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Metro: Last Light

Games With Gold's August line up revealed

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BuzzDuraband
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Games With Gold, How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Games With Gold's August line up revealed

The line up for next month's Games with Gold additions have just been announced, and they're looking pretty damn good.

If you're currently in need of an Xbox Live subscription or cheap Xbox top-up cards, make sure to check out our Xbox Live account deals guide: cheap Xbox Live Gold & Xbox Live Gift Cards

Xbox One

Xbox Live Gold members can download Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for free during the month of August.

How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition will be available as a free download from August 16th to September 15th.

Xbox 360

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Metro 2033 Redux & Metro: Last Light Redux drop to £8 each

Author:
BuzzDuraband
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Deals
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Metro 2033, Metro Redux, Metro: Last Light, Xbox One

Metro 2033 Redux & Metro: Last Light Redux drop to £8 each

Sometimes you just don't want everything. The individual titles of Metro 2033 Redux & Metro: Last Light Redux have both seen price drops today from their usual £15.00 price tag to only £8 each.

"This is the Metro experience how it was meant to be. With 2033 brought up to parity with its successor in terms of visual aspects and a smoother stealth experience, 2033 and Last Light come together to form a glorious whole that's more atmospheric than ever, giving a second chance to one of the most striking and original shooters out there. Essential stuff, especially on console, for fans and newcomers alike." - Metro Redux Review | Nuclear Family (9/10)

Metro Redux under £15 on PS4 / Xbox One at Base

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS games, Metro 2033, Metro Redux, Metro: Last Light, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

You can grab Metro Redux for just £14.99 on PS4 and Xbox One over at Base.com right now.

We gave Metro Redux a big, fat 9/10 in our review, saying "this is the Metro experience how it was meant to be. With 2033 brought up to parity with its successor in terms of visual aspects and a smoother stealth experience, 2033 and Last Light come together to form a glorious whole that's more atmospheric than ever, giving a second chance to one of the most striking and original shooters out there. Essential stuff, especially on console, for fans and newcomers alike."

You can read the whole Metro Redux review here. Cheers Buzz.

Metro Redux now less than £15 on PS4 / Xbox One

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
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FPS games, Metro 2033, Metro Redux, Metro: Last Light, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Metro Redux now less than £15 on PS4 / Xbox One

You can now grab Metro Redux for less than £15 on PS4 and Xbox One.

We gave Metro Redux a big, fat 9/10 in our review, saying "this is the Metro experience how it was meant to be. With 2033 brought up to parity with its successor in terms of visual aspects and a smoother stealth experience, 2033 and Last Light come together to form a glorious whole that's more atmospheric than ever, giving a second chance to one of the most striking and original shooters out there. Essential stuff, especially on console, for fans and newcomers alike."

You can read the whole Metro Redux review here.

Metro Redux down to £17.49 at Argos on PS4 / Xbox One

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS games, Metro 2033, Metro Redux, Metro: Last Light, PS4 games, Survival Horror Games, Xbox One Games


Metro Redux enjoyed flirting with a £15 price point and below just after Christmas, but if you missed out on Zavvi's price (now sold out), take a look at Argos, with both new-gen versions of Metro Redux (which contains remastered versions of both 2033 and Last Light) down to £17.49.

Cheers to Hofficial for the tip!

Metro: Last Light Limited Edition £4.85 at ShopTo

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS games, Metro: Last Light, Xbox 360 games

Metro: Last Light Limited Edition £4.85 at ShopTo

I'll be honest, the Redux doesn't add a huge amount to Last Light, so if you're not too worried about the spit an dpolish of the Redux version, it's well worth looking into picking up the last-gen version on the cheap. Speaking of which, ShopTo are doing Metro: last Light Limited Edition for under a fiver.

The Limited Edition features a new Ranger Mode along with an extra rifle and military grade bullets. Cheers jimladahah!

Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux £6.80 each at Gamersgate

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Deals
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FPS games, Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, PC games

Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux £6.80 each at Gamersgate

The Metro games are two of the finest, most atmospheric FPS titles to come out in recent years, and now you can grab both for less than £7 each at Gamersgate

NB. You'll need to use the code GAMERSGATE-TURKEY to get them at this price. Click here to read our Metro Redux review. Cheers oUkTuRkEyIII!

