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The Surge

Rating Summary

Based on 128 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

42%

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Based on 128 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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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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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

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

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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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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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Recent News

The Surge 2 season pass announced, gets free weapons pack

The Surge 2 season pass announced, gets free weapons pack

The Surge is an incredibly popular Dark Souls-like experience which launched in 2017. A little over two years later, The Surge 2 is available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. Instead of being a new factory worker named Warren, you step into the shoes of a customizable protagonist whose plane is shot down by a mysterious storm and lands on the outskirts of Jericho City.

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The Surge 2 hits native 4K resolution on Xbox One X

The Surge 2 hits native 4K resolution on Xbox One X

The Surge is an incredibly popular Dark Souls-like experience which launched in 2017. The Surge 2 is its sequel. Whenever a new AAA game releases, players want to know what the resolution and frame rate is on Xbox One X compared to PlayStation 4 Pro. Well, Digital Foundry finally analyzed The Surge 2 and discovered that it reached native 4K resolution on Xbox One X, but employed dynamic...

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The Surge 2 gets the most spectacular launch trailer ever

The Surge 2 gets the most spectacular launch trailer ever

As the game is launching on September 24, the teams released the long-awaited launch trailer for The Surge 2. I have to say, it doesn't disappoint. The footage showcases the various creatures, as well as the weapons and armor you can equip. The music is also spot on. You'll just have to watch it to discover why I love it so much!

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The Surge 2's latest trailer expertly choreographs decapitations to 'The End of the World'

The Surge 2's latest trailer expertly choreographs decapitations to 'The End of the World'

The Surge 2 is around the corner and publisher Focus Home Interactive keeps on releasing new footage from the action game. For those unfamiliar with the title, it's a lot like Dark Souls, but set in the future where exoskeletons and deadly viruses shape the world.

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The Surge 2’s story trailer shows off the tech-filled dystopia of Jericho City

The Surge 2’s story trailer shows off the tech-filled dystopia of Jericho City

The environment may be different, but there’s still plenty of fighting and exoskeletons in the trailer

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The Surge 2 cinematic trailer gives us a glimpse of the post-apocalyptic world

The Surge 2 cinematic trailer gives us a glimpse of the post-apocalyptic world

The Surge 2 is an upcoming third-person action game along the lines of Dark Souls. However, instead of a fantasy setting, it takes place in industrial corridors and ruined cities. The Surge 2 is almost here as it launches on September 24, but that hasn't stopped publisher Focus Home Interactive from revealing more information about the game.

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The Surge 2 Gets a New Cinematic Story Trailer - IGN

The Surge 2 Gets a New Cinematic Story Trailer - IGN

Man vs. machine.

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The Surge 2 has a new trailer that's all about upgrading from your defeated foes

The Surge 2 has a new trailer that's all about upgrading from your defeated foes

In The Surge 2, players don't just obliterate their opponents - they take the gear and technological remains and use it to upgrade their own equipment. The Surge 2 is scheduled to release on September 24, 2019.

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The Surge 2 combat trailer showcases brutal counters and action

The Surge 2 combat trailer showcases brutal counters and action

The Surge 2 is an action-RPG from Deck 13 and Focus Home Interactive. In the new combat trailer, brutal executions and towering foes alike are shown off, all in a wide variety of environments. The Surge 2 is set to be available on September 24.

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The Surge 2 gets extended trailer for Gamescom 2019

The Surge 2 gets extended trailer for Gamescom 2019

The Surge 2 received an extended trailer from Xbox showing off the war-torn world that you'll explore in the game.

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