Trauma Center: New Blood Wii

  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2007

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
Buy On
  1. A new blood transfusión comes to Wii with an updated videogame which has a new story, a cooperative mode and the same surgical taste as ever. Trauma Center: New Blood is a good solution to enlarge the life of the wiimote as a scalpel, but also an interesting option for people looking for a way to play doctors in Wii.
  2. Although the "cinematics" remain fairly archaic, the noticeable bump to its graphics and the excellent addition of voice work makes New Blood a more compelling experience overall.
  3. Fans of the original game as well as those seeking a challenging game for their Wii owe it to themselves to pick up Trauma Center: New Blood.
  4. Just as distinctively great as it always was.
  5. The title’s gameplay is fun and the coordination between the Wii remote and nunchuk enables you to act quickly when it comes to using surgical tools.
  6. Some of the operations will drive you nutty, thanks to wonky controls and increased difficulty, but working alongside a friend makes things easier, and the ability to upload your scores to online leader boards offers unlimited replay value.
  7. Just like your typical medical soap, there’s a seemingly endless 42 episodes to contend with, plus bonus challenges.
  8. 85
    The storyline is great and the gameplay is as entertaining as you all remember from the other games. If you liked the excellent Second Opinion, you'll love New Blood just as much.
  9. Trauma Center: New Blood is everything that Second Opinion was, only a little bit better. All the operations are fun and challenging to do and the extras and adjustments offer enough new gameplay elements that it justifies a new game instead of an add-on. Just beware of the difficulty setting, that only a true doctor will enjoy.
  10. New Blood is the best (and hardest) Trauma Center game yet. For those who consider themselves "real gamers" and are still bemoaning the lack of real games and difficulty on the Wii, this is the answer to your prayers.
  11. This operation has its share of complications, but most of them are good ones.
  12. It's not the breakthrough of medicine and motion controls it was last year, but Trauma Center: New Blood greatly improves on one of the Wii's best showcases.
  13. Better than last year’s counterpart, Trauma Center: New Blood is all-around improved. If you’re looking for a quirky game this holiday, I suggest picking up New Blood for the co-op multiplayer component alone.
  14. Atlus one-ups themselves with the first real sequel in the Trauma Center series.
  15. 80
    Each patient is something different, but the theme of the game keeps Trauma Center from becoming yet another minigame-fest.
  16. 85
    No global changes were needed, but the new game has more depth in gameplay, added multiplayer support, online ranking, more VO, and better overall story, improved presentation – now with 16:9 as well as the previously included 480p – a larger span of difficulty on both the easy and hard side of thins, and a fresh coat of polish around the entire package.
  17. 81
    The whole Trauma Center experience trends towards the sterile.
  18. 80
    Trauma Center: New Blood builds upon everything done in Second Opinion and approves on it.
  19. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Less crazy, more motivating and imaginative, this is New Blood. If you have ever dreamt of becoming a surgeon you can see what it takes — and you will enjoy every single operation. [Feb 2009]
  20. Trauma Center returns to Nintendo Wii showing no sign of innovation. However, the two players co-op mode offers some very exciting moments. The two main characters, Markus Vaughn and Valerie Blaylock, show interesting personalities and are perfect to give flavor to a well executed story.
  21. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    Brilliant, but too close to a second "Second Opinion" for our liking. Atlus really needs to take a few risks next time. [Issue#18, p.70]
  22. The best Trauma Center to date, we recognise that the game is ultra niche - so we've dropped our original score a little. [Dec 2008, p.73]
  23. Nintendo Power
    If you missed out on "Trauma Center" before, this is the version to buy. If you're a series veteran, then--as good as New Blood is--it's really just more of the same, so it's your call. [Holiday 2007, p.86]
  24. New Blood represents third-party innovation at its finest and is a solid buy or, for the more cash-strapped, an absolute must-rent.
  25. New Blood is a wonderful game that combines a compelling story, challenging gameplay with fully adjustable difficulty, and plenty of variety and longevity. It’s perfect for fans of Second Opinion, while the cooperative mode and optional tutorials make it easier for new players to learn.
  26. 80
    It's fun, serious and silly by turns, and, dare I doom it by saying... possibly educational?
  27. 80
    New Blood is the most fun you'll ever have performing open heart surgery. With parasites that shoot mucus clouds.
  28. The controls continue to be a showcase for the console and really exploit the strength of the platform. The developers should be applauded for continuing to think outside the box and keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
  29. It's incredibly difficult and frustrating in places, but it's still a recommended purchase if the idea of carving up skin, lasering tumours and drawing five-point stars floats your boat.
  30. Trauma Center: New Blood does not outshine the original, but it really does not need to do so to be a solid, exceptional work.
  31. New Blood is the furthest thing from what you’d call “casual”, but it’s so far from it that it also will turn away many hardcore gamers because of its unrelenting difficulty.

Awards & Rankings

#80 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
#51 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 7, 2014
    awesome game! one of my favorites for wii. i play it for hours, very addictive. you con choose the difficulty, from easy to hard (if you are aawesome game! one of my favorites for wii. i play it for hours, very addictive. you con choose the difficulty, from easy to hard (if you are a true gamer). I'm a med intern, and may be the medical facts aren't completely true, but i play for the fun, no for realism. Full Review »
  2. BobbyHill
    Dec 18, 2008
    Amazing game! Highly addictive and easy to play! I recommend this game to anyone who owns a wii and enjoys rhythmn/puzzle type games. ItAmazing game! Highly addictive and easy to play! I recommend this game to anyone who owns a wii and enjoys rhythmn/puzzle type games. It can be played in short burst since operations last any where from a couple of minutes up to 10 minutes. But if you're like me, you'll find yourself playing for hours trying to get the best rankings and highest score possible. Upon beating the game, there are online leader board scores for the die-hard players. Players can compete to get the best score and upload via the online wi-fi. I've clocked approximately 60 hours on this game already and still enjoy playing it. I can't wait for the next installment in the series. Full Review »
  3. AnonymousMC
    Dec 3, 2008
    This game is necessary for anybody who has liked a Trauma Center game, and if you haven't liked one, something in your brain is probablyThis game is necessary for anybody who has liked a Trauma Center game, and if you haven't liked one, something in your brain is probably gone. It's one of the most entertaining series of this generation, and I don't give awards like this very often. In fact, the last time I did was with the Dark Cloud series, and those were almost perfect. As was this. If you have a Wii, go get this game NOW. However, if you don't have one, don't feel left out. Get one of the DS Trauma Center games. Full Review »