Metro Exodus: Sam's Story (XBOX One) Review
Updated: Oct 13, 2020
Game Name: Metro Exodus: Sam's Story DLC
Publisher: Deep Silver
Developer: 4A Games
Release Date: February 11th, 2020
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia
I was really looking forward to this DLC from Metro Exodus. I loved the original base game. It was super fun and entertaining.
The first DLC, The Two Colonels, was more of a throwback to the original games Metro 2033 and Metro Light. I was really anxious to know how this DLC would fare.
This time you play as the character of Sam. He was the only American in the group in Metro Exodus. He has decided to part ways with the Aurora and the crew. Once the colonel passed on, he found that he had something that he needed to do.
Sam wants to go back home to see if his father would still be alive. He would be around 70 years old and Sam would like to see him one last time. However, in order to do this he needs a ride.
He ends up finding a submarine called the Mayflower which has the potential to bring him home. Then it is Sam's adventure to punch his ticket to see how he can use this submarine to go back home.
As it is expected with this series, there is a good and a bad ending. I will not go into details but for me, I received the good ending.
Metro Exodus: Sam's Story Trailer
I can say that this was a pretty good DLC. In fact, I believe that it is the better of the 2 that were released.
If you have played the base game, you will feel right at home here. It has that Metro Exodus feel of that faux open world. It is not a true open world but it provides enough freedom to roam around and discover places and things.
This time you play as Sam. The one thing that I do not understand, they never give any dialogue to Artyom when he is the main character, however, anyone else but Artyom has a voice over.
Having said that I like the voice acting for Sam in this installment. However, like the base game, the voices and accents can sometimes feel off. Also, the lip syncing is also off from time to time. I really hope that this fix this for the next game.
The visuals for this game are again spectacular. There were times where I just overlooked the horizon and it was amazing. They have done a great job with this game and the quality of the visuals have continued for the DLC's.
As I mentioned earlier, this game truly feels like a Metro Exodus game. You get a ton of weapons that you can modify and you can craft your own bullets again. This was kind of missing in the previous DLC, Metro Exodus: The Two Colonels. It was there but it felt more like the older games where weapons and crafting was limited.
I truly liked the story for this DLC. I really got to understand Sam. I liked him before but the player's exposure to him was limited. Now we have a little back story to go with the character.
As a DLC I think it is a good one. Is it worth the money? Quite honestly, I am not sure. The expansion pack was 24.99$ when I got it last year and I am not sure that I got my money's worth. I personally think that if the player pays for a 60$ game, the DLC should come with it. I am sure that the game developers will not agree with me, but that is how I feel.
However, it is a good DLC. I love the Metro Exodus game and world that it has created, I would wait until a Game of the Year edition and buy it for 20$ with the DLC included.
Metro Exodus: Sam's Story - Sample Gameplay
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