Surgeon Simulator 2013 is a darkly humorous over-the-top operation sim game where players become Nigel Burke, a would-be surgeon taking life into his own shaky hands, performing life-saving surgical manoeuvres on passive patients.
The original prototype – developed in just 48 hours at the 2013 Global Game Jam in January – challenged players to complete a heart transplant, armed only with an arsenal of clumsy and inappropriate tools and a hand that was diabolically difficult to control, using a combination of keyboard and mouse actions.
The full version comes with additional features, operations and environments. From carrying out terrifying transplants in theater to surgical procedures in the back of an ambulance, Surgeon Simulator 2013 now takes operating to the next level.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 2.0 GHz processor or faster, Memory: 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended), Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GT or better, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card, 500 MB hard drive space, keyboard, mouse.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.7 GHz+, Memory: 2 GB of RAM, Hard drive space: 750 MB Graphics: 1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution (Intel HD 3000 or comparable) , Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2013-10-10 11:19:10 bySeraphimBlade:
It's easy to pass this off as something like Slender: The Arrival, where it doesn't offer much that the free version doesn't, but there's more content here than you might think, if you can actually get good enough to unlock it.
The entertainment comes from the sheer absurdity of it and the purposefully awful controls. Crack open the ribs with a hammer, rip out the lungs with yourread more hands and just kind of drop them by the table. Or better yet, throw them out a moving ambulance. You can even "accidentally" prick yourself with a syringe and make everything trippy. At it's best, it's like playing a Three Stooges routine. It's also significantly funnier when you have people watching.
I actually recommend it if it's on sale and you're up for something more experimental. The free version is basically a demo of the first level. Admittedly, the joke may not be worth $10.
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Posted on 2013-10-13 08:15:58 bySirJoe:
This game is absolutely hilarious!
If you're expecting a realistic game that simulates what being a real surgeon is like, you're in completely the wrong place and you will hate this game.
This game is a dark, sadistic joke, the controls are deliberately archaic and awkward, it's unclear what you're supposed to do in any given situation but all of that is the point of this game,read more the developers themselves aren't very good at playing the game. The entertainment comes with trying to perform 'surgery' in this way and failing, getting tools stuck in Bob the patient's insides, mutilating his insides and throwing them all over the place using some over the top 'tools' including a plasma cutter, giant axe and a fire extinguisher and trying to perform open heart surgery on a moving ambulance or in space among other things! And best of all, watching other peoples reactions to the game and watching them try to play it is also incredibly entertaining. That's why it's become such a big deal on popular youtube gaming channels.
Maybe 10$ is a bit steep, and if human insides make you squeamish then you should stay away, but if you come into this game with the right approach knowing to expect a joke of a game with a very dark sense of humour, then you're sure to have a good time.
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Posted on 2013-11-03 19:52:28 byviranimus:
For what it is worth, the game is functionally QWOP in a medical setting.
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