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The Surge

Focus Home Interactive, Deck 13
May 16, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7.9 / 10
PC Gamer
60 / 100
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Polygon
8 / 10
USgamer
3.5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for The Surge

IGN

7.9 / 10.0
IGN

The Surge struggles to present a compelling campaign, but delivers a fun new take on a familiar genre.

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The Surge isn't the same as Dark Souls but comparison's inevitable. Like that cyborg whose torso I severed, it struggles to stand on its own.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A solid Soulslike that stops a few steps short of greatness.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An even better Dark Souls clone than Lords Of The Fallen, but there are too few unique ideas and the difficulty often undermines the rest of the gameplay.

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A promising entry into the budding “Souls” genre that delivers excellent combat and far too much repetition in the enemies and environments

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The Surge is an entertaining twist on the Dark Souls formula that strikes a tenuous balance between iteration and invention.

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The Surge successfully builds on its inspirations and finds its own voice

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The Surge gives a lousy first impression with it bland sci-fi setting and grab bag of obvious influences. Given time, though, there's an unrefined gem in here for those willing to put up with its quirks. If this is Deck 13's next step to building something truly great, it's solid, if flawed one.

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