THQ trades Metro 2033 codes for Facebook likes

THQ just can't stop giving away copies of Metro 2033. The publisher is handing out free Steam codes for the sleeper hit Oprah-style to anyone who "Likes" its THQ Demos Facebook page, not to mention including it in the cheap-as-you-are Humble THQ Bundle.

Speaking of the bundle, it's grown a few games since we initially reported on it and ends tomorrow. Now users who pledge above the average (currently $5.69) will receive Steam codes for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, Titan Quest, and Red Faction: Armageddon's Path to War DLC on top of the original slate.

We'd feel pretty silly about actually paying for Metro 2033 at this point if we didn't enjoy its creepy post-apocalyptic Russian atmosphere so much, and THQ's surely banking on adding a few more fans to the series in time for sequel Metro: Last Light's release next year.


  • punkduck2064 - December 11, 2012 7:46 p.m.

    I bought all of these games full price when they came out, most on Onlive, and I don't regret it. They are all great games and when I heard about the bundle I bought them all again. THQ is a great company that isn't afraid to try new ideas. what is happening to them is sad and they need our support.
  • jackthemenace - December 11, 2012 12:13 p.m.

    Damnit. I never REALLY wanted the game, but it always seemed like it might've been worth playing. When I saw the Humble THQ Bundle, I was literally over the moon. I rushed straight to the page and started putting in my card details... ... And then realised not one single game there was available on Mac. Heart shattered, super disappointment. Still, THQ aren't exactly doing well lately, if I recall correctly, so giving their games away for free might not actually LOSE them anything. And, yeah, it might even build up excitement for other games they've got coming out in future. I support them, and wish them the best.
  • punkduck2064 - December 11, 2012 7:41 p.m.

    Onlive bro, you can play most of those games on onlive, granted not at the humble-bundle price. But if you've never tried metro or onlive, do it, you won't be disappointed.
  • jackthemenace - December 12, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    I thought OnLive had shut down after going bankrupt a little while ago?
  • FierceVoltage - December 13, 2012 12:56 p.m.

    Wait I just googled onlive and it says you can play games on non-gaming computers with it? Is this true because my computer can't run any games, could onlive work with me?
  • brickman409 - December 15, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    yeah, it streams games, so as long as you have a decent internet connection, almost any computer can run any game at a decent fps.
  • Viron - December 11, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    So basically they are punishing me for paying them full price. Thanks THQ, after CoH2 I'll never need to buy from you again.
  • Redeater - December 11, 2012 1:07 p.m.

    So you paid full price either on the initial release or on a game that was released more than two years ago and you are throwing a tantrum.....are you fucking kidding me?
  • brickman409 - December 15, 2012 12:11 p.m.

    How are they punishing you? every game drops in price awhile after it is released. TF2 went free and nobody complained, right? oh wait everybody complained. I don't get why, sometimes prices go down on things, everything, not just games.
  • DragonLord23 - December 11, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    Either a desperate ploy to get people into the game or GIVE ME METRO ON XBOX!

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