• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Aug 29, 2018
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. 100
    Two Point Hospital follows through on its lofty goals of bringing an old favorite into a new era, and in doing so, it has eclipsed many of its genre contemporaries and predecessors alike.
  2. Sep 7, 2018
    100
    In the end, Two Point Hospital is one of the best strategy games of 2018, managing to surprise me with its extremely competent game design, amazing polish, and superb production values. It has a few faults, like any product, and all of them could be easily fixed by patches should the developers choose to. Regardless of changes, Two Point Studios debut title is a serious contender to the bastion of modern classics.
  3. Aug 30, 2018
    100
    Two Point Hospital has a terminal case of total brilliance.
  4. Sep 5, 2018
    96
    Two Point Hospital is the perfect building simulator that has liberal amounts of humor, cute interactions and progression that allows a sense of urgency we always look for in a game.
  5. games(TM)
    Oct 4, 2018
    90
    The biggest success of Two Point Hospital is that once the comedy stops managing to land - and at some point it will simply by virtue of repetition - it still remains compelling and fulfilling to play. [Issue#205, p.72]
  6. Oct 3, 2018
    90
    Categorically the best spiritual successor to anything I’ve seen in quite a while. Takes a beloved franchise and brings it smack up to date with features and gameplay elements that fit in the modern landscape of gaming. It isn’t diagnosed with a case of microtransaction-itis either. Just clean, sterilised fun.
  7. Sep 7, 2018
    90
    Two Point Hospital is a darkly humorous, fun and addictive game worthy to be called a true successor to Theme Hospital and the greatest of the classic tycoon titles of the past. Developers Two Point Studios know what they’re doing and it shows in the balance of near-perfect game design and biting satire. This game will suck many hours of your life from you before you know it, but along the way, it will also deliver a healthy dose of fun and laughter.
  8. Sep 6, 2018
    90
    Two Point Hospital takes the long neglected ideas of Theme Hospital, smooths off the rough edges and polishes the whole package beautifully.
  9. Sep 6, 2018
    90
    Two Point Hospital is a triumphant return to the fun and frantic style of Nineties management sims, with the adorable visuals to match.
  10. Sep 6, 2018
    90
    Two Point Hospital brings back the‘90s management games magic with much love and care. It's all you need and even more. Its only flaw is its interface, which isn’t really clear at times.
  11. Sep 4, 2018
    90
    Even as a relative newcomer to the sim game space, I found myself enjoying my time with Two Point Hospital. Minor bugs and functionality wishes aside, one can do pretty much everything they need to in order to succeed here. Information is easy to find for the most part; construction is easy to learn and handle, and there’s plenty of optional depth here for those who want it. Put it all together with a pleasing art style and entertaining comedic stylings, and the result is a simulation game that just about anyone can have fun with.
  12. Sep 4, 2018
    90
    More than Theme Hospital for the modern age, Two Point Hospital brings fresh features and new maladies to a genre full of try-hard games that tried to be what this game is. With charm and wit to spare, Two Point Hospital is the game patients have been patiently being patient for.
  13. Sep 4, 2018
    90
    Two Point Hospital is so much more than just Theme Hospital 2. It may take Bullfrog’s classic as a base, but it expands on the concept to great a modern management-strategy classic in its own right. The game’s deeply strategic, with many decisions to make, and there’s always something to do - but the player never ends up feeling overwhelmed. Most importantly, Two Point Hospital is just tremendous amounts of fun. We may have some quibbles over the information it conveys, but all troubles fade away when you just start playing it. It could be the best strategy or management game out this year.
  14. Sep 3, 2018
    90
    It’s a delightfully lighthearted game with a seriously impressive UI, retaining all the charm of Theme Hospital while adding a slew of improvements for a modern audience.
  15. Aug 31, 2018
    90
    Two Point Hospital is just what the doctor ordered. Management sim fans will eat this up and the game’s expertly executed presentation will be able to draw in players new to the genre with its humor and charm.
  16. Aug 31, 2018
    90
    Two Point Hospital is a colorful clown car of character, warmth, and comedy. Spend some time under the hood, however, and you’ll find a deep, rewarding, and challenging simulation experience.
  17. Aug 30, 2018
    90
    Two Point Hospital manages that fine balance of nostalgia and new idea while making for a brilliant and fun management sim.
  18. Aug 30, 2018
    90
    Two Point Hospital is a magical and incredibly fun and funny, game that improves on its older sibling Theme Hospital in every way.
  19. Aug 30, 2018
    90
    Two Point Hospital is a delightful addition the to the simulation game genre, providing quirky humor and design, with polished gameplay and hours of fun.
