If you’re not one of the many millions of gamers eagerly awaiting to see the next chapter in the story of Artyom unfold, I highly suggest you get Metro 2033 on Steam right now and play it through – it’s an unforgettable experience and highly intelligent. Metro: Last Light is set for a release next month on the 17th of May and if you’re picking it up on the PC, you’ll want to check out the system requirements.

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Metro: Last Light System Requirements

Minimum

  • Windows: XP (32-Bit), Vista, 7 or 8
  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Dual Core e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Direct X: 9.0c
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 9, Shader Model 3 compliant e.g. NVIDIA GTS 250 (or AMD equivalent e.g. HD Radeon 4000 series) or higher
  • For 3D Vision Support:
    • NVIDIA GTX 275 or higher
    • 120Hz Monitor
    • NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8

Recommended

  • Windows: Vista, 7 or 8
  • CPU: 2.6 GHz Quad Core e.g. Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Direct X: 11
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 580/660 Ti (or AMD equivalent e.g. 7870) or higher
  • For 3D Vision Support:
    • NVIDIA GTX 580/660Ti or higher
    • 120Hz Monitor
    • NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8

Optimum

  • Windows: Vista, 7 or 8
  • CPU: 3.4 GHz Multi-Core e.g. Intel Core i7
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Direct X: 11
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 690 / NVIDIA Titan
  • For 3D Vision Support:
    • NVIDIA GTX 690
    • 120Hz Monitor
    • NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8

It doesn’t look that bad, although you have to take the requirements in context with Metro 2033, which released back in 2010. A lot of things have changed since then and the recommended specs for 2033 have now become the minimum for last light.

Metro 2033 pc requirements

Metro 2033’s requirements, back in 2010 when hipsters weren’t hated so much…

If you’d like some modern equivalents, I’d say the game should be playable on low settings with decent framerates with a Intel Pentium dual-core from the Sandy or Ivy Bridge family, or AMD’s Athlon X3 triple-core,  A4 dual-core (Llano and Trinity) and A6 triple core (Llano) processors. Graphics -wise, a Radeon HD7750 or Geforce GTX650 should be perfectly fine for low settings and 720p. You might just, just crack playability with a A10-5800K and the integrated HD7660D graphics as well, but wait for the performance reviews to make sure.

For 1080p resolution but with medium settings, I’d recommend a Radeon HD7770 or a Geforce GTX650Ti at the very least. Metro 2033 was more GPU-limited than anything else, although it will probably like to eat up some more cores. Those of you still using anything from Intel’s Core 2 Quad family, as well as AMD’s Athlon II and Phenom II quad-core lineup should still be in the clear.

Note that Nvidia’s 3D Vision is supported and the Geforce cards are listed first. This is a game with Nvidia’s The Way Its Meant To Be Played (TWIMTBP) stamp on it and it supports GPU-accelerated Physx simulations for more realistic cloth and particle effects, among other things. I’d expect Nvidia’s Geforce cards to walk away with the performance crown for this particular title, although AMD’s driver team will catch up pretty fast.

Source: Enter the Metro

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