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Dark Souls 3 vs The Surge 2 – The Definitive Comparison

Dark Souls 3 vs The Surge 2

Hi guys! Today I will talk about Dark Souls 3 and The Surge 2. I will do a comparison between them and I will let you be the judge of which game is better. First I will talk about the storyline of those 2 games, then I will talk about the difference or similarities in their gameplay, and lastly, I will compare the visuals and tell you my final thoughts. Now let’s begin.


When it comes to storytelling I think the better option is Dark Souls 3. It has a more interesting story in my opinion.

Personally I am not a fan of either games’ storytelling. They choose the discovery approach meaning they don’t explain the story through cinematics scenes and character dialogue.

In Dark Souls 3 you have to talk to the NPCs read item descriptions and look at the environment and you might understand 50% of what’s going on.

Surge 2 chooses the audio log story exposition which for me is extremely boring.

I don’t think someone should pick these games if he wants to enjoy the story, of course, if you enjoy doing the things I mentioned above the go right ahead.


The main difference between those two games is the way the player approaches combat. In Surge 2 when you face an enemy you have to think about which part of the body you should focus depending on what you need as gear or on how fast you want the combat to end.

Dark Souls 3 doesn’t have that kind of element but that doesn’t make it worse than Surge 2 it just makes it different.

You have to decide what kind of combat you prefer. If you want something new that isn’t common then you should choose Surge 2, but if you love the typical Dark Souls combat then you should pick Dark Souls 3.

Both games offer a lot of variety when it comes to weapons and armor, so you won’t be disappointed by the options you have to choose from.

That is also the case when it comes to the enemies that you will face. Both games offer a lot of variety and it’s not just variety for the sake of variety, the enemies actually move differently.

I have to say though that Dark Souls 3 has a lot more bosses for you to face than Surge 2 and they are more challenging.

Dark Souls 3 also has a lot more content for you. Of course Surge 2 is a recent game and it may get more DLCs but Dark Souls 3 has almost double the number of bosses that Surge 2 has so there is no way that you can get that number of bosses through DLC.

At the end of the day, Dark Souls 3 is just a bigger game, and Surge 2 doesn’t really surpass Dark Souls 3 in any significant way.


The visuals in both games are good so they won’t disappoint you. Although if I had to choose which game had better graphics I would choose Surge 2 since they look cleaner. The graphics of Dark Souls 3 have their own charm, they are dark and gritty making you feel how miserable that world is.

Personally I am not a fan of dark and gritty but Dark Souls environment makes you feel more than Surge 2’s environment.

As for the character customization options, I believe Dark Souls 3 wins since it has a better character creation system.

I won’t talk about the clothing options since both games are pretty much at the same level.

Final Thoughts

I will start this section by saying that both games are good and whichever you pick you will have a good time. When it comes to story I believe Dark Souls 3 has a somewhat better story.

In the gameplay department, Dark Souls 3 offers more content with more enemies for you to fight and it is more challenging.

At the visuals department, Surge 2 wins since it is a newer game and it has cleaner graphics. Although Dark Souls 3 has a better character creation system that offers more customization so it isn’t a clear win for Surge 2.

For me, the best choice is Dark Souls 3. You can get the game plus all DLC on sales at a lower price than Surge 2. It’s just better value for money and I as I said Surge 2 doesn’t offer something more than Dark Souls 3 that deserves the extra money.

This is it, guys. I hope you found the article informative and that I helped you decide which is the best game for you.

Write in the comments below if you agree or disagree with what I said and if you think I forgot something. See ya in the next article.

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