  20. Games Master UK
    Oct 4, 2018
    89
    For any fan of its spiritual predecessor, Two Point Hospital is that rarest of games that is simply exactly what you want it to be, nor more, no less. If you've been suffering from Bullfrog deficiency since 1997, you'll find it the perfect cure - a nostalgia injection, right to the heart. [Nov 2018, p.87]
  21. Aug 30, 2018
    88
    A new and carefree simulation game that recovers the spirit of the original. Addictive, fun and without germs.
  22. Aug 30, 2018
    87
    Two Point Hospital is a brilliant management game, regardless of nostalgia.
  23. CD-Action
    Jan 9, 2019
    85
    Just like Theme Hospital two decades ago, Two Point Hospital doesn’t take the whole medical stuff seriously, which makes it fun and accessible, but despite all the giggles it still is a simulation deep enough to satisfy those more demanding. [11/2018, p.62]
  24. Nov 26, 2018
    85
    A humorous and absolutely charming game, created with extreme care. It has its drawbacks, like the low challenge and the poorly designed sand box mode, but overall this is one of the most enjoyable simulation games of 2018.
  25. Sep 17, 2018
    85
    By rights, a hospital management game should be narcoleptic in nature. Two Point Hospital is a glorified spreadsheet simulator, but it’s a spreadsheet simulator shot through with just the right magic combination of humour and deep management systems that help it shine.
  26. Sep 9, 2018
    85
    Two Point Hospital is clearly the rightful heir of Theme Hospital, carrying over the same sense of humor and all the elements of a very good management game. There's no need to go on and on, you got it, it's a great game.
  27. Sep 5, 2018
    85
    Two Point Hospital may not be as great as Theme Hospital was two decades ago, but it still offers a lot of fun.
  28. Sep 4, 2018
    85
    Two Point Hospital is a perfect modern old school game, a well-deserved tribute to the old Theme games.
  29. Sep 3, 2018
    85
    A small, great jewel.
  30. Aug 31, 2018
    85
    Exactly the right game for anyone who likes Theme Hospital and for any newcomer who wants to try out the genre.
  31. Sep 6, 2018
    84
    Two Point Hospital revitalizes the business management genre with flair, character, and enthusiasm. Easily understandable tips and icons make it relatively stress-free to get a working urgent care center running smoothly, while the potential for deep optimization through tweaking building layout and making wise hiring and training decisions leave plenty to munch on for the micromanagement lovers among us. If we’re on the verge of another classic genre renaissance, this is a great first foot forward.
  32. Aug 31, 2018
    83
    It is a lot of fun to be the clinic director in the spiritual successor to Theme Hospital. But the jokes get stale a tad too soon, while the beginning phase of each hospital becomes too routine.
  33. Sep 12, 2018
    81
    Although there are a few obvious flaws that bother me, Two Point Hospital does make a great progress compared with Theme Hospital, and it definitely won't let old fans down.
  34. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    80
    The successor of Theme Hospital didn´t avoid flaws, but once you get immersed in the game, you will travel twenty years back in time with elegant style and modern graphics. Nothing more, but that's enough. [Issue#289]
  35. Edge Magazine
    Oct 11, 2018
    80
    This is a game that understands that nostalgia is a core part of its appeal. [December 2018, p.118]
  36. Sep 14, 2018
    80
    Two Point Hospital doesn’t change a whole lot, but I don’t think it necessarily had to; the best kind of spiritual successor is often one that channels the original, yet remains fresh and adds just a dash of innovation. Two Point adds that freshness in graphics and art style, as well as a whole host of new illnesses and challenges, but also channels the wackiness that was so prevalent in Theme Hospital. It makes me excited to see what successful Bullfrog re-imaginings we might see in the future of Two Point Studios.
  37. Sep 11, 2018
    80
    Two Point Hospital is everything that Theme Hospital fans would have been hoping for from a successor, and then some. It may still have some finicky issues, which hopefully, can be addressed with a post-launch update, but all of its charm and witty humor make managing hospitals far more entertaining than it really should be.
  38. Sep 11, 2018
    80
    While not a massive shakeup to a long dormant genre, Two Point Hospital is a wonderfully crafted romp through nostalgia and hilarity. It may be too easy, but it is always entertaining and lays the foundation for something more.
  39. Sep 11, 2018
    80
    Two Point Hospital manages to successfully update its ancestor and brings a real wind of freshness in the ocean of action titles that sweep across our different platforms. Full of humor, with intelligent mechanisms and a practical interface of management, and also didactic, with a smooth progression, it has everything that is needed to attract gamers. That's why we forgive it more easily some concerns about backups, hoping that it will benefit from updates and even more scenarios.
