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Metro Redux review round-up

Critics give their verdict on 4A Games' HD double-bill

The first reviews of Metro Redux have been published online.

CVG's Metro Redux review said: "On the whole, Metro Redux is a convincing refresh that not only rejigs some of the ageing mechanics, but offers an underrated series in an extremely attractive package."

Offering new remastered versions of Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light, Redux comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PC on August 26 in the US and August 29 in Europe.

To give you a taste of what critics thought, we've rounded up a number of review scores below, along with short excerpts from the verdicts. We'll add to the list as more reviews are posted online.

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CVG: 8/10 - The console versions of Metro: Last Light, despite not going through such a thorough overhaul, have been flooded with exquisite lighting. 2033's new illumination looks great, but Last Light wants to dazzle you at every turn and often outdoes even Killzone: Shadow Fall in its confluence of complex effects.

GamesRadar: 4.5/5 - Metro Redux finally does the series justice on consoles, providing excellent visual and gameplay overhauls to both Metro 2033 and Last Light.

Gamespot: 8/10 - It's that ebb and flow, that movement in and out of danger, and the panic you feel when danger finds you even when you think you should be most at peace, that makes Metro Redux such an excellent tour through the best and worst of a society in ruins.

Official Xbox Magazine: 9/10 - 4A Games can't turn back time, but it's done everything to ensure that both Metro games feel comparable to today's standards. Beautiful, compelling and distinctly original, Redux is a must.

Hardcore Gamer: 4/5 - Metro Redux doesn't provide enough new content to be worth repurchasing except for the most die-hard fans, but if you haven't experienced the masterful adaptation of Glukhovsky's series yet, fix that mistake and get Metro Redux on the double.

Strategy Informer: 8/10 - If you've never played Last Light, you should - it's an excellent game, and you should opt for this version. If you've already played it, however, you don't need to upgrade.

Gaming Nexus: 9.5/10 - Metro Redux is the perfect entry point for series newcomers as it combines two of the best shooters in recent times in a remastered collection. In addition, series fans are in for a huge treat with the remastered Metro 2033 and Last Light games for replaying their favorite moments with improved gameplay and visuals. Metro Redux is far more than a high definition update, it's a truly remastered and definitive experience.

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