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  • Summary: [OVERCOME]
    On the way to Jericho City, your plane is shot down by a mysterious storm and crash-lands in the outskirts. You wake up weeks later in a derelict detention facility inside the city. Armor-clad soldiers enforce Martial Law, robots are on a rampage, and a dark, expanding nanostorm
    [OVERCOME]
    On the way to Jericho City, your plane is shot down by a mysterious storm and crash-lands in the outskirts. You wake up weeks later in a derelict detention facility inside the city. Armor-clad soldiers enforce Martial Law, robots are on a rampage, and a dark, expanding nanostorm looms over the cityscape...

    [SURVIVE]
    In a bid to survive, explore the sprawling, devastated city of Jericho. Fight its numerous, ferocious threats in brutal, unforgiving combat, slashing and tearing the limbs off your opponents to steal valuable equipment that will make you stronger - strong enough to face the most fearsome, imposing foes lurking in the city.

    [UPGRADE]
    With an expanded arsenal of weapons, armors, abilities, implants, and drones to build your character, and a bigger, more varied and more ambitious world, The Surge 2 challenges you to survive and unravel its hidden secrets.

    * Hardcore, brutal melee combat
    * Face deadly foes and colossal bosses
    * Cut off parts of the enemy you want to loot
    * Rich character progression and customization
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Sep 24, 2019
    90
    The Surge 2 combines a rewarding combat system with a fantastic game world to craft one of the best games of 2019. Fans of Soulsborne games shouldn’t hesitate to check this one out.
  2. Sep 24, 2019
    85
    The Surge 2 is frantic, punishing and moderately performing, to the point of entering in the ranking of the best soulslike. The flaws are there, but this new adventure will know how to get you right.
  3. Sep 25, 2019
    80
    The Surge 2 improves on every aspects of the previous game. It’s more nervous, more intense, more varied. It’s consolidating on the very solid base of the first The Surge, and does it well.
  4. Sep 30, 2019
    79
    Although The surge 2 is just another souls-like game, the special combat experience somewhat creates a unique feeling that we are playing as a human size Gundam, which is superb and impressive. Besides that, enemy's AI design and all the voice acting in the game is really frustrating.
  5. Sep 25, 2019
    72
    In the end though it’s the improved combat, minus a few camera issues and frustratingly difficult boss encounters, the progression and build possibilities, and the wonderful level design that go a long way to make up for the lack of narrative drive. Or interest in what happens to the world. In this regard The Surge 2 is an improvement, but an experience that still feels like it’s a few more brutal dismemberment finishers away from finding the right plan to research and build its full potential.
  6. 70
    The Surge 2 nicely scratches the itch for open-world action. Its less punishing flavour of Souls-like is easier to stomach, and it’s worth checking out for the gratifying combat and clever – albeit confusing – level design. Just don’t expect it to set the genre on fire or captivate you with its narrative.
  7. Sep 23, 2019
    60
    The Surge 2 isn't a bad game, but it gets some pretty big things wrong. In the end, I had some fun with it, but the broken parrying, awful enemy placement, and bland level layouts made it more of a slog.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. Sep 24, 2019
    10
    Soulsborne!
    Excellent game! Highly recommend to all fans of the style. GOTY
  2. Sep 24, 2019
    10
    Love it, big step up from the first game, which surprised me out of nowhere. Customization is insane in this game, worth a buy if you have theLove it, big step up from the first game, which surprised me out of nowhere. Customization is insane in this game, worth a buy if you have the extra money after buying borderlands 3 Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2019
    10
    Okay, so hear me out. I do NOT...I repeat, I do NOT like Souls-likes games. They simply do not appeal to me. All that extreme trial-and-errorOkay, so hear me out. I do NOT...I repeat, I do NOT like Souls-likes games. They simply do not appeal to me. All that extreme trial-and-error gameplay. Did not play Bloodbourne, did not play Sekuro, did not play Dark souls.

    Now....THAT being Said. I ab-so-lute-ly LOVED The surge 1. For some reason the atomosphere and the whole sci-fi aspect of it drew me in and I played it start to finish at least 3 times in the past few years.

    The combat system really is what carries the game and the whole sense of progression you get throughout is immensly satsifying.
    Unlike some other RPG games where you "Level" is basicly nothing but a stat increase that just scales with the enemies and vice-versa. In the Surge your progression is actually quite noticeble. The enemies stay the same, but your overal skill and armor/weaponry increase. So the challange remains, but your impact changes drasticly. It's very satisfying.

    The lore is being dived into a bit more this time around, but...this is very subjective to personal taste. To ME, it was fine. I`m quite neutral in this.

    The point I was really trying to make...if you`re usually NOT into souls-like games...then you should give this a try. This game and its series is highly underappreciated.

    Here's hoping that surge 2 finally puts this game on the map, because it does deserve a spot.
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  4. Sep 26, 2019
    8
    Really liked it! After the first one finished a month ago, I see that devs really made it 120% better. Bugs from the first part are gone, theReally liked it! After the first one finished a month ago, I see that devs really made it 120% better. Bugs from the first part are gone, the mechanics are slightly different but I really dig it! Waiting for dlc! Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2019
    5
    Это игра жанра Souls и презентует себя она также, но проблемы видны ещё в начале. Как только ваш персонаж очнулся ( что сопровождаетсяЭто игра жанра Souls и презентует себя она также, но проблемы видны ещё в начале. Как только ваш персонаж очнулся ( что сопровождается катсценой в которой одежда проваливается сквозь персонажа) вам презентуют управление, но дойдя до первого босса вы всё ещё не знаете как перекатываться, а управление на клавиатуре устроено так ,что блок по умолчанию на Л.Ctrl ,из-за чего битва с боссом представляет собой "ударил, отошёл". В игре присутствует разделение оружия, но действенными оказывается лишь парные клинки. В игре присутствуют перки, но большая часть ситуативная и подгоняются они под стиль игры ,из-за чего многие попросту могут не пригодится. В начале игры ты вообще встречаешь броню которая по "прямым" показателям лучше всей той, которая будет встречаться по игре. Также игра прочно завязана на гринде. Русская локализация страдает от переноса одной буквы слова на другую строку Всё это минусы, но в игре есть атмосфера, графика не сильно страдает, боёвка сделала шаг вперёд. И вообще игр сделала большой шаг в отличии от своей первой части. Expand
  6. Sep 28, 2019
    1
    i try many times to play the first one , but is ugly and boring, this is an unnecesary sequel
  7. Sep 29, 2019
    0
    Не понимаю зачем они клепают такие тупые игры. По сути Surge1-2 это игры паразиты - смотрите мы на DarkSouls похожи. Нихера вы на DarkSouls неНе понимаю зачем они клепают такие тупые игры. По сути Surge1-2 это игры паразиты - смотрите мы на DarkSouls похожи. Нихера вы на DarkSouls не похожи, вы просто говно склепали. А журналисты которые ставят высокие и средние оценки этому говну просто продажные шлюхи и никто больше. The Surge 2 пустая трата времени и денег. Expand

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