£18.99 Developer Fishlabs, dsfishlabs.com Requires OS X 10.6.6 or higher
Cult Ukrainian-made game Metro: Last Light Redux is a dark and powerful post-apocalyptic first-person shoot-’em-up – and it’s now available for Mac.
The majority of the action takes place deep underground in the mutant-infested remains of the Russian subway system. Sure enough, at first glance the game may seem a little like Call of Duty or Halo, but Metro’s own nuances makes the game series the cult classic it has become on other platforms.
Last Light Redux and 2033 Redux are based on the novels of Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, who is apparently writing books that tie in to future editions of the game.
Action takes place in an incredibly hostile environment. You’ll spend much of your time changing gas masks, fighting mutants and desperately searching for ammo. So you can expect some of the best first-person stealth gameplay you’ve ever experienced as you struggle to survive dozens of immersive levels.
While some gamers complained that the weapon selection is somewhat limited and Mac users should know the more powerful systems deliver the best game-play results, most are impressed by its haunting environments and game-specific quirks that set these titles apart.