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Feature: Cold front

The Joy Of crap weather in Metro Exodus

I like bad weather and I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s the raw, sublime beauty of it. More likely, it’s a form of meteorological Stockholm Syndrome. I’ve lived in Britain long enough to appreciate being constantly rained on (at least until Summer when my face melts off onto the pavement). But the bad weather I’m talking about lies in the Goldilocks zone. I want neither…

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Feature: Stiff upper gas mask

How a chummy ‘blitz spirit’ keeps Metro Exodus from falling apart

Contains spoilers. Metro Exodus works poorly as a morality tale, a thriller, a horror, or an epic hero’s journey. Played as a lyrical ballad, however, a Soviet drinking song belted out around an oil drum camp fire, complete with bad jokes, questionable embellishments and drunken operatic flourishes, it starts to make sense. It is a profoundly odd game, I found, though not in the same…

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Feature: Our exodus into the graphics performance apocalypse

Metro Exodus PC graphics performance: How to get the best settings

Once upon a time, there was an old saying in PC gaming spheres: 'But will it run Crysis?' Then the apocalypse happened, and civilisation retreated to the dark tunnels of its underground tube system, the phrase becoming lost and morphed in the intervening years. Now we say in hushed, hallowed tones, 'But will it run Metro?' The toughest of tough guys on PC these days,…

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PSA: You should play Metro Exodus with Russian dialogue

Like everyone else and their irradiated mutant grandmother, I'll be playing Metro Exodus this weekend. I gave 4A's Stalkers-on-a-train opus a quick trial run this morning, but was immediately dismayed by a surfeit of malodorous fromage in its cod-Russian-accented English dialogue. It's not the worst I've heard by a long shot, but it's broad, broad, broad - enough so that it gently undermines the moody,…

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Feature: Off the rails

Metro Exodus review

Danger: mild spoilers ahead. There’s a pile of bodies twitching under our flashlights. My god, what is it now? Mutant wolves? Crab freaks? Spiders? Please, not more spiders. In post-apocalyptic shooter Metro Exodus, when you walk through a web, there is a terrifying animation of a hand-sized muto-spider as it crawls across your arm, your gun, and your face. I’ve been enjoying the small touches…

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Metro games to continue on PC despite any Epic Store boycott

The Metro series will continue and will continue on PC, publishers Deep Silver have insisted. Last week, a frustrated member of developers 4A Games had suggested on a forum that if PC peeps boycotted Metro Exodus over it becoming an Epic Games Store exclusive, then future games would skip PC. Naw, Deep Silver say, don't sweat it. They also stress that they made the decision…

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New Metro Exodus trailer reminds us what all the fuss was about in the first place

While the past week has seen no end of handbags about the last-minute shape-shifting of Metro Exodus into an Epic Store exclusive, and what this means for Steam and whether it's fair to players, perhaps we have forgotten to think of the children. That is to say, the game at the heart of this controversy. I'd long had 4A's nuclear winter shooter mentally filed under…

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Metro Exodus changes track to Epic Store exclusivity

Grungy post-apocalyptic shooter Metro Exodus will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store, at least in the case of the digital release. Given that 4A's grand rail journey across a decayed, mutated Russia was due out on February 15th - just over two weeks away - it's a bit of a surprise for anyone who had already pre-ordered on Steam. Those with outstanding pre-orders will…

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Feature: The Aurora's journey begins very soon

Metro Exodus release date, pre-order, trailers, weapons, story, setting, crafting

Metro Exodus, the latest FPS mutant-'em-up from 4A Games, has been steadily chugging along like a steam train across the Russian landscape, and now its release is fast approaching. To prep you for its imminent arrival, we've thrown together the below Metro Exodus guide containing everything we know so far about the game, including the Metro Exodus release date and pre-order information; details on the…

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Feature: Mad to the maximum

Metro Exodus’s summer map is fun, but it’s at its best when you go back underground

I was told before playing Metro Exodus that, as with the previous Metro games, it is important to think before you act. Seize every quiet opportunity to craft another med kit, a molotov, another filter for your mask. Continually take stock of your, er, stock. And it’s true, there is grim satisfaction in sneaking up behind a weird anti-electricity pseudo-Christian cultist and knocking him out…

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Metro Exodus’s story trailer features old threats in new lands

Artyom and pals may escape the sealed, haunted world of Moscow's subway tunnels in Metro Exodus, but the latest story trailer shows there's plenty of problems on the surface too. 4A Games may have switched up the environments to include some deep, dank swamps and harsh looking deserts, but the threats are familiar. There's still a range of weird mutant monsters, and it seems that…

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Feature: Oh no there are too many games

The RPS hivemind presents: The most anticipated games of 2019

Wow 2019 is a thing, huh? How are we all doing? Relieved? Bowling a hangover and a nagging sense of trepidation? Maybe you work in retail and, surprise! You were supposed to be at work half an hour ago. Time loses all meaning post-New Year break, doesn't it? You're just sort of adrift in a sea of empty Quality Street wrappers. That's okay. We're all…

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Post-apocalyptic FPS Metro 2033 is Steam’s giveaway of the day

Up for a claustrophobic tunnel crawl packed full of mutants, marauders and otherworldly anomalies? The Russian underground of Metro 2033 should be your next stop, and it's completely free on Steam today. For the next twenty hours (give or take), just check out its Steam page, click to add it to your account and keep it forever. This is the original version of 4A Games's…

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Feature: Choose your own adventure

Metro Exodus wants you to feel liberated from all those trips through the tunnels

It’s deathly quiet in the forest. Then the silence gives way to a man shouting for help. He's tied to a post and trying to fend off a ravenous wolf. A single crossbow bolt takes the feral creature out. The shirtless man pleads for my help to free him, cussing as he explains his predicament. I choose to cut him loose. “I owe you my…

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EGX 2018 hits Birmingham next week – try out these PC gems at the show

There's just one week left until a borderline-biblical plague of developers descend upon Birmingham to showcase their up-and-coming games to all. This great gathering shall be known as EGX 2018 and starts on September 20th, running until the 23rd. There's going to be hundreds of games on show there across all platforms, featuring developers of all shapes and sizes - both physically and business-wise. While I'll be…

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Feature: Bear with me, children

The manchildren of Metro Exodus are adorable idiots

“Get lost or pay wit ur life,” says the note. Normally, I would not be threatened by such a poorly spelled message from – let me see – ah yes, the “Brezeren of the Coast”. After all, the note is written with the tone of a brat in a treehouse. That said, it was also delivered by a scarily accurate crossbow bolt, piercing the wooden…

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Feature: But is it Artyom

Metro Exodus is a far cry from the tunnel shooter we knew

I didn't realise how much I'd missed Metro's ball bearing rifle till I spent two hours with Metro Exodus, the third in 4A Games' cult series of post-Soviet, post-apocalyptic shooters. Goodness, that rifle. The sheer delight of cranking its Super Soaker handle. The vicious snap of escaping air when you pull the trigger. The rush to make the most of those few seconds of maximum…

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Metro Exodus surfaces in February 2019

If you want to see nuclear winter again, you'll need to survive regular winter, as Metro Exodus has confirmed a release day of February 22nd, 2019. The FPS series based on the post-apocalyptic novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky is venturing even further away from the Moscow subways where all this started, this time roaming across big sandbox overground levels. And apparently fighting boat-chomping giant mutant pondlife…

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