Based on the novel of the same name, the game is set in a fictional setting of Moscow after a nuclear war. Players will be able to control Artyom, a man living in the Metro tunnel trying to escape monstrous dangers. With the perspective of the first person, the player will have to control the character to destroy the hostile humans and mutations that are raging in the game area. Players can use their invisible ability to evade or silently assassinate enemies. Because the ammunition and weapons provided at the beginning of the game are very few, players have to pick them up from the corpses of enemies during combat to support their dramatic battles.