Review: ‘Metro: Last Light’ returns to the horror of the Moscow Metro – 5/13/2013

Gamers who have been seeking a horror game that actually is scary will find ‘Metro: Last Light’ that fright fest that so many games have been lacking.

Metro Last Light is lucky to even have been released after its original publisher, THQ went bankrupt in late 2012. Thankfully for gamers, Deep Silver was able acquire the intellectual ­property and release it just in time for the Summer season.

Based on Dmitry Glukhovsky acclaimed novel, Metro: Last Light is a first person horror survival based in a post-apocalyptic setting.

Players will once again take on the role of Artyom, now a soldier in one of the factions struggling for power in the subway society beneath the nuclear wasteland of Moscow. In an act of personal redemption; he must save the last remaining Dark One in the hopes of seeking salvation for society.

Metro: Last Light is a lot like its predecessor or one could think of it as Fallout 3 with a grimmer tone.

The gameplay is less about combat and more about survival. Supplies and resources are rare while pre-war ammunition has become a currency in the post apocalyptic world. There is heavy emphasis on exploration as the player has to loot corpses and explore the environment to find spare ammo along with weapons and items.

The subway setting allows players to explore a limited open environment that belongs to the darkness. Populating the darkness are eerie noises and strange phenomena that the player has to explore without guidance.

4A Games was able to solve a lot of the problems that plagued Metro 2033; but the game still dose suffer from a few minor set backs that keeps it from being a perfect game. However these problems have now become so minor that they will at worst become an itch of a nuisance.

Despite its short comings, Metro: Last Light is both an excellent sequel and a great horror survival game. For gamers who want a grittier version of Fallout 3 should give this game a try.

Final Score: 4/5

Written for Digital Journal
05/13/2013
Original Article: Review: ‘Metro: Last Light’ returns to the horror of the Moscow Metro

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About Stan Rezaee
I'm a writer from San Jose who has contributed to several online and print publications.

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