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Metro: Last Light

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PlayStation 3
75
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Xbox 360
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Description

After Moscow was devastated by a nuclear war, the few survivors escaped the radioactive surface and found refuge in the city's extensive subway system. Artyom is a young man who stopped the threat of a mysterious race of creatures known as The Dark Ones, freeing his home station and ultimately humanity itself, and earning the prestigious honour of being a Ranger. Yet the Metro continues to wage war against mutants and political factions such as the Neo-Nazi organization The Reich and the Communistic Reds, and peace is but a dream for the innocent people in the tunnels. Reports soon surface that there is a Dark One that had survived the missile strike aimed at its kind. Through a series of events Artyom meets that Dark One and realizes that things may not be as simple as they seemed.

Based on the Russian novel Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro: Last Light is a post-apocalyptic horror first-person shooter that serves as a new chapter in the Metro saga and is the sequel to Metro 2033. Like its predecessor, the game is a primarily story-driven shooter with heavy stealth elements. Artyom may carry up to three weapons at a time, however bullets are scarce and valuable to the point that higher grade bullets are, in fact, the Metro's currency. When dealing with armed opponents, stealth is encouraged and it is wise to save ammunition for the many mutant creatures encountered in combat. In many situation the player can choose between straightforward shooting and stealth, also having the option for lethal or non-lethal enemy takedowns.

The game takes place in two environments: the Metro itself and the surface. The Metro consists of inhabited stations and tunnels infested by mutants. Each station within the Metro is different, and the player will get to see and visit many of them throughout the game, hostile and otherwise. The surface is a very dangerous place, requiring the protagonist to wear a gas mask to survive, making it crucial to find corpses and containers and scavenge for gas mask filters. Should the mask start to crack and break the player has to find another one, otherwise Artyom will die. The surface is filled with toxic hazards and mutants, some of which can actually pick Artyom up and drop him from great heights.

Screenshots

Metro: Last Light Windows As you descend into the catacombs you fight yet another very scary monster
Metro: Last Light Windows Like before, Artyom has a speech at the beginning of each level.  You can also now pick up diary pages, on which Artyom will write further details.  They aren't necessary, but help the plot greatly.
Metro: Last Light Windows The Communists play a much more prominent role in this installment. Crawling through vents, you overhear a conversation between top leaders. Note the Soviet-like decor
Metro: Last Light Windows Told you I'd slice his neck!

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User Reviews

Post-apocalyptic beauty Windows Cor 13 (171997)
Metro: Last Light is an amazing sequel, and IMHO the best story based shooter since Half-Life 2. Really. I mean it. Windows Kadath Bird (706)

The Press Says

Softpedia Windows May 17, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Nov 18, 2013 8.25 out of 10 82
PCGamesN Windows May 15, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Chip Power Play Xbox 360 Aug, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamesCollection PlayStation 3 May 14, 2013 8 out of 10 80
PCActu Windows Jun 19, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Windows May 14, 2013 15 out of 20 75
4Players.de Windows May 17, 2013 72 out of 100 72
IGN Xbox 360 May 13, 2013 7.2 out of 10 72
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies PlayStation 3 Jun 06, 2013 7 out of 10 70

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Awards

  • GameStar/GamePro (Germany)
    • 2013 – #3 Best Shooter of the Year (Readers' Vote)

Contributed to by Kadath Bird (706), GTramp (40845) and Sciere (281779)