Metro: Last Light System Requirements

Written by Paulo Proenca on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 5:24 PM
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Metro: Last Light, the sequel to one of the most demanding games ever released, is coming next month and the long awaited system requirements have finally been published.

Lets take a look to see if Last Light system requirements are as demanding as Metro 2033 was...

Metro: Last Light Minimum System Requirements

OS: Win XP (32-Bit only), Win Vista, Win 7, or Win 8

CPU: 2.2+ GHz Dual Core CPU or better

RAM: 2GB Memory

GPU RAM: 512MB DirectX 9, Shader Model 3.0 or better graphics cards

GPU: GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB, GeForce GTS 250

DX: 9.0c Direct x

Extra: Metro: Last Light utilizes NVIDIA 3D Vision with compatible cards and hardware.

 

Metro: Last Light Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7 or Win 8

CPU: 3.0+ GHz Dual Core CPU or any quad core processor

RAM: 2GB (is this a typo? Maybe 4GB/8GB) memory

GPU: GeForce GTX 480 and above - Needs to be DX11 capable

DX: 11 Direct x

First off, notice the typo on the Recommended RAM. Did they mean 4GB? Perhaps 8GB?

The Minimum System Requirements suggest that integrated graphics won't be able to run Metro: Last Light, even at the lowest settings. They also strike our or just leave most mobile graphics card for low settings.

Hard drive space - No mention so far of the Drive space required for Metro Last Light. Metro 2033 needed 12 GB and that was 2 and a half years ago.

Looking at the Recommended System Requirements, we can say it will be tough to run this game at 1920x1080 with anything below a GeForce GTX 560 Ti/Radeon HD 6950. Players with today's fast-middle-class Graphics Cards, such as GeForce GTX 650 or Radeon HD 7750 will, most likely, have to settle for medium settings at 1080p and maybe high settings at 720p.

What do you think? Most Demanding game of 2013? Worst optimized game of 2013?

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16:34 Apr-10-2013

can i run ti?

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16:47 Apr-10-2013

sure low-med at current res , high at 1280x768/800 .

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14:03 Apr-09-2013

gtx 480 in recommended requirements bad news for me :(

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14:15 Apr-09-2013

But You Can Still Run In Med-High Settings, Can't You? :D

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14:23 Apr-09-2013

yes easily but what fun would that be ;)

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14:26 Apr-09-2013

Time for an upgrade then? :D

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14:26 Apr-09-2013

At Least, You Can Run The Game With Decent FPS, Don't Care About On Which Settings :D

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14:42 Apr-09-2013

well i care about graphic settings specially when it is a dx 11 game and yes i am planning to buy hd 7950 or gtx 670 maybe after 3 months

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14:45 Apr-09-2013

Good, After That, Hand Your Current GPU To Me :D :D

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14:54 Apr-09-2013

Ha ha ha ;)

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11:14 Apr-08-2013

Many Games Which Came This Year Were Well Optimized, So It Should Be Good Optimized Too :P

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11:09 Apr-08-2013

CAN I MAX OUT THIS GAME AND GET ATLEAST 20 FPS?

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11:12 Apr-08-2013

if optimization is good, then you can max it with 60 fps :D

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11:27 Apr-08-2013

Yes, you should be able to. :)

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08:15 Apr-08-2013

Recommended CPU 'only' a dual core? :D

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09:15 Apr-08-2013

pretty strange for this kind of game that had reputation....

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09:17 Apr-08-2013

They probably mean an i3 with 3.0 GHz and more. Which is pretty powerful for a dual-core.

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11:58 Apr-08-2013

should be more specific....

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00:43 Apr-08-2013

Quite excited for this. The requirements aren't as high as I thought they would be. Should look good either way though.

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03:01 Apr-08-2013

Now, let's just hope they actually tried to optimize it unlike 2033 lol.

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18:06 Apr-07-2013

Cant i run it ?

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18:16 Apr-07-2013

You should be able to run it on low at that resolution. Low-medium if the game is well optimized :)

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16:26 Apr-07-2013

lol. i remember looking at metro 2033 system requirements, and i had an X mark, months later, after updating my GPU from time to time, i manage to get from 18-19 FPS ( 295.14 whql ) to 26-31 FPS ( 314.22 ) - good guy nvidia.
guess ,, i can't run Last light anymore :(

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17:46 Apr-07-2013

wait what ???? i completed the game with 25 fps avg on lowest possible settings . how are you getting only 31 fps max with newest drivers

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19:25 Apr-07-2013

medium settings, aa x4 , anisotropic x4 , dx 11 .
your gpu supports dx 10.1 only :D
high on textures. :D

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12:08 Apr-07-2013

max 1080p with 2XMSAA what fps i get?

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12:33 Apr-07-2013

Hopefully 60+. Your rig is a beast and if the game is well optimized you'll have a very smooth experience :D

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12:50 Apr-07-2013

thanks man, im worried because nowadays i cant get 60fps on max settings with normal AA, game like tomb raider, hitman and AC 3 on boston icant get 60fps because i like to turn v sync on, even i played crysis 3 on max with med txaa i only get 30-40 fps, i expect 50-60 fps at first.

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12:56 Apr-07-2013

Tomb Raider has that TressFX that really kills all Nvidia GPUs. Hitman was pretty badly optimized. Boston is a problematic area and everybody has problems there, so don't worry. And Crysis 3 was meant to melt rigs, so again- nothing unusual there :D And just a bit of advice, if you don't mind: since you're gaming at 1080p, don't enable any type of AA in games. You will see little to no difference but your fps will improve noticeably. Unless you are one of those people that see jaggies even at FullHD, of course.

