What you need to know
- Metro Exodus is getting two major expansions.
- You can play them by purchasing the $25 Expansion Pass through the Microsoft Store.
- The first expansion arrives over the summer, but the second one launches in 2020.
Metro Exodus is a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter which has garnered a lot of interest in recent months. The game is a sequel to Metro: Last Light which was ported to Xbox One a few years ago. Years after nuclear war devastated Earth, a few survivors still cling to existence beneath the ruins of Moscow. They have struggled against the lethal elements and fought mutated beasts. Now, in Metro Exodus, they must flee the underground tunnels in search of a new life in the East.
The Two Colonels
The Two Colonels is a linear chapter. You’ll assume the role of Colonel Khlebnikov, a brand new character, as he tries to make his way home from under the surface of the abandoned city of Novosibirsk. The problem is that the city’s tunnels are succumbing to the slime and increased mutant attacks. The substance that protects survivors from radiation poisoning is running out, so Khlebnikov decides to join his son, Kirill, at home for New Year’s Eve. What’s even better is that the expansion adds a new flamethrower.
Sam’s Story is a sandbox survival level. The expansion follows the American Spartan Ranger known as Sam. As a former Marine based in Moscow, he wishes to return to the United States. When the Spartans realize Moscow wasn’t the only city to survive the ravages of war, he vows to find his way back home. However, escaping Russia is the first step.
Which expansion are you excited to try out? Let us know. Both of them seem like unique experienes which push the narrative forward.
In our review, we said, “While the voice acting is patchy, the overall story is an engrossing tale of post-apocalyptic survival, wrapped in a sense of discovery and adventure aboard the Aurora train convoy. Bonding with your characters as you travel across the wastes makes Exodus feel far less lonely than the previous games, without hurting the sense of survival and isolation.”
A gorgeous apocalypse
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