A Russia Today TV news clip about old Soviet bunkers under Moscow
Moscow has one of the largest subway systems in the world. This inspired Dmitriy Glukhovskiy's sci-fi novel (and the new computer game) about a group of survivors living in this subterranean world after a nuclear war destroys civilization. Think of it as Russia's answer to the cult-hit CBS television series Jericho.
Click on the extended post to watch a trailer of the new PC game Metro 2033: The Last Refuge.
An English language trailer for Metro 2033: The Last Refuge
This is the second popular computer game involving Russia or Russians to debut in recent months. Russia Blog also recently posted about Tom Clancy's EndWar, which depicted Russian and American troops fighting amidst the ruins of Paris in 2020. It would seem that apocolyptic thrillers about the U.S. and Russia have been making a comeback in recent months, after several years of a post-Cold War lull. On the other hand, this is probably just another sign that Russian and American gamers are pretty much the same, and that the fighting between our two countries is likely to remain confined to the realm of virtual reality. At least gaming has come a long way from the heady Cold War days of Rush'n Attack.
You can watch Russian gamers commenting on the game here