Trauma Center: Under the Knife DS

  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2005
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 43
  2. Negative: 2 out of 43
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  1. HamishB.
    Jun 18, 2006
    7
    I was so really forward to Trauma Center, but I
  2. DaveW.
    Jan 12, 2007
    6
    An overall great surgery sim weakened by frustratingly tedious dialog interruptions, controls that demand slightly more precision than the touch screen can offer, and a bizarre science fiction skew to the story. If you're easily frustrated or prone to wrist strain, stay away from this game.

Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
#9 Most Shared DS Game of 2005
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Play Magazine
    85
    I never thought a game could get so intense using a stylus. [Oct 2005]
  2. 90
    Even if needles make you squeamish or you feel faint at the sight of blood, Trauma Center is a cure for what has been a spell of mediocrity on the DS. [Nov 2005, p.131]
  3. Game Informer
    83
    It's the fast-paced, procedure driven puzzling gameplay really sets Trauma Center apart. [Oct 2005, p.154]