Metro Exodus is a first-person shooter video game developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver in 2019. It is the third installment in the Metro video game trilogy based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels, following the events of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. The game received positive reviews from critics.
Metro Exodus Rating
Metascore: 82 / 100
User Score: 7.1 / 10
Metro Exodus Reviews
I have never written a game review before, however; I thought this game was worth the effort. I don’t feel like attempting to persuade anyone in any direction as to whether this game is worth buying or not, so I’m just going to lay out some categories in which I hold some opinions.
The story to me was a sweet and sour experience. In saying that it is because it is so well written, as well as so professionally integrated into the game play itself. I both hated and loved the story: to me this kind of affect can only come from something expressed with a believable core. The story did not seem to interfere with the flow of the game at all; very well designed.
2: Game play
‘Polished’ is the best one word description I can give the game play. There was only a couple of times through the entire campaign which I thought felt slightly clunky. You can notice the experience within the dev’s who produced this game: I might even call it a master piece. Once again I remind you that this is my opinion.
On par with the best of the graphic giants that are available. Very well optimised and ran very smooth throughout the entire campaign. My specs are: Intel i7 6 core; 32 gig of RAM; 1660 Ti; and the game was installed on one of my SSD’s. 1080 P resolution in high detail.
I cannot state enough how immersive this game is; especially when I played at night with the lights out. I genuinely felt that rare feeling of being ‘in’ the game. Very enjoyable.
If you want a game which effortlessly pulls the player into the ‘zone’ and you enjoy first person shooters, then this might be the game for you. Personally, I did increase the FOV within the config file, however that was the only change I made to the game. I hope this opinionated review has helped in someones decision to ‘buy’ or ‘not to buy’.
Hands down the best Metro game they have released, Having the Ability to explore more in an “Open world” Environment, seeing different parts of Russia really makes this game tons more enjoyable. The story line really drags you in making you play for hours and losing track of time.
I seriously recommend anyone who has never played Metro before to buy this game and give it a go, I promise, It wont let you down!!!
A game that is another amazing entry in the Metro series. A wonderful end to Artyom’s story, however there is still room for more should they choose to make more. The DLC’s are a nice entry but not worth full price, Two Colonels is really nice lore while Sam’s Story is lacking in that same quality the game usually has. Much easier overall on ranger veteran compared to the other titles in the series because of crafting, but overall still a good time. Wait for a sale though, as there are some horrible game breaking bugs I came across which lead to having to reply entire chapters.
1 . Glitches in this game break the immersion for me.
2 . the movement is clunky, you can get seriously wounded from walking down an escalator among other clunky nonsense.
3 . The amount of cut scenes are absurd. I have another life that involves working. I play games on my free time. I would rather play a game than play a movie within a game.
4 . didn’t feel like a Metro game. No markets to barter, currency removed.
5 . Graphics were mediocre, the textures on uniforms were especially ugly, Ray tracing was no noticeable difference.
In the end, my biggest gripe were the cutscenes. Too long and lost interest in a minute.
If you’ve ever played a game that genuinely made you sad when you finished it, this is going to crush you. An incredibly well-designed game that will get you hooked. The best way to describe this game? A combination of the Far Cry and Fallout series with a pinch of the Resident Evil series. Don’t be impatient, play for at least 60 minutes and understand the mechanics of the game and I promise you, you will be in love. Kudos to the team that put this together. The music, lighting, game-play, weapon mechanics, general game mechanics, story-telling, and characters would definitely put this game in your Top-20/Top-10 category for sure.
I really really enjoyed this game
If you have played the previous two games this is a must-play. Be aware that there can be a few points in the game where it will bug out, so I recommend making backups of your save folder whenever you quit the game.
What a great game.
Ran this on a GTX 970, and weirdly it ran better on High than it did on Low or Medium, with a pretty consistent 60+ FPS with VSync on full. Pretty well optimised in almost all areas and I ran into very few performance issues.
For anyone who’s played 2033 and Last Light (highly recommended), this is a great continuation of the story. I’d honestly say it’s better than the last 2, and they’re some of my favourite games ever. The environment and methods used for immersion here are dope. Gameplay largely follows a similar pattern to the first two games, so you’ll be sneaking through your environment, scavenging and crafting along the way, upgrading your weapons and unlocking new upgrades for you character, like a motion sensor, an armoured gas mask, night vision goggles etc. Shootouts are always fun when stuff hits the fan, and enemies and yourself are both suitably vulnerable to bullets. Guns feel punchy and satisfying to use, with great sound effects to boot. Mutants make a welcome return, and in my opinion are the most fun part of the series, that remains true here. Narrow corridors, low ammo and gas mask filters, coupled with the tension provided by the skittering of monsters as you keep a charge on your flashlight and protect your gas mask from breaks is as present in the gameplay here as it ever was. From a gameplay perspective, I’m really happy with what they did in Exodus. It’s similar to the previous games, with enough of a fresh take on it that it doesn’t become stale.
