This year was an amazing one for Dark Souls fans, as the Souls-like genre had arguably its most successful year yet. From AAA surprises to indies to veterans of the genre, 2019 featured a lot of top tier titles, all as difficult and meticulous as ever. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best Souls-like games of 2019.
The Surge 2
Picking up right after the events of the original, The Surge 2 breaks outside of the walls of the CREO facility, exploring the advanced metropolis right next door, Jericho City.
Like most locations in the apocalypse, Jericho City is filled to the brim with insane survivors, most of which are looking to mutilate you for parts. Thanks to your rig and a bevy of different weapons, that isn’t going to be the easiest of tasks for them.
Even though it is a little more action-focused than the previous game, The Surge 2 makes a lot of improvements on the original. The game features more fluid combat, improved equipment drops, and graffiti tags to help with navigation, just to name a few.
More than anything, The Surge 2’s epic boss battles make for some memorable, yet frustrating, sequences. Just be sure to pick up your scraps when you die.