One of the big games due for release before the end of summer is actually a previous generation title that didn't quite get the proper spotlight on consoles the way it should have, mostly due to the technical limitations posed by the Xbox 360 and PS3. That's right, Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light, based on the popular post-apocalyptic novel, will be getting re-released – both games in the same package – for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 on August 26th.
Gert Lush Gaming is reporting that Deep Silver's re-release of the two highly rated and well-received first-person shooters will commence before the summer is out. The package will feature two upgraded and visually overhauled renditions of Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light – or at least, upgraded insofar as to what the current generation of home consoles will allow.
The games will come with all the previously released DLC for both games, so you don't have to worry about buying a gimped game where you have to pay extra for the extras. Both games will also come with the different play-style modes, including the “Spartan” and “Survival” modes that helped shape the unique atmosphere and challenges presented in the Metro games.
There was originally some controversy over Metro Last Light when one of the more difficult game modes was locked behind a paywall on the disc. However, the minor DLC conundrum didn't quite stop the game from moving enough copies to be considered a worthwhile purchase for first-person shooter fans looking for an atmospheric action title.
The only drawback in regards to the “visual atmosphere” is that there is definitely a discrepancy between what games on one system will get compared to what gamers on another system will get. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I'm talking about the game's resolution.
The PlayStation 4 version of the Metro Redux will run at the native 1920 x 1080p in full HD on the PS4, but only 1600 x 900p on the Xbox One. On the upside, while Xbox One gamers will lose out on a fair amount of pixels, at least the frame-rate for the game on both systems will be 60 frames per second. This is definitely a step up from how the game ran on the previous generation consoles and should provide for a much more intense and hastened pace to the way gamers interact with the environment and NPCs during the more hectic moments of gameplay.
For those of you who don't know, Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light put players in the shoes of a Russian survivalist trying to help fend off the last remaining bastions of human civilization following a nuclear apocalypse. The game puts players in a mix of a survival experience fused with typical first-person combat. There are moments where scavenging for health and breathing supplies becomes crucial and will test the mettle of even the most hardened of gamers.
As mentioned, you can look for Metro Redux to launch for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 beginning August 26th. You can learn more by visiting the official website.