The story and especially the characters here are much better than they ever were. The game primarily follows the crew on their train, the Aurora, as they travel across post-apocalyptic Russia. With a small crew and cast, you really get to know everyone quite well as the game progresses, with each major gameplay section ending with a nice break on the Aurora as you travel to your next destination. There’s a few activities you can interact with during these sections, which were honestly some of my favourite parts of the game, and they’ll vary based on how you played the previous chapters. But overall, listening to your crew and their plethora of dialogue as they talk to one another is really interesting and gives some much welcome backstory to the characters and world. Voice acting, for the most part, is good to great. I played in English with English subtitles, but the option for Russian VA is there for those who want it, but I heard that the Russian dub isn’t as polished as it could be. Most characters have a unique voice and deliver their lines very well, with a few misses here and there, but it’s really not much to be bothered about, because what’s there is really good.
The world is awesome, frankly. Extremely beautiful and immersive to explore. Exodus intertwines its 2 pseudo open-world segments with its more linear sections, reminiscent of previous games. The maps available range from great to absolutely breathtaking, and the game’s latter half really outshines anything before it. Not to say the first half of the content available is bad, it’s not, but the last half of the game has some of the best set pieces and locations in the entire series. The Dead City in particular is phenomenal, and you can tell that a lot of effort went into this section to really give the game a good send off. The ending, depending on which you get, was extremely satisfying and coupled with the build up to it, left me in tears. There’s plenty of collectibles here to reward exploration, like the upgrades I mentioned earlier, or my personal favourites, letters & diaries, with a few audio recordings here and there. These aren’t anything special or particularly unique to games, but their context in the world is very fitting, and the backstory they provide to the areas you travel through are excellent. Generally, very miserable, rarely happy, always satisfying, the notes were my favourite things to find and read on my journey.
All in all, I absolutely love this series, and Exodus is up there with the brightest moments from the trilogy so far. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes atmospheric games, games with story, horror, survival or shooters. If you at all like Stalker, Bioshock, Dishonored or the previous games, absolutely buy this.
This game was a good way to wrap up the series. While the first two focused on the more claustrophobic nature of the Moscow Metro, Exodus instead moves out into the wide, irradiated world of post-war Russia. Faced with bandits, mutants, and the trademark moral choices, the player must direct Artyom as he finally sets out to pursue his dream of a better life outside.
A fair warning though, this is truly a Deep Silver Metro game, which can be both a blessing and a curse. While the story is engaging and the world visually striking, the framework in which the game operates is also hellishly unstable. If you played the original two metro games, you know what you are in for. If not, then in brief: the game has performance issues from stuttering on even powerful rigs to outright locking up your computer, so buyer beware. If you can make it past the bugs though, a good game lies beneath.
My recommendation: pick it up on sale.
Waw, I really wanted to like this game, as a huge Metro fan, but the amount of technical issues (non RTX) I had during my run (that I couldn’t finish) is beyond this world. Corrupted saves, progression lost, my character turning invisible and immune to bullets, crashes, abysmal performance on some sections (below 30 FPS on a 1080 Ti at 1440p, no RTX).
The game was NOT ready for release, and even with patches, is in an unacceptable state.
But even if it was, it would be an average game at best, this game screams console gaming all over the place, textures are incredibly unequal and blurry due to a hardcoded 4 GB of VRAM usage max for the game even in Extreme preset (WTF?), and it really doesn’t look good at all, it looks like an Xbox One game and that’s because it is. RTX actually doesn’t change much, in a lot of instances it actually looks worse and glitchy AF.
The game design is weird, this is not Metro, and it is absolutely not S.T.A.L.K.E.R. either, this actually resembles Far Cry 2, the game design is a bit more interesting, but that’s all. Also in my opinion the story and presentation is ridiculous, feels like a poor’s man Mad Max.
The level design is atrocious, you get stuck on everything in the environment it is ridiculous. The weapon dirt mechanic is completely over exaggerated (at least in ranger hardcore, that’s what I was playing). After a crash that made me loose an hour of progress at the desert map, I gave up. I am not sure I am going to give it a second chance honestly.
You can see the possibility of a good game under all this crap, but the game needed much more time before shipping… To think that they destroyed gaming and annoyed us all with the Epic Games Store fiasco just for this crap of a game? Waw, they sure had some balls.
Finger crossed for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, the real thing (I hope), for some people really upset about my review and who thinks that Metro: Exodus is a masterpiece, well, not it is not and if you don’t believe me go download and play for free S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha and you’ll understand (it’s not on Steam sadly but can be easily found on MODDB for example).
EXCELLENT story, GREAT stealth gameplay, and excellent combat mechanics. My favorite part about this game is utilizing your environment and the lights to take out enemies. The stealth in this game is honestly the best stealth I have seen in an extremely long time. Of course, it is not perfect, as there are times where the game bull ****s you. For instance, (don’t know if it’s just me experiencing this), there are times where you can’t take out an enemy from behind (stealth takedown) because they are in an animation. Other than the few issues that are honestly very minor, the game has an excellent stealth system.
A truly phenomenal post-apocalyptic experience, see how 4A Games crafted a masterpiece that takes you to the bleak, unforgiving and terrifying land of Russia. Where monsters, bandits and crazies hide in every corner. Though the experience is semi-freedom, the story is truly a roller coaster experience. I enjoy it very much.
