Metro Last Light PC Technical Review



Company: Deep Silver
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: May 13th, 2013

Introduction, setup, requirements

Three years ago, Metro 2033 appeared, a post-apocalyptic shooter with ties to the celebrated STALKER series. The game was -- eventually -- a reasonable success, selling over 1.5 million copies as of June 2012. Reviewers and fans praised it, though it lacked some performance optimizations on PC. Now its sequel Metro: Last Light is here.

If you're curious on how the game fares on PC, read on for a light technical analysis of its features, performance, and more.

Test Setup

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333 mhZ)
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 314.22
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Recommended
    • OS: Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Quad Core e.g. Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 580/660 Ti (or AMD equivalent e.g. 7870) or higher

  • For 3D Vision Support:
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 580/660Ti or higher
    • Video Card: 120Hz Monitor
    • Video Card: NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8
  • Optimum
    • OS: Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 3.4 GHz Multi-Core e.g. Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 690 / NVIDIA Titan or an AMD 7990

  • For 3D Vision Support:
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 690
    • Video Card: 120Hz Monitor
    • Video Card: NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8