Metro Redux brings together two amazing games into one ultimate package Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. The Redux update brings over all the patches along with improved visuals, gameplay elements and much more into one delightful package.
The Nintendo Switch has seen a lot of love since its release, and we have seen some amazing games that we thought would never make it to the platform due to its power. Games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Doom, and Wolfenstein just to name a few. Now in 2020, we get the first two games in the Metro Franchise, but how do the games perform? You would think rather well, so let’s hope so and dive into these two games, shall we?
The first of the two games is Metro 2033 an FPS survival horror game from game developers 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver. The Game originally came out on Xbox 360 and PC way back in 2010 thanks to the publisher now-defunct THQ (Not THQ Nordic) and was remastered in 2014. The game is based upon the novel of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky and was the first game from the fledgeling studio 4A Games at the time.
Metro 2033 is set in a post-apocalyptic Russia where human survivors are now living underground within the Metro Lines. Survival above ground is impossible, though you can explore with a mask and plenty of filters. Thanks to the nuclear fallout there are plenty of mutations that wander about, so you will need to be diligent as ammo can be rather hard to come by. This is dependent on what mode of game you play with easier modes have more ammo.
Now we originally reviewed this game back in 2014 which you can read here https://invisioncommunity.co.uk/metro-2033-redux-review/ ‘If you’re going to buy any of this new wave of remastered titles, Metro 2033 should be it – even if you already own the original release. The atmosphere and storytelling the first game created in such an artful way has been repackaged with next-gen visuals and new modes to suit guns-blazing gamers and hardcore survivalists. Get it. Don’t question it. Just do it.’
Metro 2033 is a pure survival horror FPS and does an amazing job in bringing you into its world. Its slow-paced stealth mixed with all-out bullet carnage completely engrosses you in what can only be described as an extremely in-depth and captivating story. The redux version improves on game visuals, gun mechanics, character models, lighting, dynamic weather, particle effects and much more. Thankfully all of this has made its way to the Switch version of the game while only being slightly watered down.
I am still going to agree with the earlier review though. The game on the Nintendo Switch is amazing, runs at a smooth 30FPS with no blur during handheld play. This is great for players like me since I tend to puke with any form of motion blur. The graphics are not up to the standard you can expect from the PS4 or Xbox One and PC versions, but the sounds, atmosphere and storytelling is the same and is amazing.
Next up we have Metro: Last Light which we originally reviewed here https://invisioncommunity.co.uk/metro-last-light-redux-review/ ‘Ultimately the decision of buying Last Light comes down to what you’re buying it for. If you’ve never played the Metro franchise, but you’re considering it, the bundle is the most complete release of it to date. 2033 is still the better game, and the graphical improvements are considerable, but Last Light seems more like an extra bonus than anything else. If you already played it, you might not find anything worth going back to here. It’s worth buying into if you gave it a miss the first time around without a shadow of a doubt, but unless you’re super keen on replaying it in survival mode, there’s just not enough here to warrant the purchase.’
Metro: Last light moves more towards an FPS over survival horror, but the story is still good, visuals are stunning and so is everything else. The original reviewer above scored the game a 3 out 5 which at the time I would also agree with. However, this game is now on the Switch and the Switch has never seen a Metro game so if you have never played this game before, then you are in for a real treat. The game is not as good as Metro 2033 but it is still worth playing.
As with Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light is not as good as the same game on other platforms where it comes to visuals, however, the game still looks amazing and again runs at a smooth 30fps with no motion blur. Both games run flawlessly at native 720p in handheld mode and 1080p when docked. I did, however, experience some crazy load times, which I hope they fix with upcoming patches. This wasn’t anything to take you away from the experience on offer though.
You can buy these games both digitally and physically in retail boxed packages. If you decided to go retail because you like to own a copy you can feel then I am sorry to say, you can only grab these games as a bundle. If you choose to go digital I am happy to announce you can purchase them as separates, which will give you a chance to play Metro 2033 first and if you enjoy it, you can then purchase Last Light. I am hoping after seeing such amazing games come to the switch that we get a chance to play Metro Exodus on the switch next.
I would recommend you buy this game if you are a Switch owner or a fan of the franchise, or if you just want to replay these games on the go, you will not regret it.
Metro Redux is created by developer 4A Games and published by Buka Entertainment and Deep Silver
You can get the game on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC
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Metro Redux Nintendo Switch
Metro Redux is the ultimate double game collection, including the definitive versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, each rebuilt in the latest and greatest iteration of the 4A Engine for next-gen consoles and PC.
Product Currency: GBP
Product Price: 44.98