If possible, play it with Russian or Ukraine audio. Feel the native, feel that place in those voices. English are for those who just play the game, listening to the more native language gives off the true experience of being there.
A very polished and high quality game with good story, nice visuals, good pace and fairly free to choose game play style, stealth or aggressive etc. Maps feel quite open for the most part and exploring them is fun as is finding hard to come by loot. Some issues remain unfortunately such as a well known lighthouse bug which made me restart the chapter (very annoying) and something that should have been patched by now. Also some unexpected difficulty spikes with cut scenes, which are unnecessary given the solid combat throughout.
As such what would have been 9/10 is now a final score of 8/10. Still well worth playing , doubly so if you get it on discount or sale.
I’ve just finished the game, and while i’d recommend it and say it the best of the Metro games, it also suffers from that strange morality system all the metro games have, one of the best weapon modification systems in any game I’ve played yet to get the ‘good’ ending you are rewarded for playing passively.
I have never wrote a review for a single game, although i’ve been playing hundreds, for many years now.. I loved metro 2033 with all my heart, an absolute epic game.. Great story, atmosphere and characters! And i can say the same about Metro Exodus, they not only lived up to the first installations, but also innovated with great gameplay features and a more “open world” sorta take to the story, Absolutely loved it.
Looking forward to the next one.
Metro Exodus is the pinnacle of Metro games not just because of the upgraded engine and mechanics but how well they also laid the story and events but that doesn’t mean there were some downsides too although pros way outweigh the cons.
It’s one of the longest singleplayer game I’ve ever played because I really like to explore and collect everything in the games to see how well everything has been set up.I liked the freedom of weapon choice and animations are smooth.There are some horror elements here and there but they did a good job balancing them out.One thing I disliked is the fact that the game removes your resources or just takes them from you after some breakpoints.The reason I didn’t like this is because I, as a player who spent my valuable time collecting and searching for every dark pit just to have myself more resources for survival, now where’s the differentiation between the rushing players and collectors? I expected heavy action in the end-game but it didn’t happen, instead you get to be sneaky and crawl around, now that’s a contradiction for the idea of having a end-game where the players get to test everything they have earnt thus far.I’m not mentioning brain dead human enemy AI because it just works as it tends to make stealth kinda balanced.
Besides these 2 specific points that got me bugged for quite awhile, it’s a beautiful game that I throughly recommend to the Metro and FPS fans.One of the best action-horror game released.
Trump vs. Biden simulator seems to be a rigged game. Trump is orange, but Biden wants all my money and I will be poor. They did this thing were they introduced these ghoul enemies and what they do is steal ballots and rig the the train to explode by doing some fraudulent stuff. There is nothing I can do to stop them, but I can just sit in an abandoned house with my Khalash and wait for the nasty tax people. All in all, beautiful graphics (with RTX), gameplay much better than the first two games, but very rigged and annoying. 4/5
I usually do not give positive feedback unless a game is exceptional. I must say, This game was challenging to say the least. Very few bugs, Great story, great graphics, visual effects were awesome and the performance was great…considering I still have a gtx 970 ssc, it ran at a good 35+ fps WITH Re-shade (which enhanced the game even more). I have not been sucked into a game like this since STALKER series. They just don’t make games like this anymore. 5 stars all the way around!
As a huge fan of the Metro universe, I am very disappointed. The first two games of this series, while linear, offered a tight and rewarding experience, with good pacing and the sense of taking on a grand journey. In this game, even though the journey is much bigger, it actually feels smaller. What I honestly thought was the end of the first act of the game was actually the end of the entire game. By trying to do both linear story-telling and open-world gameplay, it failed at both. The story is uninteresting and the sandbox play is too bland. Even Skyrim had more and better content than this.
For what it’s worth, all the cool immersive stuff is still there, with some added elements. So, maybe get it when it’s really cheap, and remember that it’s much much shorter than you may think.
I’m a fan of Metro Last Light and I honestly love this game. Very atmospheric and just the right amount of customizability to make the game engaging without being overwhelmed bu it. The amount of horror/suspense in this game is just enough to make it bearable for me (I’m not a fan of horror games).
Only thing that I wish the game had was a button that would open all my inventory items. Having a hot key for your flashlight, charging it, lighter, map, backpack, journal and other things can be overwhelming and be forgotten easily especially if you play other games. I wish they had the utility wheel feature where you just hold one key and a wheel shows on screen and you can select the item you want to use.
Fun game but plenty of frustration, especially in the first open world. But if you can get through there it’s the best Metro, I think. There were many bugs, I remember in the Sam’s Story DLC I went to loot a box of ammo and was teleported off the map to an empty house, like a programer’s room, and my character pantomimed moving objects around that weren’t there for a short while. The house looked pretty big, like maybe a large estate, but I was worried I’d get stuck there with the way auto-saving works so I quick loaded out.
Some of the reviews here commented how they hated that they got out of Metro. I didn’t mind at all, there’s really only so much you can do in Moscow. At the end of 2 there’s really no villains and these games only take place a year after each other. I think everyone was curious how the rest of the world was coping and we get to see a lot of Russia and other places.