If you haven’t been keeping up with The Surge, you may want to start doing that now, because the title has the potential to be a bit of a sleeper hit. Developed by Deck13 Interactive, who also did the solidly-received Lords of the Fallen, The Surge is, essentially, Dark Souls in the future. With mechs and grizzled Gears of War type characters. Honestly, I’m surprised there aren’t already a dozen games exactly like this. But hey, sometimes an obvious idea can turn out to be good!
Here’s how Deck13 describes The Surge and its world:
“The Surge is an action RPG set in a world ravaged by war and global warming. The game offers a hardcore experience, with a focus on challenging, visceral melee combat. It features fresh fighting, looting and crafting mechanics, alongside a unique character progression system. Fitted with your exo-suit and cybernetic implants, harness super-human strength to survive the CREO complex, a mega-corporation that set out to save the world.
Enhance your exo-suit with near-endless combinations of armor and weapons, each with their own move sets as you slice your way through steel and flesh to loot, craft, and improve your rig. Salvage weapons and modular armour, by using the dynamic targeting system to attack and dismember limbs individually. From lighting rigs to heavy lifters, security armor to advanced, secretive technology - mix and match equipment to suit your playstyle and overcome the adversarial and environmental challenges that plague the malfunctioning complex. Take on huge, industrial bosses in a complex gone mad and discover the truth about CREO.”
You can check out the latest cinematic trailer for The Surge at the top of this post, and nearly 15-minutes of gameplay footage, below.
The Surge bursts on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on May 16.