Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
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  1. Feb 13, 2019
    Metro Exodus is the perfect survival experience for the next gen. The game has all the ingredients to be the best game in the trilogy.
  2. Feb 19, 2019
    Metro Exodus is a masterpiece in survival horror, and a game that evolves beyond its roots to transform into something truly special.
  3. Feb 13, 2019
    Exodus is an overall excellent experience that succeeds at nearly everything it attempts to achieve.
  4. Feb 13, 2019
    Metro Exodus is considerably larger, more varied and equally as fun as the previous games. Although we sometimes miss the claustrophobia of the underground tunnels, the open worlds present more tactical action variety and allows us to know much more of the background of this nuclear future that seems so real that it is scary to think about.
  5. Feb 13, 2019
    Exodus's combat has room for improvement, particularly when it comes to enemy A.I. behavior. The gunplay is tight and well-built, with an emphasis on customization, allowing you to play how you want to play. While I'm hoping polish patches come in thick and fast after launch, even when you acknowledge the game's rough edges Metro Exodus is among the best first-person shooters you can get right now.
  6. Feb 13, 2019
    While other post-apocalyptic titles like the Fallout franchise seem to be moving more toward action and adventure that just happens to take place in a wasteland setting, 4A Games takes its franchise and Metro Exodus deeper into terrifying horror and suspense that focuses on survival with action and adventure serving as a smaller byproduct to sometimes offer a relief from all the panic. Metro Exodus is the crowning achievement of the franchise, offering a stellar post-apocalyptic world filled with equally beautiful and terrifying moments. If it ends up being the last game in the Metro series then it couldn't have gone out on a higher note.
  7. Feb 13, 2019
    Metro Exodus is the most ambitious game in the series to date, and also the most impressive.
  8. Feb 13, 2019
    Metro Exodus largely succeeds in its ambitions. The freeform sandboxes give players more agency to play how they want to play, and the smart level design and well-tuned pacing keep the experience feeling fresh throughout the campaign. The story may suffer from weak acting and 4A’s decision to keep Artyom a silent protagonist, but these shortcomings don’t stop me from recommending the game to both newcomers and series fans.
  9. Feb 24, 2019
    Metro Exodus stays true to the series' roots while adding a very welcome open world component an greater variety both in environments and gameplay, with a more intimate story than before. Having awesome graphics doesn't hurt, either.
  10. Feb 13, 2019
    Turning to open-world without sacrificing its identity: Metro Exodus is a successful odyssey by 4A Games.
  11. Feb 24, 2019
    A gorgeous and immersive first-person survival game that takes all the best the series has had to offer, and runs with it. The slow pace can take a little getting used to, but that visceral heft to the game really helps to place you in its world. The open world is a nice addition, but the game still plays at its best in its claustrophobic smaller areas. If you’re seeking a palette cleanser after years of breakneck shooters, Metro Exodus is a great choice.
  12. Feb 25, 2019
    Metro Exodus bets big on interpersonal relationships and world building, something that the other two games in the series lacked badly. Its more mundane approach on how Artyom's crew perceives the post-apocalyptic landscapes they explore in their search for the promise land is what makes Metro Exodus a great game.
  13. Feb 22, 2019
    Metro Exodus is ambitious, engrossing and at times genuinely disturbing. Above all it tells a fantastic tale set in a world that all the game’s superb aspects work hard to immerse the player in. While ‘the post-apocalyptic Russia’ may not sound like an appealing destination, Metro Exodus is well worth the trip.
  14. Feb 13, 2019
    After the confined spaces of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, Metro Exodus feels far more expansive, but never strays too far from what makes the series unique.
  15. Feb 13, 2019
    Metro Exodus brings its survival horror to the surface without sacrificing any of the series’ signature tension.
  16. Feb 13, 2019
    Metro Exodus is an aspirational game. It reaches high and dares to try big, bold ideas.
  17. 80
    A brilliant expansion of the Metro saga, Exodus connects sections of familiar claustrophobic, immersive horror with a beautiful semi-open world and a new twist on the fantastic and oppressive retro future vibe.
  18. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Mar 9, 2019
    A traditional but beautifully crafted, memorable shooter with loads of personality. [Issue#225, p.78]
  19. Feb 27, 2019
    Metro Exodus may not be perfect; certain graphical inconsistencies, bugs and a flawed AI make sure of that. But a bleak post-apocalyptic world, along with a cast of memorable characters who populate it, lead to a definitive Metro experience.
