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Next year’s Metro Exodus looks phenomenal and I suspect there are a fair few people who haven’t played 2033 and Last Light yet. The Redux collection is the perfect way to fix that problem before diving into what could be one of the best games of 2019.
Metro Redux comes with two of the most under-appreciated games in recent years with Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light. But this time they come with a visual overhaul and some well worked gameplay tweaks.
GREAT - For the first time on a Nintendo system, both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light come together in one package. They both run great on the system – even in handheld mode! If you’re looking for a fun post-apocalyptic survival shooter than Metro Redux should fit the bill nicely.
Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light updated.
Available digitally as two separate games, or physically as a collection of both games on a single 16GB cart, Metro Redux pushes the Switch to its limits and delivers an amazing experience both visually and in terms of the performance. Replaying these games reminded me just how good this series is, the depth, setting, environments, and story are all very immersive and engrossing, pulling you within their world and keeping you engaged right until the credits roll. Despite having a few compromises on the Nintendo Switch versions, the developers hit a perfect balance and were able to keep the identity and gameplay intact without sacrificing any mechanics or modes.
There's no doubt that Metro Redux represents real value for money. Neither game is perfect and Metro 2033 does show signs of aging, despite the improvements, but that doesn't mean that it isn't an entirely playable game which serves as a sort of hors d'oeuvre to Last Light's main course.
Whether this game gets a recommendation or not comes down to specific criteria. If you own the originals, there aren’t enough reasons to justify buying Metro Redux, but new players to the series will find a lot to love here. Personally, I’d stick with the original Metro 2033, but follow up with Metro Last Light Redux, which may sound odd, but they are what I believe to be the best version of each game. A well put together package, but one I’d hesitate to call definitive.
If you've never had the chance to experience the Metro series on consoles, this generously packaged bundle will deliver at least three dozens worth of satisfying content for post-apocalyptic-shooter fans. For those who have already traveled to Moscow and back both times, consider making one last trip; 4A Games deserves that much.
Overall I enjoyed Metro 2033, and after watching some videos on Youtube of the old version of Metro 2033 I could really start to appreciate the changes that have been made to the Redux version. I couldn't wait to try Metro Last Light which I will talk about next.
This is the Metro experience how it was meant to be. With 2033 brought up to parity with its successor in terms of visual aspects and a smoother stealth experience, 2033 and Last Light come together to form a glorious whole that's more atmospheric than ever, giving a second chance to one of the most striking and original shooters out there. Essential stuff, especially on console, for fans and newcomers alike.