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Review: Metro: Last Light
by Jim Sterling

Metro 2033 is a game so good, Destructoid reviewed it a year and a half after its release, finally giving it a scored assessment after the original reviewer made it to chapter three and gave up. The claustrophobic Ukrainian shooter, fueled by an engrossing story and highly effective horror elements, was truly one of the great story-led shooters of its generation.

Despite its dedicated fans, 2033 was nonetheless subject to a number of recurring criticisms, and these criticisms are all addressed in Metro: Last Light. The sequel is a humble game in many ways, going out of its way to improve upon everything laid forth in the original.

The result is a rewarding and visually beautiful shooter, but one that goes so far in the refinement process that it risks missing the entire point of Metro 2033. Indeed, while Last Light is quality in many ways, it may disappoint those looking for more of what 4A Games offered last time.

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10:30 AM on 03.19.2013

Get some salvation in this Metro: Last Light trailer

Here's a new trailer for 4A Games' Metro: Last Light. It's called "Salvation" and it's all about the forces struggling for dominance in Russia's post-nuke subterranean tunnels. Expect some plot hints and lots of images of men in masks shooting other men.  The game's out May 14, under its new publisher Deep Silver, and I'm quite looking forward to giving it a go.

Jim Sterling

7:30 AM on 12.14.2012

Metro: Last Light Limited Edition announced

Those who enjoyed the challenging "Ranger Mode" setting in Metro 2033 will have to get Metro: Last Light's Limited Edition -- announced today -- to get it in the sequel. The good news is that it's not one of those extrav...

Jim Sterling



The DTOID Show's 400th Episode Spectacular! photo
The DTOID Show's 400th Episode Spectacular!
by Max Scoville


Here's today's Destructoid Show, which is the 400th episode. According to the folder we keep on the server, which also contains a bunch of E3 videos, so technically it's not the 400th episode. But we wore sombreros anyway. 

Metro: Last Light has a new trailer, and you can get the first game, Metro 2033 for free for a limited time. There's a Hitman HD Trilogy on the horizon, and SimCity continues to look awesome. Meanwhile, Capcom celebrates two 25th anniversaries at once with Street Fighter X Mega Man, and you can win a PS Vita copy of Street Fighter X Tekken. Find out how on the show!

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9:00 AM on 11.22.2012

THQ backtracks on Wii U 'horrible CPU' comments

THQ global communications manager Huw Beynon is in damage control mode after a Metro: Last Light developer was quoted as saying the Wii U has a, "Horrible, slow CPU." Rather than take any responsibility, Beynon has of co...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 11.20.2012

Metro: Last Light developer hates Wii U's 'horrible' CPU

Hoping to get Metro: Last Light on the Wii U? Keep dreaming, because according to 4A's chief technical officer, Nintendo's system is no good. Criticizing its slow CPU, Oles Shishkovtsov said the Wii U could be a detrimen...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 10.13.2012

Metro: Last Light scraps multiplayer, focusing on story

Metro: Last Light will be abandoning the multiplayer aspect of its game, taking out the frankly unnecessary mode to concentrate on a polished single-player campaign. 4A Games admitted on its blog that the announcement was pro...

Jim Sterling

5:00 AM on 07.19.2012

Here's 13 minutes of Metro: Last Light gameplay

Remember my preview of Metro: Last Light from E3? Well here it is in video form straight from developer 4A Games. Here's a summary of what you can expect from the video: Lots of f*cked up things. Seriously. Monsters, ghosts, planes falling out of the sky -- I'm going to have so many nightmares while playing this game.

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Preview: Metro: Last Light will give you nightmares photo
Preview: Metro: Last Light will give you nightmares
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

It's been a full year since we last saw anything of Metro: Last Light. And unfortunately, just like last time, developer 4A Games only showed off a new section of gameplay rather than letting us go hands-on. While it is worrisome that press still couldn't go hands-on, Head of Global Communication on Metro: Last Light, Huw Beynon, assured us that the team is confident they've created "vastly superior sequel." The game is about to approach Alpha status, meaning the game is playable from start to finish, and this gives the team time to polish things up for the new 2013 release window.

The new section that was shown off was significantly different from last year. While I did enjoy that last demo, it felt like it could have been any other first-person shooter. This time around, it definitely had that Metro vibe, right down to the heart pounding shakes I felt after the presentation was over.

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See how it ends in this scary Metro: Last Light trailer photo
See how it ends in this scary Metro: Last Light trailer
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

It's been way too long since we've last seen anything of Metro: Last Light. So isn't it great how THQ and developer 4AM Games have come out of hiding by trying to scare the ever living sh*t out of us?!

This live-action short is called "Enter the Metro," and details how the Moscow Metro's dark secondary purpose was to serve as a fallout shelter during the Cold War. In the Metro universe, nuclear war does breakout, and here we see the final moments of Russian citizens all running for shelter before the bombs drop.

Don't worry, this nightmare inducing trailer isn't the only thing you'll see of Metro: Last Light. We're going to have a brand new preview of the E3 demo for you next Tuesday.

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8:20 AM on 02.03.2012

Metro: Last Light delayed to 2013

Metro: Last Light has slipped to a 2013 release date, according to THQ's latest release schedule. The Metro 2033 sequel is slated for first quarter -- sometime between the beginning of January and the end of March.  With...

Jim Sterling





12:00 PM on 09.16.2011

Here are some new Metro: Last Light screens

THQ has offered up a neat little bundle of Metro: Last Light screenshots for your amusement. Just like the last game, this thing looks utterly gorgeous, so make sure to check it out if you're one of those sultry graphics whor...

Jim Sterling

11:15 AM on 08.10.2011

Metro: Last Light gets third and final E3 gameplay video

Here is the last part of that Metro: Last Light gameplay footage I got to see (and cream over) at E3. You can watch parts one and two if you've missed them.  In this video, Artyom and his pal concludes their escape from...

Jim Sterling

9:20 PM on 07.29.2011

New Destructoid Episode: The 3DS did what now?!

Greetings, faithful viewers of the Destructoid show! Max and I are back with a honey nut cluster of video game news for you this evening, starting with Ubisoft claiming that their little DRM fiasco effectively solved pirac...

Tara Long

12:15 PM on 07.28.2011

Metro: Last Light gets second gameplay video

Here's the second part of that Metro: Last Light gameplay footage released a while back. In this video, Artyom and Kahn must infiltrate a Nazi encampment. Metro's twisted take on the Third Reich was only hinted at in 2033, a...

Jim Sterling



Review: Metro 2033 photo
Review: Metro 2033
by Jim Sterling

Metro 2033 was released on March 16, 2010. As I write this, it is May 30, 2011. You might be asking yourself why there's a review for Metro 2033 over a year after its launch. 

Well, Destructoid never officially reviewed Metro 2033. I had multiple problems getting several copies to work on both Xbox 360 and PC, while Anthony Burch decided to write a not-review after making it to the third chapter and refusing to indulge it any further. 

Having finally got the game working on PC, and beating it this weekend, I felt it a shame that we did not review the game. Thus, history is to be rewritten.

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