Metro Exodus – Pre-Order Information

Metro has always been one of those games that I loved. In fact, I own ALL of the Metro games. Unfortunately, they also make me sick as a dog because the camera is always so wonky and gives me motion sickness. Nonetheless, I am still looking forward to Metro Exodus. Who knows, maybe they will change the way the camera moves and I can actually buy this game and play the crap out of it instead of having to take a break every 15 minutes!

The release date for Metro Exodus is unknown as of right now. Deep Silver says that it will be sometime in 2018 but as of right now there is no actual date specifically. Just in case you missed it at E3 here is the Trailer for Metro Exodus.

Not counting the IOS and Android Games, Deep Silver has developed and published in all, 3 other games:

Metro 2033: Metro 2033 is played from a first-person perspective. Players encounter human and mutant enemies, who can be killed with a variety of firearms; alternatively, players can employ stealth to evade or silently kill enemies. Ammunition and other necessary items must be either scavenged from the bodies of dead enemies or purchased from vendors. Some areas of the metro tunnels, in addition to the Earth’s surface, are covered in radiation, and the player must wear a gas mask to explore these areas. If the gas mask is worn while in combat, it may be damaged, and the player must quickly find a replacement before they die. Originally this was released on Widows and Xbox 360 back in 2010 and then it was made as a backward compat game for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2014. This one really had mixed reviews – 1Up gave it a C+ rating, GamePro gave it a 3.5 out of 5 stars, etc. On the other hand, GameSpot gave it an 8.0 out of 10 and Metacritic gave the PC edition a 90 out of 100. That’s a pretty bumpy ride in terms of the game and what everyone rated it as. Even though it made me sick as a dog I was happily playing it on my 360 when it came out – it is, after all, an FPS!

Metro Last Night: It was developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games, published by Deep Silver, distributed by Square Enix in North America for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May 2013. A remastered version of the game was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in August 2014 as Metro: Last Light Redux within the Metro Redux package. Developed by a team of about 80 people, Last Light is a direct sequel to 2033, with franchise creator Dmitry Glukhovsky writing the game’s dialogue and main story outline. Multiplayer modes were planned but were eventually scrapped in order to focus on single-player, which the developers hoped would “rekindle memories of Half-Life 2”. Originally set to be published by THQ, which provided a very limited budget for the game’s development, Koch Media acquired it after THQ’s bankruptcy. A Wii U version was planned but was ultimately canceled. This one received far better reviews and it wasn’t so mixed up.

Metro Redux: This wasn’t a game per se. It actually had a packaged deal where you could get both of the games above and they were “reduxed” aka Restored. The games looked a lot better than they originally did. Here is what Deep Silver had to say about the Redux option and why they wanted to release it:

“Metro Redux is the ultimate double game collection, including the definitive versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, each rebuilt in the latest and greatest iteration of the 4A Engine for next-gen consoles and PC.

For the first time, console owners can expect smooth 60FPS gameplay and state of the art visuals that were once only available on high-end PC hardware.

Newcomers to the series will get the chance to experience two of the finest story-driven shooters of all time in one vast package; an epic adventure combining gripping survival horror, exploration and tactical combat and stealth.

Fans of the original games will find the unique world of Metro transformed with incredible new lighting, physics and dynamic weather effects, as well as a host of gameplay improvements and new features.

All the enhancements from the acclaimed sequel ‘Metro: Last Light’ have been transferred to Metro 2033 Redux – superior AI, controls, animation, weapon handling and much more. And both campaigns benefit from all-new melee animations, the ability to check your watch and ammo supplies on the fly, and new full-body player animations.

Those who favored the more survival horror oriented gameplay of ‘Metro 2033’ can play both campaigns in the ‘Survival’ Play-Style, a fraught, slow-burn fight for survival. Those who enjoyed the more action-oriented gameplay of ‘Metro: Last Light’ can try the ‘Spartan’ Play-Style, providing Artyom with a powerful set of combat skills.

With the legendary Ranger Mode included to offer an extra layer of challenge and immersion, and all previous released DLC, Metro Redux offers 50+ hours of AAA FPS gameplay for an incredible price.”

Obviously since it as restored it was also only available as a Redux on Playstation 4, PC and XBox One. The packaged deal actually came with a nice, neat, and inexpensive little package – one that I purchased immediately (even though I knew it made me sick!). The camera was a little better in the Redux version. Instead of making me sick every 15 minutes, it was more like 25 to 30 minutes lol but it still made me sick nonetheless. Shame. I really really loved this series!

Nonetheless, I would still like to get Metro Exodus but I might wait until a friend has it to try it out to make sure I can actually play the damn thing.

Summary Of Metro Exodus: Metro Exodus is set in 2036, on a post-apocalyptic Earth that has been devastated by a nuclear war over 20 years ago in 2013. The game continues the story from Metro: Last Light’s “Redemption” ending. The player assumes the role of 22-year-old Artyom who flees the Metro in Moscow and, sets off on a continent-spanning journey with Spartan Rangers to the far east. Artyom first travels around the Volga River, not far from the Ural Mountains to get a ride on a locomotive known as the “Aurora” that heads east for a new life. The story takes place over the course of one year, starting in harsh nuclear winter in the metro. Another major character, returning from the previous game and the book Metro 2035, is Anna – who is now Artyom’s wife.

It looks good, sounds good, now let’s hope it plays good and they fixed the pesky camera!

Metro Exodus will be available on Xbox One and Playstation 4 for right now. So far I have not seen anything about it being on PC.

Metro Exodus – PlayStation 4 
Metro Exodus – Xbox One 
Metro Exodus – Xbox One [Digital Code]