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  • Summary: The Metro Redux bundle features both Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux. Both games have been remastered in the latest 4A Engine, and tout two unique unique play styles - Spartan and Survival - plus the legendary Ranger Mode.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Aug 19, 2014
    95
    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 definite experience.
  2. Aug 19, 2014
    90
    I'm not a fan of a current trend to remake and remaster last generation games, but the things that have been done to (especially) Metro 2033 are really impressive. If you had fun playing original Metro games, Redux will deliver at least the same amount of satisfaction. If you're new to the Metro universe, now is the best time to check it out.
  3. Sep 15, 2014
    90
    The Moscow Metro opens its gates again, and the young Artyom embarks on a dangerous journey to preserve last remnants of the human race. Suppose you have killed off all the demons, and completed the almost educational path through the Moscow underground. Maybe. But certainly not in such a beautiful and technically seamless form that Redux version offers. Moreover, your first underground visit may not have been a complete one, because Metro is not the game series that makes you to look forward to seeing every new DLC. Or maybe you belong to the owners of new consoles, therefore the Metro Redux purchase is rather a must for you.
  4. Aug 19, 2014
    85
    A vastly improved Metro 2033 is more than enough to give a meaning to Metro Redux.
  5. Aug 19, 2014
    82
    A bit on the pricey side, Metro Redux is nevertheless a meaningful remake of Metro 2033 with the added value of its successor Last Light including all its – albeit mediocre – DLC. The graphics are simply spectacular, the atmosphere is great and the AI tends to be horrible, just like before.
  6. Aug 28, 2014
    80
    If you have never gotten around to giving the Metro-series a chance, then this is a perfect package. Metro 2033 has aged considerably despite the numerous changes, but is a fine prologue to Last Light; a rancid, brutal game, teetering on the edge of depressing; a Russian cocktail consisting of one part The Last of Us and one part Fallout 3. [Aug 2014, p.62]
  7. Aug 20, 2014
    75
    With Metro Redux, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light are back on PC with some graphical improvements, all the DLCs so far published and the Survival game mode, which has certainly moved both titles into hardcore gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Aug 31, 2014
    10
    jogo excelente, otimos graficos, ambientação extremamente tensa, é uma lição de remasterização e um otimo jogo, com otimo clima de terror,jogo excelente, otimos graficos, ambientação extremamente tensa, é uma lição de remasterização e um otimo jogo, com otimo clima de terror, ação tudo misturado na dose certa, não tem como por defeito nesse jogo.

    esse tipo de jogo esta em falta no mercado, Metro é um jogo de qualidade extrema.
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  2. Aug 27, 2014
    10
    The game looks amazing I usually dont buy hd remakes of games but this is worth every penny. Metro 2033 Redux is an honest to goodness,The game looks amazing I usually dont buy hd remakes of games but this is worth every penny. Metro 2033 Redux is an honest to goodness, genuine remaster. A collection of tweaks and polishes, do-overs and rejigs that elevates the game to even greater heights, this is a full visual revamp. Expand
  3. Aug 26, 2014
    10
    The Metro series takes place decades after a nuclear strike on Moscow. Survivors populate the underground train system, giant spiders skittleThe Metro series takes place decades after a nuclear strike on Moscow. Survivors populate the underground train system, giant spiders skittle through the tunnels and an unknown threat is beginning to emerge. You play as Artyom, a young man given a mission that will see him attempt to save humanity.

    That’s the set-up for the first game; Metro 2033. Of the two titles it’s the one that has gained the most from 4A Games’ revisit. Where the original was muddy and blurry, the Redux version is quite dramatically lighter and more detailed, helping players to feel as if they’re inhabiting this bleak dystopia.

    Similarly, the four year-old game has also gained from a bunch of new gameplay additions. The control scheme has been brought into line with Last Light, the UI has been revised and weapon customisation has been added, along with a few other major changes.
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  4. Aug 30, 2014
    9
    I did play both original Metro's on console and in pc, on console I must say that 2033 looked crapy, but now even for a pc, the game looksI did play both original Metro's on console and in pc, on console I must say that 2033 looked crapy, but now even for a pc, the game looks amazing. Nothing is done wrong, Metro is after all given what Dimity's story deserves. A4 did an amazing good looking game with a awesome game play. Both redux games are worth getting. Expand
  5. Sep 23, 2014
    8
    Great graphics, great characters, great story, great remake. I highly recommend this to anyone who played the original Metro 2033. The onlyGreat graphics, great characters, great story, great remake. I highly recommend this to anyone who played the original Metro 2033. The only things that I'am unsatisfied with are the monster skins they just don't look as scary as they did in in the original Metro 2033. Prototype 2 had a similar problem with the hunter skins. Just wanted to point that out DEVELOPERS! it ruins the immersion. Expand
  6. Dec 13, 2015
    8
    In 2013, a nuclear war occurred, (What, don't you remember that?)