  20. Feb 21, 2019
    Artyom’s (mostly solo) expeditions into dangerous surroundings are contrasted with warm moments shared between him and his companions aboard the train. There are drinks to be had, smokes to be shared, guitars to be played, and caresses to be given.
  21. Feb 13, 2019
    Fluctuating like a Geiger Counter between nihilism and utopianism, this game’s muddy morality is a thing of beauty in the current climate and could be one of 2019’s most important games as a result.
  22. Feb 13, 2019
    A brutal vision of the future, Metro Exodus is a worthy reimagining of the subterranean shooter that brings it blinking into the light of modern gaming. While the open-world can grate, the story tells a story we don’t often get to experience in our heavily westernised shooter market, and it’s worth playing just for that. Metro Exodus‘ problems are the open-world shooter genre’s problems, but the title’s wins are unique. Metro Exodus may not be destined to become a classic, but expect a solid cult following to develop.
  23. Feb 13, 2019
    Metro Exodus tries to evolve the standards of the series by introducing large explorable areas, yet the best parts of the game are those that take place underground, when the player is alone struggling to survive.
  24. Feb 13, 2019
    Deviating from the series' formula and taking the adventure above ground was a bold move for 4A Games, but it's paid off. Metro Exodus can be unforgiving at times but it's a rollicking, radioactive road-trip that's sure to scratch that post-apocalyptic itch.
  25. Feb 13, 2019
    As you might be sensing, Metro Exodus makes me feel severely conflicted. On one hand, I appreciate the characters and atmosphere, but on the other, I think it needed some more time. Features like individual volume sliders for voices and music are missing, the general button layout is awkward, and button presses don’t always respond as I’d expect. Mix that in with the bugs, and we have a package that has the structure for excellence but was set loose on the world too soon. In my heart, I have strong feelings for Exodus, but I’ll forever be haunted by how outstanding a few more layers of polish could’ve made it.
  26. Feb 13, 2019
    Metro Exodus isn’t the perfect game we wish we had. With a poor AI, some technical issues and it also has some controler issues on PS4 and Xbox One. But the game is beautiful, well-paced and offers many memorable moments.
  27. Feb 13, 2019
    The fall section of Metro Exodus is exactly how the rest of the game should have been. The wide linear structure of this section provides great tempo and an overall open-ended experience, while the linear and semi open world sections fail to deliver. It is very surprising that the developers didn't learn from Kshatriya DLC and other big franchises that went open world and failed.
  28. Feb 13, 2019
    Metro Exodus injects life and light into the series, but its mechanics are still starting to creak; it’s a good end to Artyom’s journey, even if the story seems muffled.
  29. Feb 13, 2019
    Metro Exodus feels like a game where its ambitions slightly outstrip its abilities. Visually stunning, it suffers a little too much from an obtuse system of storytelling and maps that are slightly too large creating long periods of doing nothing.
  30. 70
    Metro Exodus shows some heart, and it's clear the developers have poured a lot into this third chapter of Artyom's story. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that keep the game from hitting the standard set by its predecessors. Pacing is hamstrung by the ambitious misfire of an 'open-world', while performance issues and glitches mar much of Exodus.
  31. 70
    Metro Exodus has potential in spades, but the bigger canvas exacerbates its uneven edges and the story is layered on too thick, robbing the world of mystery.
  32. 60
    Following off the stellar Metro 2033 and Last Light, Exodus feels like a misstep for this series. This series has built a reputation on its quality, but Exodus falls flat in some ways that truly matter.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 454 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Feb 15, 2019
    A joke of a game compared to the previous ones. Semi-open world takes you by the hand whenever it wants to force you down a path. POP-in andA joke of a game compared to the previous ones. Semi-open world takes you by the hand whenever it wants to force you down a path. POP-in and framerate drop are ridiculous. Go back and replay Metro Last Light and you will have more fun. Full Review »
  2. Feb 15, 2019
    Played on Xbox One X.

    1. Awesome atmosphere, story, gameplay
    2. Amazing graphics and design
    3. Simply "Game Of The Year" for me
  3. Feb 15, 2019
    if u are a fan of the previews games then this isn't that is a dumb down version of that