• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: May 18, 2010
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Diagnostics and forensics may slow down the otherwise exciting pacing of the medical drama, but are not so detrimental as to keep this game from being the best entry in the series so far.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 4, 2015
    10
    I fully agree with another reviewer who compared the game to TV dramas; playing the surgeons is like Grey's Anatomy, diagnostics is likeI fully agree with another reviewer who compared the game to TV dramas; playing the surgeons is like Grey's Anatomy, diagnostics is like House, and forensics plays like an episode of CSI. It all culminates into one of the most intense and enjoyable Wii games I've ever played, with great comic-style graphics and backstories for each doctor that all combine in the end. This game is somewhat easier than the ones that came before it in the series, but makes up for it with story, intensity, and variety. Playing the EMT Maria was one of the most immersive and stressful (but fun) gaming experiences I've ever had, and it had my heart was racing throughout all the scenarios.

    One downside of this game is the lack of replay value, especially with diagnostics and forensics, and although there are several stages for each profession, I finished the game craving more. This led me to purchase and play through all of its predecessors in the Trauma Center series and I can't wait for the next one!
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  2. Apr 4, 2013
    7
    Trauma Team is surprisingly decent. It has a good amount of variety and it is long enough (about 20 hours) to feel like you got your money'sTrauma Team is surprisingly decent. It has a good amount of variety and it is long enough (about 20 hours) to feel like you got your money's worth out of it, without overstaying its welcome. The length is such that when you are at the end of the game, you feel like you are at the end of the game, and that it shouldn't go on beyond when it does. It is a nice change of pace from most other games, and the variety in internal gameplay helps to keep it fresh despite the odd repetitive or weaker section.
    I would give the game a rating of B-. While the game is not amazing, it is a welcome change of pace from pretty much everything else I ordinarily play, and the overall story and gameplay combine in a solid way. While it could be improved in many ways, particularly in reducing the repetition in some parts of the game and altering the failure mechanics, its length and overall diversity help to make it a worthy buy.

    High point: First responder. This section of the game is quite awesome, and it hits all the right marks.

    Low point: Endoscopy. This section is really repetitive, uses awkward controls, and just isn't that much fun.

    Final thought: This game is not only a medical simulation, but also an adventure game, an interesting choice of mix of genre.
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  3. Apr 1, 2013
    8
    This is a very fun game, especially for those who have enjoyed the Trauma Center franchise on the Wii in past years. This time they decided toThis is a very fun game, especially for those who have enjoyed the Trauma Center franchise on the Wii in past years. This time they decided to put 6 characters front and center with some new and unique gameplay elements. The surgeries are still where it is at for this franchise. They are easily the most enjoyable parts of the game. There are different elements to the surgeries with 4 out of the 6 characters here and there and they are different enough to mix things up. The issue is the new diagnoses and autopsy elements of the game. While unique, things just take away from what the game does best and that's the fast paced, steady-hand surgeries. These two new elements are very slow and kinda boring. The characters themselves are not but the gameplay is just hard to get through sometimes and can be a bit ambiguous at times with what they want you to do. The story is really good and the talent they brought in to voice these characters is probably the best collection of talent I've seen in a video game in years. It's fun to see how all these characters start to come together and why they are all related in the end. I enjoyed quite a bit with this game that, even for a big fan of the series, slipped under the radar quite a bit. For people looking to get the most out of a system that has been all but forgotten at this point, give this one a shot. And, if you can get through the very dull diagnoses and autopsies, then you'll love everything about this game. Full Review »