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  • Summary: Take your Nintendo DS into the Operating Room! Trauma Center: Under the Knife lets YOU play doctor, performing increasingly complex surgeries. At first it's just another day in the O.R., but when a mysterious outbreak sweeps the area, the patients' lives are in your hands--no pressure. The stylus will be your scalpel as you make incisions, anesthetize problem areas, remove tumors, monitor vital signs, apply bandages, and more! Of course, you'll also have to deal with human drama between appointments. Keep a cool head, or you'll be out on the street (and all those years of medical school for nothing). [Atlus USA] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 38 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Here is a game that is both more exciting and more educational than Casualty, ER and Scrubs put together.
  2. If WarioWare was Touching 101, Trauma Center is Applied Touching 501. [Dec 2005, p.114]
  3. A unique experience that only the DS can handle. If you own a DS pick this game up, it’s well worth a play.
  4. 80
    A well polished and kick ass surgery game that makes excellent use of the Nintendo DS' touch screen. But what I wasn't prepared for was its engaging story, and that added bonus puts this game over the top.
  5. Succeeds in creating an engaging story full of equally engaging characters that will push you to complete the game just to see where it goes and what kind of sadistic surgery you'll have to perform next.
  6. A wonderfully unique game that does an excellent job of sucking the player in through both the tense operations and intricate story segments.
  7. 69
    If you find yourself in a charitable frame of mind, and can overlook the ridiculous story, one-dimensional characters, and hackneyed story elements, Trauma Center is a great twitch-action game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Mar 10, 2011
    9
    This is my favorite DS game.
  2. Oct 15, 2011
    9
    one of the finest ds games gets a 94%, the only thing is they may use medical terms you may not understand, such as use the huialklbvbaihfsocbhauitaoibc, and you dont know what a huialklbvbaihfsocbhautiaoibc is, so you run out os time using the cutteropenerthingthatyoudontknowwhatitdoes and kill the patinet... but, an overally very satisfying Expand

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