Post-apocalyptic shooter Metro 2033 is getting its first piece of downloadable content tomorrow in the shape of the Ranger Pack.
Available over Xbox Live or through the Steam PC platform, it’ll offer two new weapons (the Heavy Automatic Shotgun and the Volt Driver) as well as fresh achievements to be earned.
The meat of the DLC comes from the new “Ranger Mode” game rules, which ramps up the difficulty of your foes, and increases the power of your weapons whilst reducing available ammo. Try playing on the extreme “Ranger Hardcore” mode and things get even tougher as the in-game HUD is fully removed, leaving you with only your wits and your senses to rely on.
Cheap as it is at 240 MS points, it’s still a little bit frustrating that Xbox Live users have to pay a premium for the content whereas PC gamers get the DLC as a free update via the Steam platform. That said, any reason to go back into Metro 2033’s terrifying tunnels, at any price, is good enough for me.
If you haven’t already, read our full Metro 2033 review here.
By Gerald Lynch | August 2nd, 2010