Games

Gam­ing’s most ter­ri­fy­ing com­muter route gets a next-gen lick of paint

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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

Xxxx xxxx xx “Okay, peo­ple, get your tick­ets out”

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