Metro: Last Light now £7.00 on PS3 at Tesco & Amazon

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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4A Games, FPS games, Metro: Last Light, PC games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Metro: Last Light now £7.00 on PS3 at Tesco & Amazon

Metro: Last Light | Tesco / Amazon | £7.00 (save £5)
PS3 360 Price Comparison | Metro: Last Light Review

Metro Redux is a fantastic new way to experience Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light on new-gen consoles, but if you've yet to take the plunge, your wallet will thank you. Amazon and Tesco will sell you a copy of Last Light at a £5 saving, which is a great price for this grim and unrelenting experience.

The Xbox 360 version is also available for £7.00 from Tesco. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

Metro Redux Review | Nuclear Family

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Reviews
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4A Games, Deep Silver, FPS games, Metro 2033, Metro Redux, Metro: Last Light

Metro Redux Review | Nuclear Family

Remasters and reduxes are all the rage right now. It's an easy way to make a quick buck, after all, and recycle some of the best experiences of last-gen, keeping the cash coming in and hopefully picking up one or two newcomers along the way. There'll always be questions as to the deserving nature of these revamped games, particularly when it comes to titles  barely a generation old, but there's something to be said for 4A Games' Metro double header getting the current-gen treatment.

Metro 2033 once used to be the benchmark for graphics card tests, and the original version still holds up pretty well on PC, but the Redux version really is a step up, with 4A porting 2033 over into Last Light's engine. The visual tweaks and upgrades are all as you'd expect: textures have been overhauled and remodelled, there's a deeper colour palette, and noticeably improved lighting -- all of which makes for a game that's somehow even more atmospheric than when it came around the first time. Better yet, 4A have redone a number of the cutscenes in 2033 to keep players in first-person mode, minimising immersion-breaking occurrences.

PC gamers might not necessarily find these upgrades particularly worthwhile, but on PS4, the games really do feel new-gen, particularly Last Light which is now far closer to its PC sibling and has some absolutely dazzling lighting effects to behold. The visual detail across both games is now realised fantastically on consoles, and the improved clothing physics, improved facial constructions and character animations in 2033, really make for a seamless experience. The console versions still can't quite boast the particle effects of the PC equivalent, but it's a marked step up.

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Deep Silver Clarify Plans To Make Metro Franchise "More Accessible"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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4A Games, Deep Silver, FPS games, Huw Beynon, Metro, Metro: Last Light

Deep Silver Clarify Plans To Make Metro Franchise "More Accessible"

Deep Silver came under a little bit of fire after their CEO revealed his determination to it make the Metro franchise "more accessible for a broader gamer audience", and the company has moved to clarify their position, saying that greater accessibility will not involve dumbing down the game.

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Deep Silver Will Look To Make Metro "More Accessible For A Broader Gamer Audience"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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4A Games, Deep Silver, Gamescom 2013, Metro, Metro: Last Light

Deep Silver Will Look To Make Metro "More Accessible For A Broader Gamer Audience"

But Original Author Will Remain Deeply Involved

Deep Silver has plans to continue with the Metro franchise, after they acquired publishing duties from the now-defunct THQ. However, in a phrase that may chill fans to the bone, they also intend to make the experience "more accessible" to reach a "broader gaming audience."

Gulp. Thankfully Metro author Dmitry Glukhovsky will continue to be involved in the creative side of things, while user feedback will play a key role in any future sequels.

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Metro: Last Light Faction Pack & Season Pass DLC Revealed

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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4A Games, Deep Silver, DLC, Metro: Last Light, PC games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Metro: Last Light Faction Pack & Season Pass DLC Revealed

Deep Silver and 4A Games have revealed four new DLC packs for Metro: Last Light, the first of which will hit on July 16th. The 'Faction Pack' includes three original single player missions, each casting the player as a different specialist from the rival armies.

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Metro: Last Light Thanks Fans With 'Mobius' Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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4A Games, Deep Silver, FPS games, Metro: Last Light, PC games, PS3 games, Trailers, Xbox 360 games

Metro: Last Light Thanks Fans With 'Mobius' Trailer

4A Games' lead technical artist Alexander Bereznyak has been singlehandedly slaving away on a stylish Metro: Last Light trailer for the last two months, as a way of thanking the fans for supporting the game. It's breathtaking - if brutal - frozen moment in time.

Matt awarded Metro: Last Light a well-deserved 8/10 in our full review.

