Saturday, 6 September 2014

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Metro Redux - Deep Silver

Release Date: 29/08/14
Publisher:  Deep Silver


Metro Redux is the ultimate double game collection, including the definitive versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, each rebuilt in the latest and greatest iteration of the 4A Engine for next-gen consoles and PC. For the first time, console owners can expect smooth 60FPS gameplay and state of the art visuals that were once only available on high-end PC hardware. Newcomers to the series will get the chance to experience two of the finest story-driven shooters of all time in one vast package; an epic adventure combining gripping survival horror, exploration and tactical combat and stealth. Fans of the original games will find the unique world of Metro transformed with incredible new lighting, physics and dynamic weather effects, as well as a host of gameplay improvements and new features. All the enhancements from the acclaimed sequel 'Metro: Last Light' have been transferred to Metro 2033 Redux - superior AI, controls, animation, weapon handling and many more. And both campaigns benefit from all-new melee animations, the ability to check your watch and ammo supplies on the fly, and new full-body player animations. Those who favoured the more survival-horror oriented gameplay of 'Metro 2033' can play both campaigns in the 'Survival' Play-Style, a fraught, slow burn fight for survival. Those who enjoyed the more action-oriented gameplay of 'Metro: Last Light' can try the 'Spartan' Play-Style, providing Artyom with a powerful set of combat skills. With the legendary Ranger Mode included to offer an extra layer of challenge and immersion, and all previous released DLC, Metro Redux offers 50+ hours of AAA FPS gameplay for an incredible price.


OK, so I read the books when they were released by Gollancz, and to be honest I was left wondering how well it would translate from the page to a game from the start. I loved the dark underground passages with twists and turns where life and death is the price of a bullet (which is currency in the game) and all round I couldn’t wait to get it on the console.

Originally I played the second title, Metro Last Light, on the Xbox 360, and even then I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, yet on the Xbox One, its another experience altogether as both titles have been reworked with a lot of subtler shades, his res quality and flows beautifully with each sequence.

Add to this great voice acting, a choice of weaponry to suit the gamer alongside solid storytelling, all round gave me an even better experience than I had before. You really have to try it on the next gen. Magic.

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