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The Surge 2 vs Mortal Shell – The Definitive Comparison

The Surge 2 vs Mortal Shell - The Definitive Comparison

Hi guys! Today I will talk about The Surge 2 vs Mortal Shell. 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.


Both Surge 2 and Mortal Shell have mediocre and pretty forgettable stories. Surge 2 has a little better story but not enough to matter in your decision of which game to pick.

In Mortal Shell I barely understood what was going on, mostly because the game didn’t make me care enough about the world.

In Surge 2 the story is explained to you through audio logs and very few cutscenes. I am not a fan of that kind of storytelling.

All in all both games have very disappointing stories.


Surge 2 and Mortal Shell each offer something new to the soulslike genre. Surge 2 offers a unique combat system where you target limbs depending on what armor piece you want to get from your opponent and Mortal Shell has the hardening skill and the players use that skill correctly they can negate all damage from the enemies.

I believe when it comes to combat Surge 2 wins by a small margin because the system while it is easy to learn, the game is still challenging after you learn it. Mortal Shell’s system on the other hand makes the game easy once you master it since it negates all damage from the enemy.

As for the weapons, Surge 2 offers more weapons for the player to choose from than Mortal Shell and that might be important for a lot of players that want more weapon choices.

Both games have a lot of variety when it comes to normal enemies that you will find in different areas but Surge 2 has more bosses and they are more challenging than Mortal Shell’s bosses.

Finally, Surge 2 offers more replayability in my opinion because there are many different builds you can try in this game, while in Mortal Shell there are fewer choices.

Though, personally, I didn’t try a second playthrough in either of those two games cause I didn’t find them interesting enough to invest more time in them.


The visuals of both games are around the same level, so this like the story isn’t something that you should consider when you decide which game to get.

The scenery in both games is also nothing special and that’s maybe because of the story of the game’s and what they had to work with.

Customization wise, there isn’t much difference here either. In Mortal Shell you just switch shells which are basically characters with different abilities and stats so you can’t call that customization.

Surge 2 has a very limited character creation system that is only there to help you make a basic character and inside the game, you can change outfits but the options are very limited and don’t really matter.

So in this category both games tie too.

Final Thoughts

Let me summarize what you should remember from this article.

First, the stories of both games are pretty mediocre and are very forgettable in my opinion. Surge 2 has a somewhat better story but it’s not enough to matter in your decision.

As for the gameplay, Surge 2 is more challenging, has more weapon choices, and better bosses, and though it has more replayability than Mortal Shell, for me it wasn’t good enough to make me want to do a second playthrough.

Finally, both games’ graphics are on the same level, and the customization is around the same level so I don’t think you should consider it.

Whichever game you choose I recommend waiting for sale.

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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