Metro: Last Light Review
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System: Xbox 360, PS3*, PC
Dev: 4A Games
Pub: Deep Silver
Release: May 14, 2013
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Use of Drugs and Alcohol

None of the visual issues were game-breaking by any stretch of the imagination, but I could definitely see the hardware limitations shining through the ambitious graphical design.

Along with spotty visual issues, the sound of Metro: Last Light has its weak and strong points as well. For the most part, the sounds of the Metro are creepy and well timed. Issues only crop up when you are engaged in conversation with an NPC, or watching characters within the Metro. Character actions don’t always line up with their sounds (as I mentioned before) and this can break the immersion. However, this is a small issue, and doesn’t really detract from the game’s sound as a whole.

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The orchestral score is dark and fitting, and sports acoustic guitar in some spots. The blend delivers a down-trodden bluesy feel, which is appropriate given the circumstances. Additionally, the ambient sound of the Metro is spot-on. Scaling music intensifies already tense situations, and the echoing tunnels amplify the creepy sounds of would-be mutant attackers.

Throughout your time in the Metro, you will fight for air and ammunition, fight against Fourth Reich Nazis and Communists, and fight for your continued existence. Along the way you will be treated to one of the most intense and immersive environments in gaming, backed up by an excellent story that shines throughout the game and tells a unique tale that is both evenly paced and compelling.

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This is one of the most original games I have ever played. It steps away from industry gameplay and structure standards, which could have been disastrous, but pulls it all together in a tightly woven experience.

In the end, Metro: Last Light emerges from the dark underground as an exceedingly enjoyable single-player experience and one of the best games this year. So far.

By
Joshua Bruce
Video Director
Date: May 13, 2013

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.5
Graphics
Overall, the graphics are okay, but glitchy character models and minor environmental issues keep it from reaching its true potential.
4.5
Control
Excellent gameplay is punctuated by the original use of HUD elements that bring immersion to the forefront.
3.7
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Character sounds don’t always line up with what you see, but the brooding score and creepy environmental effects deliver on the rest of the soundscape.
4.5
Play Value
A unique and original experience that will take several playthroughs if you want to see and do everything this game has to offer.
4.0
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • A gripping, story-driven first person shooter, Metro: Last Light is the hugely anticipated sequel to 2010's critically acclaimed cult classic Metro 2033.
  • Experience thrilling combat with an exotic arsenal of hand-made weaponry against deadly foes - both human and mutant - and use stealth to launch attacks under the cover of darkness.
  • Explore the post-apocalyptic world of the Moscow Metro, one of the most immersive, atmospheric game worlds ever created.
  • Fight for every bullet and every last breath in a claustrophobic blend of survival horror and FPS gameplay.
  • Next generation technology boasting stunning lighting and physics sets a new graphical benchmark on both console and PC.

  • Videos / Game Trailers
    Metro: Last Light - Redemption Trailer - click to enlarge
    Redemption Trailer
    Metro: Last Light - Ranger Survival Guide - Chapter 3 - click to enlarge
    Ranger Survival Guide - Chapter 3
    Metro: Last Light - Ranger Survival Guide - Chapter 2 - click to enlarge
    Ranger Survival Guide - Chapter 2
    Metro: Last Light - Ranger Survival Guide - Chapter 1 - click to enlarge
    Ranger Survival Guide - Chapter 1
    Metro: Last Light - Salvation Gameplay Trailer - click to enlarge
    Salvation Gameplay Trailer

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