Metro: Last Light Review | BootHammer

Posted on May 16 2013 - 5:31am by Dan Adcock

Metro: Last Light (formerly known as Metro 2034) is a thrilling first person shooter and sequel to Metro 2033. It was developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Sliver. Last Light does not dissapoint as it delivers a dark and chilling post-apocalyptic adventure. In short order players will realize this is unique shooter and will no doubt appreciate the hard work and effort put in to create it. 4A Games has crafted an engrossing story that will pull gamers into this dark and dangerous world.

Story

Last Light kicks things off by showing the bombardment of Moscow as Russia launches missile upon missile towards the relentless threat. It has been decades now and you among other survivors are bunkered into the remaining subway tunnels that lay beneath the toxic polluted wasteland. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above. But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever.

Players revise the role of Artyom, from the previous game Metro 2033. Burdened by guilt, haunted by the past, but driven by hope, through Artyom you hold the key to humankind’s survival. It may be the last light in the darkest hour of humankind.

Metro: Last Light Review

Gameplay

Last Light offers a wonderful balance of action and stealth within the campaign. Players will converse in some wildly intense action-packed levels where other missions demand a slower pace encouraging stealth and allowing gamers to appreciate the incredible amount of detail within this post-apocalyptic wasteland. Players will still need their gas mask and fresh filters to go up top and explore. During your ventures outside, player can now wipe the mist and rain from their visors. During battle outside, gamers will even have to wipe blood off their masks further immersing players into the polluted and ever dangerous world. There are a host of mutated creatures that are constantly prowling the surface for prey. Also making a return in Last Light is the currency system. Players can spend ammunition to purchase weapons and explosives or upgrade one’s current weapons with attachments.

Metro: Last Light Review

Graphics

When players aren’t unloading mags they will be sneaking through the shadows and moving quietly through the perilous corridors. The atmosphere created by 4A Games is astounding and absolutely shines on the PC. The lighting and high resolution textures come to life on the screen and the first glimpse one has on the surface is truly breathtaking. It makes you want to explore and see what’s out there. Creating a world that gamers want to actively explore but are afraid to at the same time isn’t an easy task and Last Light nails this. Rest assured this experience will be unique and the art style is just unbelievably perfect for the game’s setting.

Metro: Last Light Review

Key Features

  • Explore the post-apocalyptic world of the Moscow Metro, in one of the most immersive, atmospheric game worlds ever created
  • Experience thrilling combat with an exotic arsenal of handmade weaponry against deadly foes – both human and mutant – and use stealth to launch attacks under the cover of darkness
  • Fight for every bullet and every last breath in a claustrophobic blend of survival horror and FPS gameplay
  • Next generation technology boasting stunning lighting and physics sets a new graphical benchmark
  • A wide variety of gameplay environments, including those below and above ground, and those set in snow, rain, and in pitched darkness
  • A gripping, story-driven first person shooter, Metro: Last Light is the hugely anticipated sequel to 2010′s critically acclaimed cult classic Metro 2033
  • Experience thrilling combat with an exotic arsenal of hand-made weaponry against deadly foes – both human and mutant – and use stealth to launch attacks under the cover of darkness
  • Fight for every bullet and every last breath in a claustrophobic blend of survival horror and FPS gameplay
  • Next generation technology boasting stunning lighting and physics sets a new graphical benchmark on both console and PC

Final Thoughts

Metro: Last Light is an atmospheric post-apocalyptic beast played through a thrilling first person perspective. The single player campaign balances both action and stealth throughout your adventure and PC gamers can look forward to one of the finest looking game’s yet this year. Last Light brings the horrific mutated world to life with its amazing lighting, high resolution textures and the incredibly dark and gritty art style witnessed throughout the campaign. If you are looking for a unique post-apocalyptic shooter and a game that will fully utilize your gaming PC, pick up Metro: Last Light today.

Review Rating: 9/10

Metro: Last Light Review

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