The Intelligence Agency has commissioned you, Francis Rixon, to find out what is happening inside the Corporation's confines and to retrieve information about a secret mineral upon which the very existence of the human race may depend.
User reviews: Mixed (33 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 24, 2008
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The Intelligence Agency has commissioned you, Francis Rixon, to find out what is happening inside the Corporation's confines and to retrieve information about a secret mineral upon which the very existence of the human race may depend.

  • Explore and battle through various locations on two planets, each with multiple objectives
  • Epic environments with cinematic special effects
  • Innovative physics engine that reflects the real world
  • Variety of interactive and destructible objects
  • Supernatural storyline and unpredictable gun-toting gameplay
  • Diverse selection of weaponry, each with its own unique features and melee attack options
  • Smart and challenging AI which reflect real life behaviors
  • Multiple modes of transportation at the player's and enemy's disposal
  • Internet and LAN multiplayer with up to 10 players

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows® XP or Windows® Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium™ 1,8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ XP 1.8
    • Memory: 512 Mb RAM
    • Graphics: 3D Video card with 128 Mb memory supporting DirectX® 9.0c, PS 2.0 (starting from NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 or ATI RADEON 9600) with the latest driver installed
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® 9.0 (included)
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB free space for the game + additionally for saved games
    • Sound Card: 16-bit sound card, fully compatible with DirectX® 9.0c
    • Input: Mouse, Keyboard, Controller Pad, Xbox 360 Controller

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows® XP or Windows® Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4200+ (or other dual core processor of at least such performance level)
    • Memory: 2048 Mb RAM
    • Graphics: 256 Mb video card ATI Radeon X1950Pro, GeForce 7950GT or analogue supporting pixel shaders 2.0 and DirectX® 9.0c compatible with the latest driver installed
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® 9.0 (included)
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB free space for the game + additionally for saved games
    • Sound Card: Creative sound card of X-Fi series
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I enjoy old school FPS, but this game was very frustrating. The recoil is ridiculous, enemies spawn out of nowhere and shoot you from across the map, and it's often confusing as to where to go or what to do. Getting through the game requires constant use of quick-save/quick-load, because you'll constantly die. The only things it has going for it are decent graphics, level design, and game length, but they don't compensate for the awful gameplay. Alpha Prime, Chaser, and Red Faction are better old school FPS.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
This game has a good old-time feel to it, however it is so unforgiving that it's more of a chore to play than it is fun. You will find yourself reloading over and over and over just to get through every battle. The enemy keeps popping up from all around you, and only a shot or two is enough to kill you (and they hardly ever miss - even when shooting from places where you can hardly see them because they are so far away).
I like the atmosphere of this game, and I really want to enjoy myself, but it is very frustrating. If you don't mind constant reloading, and you like the old-time FPS games like Chaser and Alpha Prime, then you might want to pick this game up when it's on sale. But, if you don't like to get really frustrated when playing, then you should probably avoid this one, and go with one of the other games in this genre.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Imagine if you took Half Life 2 (A game released 4 years BEFORE this one) and stripped out the interesting story, the neat premise, the great voice acting, the flowing and sprawling levels, the vehicles, and frankly any good AI. You'd get a game about twice as good as Exodus from the Earth. Seriously folks, if you're hungering for an FPS, pick something else. Even on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Extremely dated 'stealth' game.
I use the term lightly as you're not really rewarded for stealth, you fight the same amount of enemies regardless.
The stealthy way is definitely the way forward, as you simply take less damage.
Hit detection may be way off when standing, running or burst firing a weapon, but trigger control and crouching seem to eliminate most of these issues.
If anything, the game isn't challenging, it's more of a 'react quickly enough to enemies spawning' than planning assaults.

If you wish to buy the game, be aware the storyline is lacking. It's there...sort of.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=329277328

Overall rating: 3/10 (Playable, just boring)
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
This game has it all, hilarious cutscenes and voiceacting, great weapons, challenging combat, and it even looks halfway decent. If you need to wash the aftertaste of dull AAA FPS out of your mouth then think of Exodus as the sequel to CHASER. There's a shotgun that fires three shells at once and ejects them all in different directions as the enemy's corpse slides across the floor frictionlessly.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Got bored of it in ten minutes.


