"Like" THQ on Facebook - Get Metro 2033 for Free

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#1 Edited by Cincaid (2958 posts) -

Starting today up to December 16th you can get a free copy of Metro 2033 (for PC) by liking THQ's Metro Last Light page on Facebook. I have no idea if the code is redeemable through Steam, instructions simply ask you to download an .exe-file and enter the code through that. I already have the game on Steam, so haven't tried it myself, but thought I'd let you all know about it here.

EDIT: According to Gamespot and user you can redeem the code through Steam.

Facebook link.

#2 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5145 posts) -

Wow THQ is really pulling no punches in their marketing. Also are you sure this is the real THQ?

Edit: pretty sure it's fake.

Everything works, way to go THQ marketing team.

Edit 2: Is there a way to lock the FPS? The dips from 80 to 40* is quite jarring

*first world problems

#3 Posted by Cincaid (2958 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton: If it's fake they fooled both Polygon and GameSpot. Not saying that's impossible, but still.

#4 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Time to make a facebook account.

#5 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

It would be awesome marketing if THQ acknowledged the fake and actually gave out Metro codes.

#6 Posted by deano546 (183 posts) -

The key I got from this works with steam (I got a "Product already owned.").

#7 Posted by Zor (656 posts) -

hmm... the facebook thingy ask you to download and install something (plus their app ask for a lot of information), i think i'll wait on this to see what happens to other people... that and i already own the game, but free is free...

#8 Posted by Cheesebob (1243 posts) -

Doesn't seem legit to me

#9 Posted by Cincaid (2958 posts) -

@Zor: You don't have to download anything, you can redeem the code in Steam.

#10 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1546 posts) -

It's legit, although I already own like 4 copies of Metro 2033....

#11 Edited by Ducksworth (662 posts) -

I don't know why people are calling fake. I just got my key and can confirm it's working.

#12 Posted by Positrark (316 posts) -

@Ducksworth said:

I don't know why people are calling fake. I just got my key and can confirm it's working.

This, it works fine. Just redeem the code in Steam.

#13 Posted by Snail (8611 posts) -

@Ducksworth said:

I don't know why people are calling fake. I just got my key and can confirm it's working.

The fact that you have to install an .exe for something like this is pretty unusual and suspicious I guess.

#14 Posted by _Chad (962 posts) -

@Snail said:

@Ducksworth said:

I don't know why people are calling fake. I just got my key and can confirm it's working.

The fact that you have to install an .exe for something like this is pretty unusual and suspicious I guess.

You don't the key works in steam.

#15 Posted by Alexandru (301 posts) -

@Cheesebob: It worked for me. You don't have to download anything, just redeem the code thru Steam.

#16 Posted by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -

Can confirm for legit. I'd be willing to bet the EXE is just an option for people who don't have Steam, whomever that might be. Direct 2 Drive games used to have a similar thing.

#17 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Legit and got it. Thanks duder.

#18 Posted by mnzy (2915 posts) -

You guys should all have Metro 2033 through the Humble Bundle already. I mean 10 games for under 6 bucks? Come on.

#19 Edited by Alexander (1721 posts) -

The code it gives doesn't seem to work with Steam, says it's invalid? Supposedly I install outside of Steam with an installer... can someone PM me a Steam code if they have a spare?

#20 Posted by Alexandru (301 posts) -

@Alexander: it worked for me, maybe its region locked?

#21 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Time to make a facebook account.

And then delete it immediately afterward.

#22 Posted by Snail (8611 posts) -

@_Chad said:

@Snail said:

@Ducksworth said:

I don't know why people are calling fake. I just got my key and can confirm it's working.

The fact that you have to install an .exe for something like this is pretty unusual and suspicious I guess.

You don't the key works in steam.

That's not what the OP said, but if you say so.

#23 Posted by Alexander (1721 posts) -

@Alexandru said:

@Alexander: it worked for me, maybe its region locked?

Hmm maybe, I'm in the UK so maybe we're supposed to install a different way (they provide a link to a 70MB exe to put the code in and download the game files) but I'd much rather just use Steam.

#24 Posted by mordukai (7157 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Time to make a facebook account.

And then delete it immediately afterward.

Actually I would suggest you suspend it because if you delete it then you run the risk of someone else can open an account under your name.

#25 Posted by Alexander (1721 posts) -

@mordukai said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Time to make a facebook account.

And then delete it immediately afterward.

Actually I would suggest you suspend it because if you delete it then you run the risk of someone else can open an account under your name.

Unless you made an account just to get free stuff, in which case it would be silly to use a real name.

#26 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

Fuck, Im I really making a facebook account for this?

