The Metro Franchise Returns with Exodus

Metro: Exodus was announced at this year’s E3 on Wednesday. The game will be released in 2018 according to the developers. A continuation of the shooter series, the game is based on the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, a Russian author. The game continues the saga of Artyom, a “Ranger” surviving in a dark, post-apocalyptic Russia. Battling mutants and rival survivalist humans, Artyom must make his way through the steppe

 

The game will remain a linear shooter, but will have more leeway for the player to navigate through the barren Russian tundra. (https://www.pcgamesn.com/metro-exodus/metro-exodus-isnt-exactly-an-open-world) Some levels will be outdoors, putting the full tragic horror of life after a nuclear war into focus. Spanning much or Eurasia, the game will be reminiscent of the Last of Us, Fallout and other post-apocalyptic shooters.

 

This installment in the Metro series will tell the story of Artyom’s travel over a year, whereas the first title took place over short span of time. Thee series uses Soviet nostalgia in the “Red Line” faction and parodies the rise of fascism in contemporary Russia with the “Fourth Reich.”

 

Metro 2033 came out in 2010 to generally positive reviews and was widely praised for its engrossing storytelling and immersive environment. The lack of a heads-up display made the game feel more realistic and helped build a sense of tension. In addition, the scarcity of ammunition made the game suspenseful and the use of ammunition as currency was innovative. Unfortunately, it was also criticized for having buggy AI and graphics problems, particularly on the Xbox 360.

 

If the actual game is anywhere near as entertaining as the video released this week, it should be worth buying and playing. You can watch the gorgeous trailer here. (https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/6go02b/metro_exodus_trailer_open_world_metro_game/)