The world took up the challenge to survive hardcore action-RPG The Surge from Deck13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC when it launched in May, and now you can jump in to take on the first few hours with a free demo.
Play the game from the very beginning as you start your battle through CREO, a megacorporation that has been hit by a devastating catastrophe. The demo features hours of unlocked content, and progression will even carry over to the full game if you decide to continue the fight. You'll pick up exactly where you left off, which is pretty darn nice for a free trial.
Before you embark on your journey of survival, watch the official Demo Release Trailer, focusing on the players' reactions as they take up the challenge, fighting with The Surge's innovative loot system and directional limb-targeting to discover the truth about CREO. Honestly, even if you've already played and beaten the game, that demo trailer is hysterical.
Naturally, the demo includes all of the critically acclaimed PS Pro features such as HDR and Dynamic 4K, as well as 60FPS in 1080p mode.
Having played The Surge, I can guarantee that if you're a fan of Dark Souls and you're okay with robots, that you'll enjoy the first few hours of The Surge. They are indeed pretty darn fun, though you may want to toggle off the auto-targeting.
The official description for The Surge reads:
"Set in a heavily dystopian future as Earth nears the end of its life, those who remain in the overpopulated cities must work to survive as social programs become saturated by an ageing population and increasing environmental diseases. As the intelligence of technology incrementally increased over the years, many jobs for the human race had been made redundant, forcing Earth's citizens to head out into the suburbs seeking labor, aided by exoskeletons to improve their efficiency. The world of The Surge offers a very grim vision of the future, where the evolution of our technology, our society and our relation with the environment led to a decadent state of the Human civilization. The Surge features innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat."
The Surge's demo is available today on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, and PC.