Thanks to the lack of backwards compatibility on consoles, re-releases are very common place right now. Is Metro Redux worth your time then? Well… the title kind of gives it away.
Score seems low for two games that scored high last gen with great narrative and atmosphere that have been completely reworked right down to the textures and include all DLC. Deserves at least a 9. An 8.5 sets the bar to low be compared to other games and or remasters.
Nah there's nothing wrong with an 85, and anyway number scores don't mean much. Last gen I played too many 9s that I thought were 7s or 8s, and too many 7s or 8s that I thought were 9s, to pay much attention to review scores.
Yeah thats usually what happens to me.
Since when is an 8.5 even remotely considered "low"? That 1.5 away from a perfect score..... @Mystic So true.
If you read the review, they explain it pretty well. Pretty well written actually.
I loved the games as they were released but can see why some wouldn't find it as great as I do so 8.5 seems fine to me. I would probably give it higher but all reviews are opinion pieces anyways even if they try to be objective--granted I won't know for sure till I play it again but 2033 with better gunplay alone will fix my biggest complaints with it (it really was rather clunky). Plus an 8.5 is still better than most games on the new consoles. From a singleplayer perspective this and Wolfenstein (IMO) are only great shooters on them to date. Every other shooter is only decent/good or more multiplayer focused. Most had moments of greatness but Wolfenstein/Metro are two of the best (singleplayer) shooters in years.
I'd add Killzone to that list.
LOL 8.5 is low. Yes and 9 is average.
You just described a scale from 8 to 10. Why even bother with lower numbers? Just give it a 0, 1, or 2. Problem solved.
its so stupid when people are like, "oh this game should have aat least got a 9" really? so are you thinking the writer wrote this article particularly to appeal to your taste in games? i never like number ratings to begin with, or any rating, but clearly after playimg both metro games the number he felt wasnt too high or too low was 85 out of 100. this system only works if you follow a reviewer who has similiar tastes in games. its like when people give a game a 10 just to even out the scores because of some inner fanboy rage at seeing to low a number attached to their fav game. metro 2033 is one of my fav games of all time, no number can describe the unique, engrossing atmosphere, i dont care i metro 2033 gets 1 out of 10 on every review, im going to enjoy the S?!& out of theis game. and when you "even out the ratings" by giving false 10's, your misleading the consumer, this is why gaming doesnt yet deserve the respect of orher mediums of entertainment's industries, the gaming community as a whole (bar a few) are very immature
If you're reading the score before reading the review, you're doing it wrong. Score is just the icing. You should read the text and develop an informed opinion. Something consoles gamers fail to do at times. Having played both on PC, Metro is an awesome series full of horror moments that genuinely scare. A true diamond in the rough overlooked by many and cherished by the few that did play them.
I could never get in to the first one. I tried 3 separate times. I don't know what it was. It was a well made game and all, but I just couldn't bring myself to keep playing it more that a few hours in.
It was pretty amateurish, that is the reason they remade it using the Last Light code base. The review delves into some of the changes they made. Worth a read.
I'd give metro and last light a 7-8 score. Gunplay was quite decent. Voices just droned on and on. But they are worth playing.
Well, learn russian and use the russian dub.
Like all consoles games, Metro series is very linear story base shooters with strong hand holding. Nevertheless they are top in this FPS sub-genre.
Wasn't the game originally made for PC first...
This game or should I say games is a day one for me.
these devs are great $25 and even less for a remaster like it should be
they replaced the old monotone artyom voice actor with the new guy :( i am sad.
Last Light and Wolfenstein are two of a very small list of titles I consider truly stellar in the FPS genre as of the last few years. Metro is such an impressive IP. I would eventually like to see 4A tackle an open world in what would be, for all intents and purposes, the spiritual successor to the criminally fantastic STALKER series.
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