Surgeon Simulator developed by Bossa Studios is an over-the-top downloadable simulation game guaranteed to have you in stitches. The medical marvel currently taking Steam by storm is hardly a breakthrough in science. Instead, it acts as a darkly hilarious voyage into the perils of patients going under the knife. Thank goodness they remain under anesthetic. Although, that’s not relevant here such are the levels of medical malpractice.
Download Surgeon Simulator
You can download Surgeon Simulator from Steam. There are also other downloads: the free Surgeon Simulator VR: Meet the Medic which is works with HTC Vive and Surgeon Simulator: Experience Simulator, more of the same VR stuff but for a price. To start downloading, hit the button below the review. And if you like funny simulator games, try also Goat Simulator.
The Game Review
Despite the game’s floaty controls and clunky UI, this cult indie-sim manages to deliver an entertaining experience, albeit a weird and wacky one. Mostly, this is down to the sheer absurdity of it all. I mean, who can say they performed surgery on an alien with unusual anatomy. Or dissected the 45th President of the United States? Not many I assume. Although many would like too, that’s beside the point!
To add insult to injury, players have a host of unique tools at their disposal. No doctor in my lifetime has ever used a hammer or a mallet, for instance, to patch me up. That said, I suppose I wasn’t at all conscious to be able to tell! It puts new meaning to the phrase, to go under the hammer. A clean bill of health is not an option here. Likewise, the only course of action is to cut back on the gore and guts.
Players assume the role of Dr. Burke, though his credentials are somewhat questionable. With that in mind, it’s dubious as to whether the doc did complete seven years of medical school, but anyway. If he did, oh please God, save us all. Once at the operating table, players must perform a manner of life-saving tasks within a high-pressured theatre of pain. All of which require a steady hand and a cool nerve.
To make matters worse, the bizarre control system, whereby a different key controls each finger. Meaning, a slip of the hand is all but inevitable.
Incisions, transplants and bypasses all require the utmost precision. However, when all’s said and done, you’ll most likely be asking the questions, what bones did I shatter, which ligaments did I tear and are there any vital organs left? Admittedly, that’s enough to get any medical license revoked.
Underneath all the heart-stopping action is a firm test of character and nerve. Mainly though, the fun nature of the game keeps things light-hearted, despite the gore-fest on offer. Just make sure you’ve got a mop and bucket handy to soak up all that blood.
At its heart, Surgeon Simulator combines life-altering surgery with zany scenarios and vivid visuals. In every sense of the word, this is a game without morals which doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that works in the game’s favor.
Finally, if you fancy an offbeat, outlandishly gruesome sim, not for the faint of heart, then this is the game for you. Sure, its silly stuff, but the addictive, high-stakes scenarios, keeps you locked in on the pulse-racing action. Surgeon Simulator will have you trembling at the thought of going for a check-up or a physical for many years to come.
- High stakes do-or-die gameplay
- Extensive array of operations
- Life and death consequences
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- Excessive gore
- Overly complex controls
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