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October 13, 2023

Metro Redux - Survival Or Spartan?

The definitive versions of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, rebuilt in the latest version of 4A's award-winning engine for next generation consoles and PC. Metro Redux is the ultimate double-game collection; delivering two of the most critically-acclaimed story driven games in one package.

Featuring the complete campaigns of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, redux brings major graphics upgrades and improvements along with new and improved modes. The game now offers the choice between "Survival" and "Spartan" play styles, giving players the option to approach the campaign as either a slow burn survival horror or with the action orientated combat of a Spartan Ranger. Both modes offer different resource and ammunition management systems; Survival is more akin to Metro 2033's harder stealth based approach while Spartan is more reminiscent of Last Light's run and gun gameplay.

Both play styles feature a full suite of weapon upgrades and modifications, enabling you to build up an arsenal that fits your personal style. Whether it's the ramshackle gas powered shotgun you need to pump by hand or the affectionately nicknamed 'bastard' an SMG held together with duct tape and hope, each gun feels like a part of the post apocalyptic world it's set in.

There are also a number of gameplay options available to increase or decrease the difficulty level of both games. Unfortunately this does not transform the experience the way 2033's and Last Light's modes did - instead it simply ups the damage your enemies can do to you, making them more difficult but not changing the nature of the game.