Metro 2033 Redux - Graphics Comparison

Check out the differences between Metro 2033 Redux and the original version.

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theprismhead
theprismhead

Didn't play the game but I think the original looks better :/

f3kuinth3a55gs
f3kuinth3a55gs

I miss some details like the distortion from heat in 2033 original, overall redux does look better, but there are some parts in 2033 that have better effects. Also I hate these video comparisons that use motion blur, can never get a clear shot of textures and image quality. Luckily I can turn it off when I get it.

ThatPjYouKnow21
ThatPjYouKnow21

PC version of this game, redux or not, still looks for superior on PC opposed to the console counterpart. I still like the way the old graphics look. Darker and grittier. 

lexxkai
lexxkai

double post cuz GS didnt how me the first one till i logged in and renavigated to the page, yall should really fix that >.>

lexxkai
lexxkai

im sorry but theres a dang good reason that last light was brighter and perkier . . . im not going to go into detail as that would be filled with spoilers, however, the original metro was meant to be dark and gritty, and depressing . . . making it bright and practically cheery in comparison is idiotic.  now i agree with the gameplay changes, taking the base gameplay from last light into the original, especially the stealth, however they should have left the atmosphere the same as this new lighting and clothes change just completely ruins the entire artistic effect of the game

con_wars
con_wars

I'd rather play the original, but neither look good.

drocdoc
drocdoc

so is the pc specs true does an 7850 max out the game? 

johnd13
johnd13

So this is Metro 2033 with Last Light's graphics.

russian_takeout
russian_takeout

what a waste of what ever this is.....

this easily beats "call of duty every year" releases. but for 12 bucks is not bad. problem is, metro doesn't have replay value what so ever.


lilflipp
lilflipp

Some things I like better in the original and others in the redux.


-The first frame I liked the extra details but the fog and shadows added atmosphere to it.

-00:36 The two guys sitting down had this tired depressed feel to them. Just looking down, the faces covered by shadows. In the redux he's just laying back chilling.

-00:50 looked better in the original.


The original seems to have a more "metro" vibe to it if that makes any sense.


amputate
amputate

Cool, we now get to pay for graphic mods on PC :D

Wonder when bethesda is going to release a skyrim 'redux'... *cough*

billlabowski
billlabowski

Ah, I see what they did. They got rid of a lot of that foggy mess that destroyed framerates and in return added more detail to the surrounding world. That fog was volumetric and the first engine was thrown together pretty fast in order to develop 2033. So optimization wasn't there at all really. Everyone keeps saying the "art style" changed, no, art style is still the same, details are different. Smart move on 4A's part. Since I own both these titles I can pick up 2033 Redux for $12.49. Not bad considering even most video cards today have a hard time running it. Would be nice to have updated drivers as well.

bigrod69
bigrod69

Original looks better, more moody and better art style.


Still, if you have the original it's only $12 to upgrade to the new version on Steam and I was really thinking I'd do so - but I have yet to see anything that is a selling point. 

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

I haven't played Metro yet, but this looks more like an art style overhaul.

HaloinventedFPS
HaloinventedFPS

Redux looks worse, looks like they decided to downgrade the graphics to reach 1080p/60fps on PS4, or sorry did i say downgrade? i meant "optimization"

wildkeny
wildkeny

Original is much better in my taste...

mattcake
mattcake

Doesn't look better, just looks different.

DerKrieger44
DerKrieger44

Is it just more or is the original way more atmospheric?

bendthehorse
bendthehorse

The redux will run better than original easier on gpu also so for those who weren't able to get what they wanted try again

articbudu
articbudu

lol my gc still can't handle this game graphic even on original game

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

I like them both but for different reasons. The lighting and textures are definitely superior in the Redux, but I also prefer the dark atmosphere of the original.

Johny_47
Johny_47

Doubt it's just me but I prefer the original, should have just kept that and made it run better. Nicer atmosphere in my opinion, just darker and gloomier and that fits the setting perfect..

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

01:18 - Some kind of X-Y-A-B item selection wheel appears on the right side of the screen.  XBOX controller on PC or...?

GamerYnoX
GamerYnoX

I actually prefer the dark atmosphere of the original.

BoltNinety
BoltNinety

I really liked these games. They came out of no where it seemed. Definitely needed a beefy computer to play them. People will be mad they are "rehashing" these but it will probably give them the extra time and money to make their next game.

Oinker
Oinker

What is this, rehashing season? All these remakes are a joke. You have to squint and look for the improvements. I don't enjoy leaving purely negative comments, but God, enough already.

skipper847
skipper847

I am more peed about the performance issues in the originals. I could still play them but with massive frame rate problems in a lot of places. Redux should have been a optional patch when ever you wanted.

N3G
N3G

Why can`t you post screenshots with that slider thing on it so you can actually see the difference?


