Review Roundup: The Surge 2 Nails Gameplay Mechanics; Fails on Overall Plot, Environment, and Side Quests

Focus Home Interactive and Deck13’s latest title — The Surge 2 is now available to purchase on the PS4,Xbox One, and PC! The long wait for the the sequel is finished, but is the game worth it? Let’s find out!

From early day one reviews, critics seem to be liking The Surge 2, for the most part. It seems that developer Deck13 managed to nail the gameplay mechanics down, as pretty much every reviewer had something good to say about it. However, the plot, setting, and side quests are subpar to its predecessor. If gameplay is your thing, The Surge 2 seems to be a perfect fit for you!

Down below are some of the most respectable gaming sites in the industry, check out the highlights for their reviews on Deck13’s latest title — The Surge 2:

GameSpot 80

Story and sidequests aside, however, The Surge 2 is absolutely worth the effort when the combat is taken in isolation. Not only does it pack a punch, but it also channels plenty of depth in its limb targeting and deflection systems, and is ably supported by a genuinely varied collection of weapons and potential character builds.

PC Gamer 79

The steely smash-and-crunch of the combat merrily pushed me through its 20-hour campaign and beyond into New Game +, compelling me to ignore the rudimentary world and focus on those glorious moments where sparks, limbs and scrap metal fly with brutal abandon. Deck13 has come a long way, welding together a solid, structurally sound Soulslike that adeptly showcases what makes this genre special.

Twinfinite 70

While its plot, setting, and navigation are as subpar as its predecessor, improvements to combat and equipment, as well as other small touches, make this a title worthy of grabbing if you’re into games with a heavy focus on exploration and stamina-based combat.

Polygon No Score

Familiar isn’t always bad, and in the case of The Surge 2, familiar is just aggressively fine. Adding cinnamon to oatmeal doesn’t create a flavor explosion, but it makes the experience that much more pleasant. With The Surge 2, the folded world map is that cinnamon, adding just enough flavor to keep me interested the whole way through.


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Source: Metacritic