30°
Submitted by alexcosborn 720d ago | review

Metro: Last Light Review | GameRevolution

GameRevolution:

Back in the U.S.S.R.

That's it. I promise. There will be no further Russian jokes or puns from here on out; Metro just doesn't support buffoonery at the expense of the motherland. Based on the book by Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033 introduced players to life after the bomb(s) where what remains of mankind survives underground and just can't catch a break. If radiation, horrifying mutants, and general shittiness of life don't bring you down, maybe the communists and nazis can. Hardened men fight in tunnels with hand-crafted firearms among other deadly weaponry, but you might still trip and impale yourself on the wreckage, or at the very least get a nasty bout of tetanus from the fall.

Metro: Last Light revisits Artyom, retains much of what made the first game great and introduces a cast of new characters. Have I mentioned that it looks absolutely jaw-dropping? I can't stress it enough, but that otherworldly fidelity has a major impact on gameplay too. I played this on PC and cranked my settings up, but even on lower settings textures, models, and effects impress. Despite minor complaints and moments of awkwardly forced titillation that nearly wreck its somber and engrossing atmosphere, Last Light proves exhilarating, haunting, and one of the best-looking games ever. (Metro: Last Light, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 4/5

Wedge19  +   720d ago
This game was off my radar, but might just have to be a summer fling for me.
dbjj12088  +   720d ago
That 4/5 experience will be even better if you can pick it up at a discount :)
alexcosborn  +   720d ago
Looks like PC is the way to go on this one.
doctorstrange  +   720d ago
If your PC can handle it
dbjj12088  +   720d ago
And mine can't. Hopefully that next-gen port comes sooner rather than later.
knifefight  +   720d ago
Can't, but my MC can handle anything.

...

Meh I've needed an excuse to upgrade anyway.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

MOBA Fever Claims Yet Another Victim

1h ago - Oh great, it’s another one of those articles about a new MOBA player that’s shamelessly falling i... | PC
30°

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China Review - BGU

1h ago - "It was unfortunate that Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China came to an end as soon as it did. 15-... | PC
Ad

Need Cash? (US Only)

Now - How would it feel to have your money struggles solved by this time tomorrow? We give fast loans from $100-$10,000+, and repayment terms up to 60 mo... | Promoted post
30°

Review: Will Fight for Food | Hardcore Gamer

2h ago - Will Fight For Food is a charming mix of an RPG, a point and click adventure and a belt-scrolling... | PC
30°

Mortal Kombat X Review | Gaming Union

2h ago - Despite a petty want for prettier visuals, Mortal Kombat X is still a fantastic debut on the new... | PC
20°

Age of Wonders III and Eternal Lords Review | Gamestyle

2h ago - GS: Age of Wonders III is a big and imposing game and the sort of thing that requires several hu... | PC