Metro Last Light: shining light or dark descent?

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Metro: Last Light is on the dawn of release and one of the games you can play this week, but should you have the post-apocalyptic subway-crawler in your sights?

The game currently sits on a Metascore of 83 for the PC version, while holding scores of 82 and 80 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 version respectively.

On GameRankings, Metro: Last Light has an 81.89% on PC, 80.29% on PS3, and 83.18% on Xbox 360.

The game is also releasing on Wii U, however, there are no official review scores on the platform just yet.

Games holding aggregate scores of above 80 is a pretty rare thing, so it looks as if 4A Games have done fans right with Metro: Last Light; but what exactly are critics loving about the game?

Gametrailers: 9.1/10 (PC)

“The fact Last Light is absolutely stunning on the PC and packed full of crisp detail makes exploring and fighting through this hellish, dimly-lit realm an affecting and exhilarating experience. A few years and a lot of spit-shine make a huge difference on the visual front.”

Joystiq: 4.5/5 (PC)

“Metro: Last Light does belong in the company of Half-Life, though. It’s an unusual, meticulously detailed shooter inextricable from its environment – making its refuge in the railways of Moscow all the more apt. The survival and shooting aspects engage with what is considered valuable in the world, and both leave ample room for moments of solace, exploration and concise violence.”

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GamesRadar: 4/5 (PC)

“ubtlety is what makes Last Light such an exceptionally immersive game. It nails the core tenets of a shooter, then forces you to react to enemies in ways outside of simply taking cover. It plops you in a post-apocalyptic world, then fills it with tons of minor but substantial details, like the shadows of once-living people now permanently nuked into stone walls. “

Game Informer: 8.8/10 (PC)

“This sequel plays more like a shooter than its predecessor, but doesn’t sacrifice its intricate narrative or creative vision in the process. Masochistic fans will appreciate the harder difficulties that recreate the grueling experience of the original, but no matter how you approach it, exploring Last Light’s absorbing world is wholly entertaining.”

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Playstation Universe: 9/10 (PS3)

“Metro Last Light manages to create a rich and engaging world that holds onto the player’s attention with a vice grip.”

Playstation Official Magazine UK: 9/10 (PS3)

“This is – at pretty much all times – entertaining, stylish and hugely enjoyable. There are tightly scripted blasts of action one minute, more open, pensive situations the next…There are individual parts of Metro: Last Light that are easily the equal of Bioshock Infinite, and sections that are better than COD. “

IGN: 7.2/10 (Xbox 360)

“Trying the game on Xbox 360, texture loading issues were immediately evident, though the game otherwise ran fine, and there was no noticeable screen-tearing.”

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The Escapist: 9/10 (Xbox 360)

“As a sequel, Last Light approaches perfection. It improves on its predecessor in just about every way, but may leave newcomers scratching their heads.”

Official Xbox Magazine: 8.5/10

“It’s a consistently enjoyable romp that takes one of the most potentially depressing settings imaginable and makes it vibrant, fun, and fascinating. Metro: Last Light is an excellent follow-up to an underrated game, and if you’re looking for a good, meaty first-person adventure, its subterranean world is worth delving into.”

More Metro: Last Light news:

Metro: Last Light PC specs revealed

Nvidia bundles Metro: Last Light with GTX600 series

Metro: Last Light release date announced

Metro: Last Light video showcase

Metro Last Light pre-E3 screenshots impress

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