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Platform Win, 360, PS3, Mac, Linux Publisher Deep Silver Developer 4A Games Release Date 2013-05-14

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Metro: Last Light review: red scare

There's more character and nuance in Metro: Last Light Metro: Last Light expands the world of post-apocalyptic Moscow introduced in Metro 2033. Humans have been driven to the subway tunnels to escape a surface scarred by radiation and populated by vicious, mutated animals. At the end of the last game, protagonist Artyom used a newly-recovered missile silo to wipe out a mysterious race of psychic beings known as the Dark Ones. Last Light finds Artyom wracked by guilty nightmares until he discovers that a single Dark One survived the attack. The end goal is set early on, but Last Light's plot swerves again and again right up to its last hour. Life in Metro exists within the delicate balance of four factions — the capitalist Hansa, the communist Red Line, the fascist Reich, and the...

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Creators of Metro 2033 say PS4 is more powerful, tease open-world game

4A Games chief technical officer Oles Shishkovstov says the developer behind the Metro series is working on an open-world title. In a lengthy interview with Eurogamer, he also goes into great detail about programming for both of the current gen game consoles and discusses how ongoing improvements to their toolsets will contribute to their next game. 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver recently released updated versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. Each is being sold separately and bundled together in a package called Metro Redux. The updates represent a total remaster, a kind of director's cut, and have taken the Ukrainian studio more than a year to complete. Metro Redux is available on PC, as well as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. While both console versions of Metro...

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Metro Redux looks vastly improved over Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light

Metro Redux is the upcoming package containing remastered versions of 4A Games' Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. This six-minute video, released today by publisher Deep Silver, shows off numerous ways in which the Redux versions improve upon the original games. The most apparent upgrade is in the frame rate: 4A is targeting 60 frames per second on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The studio confirmed earlier this year that Metro Redux will run in 1080p on PS4, and in 900p on Xbox One. 4A also made notable tweaks to gameplay, bringing features from Last Light into 2033 and including a variety of difficulty modes for players who want a stiffer challenge. And the studio expanded parts of both titles by adding new areas to post-apocalyptic Moscow. Metro Redux, a disc-based bundle of both...

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Metro Redux launches Aug. 26 on PC, PS4, Xbox One

Metro Redux, the remastered bundle of the two existing games in the Metro series, is set for release Aug. 26 in North America on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, publisher Deep Silver announced today. The package is scheduled to be available Aug. 29 in Europe. Linux and SteamOS versions are also on the way, although they'll be released at a later date. Deep Silver confirmed the existence of Metro Redux in March, and officially announced it in May. The collection consists of remastered and reworked versions of 2010's Metro 2033 and 2013's Metro: Last Light. Series developer 4A Games made Metro Redux in-house, with the goal of delivering experiences beyond mere up-rezzed versions of those games, according to Deep Silver. Both Metro 2033 and Last Light will look better in Redux...

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Metro Redux could serve as a roadmap to the franchise's future

Speaking with Polygon at E3 2014, global brand manager Huw Beynon said, "[Metro Redux] was the perfect opportunity to get some practice on the next-gen kits and learn the ins and outs of them." While Beynon wasn't willing to confirm that developer 4A Games is working on the next entry in the Metro series, he coyly hinted that the next-gen development experience "might come in handy for something in the future." And that experience could include major increases to the quality of the games as seen in Metro: Last Light. "We're the first to admit that Metro 2033 ... It was certainly a little rough around the edges at times in terms of the actual gameplay," Beynon said. "For some people, that was a dealbreaker." According to Beynon, the changes made in Metro Redux — even as simple as the...

