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.
Review: Metro: Last Light beams down a memorable first-person experience
8 June 2013
Excerpt: When Metro 2033 came out a few years ago, it wasn't as big a seller as any of the Call of Duty games – which is a shame, because it was far more atmospheric. It relied more on the pure grittiness of survival – especially with Ranger Mode turned on – than most first-person shooters ever will, and that's one of the things that made it stand out from the pack.
Excerpt: Twenty years ago World War III happened. Missiles permanently scorched the Earth. Those that fled into the underground metro system survived. Though what was left to survive for is little. Artyom – our protagonist – was one of those who escaped into the metro tunnels. Underground he now dwells, carrying deep regrets that will come back to haunt him. 4A Games attempt to create a mature, believable and claustrophobic future often excels, occasionally fails.
Summary: Metro: Last Light is a noticeable improvement over its atmospheric predecessor, Metro 2033 . Some lingering hit detection and pacing issues remain, but they are minor nuisances. In the end, Last Light is an engrossing post-apocalyptic shooter that should appeal to both action and survival-horror fans.
Conclusion: Metro: Last Light is a hugely atmospheric FPS that has corrected all the real flaws of its predecessor and improved on them to such a degree that they’re actually superb – stealth and shooting are now things to enjoy rather than avoid, and can compete with the best in the genre. Unfortunately Last Light does bring some problems of its own, with hand-holding AI companions, a slightly unfocused story, tightly linear environments and generally feeling like a remake of 2033...
Excerpt: Some of the most fascinating first person shooters getting made are coming out of places like Eastern Europe and Russia. For most fans of this particular gritty style of action game, it started in 2007 with STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl . Ukrainian developer 4A Games brought their own take on things with Metro 2033 , a tight, polished game with a linear structure and a firm grip on a fairly rigid storyline.