Metro 2033 was a graphical powerhouse and it appears its follow-up, Metro: Last Light, will continue in the same vein.

But if you thought your PC was ready to deliver the best Metro: Last Light can offer then you may have to think again - optimal performance requires a Nvidia Titan graphics card, 8GB or memory, and an Intel i7. That kind of hardware doesn't come cheap.

Minimum

Windows: XP (32-Bit), Vista, 7 or 8

CPU: 2.2 GHz Dual Core e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo

RAM: 2GB

Direct X: 9.0c

Graphics Card:

DirectX 9, Shader Model 3 compliant e.g. NVIDIA GTS 250 (or AMD equivalent e.g. HD Radeon 4000 series) or higher

For 3D Vision Support:

NVIDIA GTX 275 or higher

120Hz Monitor

NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8

Recommended

Windows: Vista, 7 or 8

CPU: 2.6 GHz Quad Core e.g. Intel Core i5

RAM: 4GB

Direct X: 11

Graphics Card:

NVIDIA GTX 580/660 Ti (or AMD equivalent e.g. 7870) or higher

For 3D Vision Support:

NVIDIA GTX 580/660Ti or higher

120Hz Monitor

NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8

Optimum

Windows: Vista, 7 or 8

CPU: 3.4 GHz Multi-Core e.g. Intel Core i7

RAM: 8GB

Direct X: 11

Graphics Card:

NVIDIA GTX 690 / NVIDIA Titan

For 3D Vision Support:

NVIDIA GTX 690

120Hz Monitor

NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8

You can check your specs against Nvidia's GPU analyser if you're not sure.

Metro: Last Light will be released across Europe on May 17 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Source: Metro Facebook