The Surge 2 is the sequel to 2017 Souls-like game, The Surge, which is a more tech focused version of Dark Souls. It still has the same basics – tough and tense encounters, stamina bar, upgrades, a bonfire system, boss encounters, and a lot more. What it does different is the sci-fi setting and the incredible depth in character/build customization. You don a exoskeleton of sorts and set out to fight enemies in a post apocalyptic future. It’s a neat setting, and something I really enjoy. The way The Surge and The Surge 2 change up the combat is with how you can focus on certain body parts and dismember them to acquire a part that you like and would like to add to your self. Eg. see an enemy wielding a weapon that looks interesting to you? Why to target that, lop it off and equip is yourself.
The locations are also varied, with a ton of shortcuts to unlock, and it’s really satisfying to explore and discover all of that. The combat feels tight and precise, and there’s good weight to everything. I just have two complaints. The boos encounters, while fun, and a bit sparse, and even recycled at times. And the visuals don’t look all that great. It can get either too dark, or too bright, and it never feels right. So much so, that the first games looked better to me than The Surge 2. These issues aside, The Surge is a really fun game to play, and has a ton of value and content. If you’re ready to die, then The Surge 2 is worth a buy.
Deep upgrade and customization system
Great level design
Not enough boss fights
Doesn’t look too good
Score – 8.5/10
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…
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.
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.
- 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