The Surge: A Walk in the Park

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Percentile Rank

The Surge: A Walk in the Park is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

TheSixthAxis
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 6, 2017

A Walk in the Park is indispensable for those who have played the base game. It feels in no way out of place, is an interesting locale to explore, and has plenty of new enemies to overcome. It's just a shame there's barely anything there for players who have completed the game in terms of challenge.

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VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 4, 2017

It's a welcome, unexpected addition to an already substantial experience, and represents a refreshing change of scenery.

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Killa Penguin
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 9, 2017

A Walk in the Park is a slightly hesitant but undeniably enjoyable step in a direction the burgeoning genre has yet to explore, and one that hopefully sends a message that games like this don’t need to be crushingly dark (tonally and visually) to be enjoyable.

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Scored Reviews

GameSpew
80%
80%
Dec 12, 2017

If you're a fan of The Surge and you're fine with the idea of A Walk in the Park only taking up a few hours of your time, I'd say jump into it. It may be quite short but it's enjoyable every step of the way, and there's plenty of goodies to carry through to the rest of the game.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Dec 4, 2017

The Surge: A Walk in the Park is an over-the-top, hilarious expansion to a great game that sadly ends far too quickly .

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

The Surge: A Walk in the Park is a more than worthy expansion to the game, offering new challenges as well as new tools to deal with them. Story telling may not be stellar, and no new gaqmeplay mechanics have been included, but don't let these issues stop you from taking this lethal walk through CREO World: it's well worth it.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Dec 4, 2017

The Surge: A Walk in the Park is an enjoyable venture off the beaten path. While it takes place during the main storyline, it has just enough plot and substance to be enjoyable. With new weapons and armor to be had, there's something here for everyone. However, for those who are heavily invested in the game, there might not be enough to warrant the adventure.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2017

Things get ridiculously tough towards the end and the game starts to forget about the fun enemies, but with this expansion Deck13 have finally made a Dark Souls alternative people might want to play. If you own The Surge, you need to take A Walk In The Park.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2018

A Walk in the Park is a solid expansion to an underrated game that features a fantastic setting and some creative enemies.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2017

The Surge: A Walk in the Park shows the team at Deck 13 are getting better and better with everything they develop, and the expansion as well as the base game itself remains compelling enough if you're a fan of the Souls-like. Whatever the team does next, I'm sure they'll bring something even more absorbing than The Surge.

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GameSkinny
Dec 9, 2017

Bringing some levity to the aggravation of constantly dying in a Souls-like, A Walk In The Park offers an amusement park filled with bloody delights!

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TrueAchievements
Dec 5, 2017

Overall, "A Walk in the Park" is easy to recommend — if you liked The Surge and you want more of it, that's what you'll get here and you're in for a great time at the theme park. If you couldn't get over the issues in The Surge then there's nothing here that's going to change your mind.

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PSX Brasil
80 / 100
80 / 100
Dec 14, 2017

A Walk in the Park is the expansion for The Surge that takes the player to explore CREO World, an amusement park inside CREO's facilities. Just like in the main game, something went wrong and the new region is destroyed, with its employees acting hostile - including the park's mascots. Although it does not include any structural change or new mechanics, there is a fair amount of new enemies and a good deal of weapons, armor and implants that make the expansion worthwhile.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 11, 2018

A Walk in the Park is 2017's underrated sci-fi action RPG hit The Surge's DLC, adding an entire new amusement park area called CREO World. Unfortunately what is supposed to be a fun-filled amusement park, CREO World has fallen into a bit of disrepair. Not spared from the disaster, rescue teams were sent to recover any who were capable of being saved, but those very rescue teams have fallen to the dark side, have gone insane and now patrol the area looking to batter anything they find into dust. Enter CREO World at your own peril, and though it is juvenile in looks and spirit, it is brutally frustrating at times. At times welcome if immature challenge, at others an exercise in patience.

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IGN
7.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

Despite not adding anything new to the gameplay of The Surge or providing many rewards to returning players, A Walk in the Park provides more of the wickedly fun combat and detailed environments that we saw in the main campaign. The juxtaposition of the family-friendly funtime setting and technological horror is at times goofy and genuinely chilling, and even with a fairly basic set of objectives, exploring the ruined park was a fun way to spend a few hours back in this world.

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PS4Blog.net
8 / 10
PS4Blog.net
ThaRaven403
8 / 10
Jan 4, 2018

PSN Price: Game: $49.99 DLC: $14.99 Complete Edition: $59.99

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GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 15, 2017

A Walk in the Park is an enjoyable expansion that is especially aimed at those fans who have already completed the base game. It doesn't really alter the experience or add something new to the core gameplay mechanics, but as an expansion, it offers some great gameplay moments in a completely new location.

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Windows Central
Dec 4, 2017

While A Walk in the Park adds more gameplay and some challenging bosses, it's feels more like a proof of concept.

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COGconnected
70 / 100
70 / 100
Dec 19, 2017

The only major disappointment with this add-on is the lack of anything new aside from the enemies and environment.

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Just Push Start
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2017

In the end, The Surge: A Walk in the Park feels like it wants to correct the sins of the past, resulting in returning players getting an underwhelming experience. With lackluster armor, easy to defeat foes, a forgettable story and a setting that could've been far more exciting, we're not left with much. Sure, fans will likely enjoy it and it offers a lot for newcomers, even a map for one of the most dreaded sections of the game, it just doesn't do enough to stand out.

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