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  • Summary: GUILT is no more. Dr. Derek Stiles and Nurse Angie Thompson faced humanity's greatest threat and triumphed. Now, in the aftermath, they find themselves in unknown territory, forced to deal with the disastrous consequences of the killer virus. Join them as they scramble to address questions left unanswered and put an end to the mystery behind the disease. Caduceus' preeminent surgical team returns to confront the aftermath of the devastating GUILT epidemic in a brand new story. With a new easy-play mode, improved tool utility, and clearer directions, playing doctor has never been so much fun. [Atlus USA] Expand
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  1. Despite some really nit-picky problems, Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 is a fun, frantic game that's worth trying. Regardless of what type of gamer you are, you owe it to yourself to try out the madness that is Trauma Center. Once you start playing, you'll be a hooked.
  2. Engaging gameplay and an excellent story make this a must have title for fans of simulation titles such as the Phoenix Wright series.
  3. While not terribly far removed from the original Under the Knife, this entry showcases some more complex surgeries while still being as user-friendly as DS games come.
  4. Combining the fastpaced puzzling of Cooking Mama with the involving plot of Phoenix Wright, this is a medical miracle!
  5. Under the Knife 2 is a triumphant return for the Trauma Center franchise to the handheld that made it famous in the first place. While it’s a bit too familiar for its own good, and a bunch of features from the previous games are missing, the excellent game design, larger campaign and significantly improved story make this a great title. Atlus is officially 4-for-4 with this unique series.
  6. As far as the DS series goes this is a big leap. For Trauma Center as a whole? Nothing new. [Oct 2008, p.64]
  7. 50
    With procedures rarely clearly explained, frustration is quick to take over, and the time limit is just annoying. A normal operation has a time limit of 5 minutes, which doesn't seem so hard until you get stuck randomly away at the screen, trying to figure out what to do next.

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