Mutantsstalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisonedskies above. But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro arelocked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from themilitary vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity fromthe face of the earth forever. As Artyom,burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival â€“ thelast light in our darkest hourâ€¦ "By fire and sword we'll take back our world..." Miller believed this, and was ready to die for it. But I was filled with doubt. We had already scorched the Earth once. Now the fire was in my hands, and I had to carry it through. Metro: Last Light is the sequel to Metro 2033, both developed by 4A Games and based on the literary works of Dmitry Glukhovsky. The player reprises the role of Artyom, the main character of Metro 2033, whose actions may have saved humanity...or further doomed it. The various factions within the metro, including the Communists, Rangers, and the Fourth Reich, all vie after a so-called "doomsday device" from the military installation D6, a crucial setting from the previous game. Once again, humanity is dependent on Artyom to help them emerge from the darkness and see the light. The first-person gameplay is designed to accommodate both violent and stealthy approaches, giving players the option of fighting or sneaking their way through most situations. Lights can be shot out and guards quietly neutralized, or grenades can be thrown and all hell broken loose. Guns can be loud and blazing, or they can be scoped and silenced, trading power for precision. Survival, with a touch of horror, is a critical component of the Metro series: â€¢ Gas masks can become damaged in combat, and filters must be replaced. A broken mask and no extra filters can lead to an early death. â€¢ Ammunition must be used carefully. Should you use your precious military grade rounds, the main form of currency in the metro, or stick with surplus rounds and hope they do the job? â€¢ Powered devices, such as your headlamp, must be manually recharged, as well as certain weapons. â€¢ Contend with enemies, both human and mutant, with weapons ranging from throwing knives to miniguns. The Setting When we emerged into the ruins of Moscow, I felt both fear and sorrow. But, after a life underground, I also saw strange beauty in the dark skies and frozen landscape. "So, that's the dead city," grunted Bourbon. "Welcome home, Artyom." Consumed by the fallout of war, the surface is an unbreathable wasteland, inhabited by mutants, stalkers (humans scavenging the surface for valuables), and the decaying remains of Moscow, the "dead city." It is below the surface, within the labyrinthine remains of Moscow's metro system, that humanity makes its home, where ammunition is both a form of currency and defense, where old ideologies are reborn within philosophy and violence, and where the ghosts of the past forever relive their final moments. Your only hopes for survival are your gun, your gas mask, and your wits. Screenshots and Videos It appears that the devastation we brought upon ourselves was complete; Heaven, Hell and Purgatory were atomized as well. So when a soul leaves the body it has nowhere to go, and must remain here, in the Metro. A harsh, but not undeserved atonement for our sins, wouldn't you agree? Live-action video series â€¢ Enter the Metro (making of) â€¢ Survivors: The Model â€¢ Survivors: The Preacher â€¢ Survivors: The Commander Ranger Survival Guide â€¢ Chapter 1: The World of Metro â€¢ Chapter 2: Enemy Danger â€¢ Chapter 3: Weapons and Inventory Gameplay trailers â€¢ Genesis â€¢ Salvation â€¢ Redemption Additional Information You can't hide from the future. PC System Requirements: Minimum â€¢ Windows: XP (32-Bit), Vista, 7 or 8 â€¢ CPU: 2.2 GHz Dual Core e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo â€¢ RAM: 2GB â€¢ Direct X: 9.0c â€¢ Graphics Card: DirectX 9, Shader Model 3 compliant e.g. NVIDIA GTS 250 (or AMD equivalent e.g. HD Radeon 4000 series) or higher Recommended â€¢ Windows: Vista, 7 or 8 â€¢ CPU: 2.6 GHz Quad Core e.g. Intel Core i5 â€¢ RAM: 4GB â€¢ Direct X: 11 â€¢ Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 580/660 Ti (or AMD equivalent e.g. 7870) or higher Optimum â€¢ Windows: Vista, 7 or 8 â€¢ CPU: 3.4 GHz Multi-Core e.g. Intel Core i7 â€¢ RAM: 8GB â€¢ Direct X: 11 â€¢ Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 690 / NVIDIA Titan For 3D Vision Support: â€¢ NVIDIA GTX 690 â€¢ 120Hz Monitor â€¢ NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8 PC / Xbox 360 / Playstation 3 release dates: â€¢ North America: May 14, 2013 â€¢ Europe: May 17, 2013 You reap what you sow, Artyom. Force answers force, war breeds war, and death only brings death. To break this vicious circle, one must do more than just act without any thought or doubt.