2/10
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89 of 100 people (89%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Since Exodus From the Earth is on sale once again, I guess it would only help people's decision out if I posted this. The moment that you start playing, the first thing you'll notice is how bland the graphics are and how bad the voice acting is. To it's credit, however, it came out almost six years ago, but the voice acting goes unexcused. So it's only right to give it the benefit of the doubt and ignore first impressions. Unfortunately, that's the least of the game's problems.

What I noticed throughout is how odd the audio is. For some reason, there's this small static that occurs and it's more noticeable when you're wearing headsets. After a while, I got over it, but then comes another problem. Pressing the "Esc" key to go to the menu will play another song. Unfortunately, this song will interrupt the game's current music and continue to play after exiting back. Which is a shame, cause it can ruin the environment of your current mission when you want a break. Not to mention it can get tiring to listen to a bland voice making a "dramatic" speech. As well as having that speech play over soldiers shooting at you.

The gameplay is generic. It's the typical First-Person Shooter genre you would expect, but I have some issues. In many instances, the enemies have abnormally accurate weapons. I understand that this story takes place in the future, but even on easy mode, I still have to be careful, or I lose a chunk of my health quickly. Exodus also enjoys recycling levels. You'll eventually ask yourself "Wasn't I here before?" And even realize that they recycled a crate depot three times (And you will notice it, as it is just a complex maze.) To add on to that, the four last levels on the preview screenshots do not exist in this game so there goes the defense of variety. At least there's vehicle driving, but poor controls somewhat cripple it and only two locations of the game have this. Be warned that you can stuck in several areas, as well. That includes the vehicles and the straight-forward shooting.

The game also has stealth sections. I wouldn't mind and probably have enjoyed it, but because of how poorly programmed it is, scientists will spot you, even when they're a floor above you. You can't stop them, either. Once they try to sound the alarm, killing that man would only grab the guards' attention, anyway. You can always restart through save files to see if you can get through a level without getting caught, but I've tried so many times, that I stopped caring and progressed through brute force. Alerting the guards will welcome you with poor A.I. that won't go through doors to attack you and will even refuse to move at all, so you at least have that advantage.

The story is difficult to follow. And I say this, because the voice acting is so bad and the game is written like a poorly translated script. From what I understand, that is the case as it was made in Russia, but that's still no excuse. Of course, there are even PDAs found throughout the game. Some are translated fine, some have awful typos, and then there are ones that appear to be typed as a joke. Almost like "0mg u guiz g2g 2 dis party in teh office!11!" Very amusing, but the script is still a damn mess. And what do you come to realize the story was all about, once you understand it? A generic plot, really.

To Exodus from the Earth's credit, there's some unique puzzles and challenges that aren't too punishing, such as the last level, that can be fun, but they're not too frequent, either. If you want to try it out of curiosity of a obscure game, go right ahead. But overall, this game had way too many poor design choices and terrible programming mistakes. It's lengthy and difficult, I'll give it that. But it will only make you wish you were playing a better First-Person Shooter.
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Why is there no option to rate the game as "just about average" instead of just "Recommended" and "Not recommended" ? because this game is just that. I can't say it's horribly bad, but i also can't say it's great either.

First i had to combat errors even before i actually started shooting things:
http://rejzor.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/how-to-fix-exodus-from-the-earth-game-steam/

...because the game refused to run. After i fixed it, i had to manually assign the UAC to the game EXE so i could even use settings. And then i could actually play the game.

Graphics are decent, sound is ok, gameplay is decently long, a lot of levels are quite nice actually (especially the first part of the AX planet). Weapons, while there is sort of a selection of them, some are mostly useless. Basically you just rely on a rifle with basic zoom and you aim for the head. All other weapons are either too clumsy or infective to even bother with them. Enemies are not the brightest out there, but sometimes they make surprising moves and they are often crazy accurate across wast distances.

The main problem with the game is that you're basically fighting like 5 enemy types through the entire game. And most of those are just generic humans. Next problem is the way game feeds the story to you. It tries to do the conspiracy and evil corporations thing, but just doesn't manage to give you the right feel of it. You know, the Deus Ex sort of feel for the story, conspiracy, twists and stuff. Here, you sort of just tag along the story, because you just have to progress further and that's it.

