The long-awaited Metro Exodus is now available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Announced at E3 2017, it's hard to believe the game is finally coming out. After all, the last Metro game we got was 2013's Metro: Last Light. To help you prepare for Metro Exodus, we've compiled all of our essential news stories, features, and gameplay videos highlighting all the details you need to know about the game. Our review is also now online, and you can check that out to get a sense of what to expect before diving into the new release.
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What You Need to Know
While Metro Exodus is the third installment of the Metro series, its premise makes for a solid jumping-on point for newcomers. Set two years after the events of previous game, it continues the adventures of series protagonist Artyom who flees the Metro in Moscow to embark on a continent-spanning journey with the Spartan Rangers--a battle-hardened unit of elite soldiers that roam the wasteland.
Unlike previous games in the series, Metro Exodus features a far more open design with larger maps to explore. While you'll be spending a lot of time in these sprawling sandboxes, you'lll also be thrown into the more linear yet tense, claustrophobic environments the series is known for.
Metro Exodus released on February 15 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC; it's available now on all three platforms, though the PC release notably comes through the Epic Game Store, not Steam. If you're looking to purchase the game, be sure to refer to our pre-order guide, which offers details on the various editions.
Our Metro Exodus review is now available, and you can check it out to see what critic Michael Higham though of the new open-world elements and everything else that Exodus sets out to do. He writes, "At first glance, Metro Exodus gives you that wide-open, free, and dangerous world unbound by tunnels, though the scope of its tale focuses on what drives you personally and the lengths you're willing to go to protect what matters most. The open sandboxes may not be strongest addition, but the game still embraces the sense of vulnerability and post-apocalyptic terror alongside impactful weapons used in refined combat and stealth scenarios. You may miss the mystery and intrigue of the previous games, but Exodus puts together a charismatic crew of friends and family that you'll want to follow to the ends of the earth."
Our Pre-Release Impressions
We got the chance to play Metro Exodus several times at events since its announcement at E3 2017. Below you can find links to features detailing our thoughts and feelings about how the game plays.
General Impressions: Metro Exodus Makes Strides Into A More Challenging Open World -- Here we discuss our first experiences playing Metro Exodus and how much the series has grown since Last Light.
Developer Q&A: How Metro Exodus Expands Horizons Without Going Fully Open World -- We had the opportunity to speak Metro Exodus' global brand manager about the game's mechanics, story, and general influences.
Pre-Launch Impressions: Metro Exodus Feels Best When It Sticks To Its Roots -- Check out our preview detailing our experiences playing a near-finished build of the game.
Above you can find gameplay footage of Metro Exodus' biggest level, the Caspian Desert. We spend a half hour exploring this open area, taking down mutants and discovering more about what happened to the world outside the Metro. If you're curious to see footage we captured alongside a Metro Exodus developer Jon Bloch, be sure to check out the gameplay demo we recorded during E3 2018.
If you're looking to play Metro Exodus on PC, you'll likely want to know how demanding it is. Lucky for you, we've gathered the full list of what you'll for each level of performance in our in-depth PC specs article.