The Dark Souls series may be over, but the spirit of the franchise lives on strong not just through other FromSoftware games, but in the many titles influenced by them, too. Among that number is The Surge, Deck 13’s challenging sci-fi RPG. As a lower-budget game, The Surge isn’t quite a graphical powerhouse but could, potentially, be lacking in optimisation due to limited resources. Does it perform as good as a Souls game? That’s what the Pcgamesn Tech Review is here to find out.
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Our tech reviews are written to offer you the broadest picture possible, focusing on hardware similar to what the majority of players have installed in their machines. We test the game on all graphical settings using an i5 powered rig with 8GB of RAM, and try to hit 60 fps with four of the most popular graphics cards. Even if your PC is not identical to our test set ups, you should still be able to estimate the performance levels you can expect from your own machine.