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How to Beat Every Boss in The Surge

The Surge is not an easy game.

Many of the enemies you face off against on your harrowing adventure are capable of ending your life with just a few blows, but it’s the bosses that you really need to watch out for. There are only five of them in The Surge, but each one can feel insurmountable until you’ve worked out their attacks patterns and devised a clear strategy. Luckily, we’re at hand to offer some help.

Here are some handy tips for dealing with all five bosses to be found in The Surge.

First Boss – Bipedal Robot

The big hunk of metal that is the first boss is undoubtedly the easiest to beat. Well, when you know how, anyway.

As soon as the fight starts, keep your distance and wait for it to charge at you, dodging left to avoid damage. From then on, try to stick to the boss’ left hand side – for some reason the boss only seems to swing its right arm to attack. Go to town on its legs with your weapon of choice whenever the opportunity arises, but don’t be too greedy as the robot will eventually raise its foot to do a stomp attack or two.

While your attacks won’t seem to be doing any damage, you’ll notice that the meter under the boss’ health bar fills up, and when it reaches maximum capacity your chance to do real damage is unveiled. The boss will jump back to get some breathing space and you’ll want to run straight at it, hiding under its legs so the missiles it releases come back and hit it. The impact will bring the boss to its knees, so attack it with all that you’ve got while you can. Chances are it will get back up, this time slightly more aggressive, but repeat what you did to make the boss vulnerable the first time and et voila! It will soon be brown bread.

Second Boss – Big Ol’ Flying Robot Crab

No game would be complete without a boss that resembles a crab, would it?

For this fight, once again keep your distance and wait for boss to lunge. When it does so, dodge then move in close to attack a leg. As always, just get in a couple of attacks or so then retreat, or you’ll get caught with a counter-attack. One thing to watch out for is that if you’re lucky you may stagger the crab-like creature, making it sick a leg out so you can get more than a few hits in. Rinse and repeat this process, eliminating each of the legs while watching out for the boss’ occasional spinning attack which is highly damaging.

With the boss’ legs decimated the second phase of the fight begins. Again, keep your distance and wait for the now understandably agitated boss to charge forward. After dodging, dash in to land some hits before dashing away again, or the boss will drop down to crush you. Repeat until the boss is defeated, watching out for a more aggressive spinning attack and a flame attack when you’re in medium range. The key is to keep your distance and be patient.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!