Metro Redux Review Round-Up 
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Darryn Bonthuys
August 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

Metro Frank Dux

You don’t have to have a game on launch day. The thing is, while you may have a burning urge to play said game right now, waiting can be beneficial. And with HD remasters popping up the whole time, you’re not just getting a smoother, complete game. You’re getting quite possibly the best version of that game. And it looks like the hard work on the creepy Metro remasters has paid off. Comrade.

The reviews are in for Metro Redux, and it’s a hit apparently. Here’s what critics have to say:

Gaming Nexus – 9.5/10

Metro Redux (1)

Metro Redux is the perfect entry point for series newcomers as it combines two of the best shooters in recent times in a remastered collection. In addition, series fans are in for a huge treat with the remastered Metro 2033 and Last Light games for replaying their favorite moments with improved gameplay and visuals. Metro Redux is far more than a high definition update, it’s a truly remastered and definitive experience.

OXM – 9/10

Metro Redux (2)

A comprehensive rebuttal of the notion that next-gen remakes are only created for publishers to make a quick buck, this is a superbly polished update to two great games. Smart design tweaks and excellent visual advancements mean that life in the metro has seemed more attractive.

GamesRadar – 4.5/5

Metro Redux (3)

Metro Redux finally does the series justice on consoles, providing excellent visual and gameplay overhauls to both Metro 2033 and Last Light.

IGN – 8.6/10

Despite their seemingly miserable setting, both Metro games are in fact fun, diverse shooter-adventures, and the remastered 2033 does a good job of smoothing down the original’s rougher edges at the expense of some of its brutal personality.

Gamespot – 8/10

Metro Redux (4)

It’s that ebb and flow, that movement in and out of danger, and the panic you feel when danger finds you even when you think you should be most at peace, that makes Metro Redux such an excellent tour through the best and worst of a society in ruins.

CVG – 8/10

On the whole, Metro Redux is a convincing refresh that not only rejigs some of the ageing mechanics, but offers an underrated series in an extremely attractive package. We can’t wait for the third entry, but this is an excellent return trip to the Metro in the meantime.

Metro Redux drops in the US of A on August 26, while the rest of Europe can havea  go at exploring an irradiated Russian wasteland on August 29.

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    That pun… someone needs to be beaten like a bad stepchild.

    • Sgt. M

      More like beating like a redheaded step child

  • http://www.themovies.co.za Rinceable

    So glad to hear this! OvG must get this, NOW!

  • Rock789

    I’m really keen to check this out in all its HD glory… Glad to hear it’s a good remaster.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Get back to work you slacker! :D

      • Rock789

        Lol. :) Tell me about it! But yeah, I’m finally back!

  • Matthew Holliday

    i like how everyone says its good, but then says its a shooter.
    story, setting and stuff is great, but the shooter aspect of the games were weeeak

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I know, I hate that. I’m just playing a game, the story, graphics, everything is great – then I click my mouse & my gun goes “pew pew” INSTANT SNORE!

      • Matthew Holliday

        everything about how it played just felt unfinished.

        i had just built my old pc when the game came out and i was still playing it on medium, i was heartbroken, was a good attempt for one of the first directX 11 games, my 5770 was a dx11 card, but would get like 20-25 fps when i ran it with dx11 on…

        • Spaffy

          I also played this on a 5770.
          Wonder how it’ll look now

          • Hammersteyn

            The same but with more peas?

          • Matthew Holliday

            i got 60ish on my 7850 for last light on automatic settings.
            so if hopefully something similar.

          • Spaffy

            I have a 7870 OC, so I’ll give it a go.
            Finished last light on the 360 though

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I played it a few months back, didn’t really get that impression. Stealth was a bit of a hit & miss, but otherwise it was pretty solid.

    • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

      The 2nd one’s shooting mechanics were much better and they redid 2033’s shooting mechanics to match in the redux didn’t they?

      • Rock789

        Indeed they did. I’ve read nothing but good things about this Redux collection… Most outlets agree it’s pretty much setting the bar when it comes to HD remasters. I’m keen to try it out.

      • Matthew Holliday

        they were better, i actually finished the second one, last light or whatever.
        never finished the first

  • http://www.themovies.co.za Rinceable
  • MakeItLegal

    Hd glory ? Read pc gamers got shunted last time

    • Viking Of Science

      Did we? I Don’t think so, PC is lead platform for 4A Studios, and even the redux console versions don’t look as good as Vanilla Last light on PC…. they basically tweaked the settings from “low” to “Medium” for the new consoles…. :P

      • MakeItLegal

        Lol ! Ok I see … Might just pick this up

  • CAE9872

    Definitely want this

  • HisDivineOrder

    I don’t think anyone disputes Metro 2033 needed the polish. Metro Last Light, on the other hand, seems like not much of an update for PC gamers.

    • Acornbread

      Exactly what PC Gamer said. Luckily they can be bought separately on Steam.

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