Excerpt: Calling Metro Redux a simple re-release is as short sided as calling the original Metro 2033 a first-person shooter. Just as the original game is more of a thriller than anything else, Redux is more of a director's cut than you may expect. Deep Silver has taken what worked best for both games, trimmed some of the fat and delivered what are unquestionably the best versions of the games to date.
Conclusion: I realise all these caveats render a scored review somewhat meaningless, so the takeaway message is this; if you've never played Last Light , you should – it's an excellent game, and you should opt for this version. If you've already played it, however, you don't need to upgrade.
Metro: Last Light Review, Much More than Blasting Mutants in the Subway
3 April 2014
Excerpt: Metro: Last Light is the successor to the critically acclaimed Metro 2033, developed by 4A games and published by Deep Silver. Metro: Last Light is once again set in the same dark, post apocalyptic world as the last. The world has been devastated by an all-out nuclear war and humanity now survives thanks to the refuge the metro system below Moscow offers.
Excerpt: When Metro 2033 came out about three years ago, it didn’t make much of a splash at first. The name and cover art didn’t explain much, and its publisher did not have a Call of Duty–size ad budget. By the time we understood that it was set in a post-apocalyptic Moscow where everyone had to live underground (to avoid radiation sickness and hideously mutated beasties), Metro 2033’s moment had passed.
Pros: Densely packed environment and narrative; entertaining combat; high-caliber visuals.
Cons: AI is occasionally dumb; curiously abundant resources; DLC confusion.
How the pretty good Faction Pack for Metro Last Light falls apart
Quarter to Three
2 August 2013
Excerpt: I love the guns in the Metro games. Awkward, ruthless, post-apocalyptic testaments to the harsh reality of scavenging. Namely, that a good gun isn’t a pretty gun. These so-ugly-they’re-beautiful Frankenstein firearms are the most memorable weapons you’ll find this side of your Borderlands locker.
Excerpt: In 2010, Ukrainian developer 4A Games introduced us to the melancholy darkness of the post-apocalyptic Moscow Metro with their debut game Metro 2033 . The game followed the story from Dmitry Glukhovsky’s cult classic novel of the same name, and it put 4A Games on the map with their ability to create amazing atmosphere and some interesting game mechanics that made the first person shooter feel fresh once again.
Pros: Does a terrific job creating a creepy atmosphere, Interesting survival game mechanics
Cons: Playing stealthy can feel awkward, A few too many monsters
Summary: Creating an FPS with an engaging story has always seemed like an afterthought in recent years. In a world of big budget games using forced perspective to show off the latest technologies with little relevance or substance, Last Light stands alone. In lieu of rushing the player through explosions and firefights, 4A gives players a chance to side by the figurative water and watch the painful gears of society turn in spite of near extinction.
Summary: Faction Pack bodes well for the remaining upcoming downloadable content planned for Metro: Last Light . Although the three missions are all great in theory, offering a nice array of combat and objective types, they are not all winners; however, it’s priced right ($4.99) and offers a few solid hours of gameplay.