Top 10 Games Like The Surge (Games Better Than The Surge In Their Own Way)

Games Like The Surge
The Surge offers you beautiful and highly technological weapons to fight

What Are The Best Games Like The Surge? 

We all know that Surge is a great sci-fi hack-and-slash game, but are there games that are way better than this one?

The answer is yes.

10. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance gameplay

In Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, you will follow the story of Raiden, a soldier that was transformed from a mere human to a half-human and half-cyborg ninja. 

His weapon is a mighty katana blade, which you will be using throughout his whole journey in the world of the Metal Gear series.  What Makes Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Awesome:

  • Blade Mode: you can enter in a geometrical plane to understand your surroundings better
  • You can also use weapons like daggers or rocket launchers
  • You have the chance to only play the Boss battles if you want

When you enter into Blade Mode, you can define with great accuracy how you will be able to cut correctly (either an enemy or an object) with your mortal blade.

Enjoy the beautifully designed cyborgs and machinery who were based in realistic engineering mechanisms, vehicles and ships.

9. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice gameplay

In this game, you will play the role of an isolated, miserable warrior that has seen the face of death many times.

When his young Lord, who he has to protect with his life, gets captured by the Ashira clan, he will have to do the impossible to get him back to safety, all while being surrounded by the conflicts and bloodshed of the Sengoku period in Japan. What Makes Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Awesome:

  • Stealth elements during quests 
  • Resurrection: there’s a possibility of re-appearing in your place of death instead of reappearing in the last checkpoint
  •  New gear and tools, such as the grappling hook

Participate in elegant and beautifully designed fights that take place in Japan during the 1500s. 

Enjoy the cinematics of the fights, encounters and events that Sekiro will take you through in this game. 

8. Nier Automata

Nier Automata gameplay Located in a dystopian, arid and depressing world, you will follow the story of three androids: 2B, 9S and A.

They are part of the android army, which follows the orders of the humans that had been vanished from Earth by powerful machines, and the whole story focuses on the several encounters between the machines and the androids, in a tremendous war.  

What Makes Nier Automata Awesome:

  • Pod (flying robot assistant) support system
  • “Auto Mode”: lowers the difficulty for those who are just looking for casual gaming
  • Four different types of weapons: short and long swords, bracers, and spears.


For those who have never played, it starts a bit rough: the first save point appears after defeating three bosses. Then, save points can be found, activated, and then you will be able to use them freely.  


Assassination techniques are incredibly good in this game, giving you epic killing scenes when an enemy doesn’t notice you. 

7. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice 

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice gameplay

You play the role of Senua, a Pict warrior that will make a life-endangering journey in order to save the soul of Dillion, her dead lover, from the claws of Hela, goddess of Hel. 

Taking place during the late 8th century, this fierce and determined warrior will have to fight everything that surrounds her in this fascinating Viking setting. During the whole game, Senua will be constantly facing her greatest enemy: the ravings and voices of her own mind, who will try to trick her into making mistakes and failing her quests.  

What Makes Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Awesome:

  • Permadeath is actually possible
  • Stories of actual Norse mythology dropped during the game
  • Actual scientists were consulted for the hallucination and madness effects

Senua’s hallucinations are one of the most interesting aspects of this game, making her not a very typical main character. From time to time, the madness from these scenes can get to be excruciatingly intimidating. 

Senua’s fighting scenes usually take place in gorgeous locations with a vast amount of details that make them very intriguing.  

6. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor  

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor gameplay

In Middle-EarthTM: Shadow of Mordor, you will accompany a ranger called Talion, who also shares his body with the Lord Elf Celebrimbor.

Both of them have lost their loved ones and now they will be seeking revenge, all while having to tactically fight against the obscure forces of Sauron, who is trying to conquer the whole of Middle-Earth and make the known world fall into eternal darkness. 

What Makes Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor Awesome:

  • Nemesis System: NPCs and AI react realistically to the main player’s actions
  • Garry Schyman and Nathan Grigg’s epic battle soundtrack
  • Slow motion combat mode which helps to attack enemies

While enabling Celebrimbor’s spirit to aid Talion, he will be able to slow time down while attacking and aim more accurately. 


Stealth is important for some missions, to the point of having Talion automatically attacked if he is not silent enough.

