It’s not a great feeling, being at the bottom of the food chain, but that’s exactly where you sit in Metro Exodus. Everyone wants a piece of you, whether it’s the wolves that roam the plains, hunting in packs, or the pirate bandits who react very badly when someone moves in on their turf. You’re alone, in this Gamescom demo at least, and ammo and supplies are in short supply.
As with previous Metro games, survival is the key to success. Part of that is surviving the world around you – in the instance of this demo, a swamp wasteland – but primarily it’s against the survivors you’ll encounter throughout. Armed bandits control the area, patrolling the derelict buildings on the lookout for drifters.