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Chapter: 2 "Bourbon"
Prev: Chase
Next: Lost Tunnel
Game: Metro 2033
Riga
Rigastation
Objective:
  • Find a way out of the startion and continue to Polis.
  • Someone wants to meet me here at Riga station. I should go look for him.
  • Get out of Riga with Bourbon.
Metro Star Metro Wiki has a video walkthrough for this level, Riga (Level). See Riga (Level)/Walkthrough.
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Riga Station was only my first stop on my journey, but the caravan went no further. So, before parting ways, we drank to celebrate our survival. The vodka didn't drown my fear of traveling on to Polis alone. But I was about to find myself with an unexpected and notorious partner.

— Level description

Riga is the second closest Metro station to Exhibition after Alexeyevskaya and the first one Artyom travels to. On the way, a Riga merchant is with Artyom and the other two men in the handcar, but he is killed on the way. Riga is on security lockdown when the player first gets there due to a recent Anomaly and bandits in the tunnels nearby.

OverviewEdit

Riga is a very weathered and tarnished settlement. Many of its citizens seem to have little to nothing. It has a small market with a few shops, a bar, and a small open barrack where people most likely sleep. It is, in essence, an underground slum. There are people beg Artyom for the MGRs, he can give them out if he wants, but he will only gain the Positive Moral Point once.

Artyom encounters a young boy, willing to take you to see Bourbon for 1 MGR. If the player accepts, he leads Artyom to Bourbon, and the player obtains a Positive Moral Point. If he refuses, the player obtains a Negative Moral Point upon sitting down with Bourbon, however before this, the player can still return to ask the boy to lead him to Bourbon.

Nikki is also encountered here. She is a prostitute who offers herself to Artyom for one bullet, if the player accepts, she leads him back to her shack, she tells Artyom to close his eyes, when Artyom opens them, a large man punches him in the face and steals all of his MGR.

Trivia Edit

  • A glitch may occur after the player agrees when Bourbon asks if he is ready. When Bourbon walks away with the player very close behind him, the "talk icon" may appear. When clicked, Bourbon will repeat his question "Are you ready?". However, this time the player cannot answer, and causes a bug: the player can only look 45 degrees left and right from where Bourbon is. Although the player can follow Bourbon to the next checkpoint, he might be unable able to collect all hidden MGR.
  • It's advised not to upgrade your Revolver at the store - you find a Revolver with an extended barrel attachment at the end of Lost Tunnel anyway.

Easter EggsEdit

There is a guard at Riga who breaks the fourth wall by offering to grant three wishes, if you try to talk to him enough times. There is also a beggar who says "May the force be with you." (A reference to Star Wars) should you give him a bullet.

Related AchievementsEdit

Ach-Generous Generous 10 Game points
Help the poor, a coin for the kid, medicine for the sick. You help everyone you see.

Ach-Realist2 Realist 10 Game points
A coin for a hungry kid? Get a job.

Ach-Sher Sherlock 20 Game points
Found all MGR ammo, hidden throughout stations.

GalleryEdit

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