"Metro Redux" in the test: the switch version is actually that good!

Mar-28-2020 | Categories: news

The end-time shooter bundle "Metro Redux" has now also been released on Nintendo Switch. We'll tell you in the test whether the switch sockets fully utilize the hybrid console!


The Nintendo Switch has been on the market since March 2017. Who would ever have dreamed of the release of the hybrid console that one-time tough first-person shooters like "Doom" or "Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus" would find their way onto Nintendo's family-friendly gaming platform. The list of the successful first-person shooter releases on the Switch now also includes the two end-time shooters "Metro 2033" and "Metro: Last Light", which are published in the "Metro Redux" bundle on Nintendo's console as well as a standalone title.


The two games have been around for a few years now, but rightly enjoy an exceptional status, especially among fans of atmospheric first-person shooters. After all, they are both based on the template of the Russian author Dmitri Glukhovski and paint the somber picture of a post-apocalyptic society that lives 20 years after a nuclear disaster in the gigantic network of the Moscow Metro and fears the terrifying creatures that dwell on the surface. As protagonist Artjom, you should first warn the residents of a metro station of a new danger in "Metro 2033" and embark on an almost 10-hour campaign that is bursting with atmosphere. The situation is similar in "Metro: Last Light", which appeared three years after the original and continues the story of Artyom with dignity. The third part of the series, "Metro: Exodus", was only released in early 2019 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.


"Metro Redux" includes not only the first two "Metro" offshoots, but also all improvements to the revised "Redux" versions that were released in 2014 for the PS4 and Xbox One. In addition to some playful changes and improvements, the Redux versions are not only pimped up graphically, but also contain both main games and all published DLCs. In addition, players can initially choose between the classic survivor mode and the action-oriented Spartan mode.


Metro Redux: The positive


"Metro Redux" on Nintendo Switch also shows why the first two "Metro" offshoots can still convince in terms of atmosphere and world design. History may not always keep up, but the adrenaline-fueled stealth and shooter passages are still timeless today. It is all the more gratifying that the presentation of Metro Redux on the Nintendo Switch leaves an excellent figure: Basically, the game runs in handheld and console mode "only" with a resolution of 720p at 30 frames per second, but the game leaves a total a very successful and stable impression that can be clearly placed in front of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.


Metro Redux: the negative


A few slowdowns and above all the long loading times between larger game sections disturbed us on the technical side, but are largely negligible. In general, "Metro 2033" and "Metro: Last Light" are not absolute exception games in the shooter area, because the story and the pacing cannot always convince. But that's about it on bigger criticisms.


Metro Redux for Nintedo Switch: Our conclusion


It is no wonder that the Metro series has definitely found its fans in the shooter area, considering, for example, the remarkable success of "Metro: Exodus" in the past year. The dystopian shooter series by protagonist Artjom unfolds its strengths when it captivates the player with its incomparable atmosphere - and that works damn well in 2020. Since the switch ports can also really convince technically, all shooter fans should definitely consider descending into the Moscow underworld. More game news at mnfl18coins!