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15:49 Apr-07-2013

yaa, my friend tell me exactly like you said, if i play on 1080p idont need AA, after he tell me that, i never use high AA because it cost good amount of FPS, but i still use light AA like FXAA, 2XMSAA. it is true there are no difference at all if im using 2xMSAA and AA off? i believe there are no difference if im using 2xMSAA and 4xMSAA but AA and no AA? i dont keep my eyes wide open to see jaggies when playing a game :D, if there are no difference i wont use AA again.

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15:52 Apr-07-2013

Well, I personally don't see a difference. You have to try yourself it to know. But as you said, if you aren't looking everywhere to see how everything is aliased then you shouldn't really need to turn on AA.

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15:58 Apr-07-2013

thats the hard part to see a difference LOL, and another questions, is playing at 40 fps and 60fps has noticeable difference (i feel the difference playing shooter on 30fps (crysis3) vs 60 fps (crysis2))? and when gaming do you prefer vsync on or off? because i dont want to see screen tearing, but it is true tearing only occur when fps is bigger than monitor refresh rate? in my case is above 60fps, thanks a lot auntarie, you are the expert in game debate :D

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16:21 Apr-07-2013

Aww shucks, you're making me blush :D About the fps, every gamer needs a different amount. For example, some people with godly rigs can't play below 60 fps because they are used to having extremely fluid gameplay. Others can play with anything above 25 or 30. I've seen on my logs of Borderlands 2 that my framerate has dropped to 13 at moments but I've never had a problem with it. I guess if the game is really good and you get completely indulged by it then you won't notice any drops :/ As for Vsync, it's better to leave it on, especially with your rig. Tearing can be nasty... And yes, it only occurs when your framerate exceeds the refresh rate of your monitor.

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05:43 Apr-07-2013

settings for me??

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05:50 Apr-07-2013

med 1080p and maybe high at 720p as stated above. It also really comes down to how well optimized the game will be. i don't know how much better the 650 ti is compared to the normal but you will probably see a slightly better performance.

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20:27 Apr-06-2013

I'm sure I'm good.
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20:41 Apr-06-2013

Me too... bring it on. :-)

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05:40 Apr-07-2013

No, you're not good, you're overkilling it lol

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14:55 Apr-06-2013

I don't have high hopes for Last light to optimized as it's coming out when the consoles are on their last legs, sure the Developers can do some great work and pull something awesome out of the hat but today with triple A titles it's all about the money. With it all being about money now the Developers just want to create a story that the fans will be happy with add some nice graphics, then start working on dlc's to be released on the day of the main game release date which will cost £10 each. So I don't see optimization being great for last light.

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14:23 Apr-06-2013

can i run on med high no AA???

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14:04 Apr-07-2013

most probably yea

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12:39 Apr-06-2013

so will I be able to run it at high-max settings at 1920x1080?

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12:41 Apr-06-2013

I don't think so..at least with MSAA.

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14:07 Apr-06-2013

u no upgrade your ram ?

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14:10 Apr-06-2013

can't right now, all my money is on the whole PC, I will have to wait a bit. I don't care about AA or MSAA either, just the resolution and settings

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16:23 Apr-06-2013

yeah but with 8 gb ram your pc would be a beast . get 4 more 1600 mhz gb ram its only 10$ .

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15:22 Apr-06-2013

Yes, I'd think you could. :)

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12:33 Apr-06-2013

Recommended system requirements - this is ridiculous for this game. When this game comes out, it will detonate to the nines at the highest settings any video card, even Nvidia GTX 780, I'm sure. These guys love to do an ultra heavy games in graphic terms. This could be forgiven if they make a beautiful and interesting games, but in reality it is not so...

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12:41 Apr-06-2013

GTX 780 is not coming before this game is released :P

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11:10 Apr-06-2013

dx9 at last

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08:56 Apr-06-2013

when i first saw the thread i thought it was about a delay of the launch
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09:06 Apr-06-2013

good thing its not :)

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11:03 Apr-06-2013

metro 2033 was very very badely optimised, i hope this one will give us thrill action and good optimisiation :)

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08:31 Apr-06-2013

Hope the optimization is good ?

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08:33 Apr-06-2013

can't say after the game released :(

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08:35 Apr-06-2013

i know realy want to play it :(

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08:37 Apr-06-2013

be patient.... :)

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08:41 Apr-06-2013

i will you to :)

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08:15 Apr-06-2013

Pass....

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08:21 Apr-06-2013

:O

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16:29 Apr-06-2013

I played Metro 2033 once and almost ran out of ammo :) and bad optimized :( I think I'll pass this one,,

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16:34 Apr-06-2013

Real men use melee... :D As for optimization, we still don't know how this one will turn out. Hopefully the devs have learned from their mistakes. Don't knock it till you try it, you know?

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16:42 Apr-06-2013

ok, I know.. and so u use melee? I caught a bullet with my hands :D

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17:29 Apr-06-2013

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07:33 Apr-06-2013

settings for me??

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07:35 Apr-06-2013

Max, according to these requirements. Hopefully the optimization will be good.

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07:47 Apr-06-2013

you had good chance for high setting :)

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| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
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| 60FPS, High, 1440p
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| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
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| High,
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100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1440p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Palit Super JetStream 16GB
50% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-11700K 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 6GB Edition 32GB
75% Yes [4 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i7-4770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D Compact 6GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-9300H 4-Core 2.4GHz GeForce GTX 1650 8GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB OC Edition 16GB
57.1429% Yes [7 votes]
Pentium Dual Core B960 2.2GHz Radeon HD 6950M 4GB
25% No [8 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Athlon II X2 245 GeForce GTS 250 4GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
| High, 720p
Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
100% Yes [1 votes]