Story - 80%
Graphics - 93%
Audio - 84%
Gameplay - 85%
Replayability - 70%
The Metro series is back with the third instalment and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Metro Exodus continues the story of Artyom in search of something more, proof that they are not the only ones left in the world.
The story takes place right after the events of Metro: Last Light’s “Redemption” ending. Artyom is in search for other life especially after hearing voices on the radio. Soon, Artyom, Anna and the Spartan Order find themselves on a train on the surface. Yes, you read correctly a train on the surface! So, as you can deduce, they set off on the surface to find other human existence and they are not disappointed.
The story gets very interesting not that it wasn’t before, but it really turns the heat on and has some great twists and turns. The gameplay has improved drastically from the previous titles and can now be seen as a triple A title contender.
The gameplay is great, movement feels fluid and responsive. I love how you craft equipment and mod your weapons, it is fairly simple and easy to see impact. It would have been great if there was more options on weapons and different mods.
Just before the release, there was a massive controversy when it was announced that the PC version will only be available on the Epic Games Store for a year exclusively. Steam was not happy with the decision as they had to reimburse players who already pre-ordered the game on Steam. The community did not support this decision so close to release and with that some players called for review bombing to occur on the franchise’s previous games. Some business decisions like this can happen especially when we get to a stage where there are so many store options popping up on PC. Is it right to take it out on the developer or should it be the store or publishers getting the heat?
Metro Exodus is an amazing game and it is always great to see these developers up their game and producing top quality games for us to enjoy. I will recommend this title to any post-apocalyptic genre fan.
Reviewed on: PS4
Publisher: Deep Silver
Release Date: 15 February 2019
Likes: Great story and improvements
Dislikes: Can feel slow to start