PS4 Review: Metro Redux

Artyom hits PS4 in style…

Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light were two of my favourite FPS of the past generation, they were atmospheric, told the gritty side of a post-apocalyptic Russia with creatures lurking the underground and the streets above, while bandits and groups fought over supplies and ideals. It seemed like a no-brainer to bring it to the next-gen of consoles, but was it worth it?
Metro Redux contains both remastered games, although you can buy them individually online if you prefer, but the Redux pack is the best deal all round. The level of detail in these remakes is truly impressive thanks to the new hardware, making the original versions look incredibly dated by comparison. Random load times from the old versions are a thing of the past, while the improved controls from Last Light have been implemented into 2033 with no sacrifice to the original.

It’s not the most perfect shooter out there; there are still issues with the stealth sections, trading ammo for weapons and other ammo is still flawed, as well as some objectives not being the clearest to do. Despite these niggles, both campaigns are creepy, atmospheric and gritty…but most of all, memorable. There is a good variety of weapons and enemies, while the locations look a lot better on the new systems; dramatic lighting is improved greatly as well as the draw distance. It seems to run at 60fps, which is always a plus in my book.
Voice-acting remains the same as the originals, which is good since it was fine the way it is, as is the music which remains dramatic and atmospheric as before. The load times are pretty short between chapters, also a plus. Included is all the DLC from both games, including the Legendary Raider Mode, Chronicles Pack, Developer Pack, Tower Pack and Faction Pack which adds a whole bunch of extra content and challenges to the fray.

As a whole, Metro Redux is brilliant value for money. You have 2 remastered games with campaigns of roughly 8-10 hours each, included with tons of hours of DLC to boot…all for under £30, it’s a steal in my opinion and one you should take advantage of now.

The Verdict

The original games made their mark well, but the Redux versions more than surpass them with improved gameplay and visuals. Including all the DLC for free makes it a must-have for anyone who missed out the first time, as well as those who want to relive the series with its new extras and improvements. It may be a bit rough around the edges at times, and the stealth sections still aren’t upto scratch…but despite that, it’s still one of the most memorable FPS’ series on the market.