Metro Exodus is a real game-changer for the popular first-person series. Where before we were in the underground tunnels fighting for survival. Now the series has come up for some fresh air and we really do get to see just how screwed up the world has become.
How to Download Metro Exodus
The game used to be available as a Steam pre-order but then it was removed and now it can be accessed on Epic Games Store. To start downloading, click on the button below the review. If post-apocalyptic FPS, check out also Far Cry New Dawn.
The Game Review
The first thing that deserves praise in Metro Exodus is the story. I really could not have been any more sucked in by the story that this game told. The main character is Artyom he is a Spartan soldier and he along with his wife and her father are making their way across the country on the Aurora, a powerful and fast locomotive. The main characters are people that you genuinely do care for and want to see make it out of this alive.
When you see a trailer for Metro Exodus you may think that this is some kind of large open world game in the same style as Far Cry 5 or Fallout 4. That is not the case at all, Metro Exodus moves you from one location to the next and those locations are confined to themselves. This is not a bad thing and as a result, each new area you go to feels new.
Our protagonist’s journey starts off in one season and takes us all the way through the deep, dark and cold winter. The places you go along the way are fantastic. The variety is very clever such as a dried out sea, a creepy forest, a desert looking area and many more. Exploring each area is great and while they are not huge, there is still plenty for you to explore.
With a more linear and story driven narrative comes some awesome set pieces. There are so many to mention and I really do not want to spoil them for you. However, one that really did blow me away and have my heart beating super fast was when I had to cross some water in a broken down wooden paddle boat. This was terrifying and awesome all at the same time.
The actual gameplay of Metro Exodus is more focused on stealth. You can go about it any way you want, but I do feel that the developers intended for you to try and sneak around as much as possible. Of course, there are times when that is simply impossible and you need to let the bullets fly. The difficulty is just right I felt and when I died I felt I learned a little and would change my tactics next time.
I really liked how simple it was to upgrade your weapons in this game. Some games make it way over complicated, but that is certainly not the case here. You pick up weapons from enemies you have killed and then you can piece together the best pieces to make a great weapon. It is very easy to do, but I also found it a lot of fun.
Metro Exodus is one of the best games of the early part of 2019 and I would certainly say that this is the best game in the series so far. Taking the game above ground really did open things up. The creepy creatures you have to fight, the monstrous humans and the giant bosses are all a lot of fun. Plus the story is great too! I would even say that those new to the series could jump in here and have a great time.
- The story and writing are great
- Some of the creature designs are very creepy
- Lots of variety in the areas you will go to
- Some of the best set pieces of any game
- The action is a lot of fun too
- It is more linear than other FPS games
- Some areas are a little cramped