L.G.C. |Reviews| — Metro: Last Light

The Linux GameCast Weekly crew visit Soviet Russia, where chairs throw YOU!

It Is the Year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above.


– Nooope
– Not sure if want
– Check it out
– Shutupandtakemymonies

Game: Metro Last Light

Webzone: http://enterthemetro.com/

Devel: 4A Games

Engine: 4A Engine

Price: $39 9/€29.99

Makes with the working


  • Can’t give it four since I’ve had two spite crashes.

  • The load times are wicked fast *glares at Painkiller*


  • Geez though,   let people skip through the intro screen

  • Strap in kids,  you’re gonna need to sit still for five minutes


  • Doesn’t work with the open sauce drivers and it did crash ONCE on the first run after I pushed the quality slider all the way up.


Shiny / Sounds


  • Visually?

  • I’m dinging it chair for bad Russian.


  • The game is visually stunning.   Not bad for the first recent AAA title to come out on linux

  • Oh Hai Steve Blum


  • Considering how good it looks and how smoothly it works on my calculator, I can’t really give it anything less than 4. . .

  • … unless you cram the first hour with voice actors talking in their most jarring fake russian accents, then I have to ding it a chair out of principle.

  • Long cutscenes become choppy as fuck halfway through




  • Don’t have a gamepad plugged in. Seriously, it goes all mental.


  • No real issue with control responsiveness

  • Default keybindings are all over the place thoguh


  • Woa nelly! Mouse sensitivity.

  • Why can’t I assign my Mouse Thumb buttons? It’s not fun at all to have to either move my right hand from the arrow keys, or my left hand from the mouse just to use the Q/E/R buttons. Or even the V/C/M buttons for that matter.




  • I was going for four but then the DLC dropped.

  • A short arse game at that price is one thing.

  • A short arse game /w DLC is another.


  • Enjoyable enough

  • The AI is pretty dumb though

  • There’s a copy of Metro 2033 in your quarters at the beginning of the game


  • The AI is laughably idiotic: <russian accent>“Let me just stare at wall for no reason while you walk away, comrade!”

  • Those missions where you have an NPC escort I just want to slit their throats to see if they’ll stfu

  • Even with all these problems, it’s got that Half-Life 2 Syndrome going for it. It’s very very hard to stop playing once the story gets going.

  • Finished the game and I was like “Really? That’s it? That can’t be it… Nope, this is it. This sucks, I want more… Oh there’s DLC! OH YOU MOTHERFUCKERS, REALLY?”


Verdict – *


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