Metro: Last Light Will Be Available For Free This Week

The outstanding sequel to Metro 2033 is one of the best shooters from the last generation.


To celebrate its 10th anniversary, 4A Games is letting anyone snag its seminal sequel, Metro: Last Light, for free on Steam between May 18-25. Once you add the game to your Steam library, it's yours to keep.

Metro: Last Light directly follows the game series' debut, Metro 2033, continuing the story of Artyom and his fight for survival in the harrowing tunnels beneath a post-apocalyptic Russian metropolis. The sequel honed the mechanics of the first, retaining the tough-as-nails first-person action while improving it with polished gunplay and less-obscure mechanics. It's a game that looked fantastic when it launched and will still turn heads today.

If you've never had the chance to enjoy Metro: Last Light or have just let it slip into your backlog for over a decade, you can make up for that by playing one of the best shooters of the last generation for free on Steam.

Metro: Exodus, which launched in 2019, is the most recent entry in the series, with developer 4A Games reportedly working on a sequel. The author of the book series that the games adapt (who is also currently a wanted man in Russia for speaking out against the war in Ukraine) confirmed in 2019 that a sequel to Exodus was in development. A report earlier this year suggested that this fourth game entry is progressing well and could potentially be revealed this year.

Back in 2013, we awarded a 9/10 to 4A Games' sequel in our Metro: Last Light review, saying, "Last Light is notably superior to its predecessor, merging storytelling, shooting, and sneaking into a remarkable and cohesive whole."

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