Nick Ballantyne at GameCloud writes: "Although The Surge is an enjoyable game, it’s no Dark Souls. Most of the combat is easy to game and lacks any real depth or precision, but man, I do love chopping off limbs to acquire some ‘better’ body parts. The narrative also doesn’t try to push the envelope and make you think deeply, quite unlike a useful neural implant. Most of the enemies will two-shot you for no good reason, too, and yet those killer robots just look so damn cool. Ultimately, The Surge is not a particularly engaging game, but it's far from bad and is definitely worth a look."