But without further adieu, I give you a cleaned up version of Metro2033Artjom's fan translation of Metro 2034!
There are some pretty big caveats:
- It's no more accurate than the original fan translation (probably a good deal less so)
- There were a few sentences I couldn't make heads or tails of so I scrapped them
- I may have butchered a passage here and there thatI thought I understood
- It's probably been colored/influenced/altered significantly by my style and humor
With that warning out of the way (and if you're still reading) I'll get to the good bits. I cut out a staggering amount of awkward phrasing and confused verbiage. (And probably introduced a few of my own, but shhhh... were't not talking about that!) I tried to throw in common (American) English idioms where I could and rearranged sentence structures that tweaked my brain. I may have had a little too much fun with Leonid's dialog in places, but what can I say? I like the character.
If you think my copy is crap (hey it's a free internet... or not, depending on your country) feel free to peruse the original fan translation here. I take no credit for this original translation, just the subsequent editing and interpretation I provide here. It was translated to English from the official German translation. If you're wondering what that can do to literature... I'll let this video do the talking:
Anyway, as I'm sure you've skipped everything above, here are the download links:
Let's all hope they actually do release an official English translation. I've got my fingers crossed!
P.S. To any lawyery-types. If there are copyright concerns here, please contact me, it was not my intention.