5. Assassin’s Creed Origins

Assassin’s Creed Origins gameplay

Follow the story of Bayek, a Medjay (paramilitary force of the New Egypt) who got immersed in the world that originated the conflict between The Assassins’ and the Ancients (who will later be known as the Templars).

As a winner of the “Best Open World Game” award in 2017, this game expanded the horizons of the Assassin’s Creed Series in ways that weren’t thought possible before – a huge variety of side quests, alongside with better naval combat and underwater exploration.  What Makes Assassin’s Creed Origins Awesome:

  • “Hit-box” system, which makes it more challenging to win in combat 
  • You have to learn the specifics of every weapon, making fights more realistic 
  • Exclusive bosses in Arena mode

Assassin’s Creed Origins included a huge diversity of new weapons, with a historically accurate design and also legendary weapons that you can unlock after completing certain quests. 

Fight against the literal Gods of Ancient Egypt’s mythology, in fights surrounded only by the arid deserts and the consequences of their destructive powers. 

4. Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome gameplay

Marius Titus is a Roman soldier who had seen his parents be brutally murdered. His only objective in life right now is killing the Barbarians that made this to his family.

His final destination will be in Britannia, while being accompanied by the Roman army during the constant conflicts caused by the expansion of the Roman Empire. What Makes Ryse: Son Of Rome Awesome: 

  • Historically accurate architecture 
  • Fluid combat cinematics in 4K resolution 
  • Brutal gore scenes  

The brutality of the battle scenes is something that absolutely defines the encounters in Ryse: Son of Rome.

As it was mentioned before, the landscapes in this game are absolutely brilliant and the Roman architecture was made on point. 

3. Nioh

Nioh gameplay

Also taking place in the convoluted Sengoku period, you will have to accompany William, an Anglo-Irish sailor who arrives to Japan in the middle of the civil war.

He will have to survive through this obscure period of Japanese history while defeating Yōkai, which are terrifying supernatural specters that apparently only existed in folk tales.  

What Makes Nioh Awesome: 

  • Three Combat stances: High, Middle and Low Stance, which define damage and defense
  • Creation of Talismans
  • A variety of melee weapons: single and dual swords, axes, polearms and kusarigama

The armors’ concept in Nioh is extremely detailed and moves gracefully and perfectly during fighting stances. 

Experience terrible bloodsheds while brutally destroying the reappearing Yōkai that you will find all over the game.  

2. Dark Souls III  

Dark Souls III gameplay

Dark Souls III will play as the Ashen One, which is a title is given to you by the Fire Keeper. After rising from his grave, his objective is to destroy the Lords of Cinder, end the cycle of the First Flame and end the curse of the undead, in an epic quest to culminate the series.

Being surrounded by beautiful magic effects and a world in ruins, you cannot skip playing this game.  

What makes Dark Souls III Awesome:

  • Bosses change fighting pattern over fights
  • Epic and magnificent soundtrack 
  • Extremely elegant character design

The fight against The Soul of Cinder, who wields the Firelink Greatsword, became one of the most memorable boss fights of the Dark Soul series.

As it can be seen, the character design and the environment setting for combat and boss fights are breath-taking.  

1. Code Vein

Code Vein gameplay

Defeat ghouls as part of the Revenants (Veins) in this wretchedly disheartening, post-apocalyptic dystopian world, where you can find ghouls and vampirism themes coexisting in the same universe. 

The Lost, also known as those who tasted blood and lost any remaining of their previous humanity, will not stop until they feast over whoever they will find in the ruins of the antique world.  

What Makes Code Vein Awesome:

  • Heavily influenced by the Dark Souls’ series 
  • Draining blood system (acquiring enemies’ blood)
  • “Gifts” system (magic skills), that lets you heal, buff you or your allies and debuff enemies

Enjoy fighting against bloodthirsty creatures surrounded by ruined skyscrapers in different cities. 

The Japanese animation of this game goes perfectly with the gore, and the visceral and destructive aggressive scenes. 

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When I'm not making alchemic experiments, I spend hours and hours playing, writing stories and reviewing table-top and videogames. The Southern lands of Argentina have been cursed with my birth.
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Currently Playing: Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Castlevania original series, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series, Dragon Age series, The Elder Scrolls, Assassin's Creed series
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