Summary: If you own it... The word "scourge" means to punish, chastise, or criticize severely, something you should be doing to yourselves if you picked up this game. Scurge: Hive by SouthPeak Interactive did well to fly this under the radar. Much like Etrian Odyssey and other unhyped games, it just landed on the shelves of video game retailers everywhere one day. And one fateful day, I walked into EB Games and saw Scurge, and I had never heard of it before.