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Metro: Last Light | £29.85 (console) / £16.99 (PC) | Simply Games | PS3 / 360 / PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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4A Games, FPS games, Metro: Last Light, PC games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Metro: Last Light | £29.85 (console) / £16.99 (PC) | Simply Games | PS3 / 360 / PC

Metro: Last Light | Simply Games | £29.85 (save £5) PS3 / 360 | £16.99 (save £13) PC
PS3 / 360 / PC Price Comparison | Metro: Last Light Review

Thanks to Musicrab at HotUkDeals.

Game of the Month | May 2013

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Competitions, Game of the Month, GRID 2, Metro: Last Light, Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing

Game of the Month | May 2013

It's been a fairly slow month for releases this May which isn't particularly surprising as we gear up for arguably the most important convention season in the past decade. There've been mixed receptions for the likes of Fuse and Soul Sacrifice, and high praise for dead certs (Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D) as well as surprise hits (Van Helsing), but we've still managed to pick out three tip-top gems that should certainly be on your radar now if they weren't already.

Runners-Up

Game of the Month | May 2013

GRID 2 - The review is well underway after receiving the code slightly later than expected, but Codemasters have delivered a fine follow-up to their seven year-old smash hit. The Race Driver was never about simulation driving, and it's nice to see a serious arcade racer back behind the wheel. The content-stuffed, narrative-driven singleplayer mode puts to bed the myth that plotlines don't have any place in racing games, and its perfectly complimented by a plethora of multiplayer race types. It's just a shae about that lack of cockpit mode for full immersion.

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Metro: Last Light Review | You'll Need To Mind More Than Just The Gap

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Matt Gardner
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Reviews
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4A Games, Deep Silver, FPS games, Metro: Last Light

Metro: Last Light Review | You'll Need To Mind More Than Just The Gap

Platforms: PC PS3 Xbox 360 (reviewed)

Developers: 4A Games

Publishers: Deep Silver

Metro: Last Light is a game that presents a simple question at its core: what happens when survival trumps morality? 4A Games' follow-up to their compelling-but-clunky 2010 diamond in the rough, Metro 2033, is another first-person shooter based on  the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky's imagining, but with a number of nice little refinements to help pack even more of an atmospheric punch than last time.

It's a bleak title, make no mistake, in fact so much so that the tangible depression  and desperation hanging in the air feels like the most fleshed-out character in the entire piece. Much like Rapture was the star of Bioshock, the Metro games's greatest strength is the manner in which it locates you as a player in the moral swap of humanity's dying days.

There are little examples of humans losing their humanity everywhere, none of which force you to watch, or even discover. You nearly always have the option to  turn your back and walk away, and should you step in, more often than not you'll find your heroics met with a complete lack of sentimentality and gratitude. There's a particularly uncomfortable potential rape scene that you might stumble upon  should you stray from the beaten track at one point, and swift justice nets you nothing but hysterical tears.

Women don't get the best deal in Last Light

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UK Games Charts | 25th May 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, FIFA 13, Metro: Last Light, Resident Evil Revelations, UK Games Charts, UK retail

UK Games Charts | 25th May 2013

We're entering the calm before the storm, that pre-E3 doldrums where we're looking to the future rather than what's on store shelves right now, but a few new releases have still made a big impression. The home console version of Resident Evil: Revelations has managed to explode into first place, perhaps demonstrating that survival horror might not be such a niche market after all, while Donkey Kong Country Returns makes a solid debut in 5th place.

In fact, 3DS games have had a pretty good week.  Luigi's Mansion 2 and Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins also managed to sneak onto top ten, though were predictably beaten by the likes of FIFA 13, Metro: Last Light and the stonkingly mediocre Dead Island: Riptide. Seriously, who's still buying it?

UKIE have also announced some exciting news: a brand new PC download chart that will augment figures going forward. We'll let you know when it starts to affect the weekly charts.

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Opening Scenes | Metro: Last Light Gameplay - First 20 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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4A Games, Dealspwn Originals, Deep Silver, Metro: Last Light, Opening Scenes, Videos
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Metro: Last Light | Xbox 360

Opening Scenes | Metro: Last Light Gameplay - First 20 Mins

The original Metro 2033 was a flawed gem of a game. It wasn't quite polished to perfection, but 4A's take on Dmitry Glukhovsky's post-apocalyptic vision stood truly apart from its FPS peers. It was more survival horror than FPS at times, truth be told -- a game that boasted a cracking story, and an incredibly tense atmosphere.

And now it has a sequel.

Metro: Last Light released at the end of last week, we finally received our review copy through (the review itself will be coming later this week), and here's the first 20 minutes or so of the game in our latest in the series of Opening Scenes vids.

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