4A Games’ celebrated first-person shooter series Metro is heading to Switch next month, 28th February, in the form of two-game collection Metro Redux.
The Metro games, if you’ve yet to make their acquaintance, are based on the work of author Dmitry Glukhovsky, telling a bleak post-apocalyptic tale of survival far below Moscow. Players take on the role of Artyom, one of many human survivors who, following a devastating nuclear war, are forced to eke out an existence along the city’s underground rail system.
As you might imagine, 4A’s video game adaptations lean heavily on the gunplay, but there’s considerably more to admire than mere mutant-felling shooting action. They’re deeply atmospheric, brilliantly choreographed single-player experiences, with Eurogamer calling the original Metro 2033 – which is included in Metro Redux – “inventive and beautiful… carefully written, and lavishly imagined” back in 2011.