Metro fans have been able to visit the surface ever since the original Metro 2033. In the past, those visits tended to underline the need for the relative safe haven that was the underground Moscow metro system, as dirty and desperate as it is. By the time of Metro Exodus though, it looks like metro society is on the verge of collapse, and Artyom, Anna and their friends are looking to escape it. The only problem is that there’s only one place they can go.
Games don’t often earn the little subtitle tacked onto the title, but Metro Exodus does. This is a story of escaping from the confines of the failing metro and finding a new place to call home. There are obstacles of course; plenty of enemies stand between Anna, Artyom and freedom, and it’s not like the surface has changed all that drastically over the past couple of years either. Those horrifying surface monsters are still out there, and they’re probably not even the most dangerous things lurking out there in the post-apocalyptic wilds.
Metro Exodus launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 15. Check out our review of Metro: Last Light for a quick refresher on the kind of experience this series can offer.