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POSTED 5/9/14


METRO: REDUX

Deep Silver



There lived a certain man in Russia long ago, he was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow...

He, as we’re reliably informed by 1970s German pop sensations Boney M, was Rasputin. But that description could also apply to another Muscovite, Artyom.

He just happens to be the protagonist – which is a fancy-schmancy way of saying the dude you play as – in Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, both of which feature in their entirety within this super-value pack of remastered, now-gen spunkiness.

We’ve already yabbered about Metro 2033 here, and Metro: Last Light here, so we were just gonna cut and paste bits from those reviews. We may still, actually, for the one thing you need to know about this collection is that if you’re even remotely attracted to first-person shooty thingummies then you should just get it. The graphical ptooey and polish is quite lovely – especially in the older 2033 – but the stuff that made these games so ace originally – notably the atmosphere and the soundtracks – are the real reasons for ruble departure.

So, erm, just get it. Hmm, 120 words or so to go. Here’s a megamix of those two original reviews for the terminally click-lazy...

Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em, ’cos Last Light I dreamt that somebody loved me.

Set in a cold, oppressive, colourless and windy Moscow, we really hate spidercrabbyscorpionbugglies.

It’s 20 years since the big kaboom, and we hate underground Nazis.

Existence is hardly five star, but people get flashbacks, mutants, shadowy figures, hallucinations, cobwebs, airborne demonic thingies, swamps, politics, a teddy bear, light globes and sleaze.

If you’re claustrophobic then this game could creep the fuck out of you.

It’s all based on a novel by Russian author and journo Dmitry Glukhovsky, but we’ll never admit to squealing “Oh, those Russians!”

take me back to the start...

 



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