PS4 Metro Exodus: Day One Edition

Last updated date: August 6, 2019

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PS4 Metro Exodus: Day One Edition

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In our analysis of 241 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Metro Exodus: Day One Edition placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
334 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
But Exodus is not an open-world game. Instead, it gives you a variety of large environments to scavenge and explore as you work toward your main objective, and side content directly tied to that goal.
- Digital Trends
Speaking of which, while the weapon upgrade system is incredibly simple and largely driven by the guns you recover from downed enemies rather than components found while exploring, it works well with Metro's formula.
- Games Radar
February 13, 2019 | Full review
An authentic sense of danger, excellent atmosphere, a dedication to craft and humanity in every level, plenty to be discovered just by sitting and listening.
- Kotaku
February 20, 2019 | Full review
Metro: Exodus looks utterly phenomenal. Incredible vistas paint a contrasting picture of Russia, as the train whisks you through frozen cities and thawing streets to the desert where sandstorms are a threat to both people and buildings.
- Push Square
February 13, 2019 | Full review
Metro Exodus' strengths lie in traveling, meeting new people, delving into backstories, and tensely stepping through abandoned buildings - where sudden horror awaits in every corner - not huddled over a workbench, pouring over an inventory so you can make six more bullets for your gun (that might jam after you fire three of them).
- Destructoid
February 16, 2019 | Full review
Metro’s gun modification system is a dynamic marvel. While you can only hold three guns at a time, you’re not restricted to choosing one of each particular weapon out of necessity.
- Tech Radar
February 13, 2019 | Full review
Playing on the PS4 Pro, Metro Exodus looks beautiful. It is by far the most diverse Metro game when it comes to the environments, and they really did a great job of making the most of that.
- Gaming Age
February 15, 2019 | Full review
The smaller, more personal stories, however, often hit a little closer to home, and make life just a bit more interesting.
February 13, 2019 | Full review
The natural flow of all this is honestly a joy. Exploring a map, following your compass to the next core objective but taking a minor detour along the way to head to a building that looks as though it might hold supplies – it’s all rich in tension and atmosphere.
- VG247
February 13, 2019 | Full review
Meticulously assessing enemy encounters and adopting a stealthier approach is almost always the more favourable approach. Night vision goggles, the ability to extinguish flames and hide in the shadows, and distraction techniques all make for adrenaline-filled stealth gameplay that invokes a real sense of accomplishment when you succeed.
- The Sixth Axis
What experts didn't like
These excellent character-building moments are, however, occasionally muddied because of bizarre scripting issues.
- Digital Trends
Some areas are less interesting than others
- Games Radar
February 13, 2019 | Full review
Some areas are much better and more functional than others, too many characters and too little actual character development, inconsistency all throughout, bugs.
- Kotaku
February 20, 2019 | Full review
What is going to need some serious attention post-launch though are the load times, which put bluntly, are utterly atrocious on the PS4 Pro. While no loading is done once you’re out in the open, the initial load screen for each area can last up to four minutes.
- Push Square
February 13, 2019 | Full review
When not out in the great unknown, however, Exodus tends to get bogged down by a dogged insistence on overly-fiddly technical details and humdrum foraging.
- Destructoid
February 16, 2019 | Full review
During our playthrough on PlayStation 4, we encountered countless bugs and glitches which sucked the joy from the game at times.
- Tech Radar
February 13, 2019 | Full review
My biggest complaint with performance is the load times when you first boot up the game and continue from your last save point.
- Gaming Age
February 15, 2019 | Full review
Now, I have some issues with Metro: Exodus. The larger story is completely off the wall ludicrous and makes everything that came before feel completely invalid.
February 13, 2019 | Full review
In fact, the experience of playing Metro Exodus was mostly only dampened by bugs.
- VG247
February 13, 2019 | Full review
Encountered the odd bug, but it's nothing that can't be fixed by a patch
- The Sixth Axis

From The Manufacturer

Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created. Explore the Russian wilderness across vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story line that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter. The Metro Exodus Day One Edition PlayStation 4 includes the physical game plus Metro Exodus Dynamic Theme, as well as “The Creatures of Metro Exodus” panoramic poster showcasing the range of mutants that the crew of the Aurora will encounter as they forge across post-apocalyptic Russia. Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) Content Description: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language and Use of Drugs.

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