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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: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Jan 7, 2015
    80
    This is the kind of game you either instantly fall in love with or stare at in amazement. Surgeon Simulator A&E is a great port of the original title and brings more good new features than bad.
  2. Aug 14, 2014
    72
    Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition is still giant dripping bucket of stupid fun - and most of the new content is great - but absent is the howling laughter and pure novelty from its debut.
  3. Oct 6, 2014
    70
    It isn't a game for everyone, especially those who demand tight controls and realistic simulation titles or Trauma Center, but if you can deal with the silliness of it all, you'll find Surgeon Simulator to be enjoyable enough.
  4. Aug 20, 2014
    60
    This isn’t a game for perfectionists looking for a true simulation of a busy A&E department: it’s more like a training ground for psychopaths looking to learn the ropes, shave a few eyebrows, and play with lasers.
  5. 60
    The first few hours are hysterical, but then frustration begins to set in, and in the end, Surgeon Simulator doesn’t manage to become more than a prolonged party trick.
  6. 55
    The novelty and humour soon wears off, but local co-op play is a great addition and perfectionists may get a kick out of the tough challenge of gaining perfect ‘A’ grades. Too frustrating to be considered fun, though it does get easier with practice.
  7. Aug 28, 2014
    20
    Surgeon Simulator is a joke, but it's not funny for a long time, and it costs money. So don't buy the game, just try a demo.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Aug 17, 2014
    10
    Just go get it right now, is all I can say. This game is ridiculously fun. It is one of those games that is stupid fun, and I LOVE IT!!! justJust go get it right now, is all I can say. This game is ridiculously fun. It is one of those games that is stupid fun, and I LOVE IT!!! just go buy it. Expand
  2. Sep 27, 2014
    9
    I love this game! Yes, the controls are difficult, to say the least. Yes, it's got bugs. Yes, the sheer giggle factor does tend to fade (whenI love this game! Yes, the controls are difficult, to say the least. Yes, it's got bugs. Yes, the sheer giggle factor does tend to fade (when you're playing alone. With friends it's still a riot).

    But difficult "simulation-like" controls resulting in epic failure many times is a formula that has worked in the past. Another reviewer said giving Surgeon Simulator easier more precise controls "would be like giving QWOP duel thumbstick controls". Pointless. Even EA's Skate (with its controls that are admittedly just as precise as they are confusing and difficult to use) has it's Hall of Meat for when you crash hard (which is inevitable). However given enough time and practice, you will find that it's not so hard to control. This leads to many fist-raising "f*** yeah!" victory moments of accomplishment.

    Add in the fact that there are little easter eggs EVERYWHERE and you've got a hit in my book.

    P.S. I would also like to take this time to tell everyone to stop blindly buying games because of its name or a screenshot. Of course Surgeon Simulator isn't actually a simulator, but if you had taken 2 seconds to learn about a game you're going to buy first, you would have known that. Don't give a game a bad score because it didn't turn out to be the type of game you thought it was. That's like saying "This poker game sucks! All you do is look at cards!" or "I hate Call of Duty... I never got called!"
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  3. Dec 19, 2014
    8
    It's supposed to be hard, frustrating, and pointless... That's what makes it so fun. The game plays as it is intended, it's just not forIt's supposed to be hard, frustrating, and pointless... That's what makes it so fun. The game plays as it is intended, it's just not for everyone. There is no real point to the game except for some ridiculous laughs and killing the patient in ever more imaginative ways. Expand
  4. Sep 28, 2014
    6
    This game is frustrating, old and nearly pointless. Yet there are barriers to stop it from going completely of the rails and into beingThis game is frustrating, old and nearly pointless. Yet there are barriers to stop it from going completely of the rails and into being completely unplayable. This is fun but I don't recommend trying to complete at least one section of the game in one sitting. The phrase "practice makes perfect" could not define this game better. Everything will need to be practiced once to get a taste of it and then move on for completion. You play as a famous surgeon who can't even write his own name properly, who must perform various transplants in different settings. From heart transplant in hospital, to kidney transplant in a corridor, to even an eye transplant in space. This will assure that you will never be bored and yet challenged. As I said before don't try this in one sitting. Pace yourself. Even play co-op so you can have two hands to control, it could be fun. Only recommended if your looking for something to kill time for a big hot triple A release. Expand
  5. Nov 2, 2014
    4
    Frustrating to play alone, but a lot of fun to play with a friend.
    If you don't have a sense of humor, do not buy it.
    The game is
    Frustrating to play alone, but a lot of fun to play with a friend.
    If you don't have a sense of humor, do not buy it.
    The game is challenging more than frustrating, but when game becomes too challenging it becomes very frustrating.
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  6. Aug 12, 2014
    2
    You don't get a score any higher than 2/10 when the controls are so bad that it makes the game unplayable. And this is for PS4??!!! GoodYou don't get a score any higher than 2/10 when the controls are so bad that it makes the game unplayable. And this is for PS4??!!! Good grief... For a "simulator" this guy has got to be the worst surgeon on the planet.

    The controls are LAUGHABLE. Everything is unbelievably accurate - from picking up instruments, to actually using them. Your hand usually gets in the way of your view so you never have a clue what you're actually cutting at. They could have fixed this by making the hand transparent, but nope! They don't offer the option to invert the right thumbstick. Good luck pulling half of the organs & bones out of the patients with the horrible controls! Besides how ridiculous it is to simply pick up utensils/organs, you can't even properly use half of them - Scissors? Nope. Markers? Nope.Tweezers? Nope. On/off switch for power tools? Nope. And good luck once you don't properly place a tool back down onto the table with pinpoint accuracy & precision - you'll never be able to pick it up again!

    Any game from the Trauma Center series for the Wii puts this game to shame. You don't even get to cut open your own patients - they come pre cut open and all you have to do is wave some flailing utensils around inside them until you either fail the mission or somehow actually manage to cut the right organs. As far as PS4 games go, this is a joke. It's a shame too because games like this can actually be really cool if they're done correctly.
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  7. Jun 20, 2015
    0
    I've been gaming for the better part of my life. This game wins hand down the award of worst control i have ever encountered...by a mile. ItI've been gaming for the better part of my life. This game wins hand down the award of worst control i have ever encountered...by a mile. It is supposed to be a joke and we are supposed to be having fun. But it's neither funny nor any fun at all. I made an account just to rate this a zero. I got this on a flash sale and i still feel robbed. This game is not difficult; it is broken. Expand

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