Metro Redux Reviews
In conclusion, Metro Redux isn’t really my thing.
While the games themselves are fairly solid, nothing about them stands out quite enough to warrant purchasing them again unless you are a die hard fan of the franchise.
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.
Metro Redux for Nintendo Switch is not ideal, but a good port of a very non-trivial shooter with a lot of interesting ideas and a careful approach to small details. Thanks to Switch, you can plunge into the sticky atmosphere of the catacombs of the Moscow metro in any place and at any time.
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Console gamers will see big improvements in Redux compared to the originals, making this one of the best remakes we've seen.
One of the best remasters so far makes surviving the Russian apocalypse more horrifying than ever, although none of the changes address the games' more fundamental issues.
If you have never played any the Metro series, are looking to experience the stories again but with a lot of updates and some new content, or just need a post-apocalyptic fix , this might be the perfect opportunity for you. While the updates did not fix some of the little issues I had with the games, the performance and visual boost go a long way to help minimize them. Metro Redux is available today on all systems.
Both Metro 2033 and Last Light play great on Nintendo Switch, but some elements and game mechanics feel outdated. Nintendo Switch version runs at 30 fps and doesn´t reach 1080p resolution.
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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.
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 arrives on the Nintendo Switch with a bombastic statement: absolutely nobody's safe from Switch-ification..
Redux. In an era where every title feels like it is trying to play catch up to Call of Duty in the FPS genre, Metro still stands out as being willing to take a few more chances. It wants you to spend time in its darkly atmospheric world. While Last Light was compromised to an extent to appeal to the broader FPS audience, as an overall pack Metro is as brilliant as it always was and Last Light is a nice bonus.
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.
Two of the best single player shooters of the last decade make an impressive jump to the Switch thanks to great porting work done by 4A Games.
Last Light stands out as the star of the package providing a well paced journey of redemption through the dreary and isolated world. In spite of it's vast improvements, 2033 just doesn't hold up as well and can feel like a slog due to tedious encounters and repetitive enemies. I would recommend playing them both but if you have to choose, go with Last Light. The story does a good job of recapping 2033 and it is a much better game.
If you have never played the games, then this is outstanding value for money for two great first-person shooters with an amazing setting, brilliant atmosphere, fantastic graphics and solid gun combat.
Metro Redux offers two flawed but enjoyable games with a substantial visual upgrade and a number of thoughtful additions.
Metro Redux is yet another triumphant port for the Nintendo Switch, presenting a duo of brilliant survival horror shooters to an audience who might have never experienced them before. While they've been burdened with noticeable visual compromises, they still look and perform competently enough that you'll hardly notice the difference.
Overall, both Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux are great shooters that you should certainly play if you're a fan of the genre. While almost nothing about these titles is game-changing, the content they provide is still worth the price of admission. Most of the few gripes I have become non-issues once you figure out how to work around them, and those that remain aren't too disastrous. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your ticket and come along for the ride!
This is the truer definition of a mature title. This is what happens when first-person shooters strive to be more than a vulgar display of power.