Metro: Last Light

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Metro: Last Light

Developer:4A Games Genre:ActionShooterHorror Release Date: Download Games Free Now!

About The Game

This sequel to Metro 2033, based on the novel of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky, returns to the irradiated streets of post-nuclear holocaust Moscow. Details on the plot are scarce, but E3 gameplay footage shows the player, Artyom, spending considerably more time out-of-doors than in the game’s underground-focused predecessor. Once again, you’ll be hunting for gas mask filters to breathe in Russia’s now-poisonous outdoor atmosphere while being hunted by mutant gargoyles, werewolf-like monsters, as well as crazed Nazi and Soviet survivors. With promises to overhaul the tedious combat experienced that held back Metro 2033 from true greatness, Metro: Last Light looks to improve on the original in every way, providing a grimy look at post-Apocalypse living. The 4A Games-developed title is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Game Features:

  • • Realistic combat: every slash and swipe from enemies will send you reeling, meaning you’ll have to be quick on your feet if you want to survive in Moscow’s grisly environs
  • • Improved weapons design ensures guns and other armaments pack more of a punch than ever before
  • • Avoid environmental hazards like falling trees and dilapidated masonry, as well as the twisted illusions within Artyom’s own scarred psyche
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Metro: Last Light Videos

Metro : Last Night - Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

Title: Metro: Last Night Release Date: TBA Platforms: PC | PS3 Label: THQ Genre: First Person Shooter Age Rating: RP (Rating Pending)

Metro: Last Light E3 2011 Gameplay Trailer

See Metro: Last Light in action, in our first Gameplay trailer taken from the E3 Live Demo

Metro: Last Light

Metro: Last Light Review

By Gus McZeal |

Wow, a video game based on a book that isn’t Harry Potter. How novel! Metro: Last Light is the sequel to Metro 2033, a video game adaptation of Dmitry Glukhovsky’s 2005 bestseller. Previously named Metro 2043, after the sequel to Glukhovsky’s book, Ukrainian developers 4A Games decided to change the game’s title to Metro: Last Light when they realized that directly adapting Metro 2043 would be too much of a departure from the original game. Instead, the studio worked closely with Glukhovsky to develop an entirely new plot within the Metro universe, while also working to fix the bugs and terrible combat system that prevented the original game from being a true masterpiece. Based on what has been revealed so far, this game looks like it is going to be an awesomely creepy success.

Like its predecessor, Metro: Last Light is set in post-Apocalyptic Moscow after a nuclear holocaust has devastated the planet. You play as Artyom, a young soldier rescued from a plague of flesh-eating mutant rats by a small contingent of survivor-soldiers when he was a baby. Talk about a rough start in life. The Metro series gets its name from the fact that humanity’s survivors have been forced underground, as the surface world is too toxic to endure without a gas mask. The majority of the first game takes place in the pitch black tunnels of Moscow’s metro system, with occasional ventures to the outside world. Metro: Last Light looks to continue this trend but with more forays into Moscow’s overworld.

Survival horror is the name of the game in Metro: Last Light. While you’ll be fighting a ton of enemies, from mutated wolves to winged “demons” to crazed Nazis and Soviets, you shouldn’t simply be wary of things out for your blood. Moscow is a ramshackle, derelict shell of its former self, and every piece of architecture represents a structural danger: if you’re taking cover from enemy fire behind a road block, be sure to know that it won’t last for long, and falling masonry can crush you in an instant. Burned out trees can fall down and squash you, and your character is plagued by constant hallucinations worming away at his sanity. Perhaps most pressing is the fact that when you’re above ground, air is in short supply: you’ll have to monitor your gas mask filters constantly and find new ones, or they’ll expire and you’ll suffocate. Your gas mask can also be damaged in combat with enemies, drastically reducing its efficiency. Metro: Last Light has you battling the city Moscow as much as its mutants.  

Metro 2033’s biggest weakness was its shitty, boring combat system: the weapons were weak as hell, and the enemies were so dumb that I found myself realistically assuming that their brains had been turned into Swiss cheese by nuclear fallout. This won’t be the case in Metro: Last Light. Mutant enemies swarm you in packs, or fly in from above and drag you into the air. Each claw and swipe has its own impact: if an enemy bludgeons you in the face, you’re gonna eat dirt, and if you don’t respond quickly you’ll be six feet under it. At the same time, your weapons pack a much greater punch: a blast of a shotgun will kill most enemies, for example, as long as you hit them somewhere reasonably lethal. It’s good that things work this way, because as a survival horror game, ammo is scarce, and the enemies are plentiful. Whether or not these badass guns will reduce the challenge of the game remains to be seen, but it does look pretty realistic.

Metro: Last Light looks to be a sophisticated and immersive title that draws on its rich source material to provide players with an immersive post-Apocalyptic experience. It is nice, I might add, to see a video game adaptation of a book that turns out to look so badass, so obviously I’m eagerly awaiting 4A Games’ adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey. Metro: Last Light is coming to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the first quarter of 2013. Here’s hoping the world hasn’t ended by then….

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