Stalin Subway, The
The Stalin Subway (Russian title "Метро-2", "Metro-2") - is a Russian FPS published in 2005. The story takes place in 1952 and is about a great conspiracy in the USSR government with L. Beria against an older Stalin. The hero of this game, Gleb Suvorov, is a member of MBG and must stop Beria's plans to destroy the government.
A sequel was made, "The Stalin Subway: Red Veil" (Russian title "Метро-2: Смерть вождя", "Metro-2: Smert vozhdya", published in 2006. The story takes place in 1953, after Stalin`s death and when Beria tries to capture the government again. He arrests Gleb but his wife, Lena Suvorova, escapes from Beria's men. So she has to free her husband and destroy the evil plans of Beria again.
Both games have almost identical weapons and graphics, so weapons from both games will be together - with notes about which game is which, of course.
Called in the game "Browning Hi-Power 1944", the Browning Hi-Power pistol is the starting weapon in the game "The Stalin Subway: Red Veil". Lena wields it while escaping from the powers of Beria. Spare magazines as well as actual guns can be found in neighboring flats. The gun incorrectly holds 7 rounds, instead a 13 rounds in the reality. This weapon is rather weak, and after the third mission it is lost. Enemies don't uses this pistol. The in-game name of this gun, seems to hint at the version, produced during the German Occupation of Belgium for Wehrmacht, known as "Pistole 640(b)".
In some missions in "Stalin Subway", you can play as Natasha Mikhalyova, the helper of the conspirators. The Luger P08, incorrectly called the "Mauser P-08", is her starting weapon. Ammo for the gun is rare, and weapon is rather weak, making it an emergency weapon at best until a better weapon can be used. Like the Hi-Power, no enemy uses it.
In both games, the player characters and some Soviet officers wields Makarov PM pistols. Gleb can also dual wield them in the "Stalin Subway". Being a common pistol, the Makarov isn't quite as accurate as the APS found later on, but is a dependable sidearm nonetheless.
In "Stalin Subway", some of the Russian officers and Gleb Suvorov wield Stechkin APS pistols. Such a choice makes the APS one of the more "modern" pistols in the game, seeing as the APS was developed in 1951 while the game is set in the Summer of 1952. The machine pistol fires in semi-auto as standard, but secondary fire shoots 5 bullets in full-auto mode. In has 20-round magazine and is one of the most accurate pistol in both games.
The PPSh-41 is a common weapon of Soviet soldiers in both games, alongside the AK-47. It is possible to use it in semi-auto mode. It incorrectly holds 72 rounds (one more than the weapon can hold, and it cannot hold another in the chamber due to being an open bolt weapon). It is a fast firing, high-capacity weapon, but is quite weak in terms of damage.
Sten Mk V
The Sten Mk V submachine guns are used by Soviet soldiers in the parachutist uniforms in the "Stalin Subway". Incorrectly called "STEN Mk2"; the actual Sten Mk II lacks a proper foregrip or stock and has a different heat shield and front sight. The player character can use it in semi-auto mode. It has an incorrect 30-round magazine (should be 32) and is rather weak.
The AK-47 is used by a number of soldiers throughout the game. An unusual choice for sure, seeing as it would still be quite recent during the game's story (being only five or so years old at the time). However, the AK-47 modeled in the game is a Type III AK, first made in 1953 and anachronistic for "Stalin Subway" and would be improbable to see in "Stalin Subway: Red Veil". On top of that it uses even further anachronistic prototype steel 5.45x39mm magazines which are also incompatible with the AK-47.
The PTRS-41 anti-tank rifle appears, boasting good destructive power at the cost of having to be placed on a bipod in order to fire, as well as a low rate of fire and hard-to-find ammo. The game depicts the weapon as a single-shot rifle, which is incorrect, as the real PTRS-41 loads from a five round internal magazine. One can only guess the developers were thinking of the PTRD-41, a precursor to the PTRS that was single-shot.
The SKS rifle called "SKS-45" is a standard weapon of Russian soldiers in both games. The in-game version lacks a fixed bayonet.
The Tokarev SVT-40 appears in "The Stalin Subway". Incorrectly called "SVT-38". The actual SVT-38 was hated by soldiers for being unwieldy and unreliable and was abandoned in 1940 (a good twelve years before the events of the first game) for the SVT-40, itself replaced by the SKS that is also in the game.
The Tokarev SVT-38 equipped with a sniper scope, appears in "The Stalin Subway: Red Veil", replacing SVT-40 from the first game. Just to confuse matters further, it called "SVT-40".
DP-27 light machine gun
A DP-27 machine gun, incorrectly called "DPM" in the "Stalin Subway" and "Stationary machine gun DPM" in "Stalin Subway: Red Veil" and is the most powerful standard weapon in the both games. It feeds from 47 round magazines and fires in full-auto mode, and is very accurate and powerful. The only weakness is the use of 7.62x54mm ammunition, which is very rare. No enemy uses it. The actual DPM was a modern update to the DP-27 that had a pistol grip, one of the in-game model appears to lack.
F-1 hand grenade
The main grenade used in-game, used by pretty much everyone.
The RPG-2 rocket launcher is used in the first game. It boasts enormous destructive power, but finding the rockets for it is hard and of course it is dangerous to use in close-quarter battles. It's anachronistic for both "Stalin Subway" and "Stalin Subway: Red Veil" as it was introduced in 1954.
The LPO-50 bipod-mounted flamethrower appears in "The Stalin Subway: Red Veil". It is powerful, despite the fact that burning enemies will fight until they burn to death. Its main disadvantages are its uncommon ammunition, and its short range.
These firearms were cut or replaced before the "The Stalin Subway" game's final release.
A Tokarev TT-33 pistol was initially supposed to be one of the handguns in the game (and was in the beta version), but was later cut for unknown reasons.
A Walther P38 pistol was cut early into The Stalin Subway's development for unknown reasons.
The PPSh-41 was initially supposed to be in the game with 35-round stick magazine, but later being replaced by the version with 71-round drum magazine.
Sten Mk II
A Sten Mk II submachine gun was cut early into The Stalin Subway's development for unknown reasons. It is possible that later he was replaced on the Sten Mk V; this may explain why the Sten Mk V in the game is incorrectly called a Mk II.