The Surge

Rating Summary

Based on 130 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

42%

Critics Recommend

Based on 130 critic reviews
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60 / 100
May 16, 2017

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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No Recommendation / Blank
May 16, 2017

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

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IGN

Top Critic

7.9 / 10.0
May 15, 2017

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

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 16, 2017

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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7 / 10.0
May 15, 2017

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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7 / 10
May 17, 2017

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

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8 / 10.0
May 15, 2017

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

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May 15, 2017

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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6.5 / 10.0
May 15, 2017

The Surge is a mix of interesting ideas and hiccups in execution. While there's no doubt that it will resonate with a specific, hardcore audience, it's missing just enough to alienate a generalized audience. Its combat is challenging, but not perfect; its story starts with a compelling hook but falls flat shortly after. There are echoes of something special running throughout The Surge, but it never escapes its own shadow.

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Hobby Consolas
Hobbyconsolas.com

Top Critic

79 / 100
May 19, 2017

An interesting addition to the souls-linke genre. It doesn't reach the greatness of the big ones, but the combat system and, especially, the dismemberments, make it a pretty fun experience.

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