a unique twist on the survival-horror genre, using bullets as both currency and ammunition. The limited HUD helped to immerse gamers in the hellish environment outside the safety of the metro tunnels, and the sense of frailty lead players to careful game-play and genuine terror when faced with some of the more fearsome creatures in the world.
Although Metro 2033 had a relatively self-contained story, it will be interesting to see where 4A Games will take the story. Perhaps the choice made at the end of the game will affect the sequel, à la Mass Effect! Of course, this is all conjecture. Look for more information on Metro 2034 in the next couple of months.