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The Surge

Rating Summary

Based on 127 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

41%

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Based on 127 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 16, 2017
Xbox OneMay 16, 2017
PCMay 16, 2017

Developer: Deck 13

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Genre: Action

Explore and fight in a dystopian wasteland overrun by malfunctioning machines and fearsome enemies in this hardcore sci-fi action RPG. As the Earth nears the end of its life, those who remain in the bleak, overpopulated cities must work to survive in an industrial complex plagued by a tech-enhanced workforce. You are a survivor in this world, an ordinary man who wears a powerful, industrial-grade exoskeleton that gives you protection and strength to stay alive. Meld flesh with steel to survive long enough to discover the truth about CREO, your mysterious employer. The Surge features a dynamic limb-targeting system and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat.

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10
Strong Head
27
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36
Weak Head
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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

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

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PC Gamer

60 / 100
PC Gamer

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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IGN

7.9 / 10.0
IGN

The Surge makes good use of its detailed sci-fi setting and provides an engaging experience throughout the 30 to 40-hour campaign, mostly thanks to its widely customizable inventory and wickedly fun combat system. It may struggle to keep the action moving and tell a strong story amid the chaos of battle, and its weapon progression plateaued early, but it offers some interesting ideas and delivers a solid new take on a familiar genre.

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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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