The Surge 2 : We Explore New And Harsh Environments In Our Latest Review

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The Surge 2 is an action survival type of game that is very reminiscent of the Dark Souls series in terms of combat.
You wake up in a foreign location after surviving a Plane crash and things are not exactly going very well, as the environment is on Fire and hordes of enemies are out to get and kill you.

As has already been said the combat is very much like the Dark Souls games, as you need to be careful on how you go about attacking your foes. The enemies have the ability to take you down rather quickly and it would be much wiser to take down foes one at a time rather than going in all guns blazing. Hit and run is the best strategy for these foes and it becomes all too apparent rather early in the game too.
Despite having a somewhat difficult combat system, it is still rather fun and enjoyable to see just how far you can survive before  inevitably falling.

Also, like the Dark Souls games you collect and need a form of currency, in this game it is known as Scrap. Scrap can be used to buy equipment to improve your character and is very vital and important in order to progress the game.
Unfortunately, another feature that is reminiscent of the Souls games is that if you do indeed fall during battle you will need to reclaim any Scrap you once had as otherwise you will loose it all. 

There is no difficulty settings and thus you are only able to play on the set default difficulty. Thankfully to help aid you in your adventures you can use the Online play if you want to. By going and choosing to play Online, other players can tag areas of the environment to indicate any hostile enemies or nice collectables nearby.
Though, if you are the challenging sort of person too you can also play Offline and thus obviously not get any of these features.


The game is rather enjoyable and despite it being somewhat difficult it all adds to the overall enjoyment of the game. 
Needing to constantly think and plan your next move and collect as much Scrap as possible before loosing it all. 
We never managed to play The Surge before playing this one, strange I know but keeping that in mind we never really felt like we struggled too much in order to understand most of what the story is about neither.

Can you survive the hostile and harsh environments?

Developer: Deck13 / Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Release Date: 24th September 2019
Platforms: PS4, PC, XBox One
Genre: Action Survival
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Platform Reviewed On: PS4 Pro
Overall Rating: 3/5

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