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The Surge 2

Deck13, Focus Home Interactive
Sep 24, 2019 - PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7.6 / 10
PC Gamer
79 / 100
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Easy Allies
7.5 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
USgamer
4 / 5

The Surge 2 Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Rewarding & Substantial Combat

Building on the success of the first game, The Surge 2 offers players a deeply rewarding combat system with lots to learn and master.

Challenging

If you're looking for a challenge, The Surge 2 has it droves!

Lacks Polish

While still an improvement on its predecessor, The Surge 2 lacks the polish of the games it attempts to imitate.

The Surge 2 is a welcome improvement on its predecessor that further develops the fantastic combat system, it's just a shame that the series still lacks the polish seen in some of its contemporaries.


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Critic Reviews for The Surge 2

IGN

7.6 / 10.0
IGN

The Surge 2 checks many of the boxes for a successful sequel, but this sci-fi action RPG falls just short or recapturing the full dismembering joy of the original.

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Deck13 has come a long way, welding together a solid, structurally sound Soulslike that adeptly showcases what makes this genre special.

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Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A disappointing sequel that offers few new ideas as either a Dark Souls clone or a follow-up to the original, with a less interesting setting and story.

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The Surge 2 offers the hard-earned pleasures of Souls-style combat, with less of genre's signature sting

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The Surge 2 is challenging, but finds ways to continually reward the player, whether it's a new piece of armor, weapon, or a life-saving shortcut

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Deep, varied, and punchy combat make The Surge 2 worth the effort, even if you have to bear through its lifeless story.

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USgamer

iew by John Learned, Contributor
USgamer

The Surge 2 is a better game than its predecessor in many ways, and shouldn't be overlooked in a growing crowd of soulslikes. Pathfinding can still be a bit vague like its predecessor, but the dense environments are fun to explore and complement its weighty combat and robust gear upgrade system. Deck 13 polished what made the first Surge a decent B-tier game and doubled down on what it's good at, showing us how a good developer can learn and evolve from release to release.

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