Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, creatures of all realms, grab your survival kits because Metro: Last Light is now available on Linux, unless you believe everything Michael Larabel says. Then this is already old news for you.
Misinformation aside, Last Light is the latest chapter on the Metro series and the very first one to be available on Linux. This post-apocalyptic direct sequel to Metro 2033 takes you to the Moscow metro system with sporadic trips to the surface. Even though the game happens in the same world as the eponymous novels, the story is considerably different, especially Last Light.
The game was originally released for Windows in May 2013, after a series of delays and the bankruptcy of THQ. Deep Silver purchased the rights for the Metro series, after their former Agoura Hills based owner was forced to sell its assets to counteract the Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Linux GameCast system of test:
Distro: Ubuntu Release 12.04 (precise) 32-bit
Kernel: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic (PAE)
RAM: 7.9 GiB
CPU: AMD FX(tm)-8150
GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti
*Keep in mind all settings were on 11 @ 1080p.
Trials and tribulations aside, this amazing Single-Player FPS can now be yours for $39.99, €29.99 or your regional equivalent.
A word of warning, though; the game currently only works under Linux if you have an NVidia video card. AMD’s FGLRX have once again proven they’re good for nothing except giving users headaches. Nice one, AMD, your drivers are so bad even game developers are calling you out on your bullshit.
The UI in the gun selection screen looks really obviously made for controllers and not mouse+keyboard.