Metro: Last Light sets series sales record

Metro Last Light

Deep Silver praises its critical and commercial success.

Russian post-apocalyptic shooter Metro: Last Light has seen its first week of sales have outpace that of the previous game in the series' first three months and raked in critical praise, according to publisher Deep Silver.

Pointing out that the game currently has a favourable Metacritic rating of 80, the company said that Metro: Last Light took the number one spot in sales charts across Europe, including the UK and Germany.

The game saw a significant breakthrough in the PC market, with sales more than tripling over the opening week period.

4A Games are honoured by the reception our latest project has received,” commented Andrew Prokhorov, Creative Director of developer 4A Games.

“We are a small but dedicated team who are lucky to have been given the creative freedom and support to make the kind of experience we dream, as gamers, of playing. Our work on Metro: Last Light continues with new single player DLC, and we look forward to revealing future projects from the team. We want to thank all the Metro fans for support we have received.”

The company's 2010 hit Metro 2033 also received a positive response from critics and fans alike, with a Metacritic rating of 81.

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