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The Surge vs The Surge 2 – The Definitive Comparison

The Surge vs The Surge 2 - The Definitive Comparison

Hi guys! Today I will talk about The Surge vs 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 the storyline the best choice is The Surge since it is more of a character-driven story than the story of Surge 2 is. Surge 2 chose to allow the players to create their own character and that for me severely impacted the story since it felt like the story had no life.

Now, this doesn’t mean the story of the first Surge game is great. Its story is far from great but the fact that it is better than the story of Surge 2 for me is undeniable.

So if you want the game with the better story then I recommend the first Surge.


The gameplay of these two games is very similar though Surge 2 is definitely a step up in every regard. The combat is smoother, the UI is cleaner and generally, everything is an improvement when it comes to the gameplay.

Both games offer a variety of weapons for the player to use and a variety of enemies to face. Even though there are a lot of improvements I can’t really say that the overall experience felt all that better from the first game.

Overall while playing Surge 2 I felt like I played a somewhat improved version of the first game but I didn’t see an actual innovation in Surge 2 compared to the first game. It was more of the same, which is fine and all but I would like to have seen more. For example, the bosses you had to face in both games weren’t so interesting and needed a lot of improvement.

The bosses I saw in the first Surge were far from interesting and not challenging at all. There was some improvement in Surge 2 but they still weren’t as interesting as the bosses you would see in a Dark Souls game.

Both games have around the same level of challenge and around the same hours of content available. None of these games offer co-op or PVP modes.


The visuals are an important aspect of a game to consider before making a choice and between these two games Surge, 2 has better visuals. Although Surge 2 has better visuals the difference isn’t big enough for the visuals to matter in the decision-making process.

Of course if you struggle to choose and you want to nitpick then you can consider them, its your choice after all.

The level design isn’t much different in these two games and I don’t believe it’s worth comparing since both games felt the same level design-wise.

As for the customization, besides the limited option in character creation which for me made it not worth having in the first place, the rest is the same. You can equip different armor sets and weapons and change clothes, nothing worth mentioning here.

Final Thoughts

Let me summarize what you should remember from this article.

First, when it comes to the story, the best choice is the first Surge since I believe it had a more interesting story.

In the gameplay department Surge 2 wins since it is better in almost every aspect.

Lastly, Surge 2 has better visuals though there isn’t a very significant difference.

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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