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  • Summary: Surgeon Simulator 2013 is a darkly humorous over-the-top operation sim game where players become Nigel Burke, a would-be surgeon taking life into his own shaky hands, performing life-saving surgical maneuvers on passive patients.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Apr 25, 2013
    84
    What it does is haphazardly simulate the thrill of ripping a man's heart out of his chest and replacing it with another one under the most ridiculous circumstances possible. It’s a joke of a game, sure, but for once the player gets to be in on it.
  2. Apr 23, 2013
    80
    Surgeon Simulator 2013 is hardly a simulation, but it makes medical malpractice an absolute delight.
  3. Apr 30, 2013
    80
    I ended up hooked, playing it for hours, and I'm almost certainly not done. I also made a video of myself performing brain surgery in a moving ambulance, which I can't link to in a Telegraph review because I have a mouth like a sailor.
  4. May 1, 2013
    70
    Surgeon Simulator 2013 is engagingly ludicrous. It’s neither a substitute for actual medical training, nor will it take anywhere near as long to complete, but it’s a good way to find out where you fall between squeamish and remorseless monster. Physician, heal thy self (and stay away from me).
  5. May 6, 2013
    70
    In the guise of surgeons, you will be asked to perform complex surgical operations without knowing how and what to do. A really fun game, that will snatch more than a laugh. Try it with friends and you will not regret.
  6. Aug 28, 2013
    60
    A likeable little game with the original idea proving definitely your both hands are left. If you approach the game with exaggeration, you won't regret your time nor your money. And that you are full of remorse because you murdered your patients in cold blood? Well, everyone has to start somehow. So grab your scalpel firmly and cut where it moves!
  7. Apr 26, 2013
    50
    Surgeon Simulator 2013 isn’t all bad and I’m surprised I liked it as much as I did. There is a bizarre sense of exploration you get from just goofing around and seeing what exactly you can do, and at times it feels like an odd sort of point and click adventure game, where every puzzle is to use a sharp object on a man’s face

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 64
  2. Negative: 22 out of 64
  1. May 16, 2013
    10
    Thanks to Surgeon Simulator 2013 I am now on track to becoming a fully licensed orthopedic surgeon in the great state of Massachusetts. ThanksThanks to Surgeon Simulator 2013 I am now on track to becoming a fully licensed orthopedic surgeon in the great state of Massachusetts. Thanks Surgeon Simulator 2013! Expand
  2. Feb 27, 2021
    9
    The game is very simple in what you have to do, but has such a high skill ceiling and is the perfect speedrun game. It just has so muchThe game is very simple in what you have to do, but has such a high skill ceiling and is the perfect speedrun game. It just has so much replicability and really recommend this game given the price on steam it's totally worth it. Expand
  3. Mar 7, 2020
    8
    The game is cool, cool soundtrack, this game is fun, but the controls are not convenient
  4. Dec 12, 2017
    7
    Surgery is hard. Really hard. You can't just click on a scalpel and a body location in real life. It's more like Surgeon Simulator, in whichSurgery is hard. Really hard. You can't just click on a scalpel and a body location in real life. It's more like Surgeon Simulator, in which each finger needs to independently and delicately curve, retract, and extend at the precise moment.

    Alright, I'll admit I'm full of it... but so is this game. Surgeon Simulator is a tongue-and-cheek "simulator" of performing surgery, in which you literally control each finger on each hand and are expected to perform surgeries on patients, using a variety of both normal and ridiculous surgical instruments.

    The fun part is that you're going to be clumsy as all hell, knocking beakers over, accidentally injecting yourself with syringes, etc. Other than the obstacle of dexterity, you're just trying to get to the organ in question any way you can and remove it or replace it. A delicate touch is required, because piercing the body will cause it to bleed out, and if you're not careful, the rate of bleeding can get very fast and cause you to fail your surgery.

    It the aforementioned mayhem isn't enough for you, you can perform a surgery in a moving, swerving ambulance (for some reason). Just make sure a lung doesn't fly out the back door!

    Surgeon Simulator is worth a shot for some laughs. It's actually quite a bit of fun, but there's not a lot to the game. It's very casual, which definitely bears some irony...
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  5. Nov 1, 2015
    5
    A big problem with many games are clumsy control system. This game is all about taking clumsiness to its extreme until it becomes funny. TheA big problem with many games are clumsy control system. This game is all about taking clumsiness to its extreme until it becomes funny. The game is hilarious and filled with Easter eggs, but it quickly becomes repetitive. Expand
  6. NLS
    Jan 21, 2014
    2
    Sorry but I hate it.
    I realize it is made to be a game parody of some kind, but this thing sucks.
    There is no point "advancing" (which after
    Sorry but I hate it.
    I realize it is made to be a game parody of some kind, but this thing sucks.
    There is no point "advancing" (which after all is a matter of luck).
    It's not funny after the first 5 minutes (make this 2 minutes... no make it 60 seconds). It's annoying.
    I bought this as part of a bundle, lucky me.
    Avoid.
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  7. Aug 24, 2014
    0
    There is no more "competition", sense or fun in that game than in speed eating of 10 lbs of salt. There is no more "competition", sense or funThere is no more "competition", sense or fun in that game than in speed eating of 10 lbs of salt. There is no more "competition", sense or fun in that game than in speed eating of 10 lbs of salt. Expand

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