Developer: 4A Games
Publisher: Deep Silver
Platform: Xbox Series X (Also available on Xbox One, Playstation 4, 5 and PC)
Age Rating: PEGI 18
Release Date: 15/02/2019
A code was provided for review purposes
I know what you’re thinking, Metro Exodus has been out a good while now but the version that has been optimised for Xbox Series S|X has recently released and so this will be a slightly different kind of review. Seeing as we already have a review of Metro Exodus (which you can read here), this will more be a review of the Xbox Series S|X version and how it differs from the original. Now that is out of the way, let’s get on with it.
Let’s Get the Formals Out of the Way
First off, I would like to point out that if you already have Metro Exodus on your Xbox One then you can upgrade to the Series S|X version free of charge. If you purchase it afterwards it’s worth noting that this edition does not come with any and all released DLC – just the base game. There is a Gold edition that comes with both but this is a little more expensive, understandably so.
What’s the Difference?
If you played the Xbox One version of Metro Exodus then you will notice a difference straight away. Graphically, the game looks fantastic, but where you will find the biggest difference is in its framerate. It now runs at 60FPS and let me tell you, it’s as smooth as butter. In the original version, it felt a little sluggish but there is nothing like that in this one.
When I originally played through Metro Exodus on the Xbox One, I seem to recall it having a lot of little bugs and glitches; random crashes requiring me to restart, items not showing up when they needed to, things like that. I’m pleased to say that I am yet to encounter anything like that in the Series S|X version and boy, am I glad. These glitches ruined my experience with the game before and so I’m glad I got the chance to just play it and enjoy it for what it is – an amazing game.
Metro Exodus has been rebuilt for Xbox Series S|X consoles with 60FPS, Ray-Tracing, faster loading times and even 3D spatial sound. As you can see, a lot has been done to get this looking and playing the best it possibly can. Those reduced loading times were much needed, that’s for sure.
Ultimately, it’s the same game only better. It’s been massively improved upon in so many ways to make your experience with it better. Playing Metro Exodus on Xbox Series X is superior in every possible way and for those who are playing on Xbox Series S, this version will run at 1080p and 60FPS as opposed to the Xbox Series X 4K and 60FPS.
Rapid Reviews Rating
4 out of 5
You can purchase the Metro Exodus Gold Edition from the Microsoft Store here.
You can find and read our reviews on OpenCritic.