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Metro 2033 and Last Light get remastered Redux on PS4, Xbox One and PC this summer

Developer 4A Games is re-releasing its two Metro games — 2010's Metro 2033 and last year's Metro: Last Light — and bundling them into a single package: a "true director's cut" of those titles called Metro Redux. Created in-house at the Ukrainian studio by some 80 people over the course of a year, Metro Redux for Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, SteamOS, Windows PC and Xbox One will be a "complete remaster," according to publisher Deep Silver. The original Metro 2033 has been rebuilt in the engine developed for its sequel, Last Light, according to Deep Silver brand manager Huw Beynon, bringing with it a host of improvements that affect its visuals and gameplay. Metro 2033 is getting an all-new lighting engine and performs better on lower end PC hardware, Beynon said. It will also borrow a...

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4A Games is moving to Malta to work on a new Metro game

Metro 2033 developer 4A Games is relocating from its original hub in the Ukraine to Malta while developing a new and currently unannounced title in the Metro series, the company announced. According to the developer, Malta's position as a state in the European Union will help the company compete at an international level. While 4A will continue to keep its Ukraine office, the new Malta studio will become its headquarters. Likewise, managers will begin making the move to the new building. "Malta offers fantastic incentives for game development, and we are confident 4A Games will be able to attract the very best talent from Ukraine, Malta and beyond," head of business development Dean Sharpe said. Co-founder Andrew Prokhorov added: "This marks the start of a new chapter for 4A Games....

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Metro series coming to next-gen consoles, Deep Silver confirms

Metro developer 4A Games is bringing the franchise to new consoles as Metro Redux, publisher Deep Silver announced today. The Italian site Everyeye posted images over the weekend of a purported PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game called Metro Redux. According to Everyeye — which has since taken the images down — the title would reportedly consist of remastered versions of 2010's Metro 2033 (screenshot above) and 2013's Metro: Last Light, as well as their downloadable add-ons. Both games are set in the post-apocalyptic universe created by the Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, who started it all in 2005 with the novel Metro 2033. Instead of declining comment, Deep Silver confirmed a project called Metro Redux. "Is Metro Redux real? Yes. We never made any secret of 4A's desire to bring...

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Payday 2 will be free for PS Plus members tomorrow

Overkill Software's co-op shooter Payday 2 will be free to download as of tomorrow for PlayStation Plus members, according to the PlayStation Blog. The game will join the Instant Game Collection and will be available for PlayStation 3 users. Other PS3 titles joining the Instant Game Collection in February include Dontnod Entertainment's Remember Me and 4A Games' Metro: Last Light. During this month, PlayStation Plus members will also receive discounts on Blood Knights and DrawSlasher.

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Free PS Plus games in Feb. include Remember Me, Metro: Last Light

Six games across PlayStation platforms will become free downloads for PlayStation Plus subscribers during the month of February, Sony announced today. As previously announced, Red Barrels Games' horror title Outlast will launch on PlayStation 4 in February and will be the free game of the month for the console. It will also be available free for PS Plus subscribers in Europe. Three PlayStation 3 titles will be available free in February to PS Plus members: Dontnod Entertainment's third-person action game Remember Me, 4A Games' post-apocalyptic shooter Metro: Last Light and Overkill Software's heist shooter Payday 2. PlayStation Vita owners who are PS Plus subscribers will be able to download two games for free: Dimps and Capcom's Street Fighter X Tekken and SCE San Diego Studio's M...

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Here's what you need to know for Thursday, Dec. 5

The 7th Guest and the Solitaire trap Our latest feature focuses on how Trilobyte co-founder and The 7th Guest creator Graeme Devine plans to escape his success making card games and return to scaring people. Why game developers are joining mass demonstrations in Ukraine Members of the studio behind Metro: Last Light, 4A Games, are joining other developers to help protest the Ukrainian government's rejection of a closer integration with the European Union. Crytek, Double Fine, Vlambeer and more join ID@Xbox dev program Microsoft announced the first wave of indie developers for its ID@Xbox program, which includes studios such as Crytek, Double Fine and Vlambeer.

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    • Released 2013-05-14
    • Publisher Deep Silver
    • Developer 4A Games
    • Score 8.5
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    • Released 2013-05-14
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