Metro Exodus was already a beautiful looking game when it first launched for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but leveraging the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S’ more powerful hardware, developer 4A Games has applied a significant amount of polish on top of the base experience. Having gone hands-on with Metro Exodus on the newer consoles, we’re impressed with how it stacks up against its base release.
On both PS5 and Xbox Series X, Metro Exodus uses temporal reconstruction to achieve a dynamic 4K resolution, and though the Xbox Series X has a slight edge in this area, both versions of the game look gorgeous, especially thanks to ray-tracing techniques, improved lighting, and more. On the performance side of things, on both consoles, the shooter consistently sticks to its 60 FPS target, with not many frame rate drops to speak of. On the whole, Metro Exodus’ next-gen upgrade is a surprisingly significant one, and the publisher deserves all the more props for giving this out as a free upgrade. You can check out our full analysis below.
Metro Exodus is available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can also check out our tech review of the PC Enhanced Edition through here.