  40. Sep 10, 2018
    80
    Two Point Hospital is probably the best strategy game this year, and an absolute must-have for fans of Theme Hospital. It has the same quirkiness, and is equally as hard to put away.
  41. Sep 6, 2018
    80
    It’s remarkable that it’s taken so long for a spiritual successor to Theme Hospital to show up, but now that it’s here, it feels like it’s been well worth the wait. The exaggerated, cartoon look and relaxed approach to management make it inviting enough for most players, while the deeper aspects of its economy are enough to keep seasoned players engaged. Two Point Hospital not only re-works an old formula into something modern and enjoyable, it also iterates on the classic brand of irresistible charm and wit, making something that’s truly wonderful.
  42. Sep 5, 2018
    80
    Two Point Hospital is a ridiculously entertaining game that will challenge and delight in equal measure. Just remember to check your patients’ wallets and purses before you check for a pulse.
  43. Sep 3, 2018
    80
    This is an excellent management game that brings back and updates the old-school gameplay we all love to make it as fun and exciting as it was a few years ago.
  44. Aug 31, 2018
    80
    Two Point Hospital regularly elicits a smile, if not a loud laugh.
  45. Aug 31, 2018
    80
    A welcome return to health for the Theme Hospital concept, with a fine mix of engrossing strategy and sardonic humour.
  46. Aug 30, 2018
    80
    Two Point Hospital is the heir of Theme Hospital, with some simplifications.
  47. Aug 30, 2018
    80
    Two Point Hospital is the sequel fans of Theme Hospital have wanted for 2018. It brings the health tycoon game up-to-date with better graphics, enhanced gameplay, and new features.
  48. Aug 30, 2018
    80
    There are few games that can boast the level of personality and humour that Two Point Hospital does while still giving you something serious to sink your time into. For anyone with fond memories of Theme Hospital, this is the silly hospital management sim you’ve been waiting for.
  49. Aug 30, 2018
    80
    You might complain about the save games or the fact that it sticks very closely to the old, established path, but few sims of recent years have been this accessible to get into or this interesting long-term. Miss the good old days of Theme Park, Theme Hospital, and The Movies? This enormously lovable sim will more than fill the hole.
  50. Sep 10, 2018
    75
    Two Point Hospital is an accessible and fun game, full of content and a great sense of humor, but it's too repetitive and has a lack of customization options.
  51. Aug 31, 2018
    75
    Two Point Studio has done a remarkable job reviving Theme Hospital and repackaging its concept for a modern audience. I loved Two Point’s distinct charm and the thrill of researching treatments for absurd diseases. But the tiresome grind eventually wears down even the best parts of the experience. Like an actual hospital visit, I’m glad I went, but I’m not particularly excited to return.
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  1. Aug 30, 2018
    Two Point Hospital makes no bones about returning to the foundations of Theme Hospital - and it makes plenty of improvements along the way. [Recommended]
  2. Yep. It’s a good’un. Theme Hospital occupies a pretty special place in my gaming memories. The sense of relief and joy I got after my first hour with Two Point Hospital was palpable enough to turn into a pill, bottle, and then overcharge for. [RPS Bestest Bests]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 107
  2. Negative: 18 out of 107
  1. Aug 30, 2018
    10
    It is remake of Theme hospital from guys who did theme hospital. What are you waiting for? I am amazed, what I get. The same voice in hospitalIt is remake of Theme hospital from guys who did theme hospital. What are you waiting for? I am amazed, what I get. The same voice in hospital as in TH, same great game is there, 2018 updated charming graphics.... I expect exactly this and I am happy with the game. If you loved theme hospital, you will love this one. Full Review »
  2. Aug 30, 2018
    0
    DENUVO DRM TRASH implemented into the game you are warned !! As about the game it's boring repetitive and lacks challenge feels like a gameDENUVO DRM TRASH implemented into the game you are warned !! As about the game it's boring repetitive and lacks challenge feels like a game made for IPhones Full Review »
  3. Aug 30, 2018
    0
    Denuvo malware strapped quietly 2 hours before release.
    Game is EXTREMELY easy and repetitive, no challenge.
    No sandbox. Name bugs. Mouse
    Denuvo malware strapped quietly 2 hours before release.
    Game is EXTREMELY easy and repetitive, no challenge.
    No sandbox.
    Name bugs. Mouse wheel bugs, loading time bugs.

    I played Theme hospital through all my childhood decades ago and this is a blatant nostalgia cashgrab. Poorly optimized, bug-ridden and filled with malware. I wouldn't be so mad, should they say in advance that yeah, we will use Denuvo, but they added it 2 hours before release.
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