4A Games brings you the third installment in the Metro series. This cruel and barren world has never looked more high-quality, but the characters are as bland as always.
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A single misstep could mean the difference between life and death for you and your crew.
Metro Exodus picks up the story following the Redemption ending of Metro: Last Light. As usual, you play as Artyom, a Russian soldier living in an underground metro after the cataclysmic events that led to the first game, Metro 2033.
You take your train, the Aurora, across the hellish landscape that remains in the aftermath of the nuclear holocaust. Gorgeous locales and interesting factions scatter across the war-torn world. Players will encounter radiation that drains their health and find toxic areas where gas filters must be expended. Players need to keep on their toes to stay alive.
You scrounge for supplies to survive. The crafting system is the only way to get ammo for some of the guns as well as upgrade your weapons. It's also the best way to ensure that you don't run out of gas filters when you might need them most.
A hidden morality system is par for the course with the Metro games. Killing surrendering enemies will have an unseen impact on the future of your crew. Other side quests will change the ending of the game and decide whether you live or die.
Enemies are smart and dangerous. A single misstep could mean the difference between life and death for you and your crew. Your actions and decisions in the game will determine how your fate unfolds.
Where can you run this program?
Metro Exodus is available for Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.
Is there a better alternative?
No. There aren't a lot of games that are like Metro: Exodus, except in terms of the setting. If you want to play other post-apocalypse games, the Fallout series is the obvious choice.
While Metro Exodus's narrative isn't particularly engaging, the scenery and danger feel very real.
Should you download it?
Yes, especially if you're into horror games. While Metro Exodus is light on blood and gore, it's still an adrenaline-pumping experience to keep you on edge.