- Publisher: Deck 13 , Focus Home Interactive
- Release Date: May 16, 2017
- Also On: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- Summary: Set in a dystopian future as Earth approaches the end of its long life, those who remain in the overpopulated cities need to work to survive as social programs become saturated by an ageing population and increasing environmental diseases. As the intelligence of technology incrementallySet in a dystopian future as Earth approaches the end of its long life, those who remain in the overpopulated cities need to work to survive as social programs become saturated by an ageing population and increasing environmental diseases. As the intelligence of technology incrementally increased over the years, many jobs for the human race had been made redundant, forcing Earth's people to flee to the suburbs seeking labor, aided by exoskeletons to improve their efficiency. The world of The Surge offers a grim vision of the future, one in which the evolution of our technology, our society and our relationship with the environment led to a decadent state of the Human condition. The Surge features innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat.… Expand
- Developer: Deck 13
- Genre(s): General, Role-Playing, Action RPG
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Positive: 17 out of 33
Mixed: 16 out of 33
Negative: 0 out of 33
May 15, 2017The Surge is a metallic Souls-like with his own identity. It’s not perfect, but it worth the price.
May 15, 2017The frustrating boss fights and the mediocre plot are blemishes on what is, by and large, a much better game than I ever would have expected. When I reviewed Lords of the Fallen in 2014, I said it was "a surprising show of skill and hopefully a sign of much brighter things to come." By building on its more obvious inspirations with a more unique vision, Deck13 has fulfilled even more of that initial promise with The Surge.
May 18, 2017The Surge is a surprise, utilizing its near future sci-fi setting to create a unique world that is a wonder to explore and uncover. Though its story fails to take off, the awesome combat and engaging crafting and upgrade system are more than enough to make the game stand out amidst the increasing gaming landscape.
May 16, 2017Despite what you may think, The Surge is not a Dark Souls little brother, nor does it want to be. Sometimes the AI can be disappointing (or too difficult to beat), but it has its own personality, a good industrial level design, and a pretty deep narrative.
May 23, 2017Deck 13 took what they learnt from working on Lords of the Fallen and added their own ideas to allow The Surge to be more than a pure Dark Souls clone. The combat is fantastic, engaging, and features a neat limb target system, and the skill progression is refreshingly open to experimentation, but the overall experience is sadly hampered by the lack of enemy variety and a monotonous sci-fi location, which has so much potential wasted with the current industrial environment. Even with those faults, The Surge is a better game than Lords of the Fallen, and one that I can recommend to fans of the popularised action RPG subgenre, because there is a good, fun experience to be had with The Surge, and some of its unique ideas bring solid additions to From Software’s concrete formula.
May 23, 2017Deck 13 have vastly improved upon their formula, and hopefully, this is a sign of great things to come. But for now, The Surge falls short of being anything more than a serviceable title that sticks to what it knows.
May 19, 2017The Surge does a lot of things well, and has some pleasant and unique twists on the usual conventions of this relatively young genre. The problem is that it gets a lot of the basics and balance painfully wrong, resulting in an experience that’s a little dull, repeatedly infuriating, and frustrated by poor design decisions. It doesn’t do enough wrong to make it an outright bad game, but it’s one that should be approached with caution even by ardent fans of the genre.
Positive: 33 out of 75
Mixed: 21 out of 75
Negative: 21 out of 75
May 16, 2017First off, the intro is worth at least $10. Without spoiling it, you start the game confused because you're a handicapped dude, not someFirst off, the intro is worth at least $10. Without spoiling it, you start the game confused because you're a handicapped dude, not some superhero. Then you're treated to a scene that can only be described as the wolverine creation scene on steroids. The intro was very immersive.
Runs wel on max settings (3570K RX480 average system) the mechanics are cool, the fighting is cool, unlike just about every console port action rpg released in the last 10 years it doesn't hold your hand.
The game isn't perfect, but it's a load of fun and i'm giving it 10/10 simply because it's so refreshing to have a dev respect their audience, it's not dumbed down to thesame level as witcher 3, batman games or just about every other action rpg console port, in this the AI actually puts up a fight, unlike the witcher 3 or batman you CAN and WILL die if you screw up.
just about every other action RPG you can chew on your mouse, roll your face over your keyboard and your guy will beat the enemy with all kinds of crazy moves, you don't make those moves, you aren't playing, games play themselves these days.
This one, you play, just for that it's brilliant, devs don't do that anymore, they think we want cutscenes and games that play themselves.
So thank you guys for making a game and not a movie with some minor interactions.
Screw you batman, witcher 3, mass effect andromeda, if i want to watch a movie, i'll take my wife to the movies. The surge beats all 3 of you because it lets ME play.… Expand
Jan 6, 2021It is NOT Dark Souls.
Some "reviewers" here are saying that Uninstalled the game after playing "half" of it...maybe because it was a bit hardIt is NOT Dark Souls.
Some "reviewers" here are saying that Uninstalled the game after playing "half" of it...maybe because it was a bit hard to keep going ahead,or maybe because there was no "demon" to deal with,or a fat mage that keep spaming spells against you.
