Excerpt: The term “So Bad It’s Good” has become abused this past decade. It’s due for some form of retirement alongside ‘epic’, ‘awesome’, and ‘random’, if only for a decade or so. But bear with us one moment as updated Steam-release of Surgeon Simulator 2013 , the prototype of which was created in just 48...
Excerpt: So there are people out there that simply won’t “get” this game whatsoever. These are often the same people who won’t spend $20 on the crane machine trying to win a stuffed animal nobody wants.
Excerpt: Who says you need a medical license to perform an organ transplant? Apparently not Surgery Simulator 2013, which has no problem leaving a comatose patient to the mercy of your medically untrained hands with a collection of sharp tools at your disposal.
Conclusion: Surgeon Simulator 2013 is engagingly ludicrous. It’s neither a substitute for actual medical training, nor will it take anywhere near as long to complete, but it’s a good way to find out where you fall between squeamish and remorseless monster. Physician, heal thy self (and stay away from me).
Conclusion: Surgeon Simulator 2013 won't help you be a surgeon. It won't help you save lives, either. Hell, it probably a negative influence on your personal knowledge of what invasive surgery actually entails.
Excerpt: Brain surgery is hardly rocket science. And heart transplants are hardly brain surgery. I don’t know what double kidney transplants aren’t, but they’re no easier than brain surgery and heart tra
Summary: "Perform a heart transplant." These are the words that greet you at the beginning of Surgeon Simulator 2013. Beyond that, there are no instructions to speak of: it's just you, a table full of surgical instruments, and a patient whose life you hold in your woefully unprepared hands.
Pros: Makes failing at surgery a joyous experience, Wonderful use of over-the-top humor, Lots of little hidden extras, Music is oddly complimentary
Cons: Only three types of transplants, Physics can sometimes get wonky
Excerpt: As a games blogger, the question I am most often asked is: “When are you going to go back to school so that you can get a real job, like an accountant or a doctor?” To which I reply: “Look, Mum, Dad, writing about videogames is a real job now. I’ve paid my rent unaided for at least several years.
Summary: Surgeon Simulator 2013 was a perfect browser based game – a simple idea, implemented in an ingenious way, that was fun to play. A retail version of the title just didn’t seem necessary, and it hasn’t delivered anything to prove that assumption wrong.
Excerpt: Have you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be a surgeon? It’s one of the more fascinating jobs out there, really – slicing open another human being’s body and, with the care and precision that can come only from thousands of hours of practice, performing delicate works of life-saving grace...
Pros: While hilariously awkward, the controls are nevertheless unique in a good way, A wide variety of achievements to chase after, The interaction with your environment is amusing, even challenging
Cons: While it has levels and challenges, it’s more of a toy than a game, The easily frustrated will be… frustrated. Easily.