I personally found Metro: 2033 way too easy, even on Hardcore/Ranger Hardcore difficulty modes. Does anyone else want the higher difficulty levels to be made harder for the more experienced players? My reasons: Ammo isn't even that scarce especially on ranger hardcore mode, you just sell the Volt Driver or heavy shotgun and/or grow some balls and explore. Stealth sections were pretty simple to play through and rather obvious, for example the Red soldier being executed tells his officer about a way to get past the Nazis. Ulman tells you to disable the generator in Black Station, etc. (The stealth suit isn't even worth buying btw if you've never tried a stealth approach. Default armour will do perfectly well.) The fact you die easily isn't a factor as long as your aim is good and you kill the enemies before they kill you. Mutants are easy to kill since they have to get close to do damage. Moving from cover to cover is a good tactic against humans. (humans shoot where they think you are so if you manage to sneak over to a different place they'll continue to shoot at your old position) Only problem is filters for the gas mask, buying as many as you can whilst you're at Market station cures that problem, scavenging is good too.