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Metro 2034 sequel to Metro 2033 is called Metro Last Light
It is the year 2034.
Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside - and within.
Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above.
But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever.
As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival - the last light in our darkest hour...
A gripping, story-driven first person shooter, Metro: Last Light is the hugely anticipated sequel to 2010's critically acclaimed cult classic Metro 2033
Experience thrilling combat with an exotic arsenal of hand-made weaponry against deadly foes - both human and mutant - and use stealth to launch attacks under the cover of darkness
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Metro: Last Light 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 30th May 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Metro: Last Light then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Metro: Last Light. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS with top tier graphics options selected, and a 1080p screen resolution. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering Metro: Last Light we can see that it is in the RPG, Shooter, Action genre categories. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2013. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently not featuring on our list of most demanding games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Metro: Last Light PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$124.99
Graphics Card
$81.58
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 TG Side Window mATX
$74.14
PSU
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
$48.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.44
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$64.99
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder Elite
$41.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Metro: Last Light PC Build Total Price $859.05
Rig
3.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $46.14, was previously $812.91.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Metro: Last Light PC Build

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play Metro: Last Light at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 2GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $81.58 that we found it marked at today. It will certainly help return suitable FPS, which we will go into a bit later in the article, at ultra 1080p. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 10th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $81.58. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $81.58 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card.

Selecting The Right Metro: Last Light 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. Its the best priced Socket AM4 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 2GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Ryzen 5 2600 processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $124.99. A low end price for this CPU would be $114.97, which we saw it priced at on 10th Feb 2020.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $54.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Metro: Last Light build. A low recorded price for this motherboard was spotted on 29th Nov 2019 where it was $54.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Metro: Last Light At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Metro: Last Light PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $32.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz being sold for a low price of $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Metro: Last Light

Our PC build can run Metro: Last Light at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 94 and we would expect an average of 67 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 2GB, Ryzen 5 2600 combo we have put into this computer.

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Metro: Last Light
Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 2GB

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 51 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 72 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Metro: Last Light PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 2GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Doom Eternal is expected to return 28 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 39 frames per second on High. Valorant would return 200+ FPS on Ultra and then go up to 200+ FPS at High settings. With Assassins Creed: Valhalla we expect 0 FPS running at Ultra settings and 0 frames on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Metro: Last Light

We have chosen a great valued but higher performing mouse today with the Razer DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse. We felt a better performance mouse would better suit Metro: Last Light because it falls into the RPG, Shooter, Action genre groupings and would benefit from the extra mouse quality the Razer DeathAdder Elite delivers.

Metro: Last Light Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, (which falls in the RPG, Shooter, Action genre group) we wanted to make sure the audio solution we go with was up to the task. A game like Metro: Last Light has encouraged us to increase the quality of the headset we choose as it will return a much better experience overall. Looking through the hardware lists available and reviewing today’s prices we felt that the Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 headset is the right way to go, delivering some great audio, clear, reliable, while still being the best priced mid range headset. We have a selection list for headsets above if you would like to consider some other options we have seen at a good price today.

An Alternative Metro: Last Light Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 1% worse performance difference GeForce GTX 2050 graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Metro: Last Light. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $149.99 today.