    Story Russia was targeted with atomic bombs, causing death &
    In 2013, a nuclear war occurred, (What, don't you remember that?)

    Story

    Russia was targeted with atomic bombs, causing death & destruction which produced severe radiation across Moscow. This tragic event forced the survivors to live underground in the metro stations away from the deadly effects of radiation. Various species of the local wildlife were heavily mutated into aggressive beasts, resulting in any form of travel becoming a dangerous endeavour.

    20 years later, the year 2033 when the northern metro station known as "Exhibition" is attacked by mysterious creatures known as "Dark Ones", at only 20 years-old Artyom is persuaded to leave his home and attempt to solve the problem and discover why the mysterious creature attack happened and ultimately attempt to save the Metro.

    You are Artyom, moving through post-nuclear-apocalyptic Russia killing mutants with a varied arsenal of both fictitious & real weaponry. Various hostilities are present here, such as two opposing factions Stalinist Red Line and a Fourth Reich, mutants and of course the environment itself (e.g. Radiation / Weather effects), featuring radiation both underground and above ground plus the intense weather effects which have a great effect on the player if not approached with caution.

    Gameplay

    Gameplay wise it boils down too good first person action shooter with survival horror elements, features include the likes of; preserving ammo, utilizing stealth, observing your surroundings, gas mark wipes when your mask is either wet or dirty, Artyom will change the filter when breathing becomes troublesome as long as you have gas mask filters to spare!

    You have to scavenge around for ammunition, which not only acts as...well ammo for you're gun...(really!?) but also currency for buying pretty things. Vendors in the game are reached at the games "hub" areas and you can upgrade, buy new weapons and other useful supplies.

    Stealth plays a core mechanic too, so utilizing the dark can be advantageous to your overall survival. Some areas demand a stealth approach which can be irritating if it's not your thing (myself included) but also makes sense seeing as ammo is rather scarce and not to mention very beneficial to you for the sake of item preservation, so going all out Rambo may not be advisable.

    Spartan mode and Survival mode the former is more of an action orientated experience with the former having the player do more damage but the enemies hit harder too. The latter of the two being a more difficult experience, with ammo being even more scarce and enemies a lot tougher with longer weapon reload times thrown into the mix.

    Presentation

    Atmospheric and eerie with great overall visuals honestly, this all combined makes for the Metro games to be one of the most immersive and engaging FPS experiences, at least for myself anyway. Not much else to say with the visuals, they are excellent and much better than reading all of this text...So come on, Why aren't you playing it yet!?

    Audio

    Sound design is definitely on par with how the overall feel of a post-nuclear-apocalyptic Russia should sound. If the visuals didn't already sell you then the sounds of Metro will further immerse you into the world.

    Saying that however I do have one complaint about the sound effects and that would be the actual gun sounds, personally they don't sound like they should do, I don't know I just didn't feel like I was shooting a sub-machine gun. Or firing off a shotgun with authority, it just wasn't satisfying for me compared to say the gun sounds of Doom but it's okay because the enemy & environmental sounds are excellent indeed.

    Conclusion

    I suppose the question you're all asking yourself (well I'm assuming this is it anyway) is that if I already own the first two original versions of these games, is it worth buying the Redux versions? ...Well you have a re-mastered version with improved performance, solid 60fps and Metro 2033 is completely rebuilt with the Last Light engine so now both games look and feel the same where else Last Light improvements are mainly general tweaks in performance tweaks.

    The games are bundled with all DLC included in the purchase and various level transition enhancements to space out loading times for Metro 2033 were done much like they were present in Last Light. Also they have support for both Linux and Steam OS if you play on a PC. All of that sounds great I know, but honestly if you already own both original versions and DLC and have played them to completion then it's just not worth it.

    However the Redux versions of these titles are definitely the definitive versions of the game, so for anyone who doesn't already own the originals, just stop reading this and go buy them right now!

    Summary

    Pros:
    Immersive visuals
    Interesting plot, with books to back it up
    Challenging gameplay

    Cons:
    Weapon audio is a bit off
    Forced stealth areas
    Lacking replay value
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  7. Sep 9, 2016
    5
    Overrated. Great, seriously, great graphics for its time. I love the atmosphere. They did a good work.

    But the game is boring. AI is
    Overrated. Great, seriously, great graphics for its time. I love the atmosphere. They did a good work.

    But the game is boring. AI is braindead, half the game is a walking simulator. You just walk and walk, while listening to dialog or reading stuff, then this is interrupted by mediocre shooting sequences. It is like Final Fantasy, you just suffer the random encounters so you can go on with the story. But Final Fantasy at least lasts for many hours and gives you more choices, this is just a tedious run of the mill shooter that and in a few hours.

    The story is also nothing special, despite depending on books. I don't want to say that the books are bad and i have never read them, but i suppose most of the allure of the books is about the world and the setting, and not about the adventures of Artyom.

    In the end, it is worth a playthrough if you can find it on a low price, but you will never touch this again after you finish it.
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