Gaming’s most terrifying commuter route gets a next-gen lick of paint
Metro:Redux, Madden 15, and Diablo III
Classic titles being given a graphical brush up to appeal to next-gen fans is becoming a calling card of both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, from The Last of Us: Remastered to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Now Ukrainian developer 4A Games is re-polishing its two great, post-apocalyptic shooters, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, in one bumper package.
Based on a Russian horror novel haunted by the ghost of Chernobyl, both games unfold in a world where nuclear war has put an end to civilisation as we know it. Survivors are forced to live in Moscow’s underground network, a labyrinth of dark tunnels filled with not just rats and Mind The Gap signs but increasingly bloodthirsty mutants.
Metro: Redux has been reworked from the ground up with a loving touch, in both its visuals and the way it plays. Some of the series’ shonkier mechanics are streamlined while all of the DLC content is now bolted on. With new weapons, bonus missions and monsters more horrifying than ever when rendered in full 1080p resolution, and with scare-’em-ups like Outlast finding a next-gen audience, this is a stop well worth making. $80, enterthemetro.com/au, Out August 28 on PC, PS4 and X1
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