I dont know yet...

#27 Posted by NicksCorner (419 posts) -

I just tried it out and it currently downloading.

You dont need to run the .exe, but you do need to allow the Facebook app before the code is revealed.

That code can be entered into STEAM.

#28 Posted by mordukai (7157 posts) -

@Alexander said:

@mordukai said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Time to make a facebook account.

And then delete it immediately afterward.

Actually I would suggest you suspend it because if you delete it then you run the risk of someone else can open an account under your name.

Unless you made an account just to get free stuff, in which case it would be silly to use a real name.

True, true. Still I always prefer suspending accounts then deleting them.

#29 Posted by Alexander (1721 posts) -

So my problem was that I tried to redeem a code on Steampowered, you have to do it through the Steam application.

#30 Posted by Ducksworth (662 posts) -

@Rattle618 said:

Fuck, Im I really making a facebook account for this?

I dont know yet...

You can have my key if you want. I already bought the humble bundle so I was going to give it away to someone sooner or later.

#31 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

I will enjoy playing my fourth copy of Metro 2033.

#32 Posted by Winternet (8025 posts) -

Jesus fuck, they're desperate! Man, THQ is handing by a thread. It's ridiculous.

#33 Posted by Alexandru (301 posts) -

@Alexander said:

@Alexandru said:

@Alexander: it worked for me, maybe its region locked?

Hmm maybe, I'm in the UK so maybe we're supposed to install a different way (they provide a link to a 70MB exe to put the code in and download the game files) but I'd much rather just use Steam.

Alexander replies to Alexandru. Now thats funny :=))

#34 Posted by SpacePenguin (479 posts) -

This actually worked. Thanks a lot duder.

#35 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2498 posts) -

Already have a couple of spare keys for this game, here's the FB key I got if anyone can't access FB for some reason. If you use it, please note that's the case and I'll remove it, thanks.

QYD5A-RVZ45-5TKZZ

#36 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Krakn3Dfx said:

Already have a couple of spare keys for this game, here's the FB key I got if anyone can't access FB for some reason. If you use it, please note that's the case and I'll remove it, thanks.

QYD5A-RVZ45-5TKZZ

And with this, I have no more reason to visit Facebook ever again.

#37 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

I keep getting this message when I go to the OP's THQ link: Blocked by mod_slotlimit. More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

#38 Posted by jonnybob (166 posts) -

Here are mine from a couple of spare facebook accounts I had

WH8WA-0ACPL-D0E??

?? = The big thing that Ryan bought in September, it has banner ads

X?K90-F9R48-CK869

? = How many Ns there are in Jeff's last name

?NJQX-CAX8J-ECHCA

? =First letter of Mr. Shoemaker's first name

#39 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Anyone got a spare key?

#40 Posted by Demoskinos (15007 posts) -
@Alexander

@mordukai said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Time to make a facebook account.

And then delete it immediately afterward.

Actually I would suggest you suspend it because if you delete it then you run the risk of someone else can open an account under your name.

Unless you made an account just to get free stuff, in which case it would be silly to use a real name.

You can't actually ever delete a Facebook account only inactivate it.
#41 Posted by Kurinkita (45 posts) -

Thanks for the link duder! :D

#42 Edited by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -
#43 Posted by TooWalrus (13232 posts) -

Ha, I did it and it totally works, but I forgot that I already own the game from the Humble Bundle. If someone wants this, help yourself:

72F02-M0FJK-R6F6Z

#44 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Demoskinos:

Isn't there a series of convoluted links you can follow to delete it forever, though? I seem to remember something about that.

#45 Posted by LarcenousLaugh (70 posts) -

Awesome find. Key worked perfectly.

#46 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Thanks a lot duder, it does work. Now to delete the account.

#47 Posted by Vinny_Says (5718 posts) -

At this point THQ needs a game to save them. Maybe this will get people talking and buying Last Light when it comes out. Good on them!

#48 Posted by Bucketdeth (8017 posts) -

Man, THQ are really giving it everything they have right now to pull out of this mess. Hope it all works out for them.

#49 Edited by WickedCobra03 (2109 posts) -

I don't like anything on facebook due to its crappy advertising nature, so in turn, I cannot support this, sorry THQ. Plus I already bought the humblebundle for a decent amount of money. To anyone that does I guess it is a hell of a deal. Metro is kind of eastern european, but it is pretty awesome as far as atmosphere goes.

#50 Posted by CornBREDX (5579 posts) -

I already own it and it's a great game but so buggy. I could never finish it because the game just crashes when I go through a certain door at one point and no amount of reloading fixes.  It crashes every time.  
Such a shame, it's a cool game otherwise.

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