I’m not a fan of FPS games in general, but I am fascinated by post apocalyptic monstrosities, and Metro Exodus seems to have those aplenty. I admit I’m not familiar with the series, but the footage from Microsoft’s conference had a lot of bells and whistles. Combat appeared quite dynamic, as the hero made use of various weapons, such as guns, crossbows and more, to fight off mutant hordes.

The creatures shown initially appeared to resemble giant rats or bat creatures, and they were quite menacing and ferocious, but easily put down. Later on, as the trailer moved into the outside environment, there were what appeared to be large, but otherwise normal, wolves. I appreciated how this segment showcased reusing ammunition (the character fired a crossbow bolt into the beast and then retrieved it and reloaded it). The game seems steeped in realistic mechanics, despite the fantastical post apocalyptic setting.

The footage culminated with a fight against a giant mutated bear beast, who took bolts and kept on kicking. Finally, it ends with you getting a helping hand from a teammate on a train. Overall, Metro Exodus looks compelling, even if it is a FPS exclusive for the XBox One. It’s slated to release sometime in 2018.

Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.