Metro 2033's Original Soundtrack was composed by Alexey Omelchuk and Geogogiy Beloglazov, (also known as Anthesteria) and was engineered by Dmitry Kuzmenko. The soundtrack has received high praise from fans and critics alike for doing a good job of adding to the overall experience of the game and heightening the tone of the game. While most songs of Metro 2033 do not have definite names, many have been proposed by fans and song uploaders. The musical pieces of Metro 2033 are as follows (in a rough, general, order of sequence they can be heard in, or otherwise of notability).
The intro theme acts as the main theme of the game. It plays during the opening cinematic and in a few other select spots in the game, such as during Boris' death on the way to D6. The piano sets the tone of a world gone by and the electric guitar foretells the danger left in the destruction's wake. Many songs in Metro 2033 have unconfirmed titles. This song for example has the title of 'After Leaving the House Forever'.
The "suite" to Metro 2033's prologue level plays during Artyom's narrative. The song defines much of Metro 2033 - setting up a harsh, and cruel atmosphere with dark ambient tones common though-out all the suites.
As known as "Fear of the Future" as an unconfirmed secondary theme of the game. The Tower plays during the prologue as well as during the last levels of the game. The tone of this song reflects the trials of the journey and the dangers currently being faced.
This tune is played a few select times by guitarists. This tune reflects the destruction of the world. Guitar tabs for this song can be found here. This song has three unconfirmed titles: 'In the Skies', 'In a Circle of Friends', and 'Thoughts about Home'.
This tune, like the first, is played a few select times by guitarists, as well as during the intro of the level Hunter, when the camera looks at Artyom's post cards. It reflects the destruction of the world and life in the metro. Guitar tabs for this song can be found here.
'The Market' is an upbeat guitar song, being Metro 2033's 'rock theme'. It is based on "0305030 riff" from british rock band "Muse". It can be played at the record player in Riga, heard in the market, as well as on the tape recorder in Dead City and several other locations including Defense of all places. This is the song also played in the armored truck at the beginning of Driving to Sparta.
Revered by many fans to be the most eerie song in the game (and supplemented by a disturbing title), this song plays occasionally in Dead City 1, but most often in Dead City 2, as well as in other spots in the game.
This haunting song is also associated as being Khan's theme and plays during the level Ghosts. It is commonly associated with the supernatural aspects of Metro 2033. This song has an unconfirmed alternate title of 'Past - Present'.
This alternate and darker version of 'Ghost Tunnel' delves even more into the supernatural and forbidding nature of the metro. It is unknown when this song plays, though since the unofficial title is "The Anomaly", it is likely to show up in the level: Anomaly. Like 'Ghost Tunnel' this song has an alternate title of 'Breaking Boundaries', however Necropole is the confirmed title of this song, when it was once a stand alone song.
As the name implies, this musical piece is heard while Artyom is exploring Sparta base. The music beautifully embodies sanctity and reflects on how the base used to be a Russian Orthodox Church. The soundtrack can also be heard in the shrine at the end of the level Cursed.
This ambient is a breif combat theme that plays during Front Line and Lost Tunnels. As equally subtle as some of the Suites, this song plays with low clambering drums, electrics, and high-pitched strings.
Played at the very beginni g of the game, during Miller's dialogue in the prologue, this cutscene-song is most famously played at the beginning of Trolley Combat. It reflects the situation Artyom is in and then moves onto the ability of the rangers, Ulman and Pavel, and then finishes with a subdued version of the main theme.
By far the heaviest and loudest of all Suites, the 'Trolley Combat Suite' is a short, looping, synthetics song that plays in the introductions of Trolley Combat and Black Station, and during Trolley Combat itself.
This suite plays at the beginning narration and during the level "Depot". It does an excellent job of giving a sense of the aftermath of sudden loss, and of having to find one's own way by the simple guidance of light.
This creepy song occasionally plays during the first minutes of the level Black Station as well as the intro to Tower. It's low wind-like tones reflect the poisoned nature of the earth and the danger that lurks under.
Contrary to its supposed title, this song does not play during the default Ending credits. Instead this song, full of wonder, plays in the Dead City, and at the ends of Anomaly and Black Station. An unconfirmed alternate title to this song is "Dead City", of which, it also plays in.
The oddly titled 'A Bad News' is a creepy song which features a sometimes startling bang. This song plays on the level into to Library but is reported to play during the level Biomass. There is also an unconfirmed alternate title of this song called 'They Are Above Us'.
'Hope' plays at the beginning of some chapters, notably Top, and gives off depressing vibes which, like many other Metro 2033 pieces, offers reflection into the destroyed world. 'Again on Top' is unconfirmed title of this song.
This song plays during the default ending, but also when Hunter is speaking to Artyom after the dark one attack. It begins ominously but picks up as the adventure comes to a close, and the objective achieved. The final section of the song is ambiguous in tone and leaves the player to wonder. This song's unconfirmed alternate title is "By Fire and Sword".
This soothing but haunting theme plays during the enlightened end-game cutscene as well as at the end of the level, Child. It plays a heavily distorted and remixed version of the main theme. For some the sounds may be lost in the wind but for others it signifies strength and change.