If you never got round to playing the Metro series, we have some very good news for you! 4A Games have created two huge, free demos – one for Metro 2033 Redux and one for Metro: Last Light Redux – that are now available to download for PlayStation 4.
The Metro games are gripping, story driven first-person shooters based on the works of Russian author, Dmitry Glukhovsky, that combine exploration, survival horror and stealth gameplay. Set in the shattered ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, you play as Artyom – a young Ranger who holds the fate of mankind in his hands.
The original Metro 2033 was first released in 2010, with sequel Metro: Last Light following in 2013. Using the cutting edge proprietary 4A Engine, they set a graphical benchmark on PC that the previous generation of consoles could not match. But last year, both games were completely re-mastered for PlayStation 4 and now boast stunning 1080p visuals at 60FPS.
The Metro games are atmospheric slow burners, so a short demo doesn’t really do them justice… But we cast our minds back to the shareware days of the 1990s, and remembered that when Doom was first released you got the entire first third for free, and only paid if you wanted to play more.
We applied this idea to Metro – and so each trial contains nine whole chapters representing several hours of gameplay. If you reach the end of the trial and want to continue, you can unlock the full version and play on without interruption – you keep your game save!
Each standalone game is currently available for £15.99/€19.99 – so if you haven’t yet experienced the world of post-apocalyptic Moscow, now is the perfect chance to try it…