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Score This Critically Acclaimed FPS For Free For A Limited Time On GOG

GOG.com's winter sale is coming to a close, but there's one huge final deal for users to get their hands on. Metro: Last Light Redux is free for a limited time. The 2013 post-apocalyptic first-person-shooter is sure to be in high demand on the digital video game storefront, so be sure to snag a copy before Friday, Dec. 31 at 9 a.m. EST.

According to GOG's official tweet, the Metro: Last Light Redux giveaway lasts only 48 hours to mark the end of the winter sale, which already saw more than 3,500 deals on games up to 91 percent off. Taking advantage of the giveaway is simple: sign up for an account if you don't have one already, and head here to claim the game. With one click of a button, Metro: Last Light Redux will be added to your GOG library at no cost and playable DRM-free.

The giveaway was so big that it actually caused GOG, which is owned by embattled game developer CD Projekt, to temporarily go down for a short time. Replies to the original announcement tweet were filled with screenshots of the website's error messages. One user detailed that GOG's website was down across several browsers, and nothing seemed to fix it at the time. However, GOG has since returned to normal operation and once again allowed users to claim the giveaway.

While Metro: Last Light Redux is free, users can also still access the winter sale, where other Metro games are marked down to as little as $3.99. The Metro franchise bundle, which includes Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux, Metro Exodus, and two DLCs, is available for $67.89 (30 percent off). This way, fans can access the entire Metro timeline in one fell swoop.

Metro: Last Light Redux is a 2014 Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 remastered version of the original Metro: Last Light title from 4A Games. The FPS incorporates stealth and survival horror elements as players fight mutated monsters. Metro: Last Light Redux received critical acclaim with a Metascore of 76. Hooked Gamers noted in a review that the remastered version gave the game more of a survival horror feel than the original release.

GOG's deal comes on the heels of a controversial move that the site made only a few weeks ago. Red Candle Games' psychological horror game, Devotion, was slated to hit the platform, though GOG pulled out of the deal quickly and was met with serious backlash from fans. GOG only provided a vague reason for its decision, citing "many messages from gamers." Will this sweet deal on Metro: Last Light Redux be enough to win back some angry GOG users?