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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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General 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.

The Surge Reviews

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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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