This is not a useful review but it is my opinion,i finished The Surge and The Surge 2 in New Game+ and it never felt repetitive or boring to me,because it is not Dark Souls bs.… Expand
Nov 16, 2020It`s amazing game. A authentic souls like. Good combat, good upgrade, good arsenal. Maybe could be more development the history.
May 16, 2017The Surge
The Surge is a souls like rpg all about the grind Here you play as either a technician who’s agile and quick or aThe Surge
The Surge is a souls like rpg all about the grind
Here you play as either a technician who’s agile and quick or a brute who does more damage but is slower,
Each have their own advantages and disadvantages of course, I chose to play as a brute.
I was surprised how much I initially enjoyed this game…
This game is definitely challenging but not quite at the level of the souls game or nioh…
The maps are fairly self-contained and compact here…
This makes it very easy to memorize enemy locations when it comes to the grinding and crafting portion of the game
the combat with regular enemies is pretty decent and feels fair.. at least when its one on one…
you can lock onto them and target specific body parts to attempt to saw off certain gear…
Sometimes you’ll get new gear like weapons…
but mostly you’ll just get parts along with other scraps to craft armor from schematics you find in the world…
there’s really no true loot system here…
The scraps are essentially your souls..
And like in the soul’s game if you die you have to go recollect them...
But you are able to bank them in your medbay which is where you go to heal, level up, install new implants for added perks like consumable health, craft new weapons and armor, upgrade them, and refill your consumables…
Leveling up just requires scraps while crafting and upgrading requires scraps as well as random items you have to pick off of enemies based on luck of course…
and also like the souls games, going to this room respawns every enemy you’ve killed which is a gift and a curse..
A gift because you can grind...
worlds are small and bosses are brutal…
youre definitely going to grind for levels and upgrades...
a curse because once you do finally make it to a boss theyre all in your way trying do some damage to you before you even get there…
But before we get to the bosses..
There is definitely some cheapness going on outside of them…
Things don’t really start getting cheap until the 2nd section of the game… here you get a drone friend which is nice… though to use them you have to fill up your energy bar a bit, but by time that happens you’ve usually already killed the enemy.. So it’s pretty useless…
but this is where enemies start using ranged gun type weapons that you can’t do anything about but take the damage and push forward...
And there are no health pickups here... youre relient on your implants to replenish your health except for the extremely rare refill stations... and by rare I mean like 1 in a map…
But still it was fun to push forward, grind, find alternate paths, unlock shortcuts like demons souls so when you do die you can skip giant sections of the map to get right back to where you died
These cheap moments were annoying and unfair... but I still didn’t mind them.. At least not as much as the boss battles…
The bosses here aren’t hard by themselves...
Theyre pretty simple and easy to figure out...
the difficulty comes in the games design both level and combat…
For starters.. Enemy attacks go right through solid objects... there is no hiding behind beams…
That aside, This combat system was not designed for the boss battles... at least not with both classes in mind…
the 2nd boss in the game is where I stopped…
And I did so not because it was a tough boss…
I knew its patterns, I knew how to defeat it...
the problem was, as a brute... maybe this is just a brute problem…
But as a brute the problem was the timing of this bosses attacks…
Enemeis will telegraph their attacks..
Give you some time to get out of the way
But you’re locked into animations here...
You’re able to dodge in combat, but only when you’re not attacking…
And this boss demands quick hits and dodging...
And this just isn’t possible to do efficiently as a brute…
don’t get me wrong, I’d definitely get lucky and have a flawless first stage of this battle… but the 2nd stage when you have to attack it from underneath is when things really start to get unfair because your character doesn’t get out of animation fast enough for you to have time to dodge the near insta kill slam this enemies does when you’re underneath..
Cause theres bad hit detection
Both from enemies as id randomly lose damage during fights without being touched, and from you as your attacks will do nothing at times especially to bosses…
Based off of what I saw though, The Surge is still a good game…
its addictive in the way the souls games are… But at moments it falls into the category of unfair more than it does challenging and that sours the addictive and great moments that are here too I give The Surge a 7/10… Expand
Aug 7, 2020+Понравился стиль
+Довольно отзывчивое управление
-Задолбало наворачивать круги по локациям, если у тебя топографический критинизм - тебе+Понравился стиль
+Довольно отзывчивое управление
-Задолбало наворачивать круги по локациям, если у тебя топографический критинизм - тебе ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
-Хорошо что не взял DLC и так поднадоело… Expand
Feb 5, 2022Imagine Dark Souls with non of the good features and most of the negative aspects of it given more screen-time.
That's The Surge. CreoImagine Dark Souls with non of the good features and most of the negative aspects of it given more screen-time.
That's The Surge.
Creo world DLC is good while the Wild West themed DLC is rather poor and a waste of time.… Expand
May 17, 2017cant lie this is one of the most boring games i have ever played, it is so repetitive with barely any armor sets and weapons. i had to deletecant lie this is one of the most boring games i have ever played, it is so repetitive with barely any armor sets and weapons. i had to delete this game half way through due to how boring it was lmao, definitely one of the worst games i have ever played, cant remember the last time i deleted a game due to how boring it was.… Expand
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