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The Surge 2 reviews - What are critics and gamers saying
By Sam Jones - 25th Sep 2019News
The scores are in for Deck13's new hardcore action RPG
There aren't many games that see you savagely chop off enemy limbs for precious loot, but hey, it's a dog-eat-dog world in The Surge 2.
Deck13 and Focus Home Interactive's sequel to the hardcore action RPG The Surge arrived this week, which sees you crash-land within the walls of the mysterious Jericho City, where rampaging robots and other merciless foes roam freely. The game evolves from its predecessor with a much larger, immersive environment to explore, as well as a rich character progression and customization, and a huge array of weapons and abilities to use.
As well as using your exo-suit to aid you in combat, allowing you to perform fatal attacks and dismember enemies, you'll also have a customizable drone at your disposal.
So, what have critics and gamers been saying about The Surge 2 so far?
What critics have said about The Surge 2
At the time of writing, The Surge 2 had received favorable reviews with an overall score of 77 on Metacritic.
Here's what some critics have said about the newly released sequel.
Gamers Heroes - "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" - 90/100
Attack of the Fanboy - "The Surge 2 is an exceptional Soulslike, with top of it’s class combat, stellar level design and a crafting system that makes experimenting fun and simple" - 90/100
The Games Machine - "The Surge 2 is frantic, punishing and moderately performing, to the point of entering in the ranking of the best soulslike" - 85/100
GameStar - "The directional blocking, the new fighting styles and combos, the improvement of the drone abilities and a still highly motivating looting system have inspired and motivated me" - 85/100
Shacknews - "Deck 13 has produced a game that offers genre fans a lot to like. The story and setting is a welcome departure from the swords and sorcery that typically dominate similar titles" - 80/100
GameWatcher - "If you want a sci-fi, difficult timing-based combat game with that unforgiving hardcore Dark Souls touch, you can’t go wrong with The Surge 2" - 80/100
What gamers have said about The Surge 2
Gamers have also been heaping praise on the new sequel. Here are some scores from gamers on Metacritic:
scalan15 - "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 the extra money after buying Borderlands 3" - 10/10
RMBR - "Soulsborne! Excellent game! Highly recommend to all fans of the style. GOTY" - 10/10
RaysOfGrey - "Here's hoping that Surge 2 finally puts this game on the map, because it does deserve a spot" - 10/10
Steam gamers were also pleased with the end product too!
thehelmosengine - "I was looking forward to this for months and I am so happy I had all my expectations met. I'm a happy nerd."
Phoenix Person - "So far it's exactly what I wanted, the core concept of The Surge, but expanded. The environments are dense, the weapons are varied, and the combat is intense. A solid souls-like that has come into it's own."
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