Anyway, the game is ok, if you like old school shooter where you have to tackle basic problems like flipping switches and stuff, look for access cards and shoot bad guys. It's not excellent, but it's ok enough if you don't have anything else to play.

Btw, the last 4 screenshots in the store page don't exist in-game. I've just finished the game and i've never seen those maps/buildings.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2012
Half Life, if it had the worst voice work ever seen upon this earth. An incredible experience.

"FOR A GOOD CAUSE OF MAN"
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2013
Not bad. Entertaining shooter with a semi-decent storyline. Though the game starts pretty slow and average, it develops into something quite unique. Putting something as visually appealing as 'Bioshock Infinite' to the side, this game had some of the best 3D renderings I've ever seen with remarkable attention to detail. The voice acting was shotty at best, but it was definately worth a playthrough if you're wanting something that feels old school, but enough going for it to keep you playing til the end. B+
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Terrible game. I got about 3/5 the way through and a bug has stopped me going any further. A gate won't open. I googled, and the only single walkthrough online says I should be able to pass. Youtube doesn't have one user who has made vidoes of all the levels. The Steam forums are almost empty.

There really is not player enthusiasm for this game. I bought it for £1.60 and would not have payed anymore. I think every level I played so far had at least one bad point. A place where you have to hit F9-quick-load, over and over again. If not just one place many places where you had to use it lots. Using F9 maybe a hundred times to get through a level is not right.

The graphics are old and no better than Half-Life 2. The AI can see through walls and so can attack the moment you poke you head out.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Above average, honestly. The story is really generic, the player weapons are insanely inaccurate, some of the levels are fairly confusing (and look very similar), and the multiplayer is completely dead (but I guess that's to be expected for an obscure FPS). I can't really recommend this, unless you have a thing for really obscure games and you want to finish it.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2011
Brings nothing new to the genre, has horribly translated dialogues, voice overs, and texts on PDAs. However, the old-school shooting mechanics and the gameplay were enough (coupled with extreme boredom) to allow me to at least finish playing it through to the end.

The multiplayer would have been a blast provided people actually played, as the engine has a very fast and natural feel similar to Quake 3.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Its and older game, its buggy, may not run well in newer systems- but underneath all of that is a pretty interesting story. If you can run the game long enough to get into it. 5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2010
Released 2008, with tech from 2003. this is in the caliber of Chrome, and Chaser, Except the FPS industry has Expanded tenfold since 2003. The VO is pretty bad for 2008, and the stroy is flakey.The Difficulty levels are either Easy(easy), Normal(hard), or hard(Insane 1/2 sec till death super bot difficulty). The Driving is solid, as in its like driving a brick. I havent finished it, its that bad.

4/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2010
This game is about as generic as they come. Boring, and annoyingly glitchy. I beat it, only because I started it. I wouldn't suggest buying this game, unless you can get it on sale. If you need to shoot stuff, there are plenty of better games on Steam.
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12 of 23 people (52%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
This review is based on at least 10 minutes of gameplay, most of which was the intro part twice asI had to restart due to a buggy game.

Sound: Had to mute it due to the constant static.

Graphics: It looks like an early Source engine game with the contrast & HDR set to over 9000.

Cut-Scenes: Half Life style slow entrance to the facility that cant be skipped.. ever.

Gameplay: Half Life but clumsy. Everything has invisible barriers around it, sometimes 10ft around things.

Summary: Its Half Life but with a dull lead character (Yes Gordon the mute has more charisma), garish & shiny graphics, awful voice acting, glichy sound, messy controls, a dreary mundane sounding story and a ton of other bad stuff. Play Half Life instead. 3 out of 10.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Even on easy the game became frustratingly hard, very early on. I had to play this game in god mode from almost the beginning. The English voice acting was cheesy at best and the story line (although it had promise) became predictable and very generic. The level layout and designs had very few real issues, but were bland for the most part. The game for me has no redeeming qualities, I’m only glad that I bought it when it was on sale.
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5 of 13 people (38%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
game is pretty liner and has some fun gun fights, few cool weapons and over all a fun game. But the ending sucked!!
story line was acually ok but the ending just plain sucked. did i mention the ending sucked?
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2011
i haven't played much of this game but the son is exploding and you shoot people
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