The video is very compressed and it lags like hell.

windyrectum
windyrectum

Down grade to 1080p ? From what 4k ? I agree. Every version of this game looks terrible.

shaddi18
shaddi18

They added global illumination, which lead to a change of atmosphere so that the tech could actually be utilized.

A stylistic downgrade perhaps, but I wouldn't call it a technological downgrade as global illumination and reflective surfaces are a lot more taxing than fog, smoke, and grime.

donjuancorleone
donjuancorleone

@DerKrieger44 i totally agree, there is way too much light in the new one. Developers are getting the lighting wrong. Things are lit that wouldnt be lit. 

--Thomas--
--Thomas--

@Johny_47 You have a point, but I guess the newer version of the engine allowed for better gameplay mechanics. Stealth was for instance not really an option in 2033. So it'll be nice to play 2033 with the gameplay improvements of Last Light.

bigrod69
bigrod69

@Brakkyn Yeah, you can use a XBOX controller on the PC. Why you'd do that with a FPS is beyond stupid however.

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

@Oinker What? Some of the differences here are quite drastic and easily noticeable :/

StHapns247
StHapns247

@N3G I agree with the screenshot and compression, but the lagging is on you mate.

cdirtle
cdirtle

Yeah, that's a pretty strange comment. I don't see how anyone could possibly think both versions don't look awesome

ThatPjYouKnow21
ThatPjYouKnow21

@bigrod69 @Brakkyn Disagree. Sitting back and using a controller is far better than mouse/keyboard (in my opinion). Especially for a singleplayer FPS.

Oinker
Oinker

@Kevin-V @Shaolinstylez Well, I mean, it's different, sure. I see changes in character models, lighting, weather... but does it look like a next-gen upgrade? Not to me... And the fact that the characters are different - and standing/sitting in different positions - also makes the comparison harder. :\


I don't know, maybe I was just spoiled for life by the Nintendo 64 --> Dreamcast transition. I mean, THAT was an upgrade. I remember seeing that Sonic game for the first time back in '99 and just being blown away.


These remakes seem to me like literally just that - remakes. They remake it in the neutral sense of "making it again", and it's different, but not necessarily better. At least not next-generation better.


Again, might be just me.

Shaolinstylez
Shaolinstylez

@Kevin-V @Oinker I agree with Kevin, the differences are crazy. A lot of remakes are like you say pretty awful and minor, but this is definitely one of the more legit remakes I've seen (they change clothes up/faces/lighting/textures/weather in the video above pretty noticeably)

Shaolinstylez
Shaolinstylez

@Kevin-V @Oinker I agree with Kevin, the differences are crazy. A lot of remakes are like you say pretty awful and minor, but this is definitely one of the more legit remakes I've seen (they change clothes up/faces/lighting/textures/weather in the video above pretty noticeably)

N3G
N3G

@StHapns247 @N3G My internet is fine, and if I load the whole video first and then watch it it doesn`t matter. I have no problems with videos anywhere else, and more people complain about gamespots video player. I don`t know what exactly is the problem.

bigrod69
bigrod69

@ThatPjYouKnow21 @bigrod69 @Brakkyn If you're using a PC you're not sitting back - but if you like a controller good for you. I'm not a member of Generation Glee so to me, that's a pretty awful way to play a FPS. 

cdirtle
cdirtle

Who says you can't sit back on a PC? It's not 1995. You don't have to be glued to your 15" monitor anymore..

My PC is hooked up to a 60" HDTV, so I do a lot of gaming sitting back on my PC... And no, I don't play this game on a controller. I can't sit back just fine with my wireless mouse and keyboard

bigrod69
bigrod69

@cdirtle I 'm gaming PC with a 3930k proc and a GTX 780 video card hooked up to a 30" 1600p monitor I've had since 2007. Additionally I have a Nvidia Shield tablet so I can stream out this game to my 100" screen in my theater room. So how exactly am I sitting in a theater room seat with my feet up using a keyboard and mouse? At my desk in my home office I have a very nice extensive Serta office, I can lean back and kick my feet up and play FPSers that way but first, I'm not nearly as good at it, and second its still only 1/5th as comfortable as being in my theater room. 


Anywho I have 3 other TVs in addition to my theater room that are larger than your 60" so it's not really very impressive at all to me - use that line on the chicks at Target however, they might be impressed.

cdirtle
cdirtle

I wasn't trying to impress, just stating that people don't have to be stuck with small monitors anymore for PC gaming. My TV's nothing fancy at all. I have a 46" samsung that cost twice as much, but I prefer the immersion playing on the 60" Mitsubishi DLP hooked up to 3D vision.. My last TV was a 65" projection, but the picture was so ugly I would never hook my PC up to it

theprismhead
theprismhead

@bigrod69 @cdirtle That doesn't change the fact that some things you can do with M+K are impossible with a controller as it will never be so precise and has far fewer buttons available. Of course using controller for a casual autoaimbot gaming is usually sufficient. Btw it's sad you have a small d1ck but compensating for it by boasting about the number of televisions you have is still pathetic.