Parents' Guide to

Metro Redux

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Engaging but violent postapocalyptic shooter.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 10+
Great game I mean it is war and so its violent.
age 11+

A good game for Mature children

This is a good game and mature 11 year olds should play this game I got this for my 11 year old and he enjoyed it very much! While this game has violence if your child can distinguish video games from reality this is good game

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (4):

Thanks to solid mechanics, tough enemies, and an intriguing setup, Metro Redux is a solid first-person shooter (especially since this edition features much improved controls and more intelligent enemies than the original games). Besides taking on a variety of enemies, including mutants as well as fellow survivors, you get to explore a rich and often frightening world wherein you have to do anything to survive. Good thing you have an effective arsenal that includes machine guns, grenades, and shotguns, many of which can be upgraded, as well as the ability to sneak up behind unsuspecting enemies and take them out. The stealth mechanics help Metro Redux stand out from similar games, as does the underlying narrative that mutants and other men aren't the only thing you have to worry about.

Even with the upgrades, though, Metro Redux is far from perfect. It's mostly because although your enemies are smarter now, some still operate in a stupid manner. Some are really easy to sneak up on, almost as if they’re not paying attention; in one particular area, you can just spook them and watch the dumber ones run into their own traps, making some fights a lot easier. But even with this flaw, Metro Redux is an action-packed collection that gives players the full scope of this postapocalyptic tale the way it was meant to be experienced.

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