Today’s Epic Games Store freebie is 4A Games’ post-apocalyptic FPS, Metro 2033 Redux. Built on the same engine used for Metro: Last Light (2013), this is a complete remaster of the 2010 classic featuring upgraded graphics, new voice acting, user interface changes, new difficulty modes, and much more.
“In 2013, the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland,” a synopsis reads. “A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.”
Some Metro fans have argued that Metro 2033 Redux changed the original game’s atmosphere for the worse, but you can decide for yourself by grabbing a free copy or checking out the comparison video below. 4A Games also recently confirmed that it was working on a brand-new, next-gen Metro game.
“It’s no secret that we have already started work on the next Metro game,” the developer noted. “Using everything we’ve learned from the last 15 years, we’ve set our sights even higher – the next title is being built for Gen 9 consoles and PC, with a complete overhaul of our engine and renderer to take advantage of the new power, storage, and hardware supported ray tracing afforded by the new consoles.”