Metro: Redux – Review

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For those of you who haven’t played any of the Metro games, let me give you a brief insight. The Metro franchise is based on the Novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. The game is a Post-Apocalyptic Horror played in First Person. The story takes place after a nuclear war where Russia was a target of atomic bombs forcing everyone to live underground in the Metro tunnels. The heavy radiation mutated several animals making the surface too dangerous to travel. The player follows the path of a man named, Artyom, a 20 year old survivor learning his way and making a name for himself. This review is based on the several changes Metro Redux brings to the table, so I won’t spoil the plot of each game too much.

The main focus to these improvements came from both remakes using a 4A Engine. Metro 2033 was completely remade to much the same engine used in Metro Last Light. As for Metro Last Light, general improvements were made across the board. Below, you will see the changes made to each game. 

Metro 2033

  • Added the option to wipe your mask clean.
  • Combatant improvements – like stealth takedowns and weapon customization.
  • Brand new lighting engine.
  • Cinematic scenes have been redone (now presented in a first-person perspective).
  • Features day and night cycles, which are important for gameplay decisions.
  • Some levels have been expanded (Dead City section is now a single level).
  • Certain characters and items have new locations.
  • 60fps on next-gen consoles.
  • All character models will be changed to the Last Light version.
  • Metro 2033 Redux will gain all weapons from Last Light and its Downloadable Content (DLC)s.
  • Drug references have been removed.

Metro: Last Light

  • Graphical upgrades.
  • Improved gameplay.
  • Includes all Last Light DLC.
  • Players will be able to check their watch and inventory.
  • Previously DLC-exclusive weapons now available in the main story.

Both Games

  • Supports Ranger Mode.
  • Each title can be played in one of two difficulty modes: Survival or Spartan. Survival is modeled after Metro 2033, having more limited supplies and ammunition, lower reload speeds and tougher enemy AI. Spartan makes the game more action-oriented and gives players more resources, in the style of Metro: Last Light. 
  • Support for Linux and SteamOS on the PC.
  • Improved weapon handling.

GRAPHICS

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One of the biggest changes to the original two games. Everything throughout looks much sharper.

SOUND

The sound effects in Metro Redux are amazing. Everything is intense and will have you on edge as you move searching for enemies. The game has a perfect horror feel to it.

FINAL THOUGHTS

There has been several major changes to give us a great two in one game. As great as the Metro games were before, Metro Redux made everything twice as good. You can’t go wrong purchasing the remake, plus you’re getting all the DLC included from Metro Last Light.

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Style – Single-player, First Person Shooter

Publisher – Deep Silver

Developer – 4A Games

Release – August 2014


JUNKIE SCORES
  • 4.0 – Gameplay
  • 4.5 – Graphics
  • 5.0 – Sound
  • 4.0 – Entertainment
  • 3.2 – Replay Value

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About: Jake Grunwald

Owner/Co-Founder - Review Junkies LLC., Est. June 2013

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