Surgeon Simulator 2013 Review (PC)
Every so often, a game will come along that becomes popular through word of mouth. Be it Youtube videos, tweets or bundles, there is always at least one game that sells on word of mouth. Surgeon Simulator 2013 is the current people champion, even if the term simulator is a bit of a lie. It’s a simple game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Players control a surgeons arm and hand, the mouse moves the arm and hand while the keys operate the fingers, as they attempt to pull off a number of operations. It’s a simple concept that provides plenty of laughs, mainly down to the silliness of it all.
The objective of each operation is to complete the procedure in the quickest time possibly, and with the patient still breathing. Failure is more than a option, it’s pretty much a certainty. Trial and error makes up the bulk of the challenge. Approaching Surgeon Simulator 2013 with a eye for perfection is the wrong approach. Most of the operations supply the player with various tools to use, normally the most brutal tool is the most efficient. When these tools are put to use, the game becomes this utterly hilarious experience that feels like a comedy skit more than a operation. Smashing rib cages with hammers, ripping out lungs with your hands, it’s all standard practice in this universe.
There’s a certain challenge to mastering the control scheme, the phrase ”easy to learn, hard to master” is more than relevant in this case. Controlling the fingers with keyboard can become a strangely complexing experience, even more so when trying to grab smaller items. Combing the effective use of fingers with arm movements (as odd as that may sound) is the key to using all of the tools in the best way possible. The control scheme allows players to play with the environment. Juvenile actions like poking the patient in the face, or throwing bits of lung around, is worthy of a cheeky laugh.
Surgeon Simulator 2013 is just a straight up fun game. It’s nothing too fancy, but it’s filled with charm. The background music along with the over the top gore result in the game feeling slap stick, it’s genuinely hilarious. The gameplay is a little tricky to get used to, but this just gives the game a needed sense of depth and challenge. Surgeon Simulator doesn’t out stay it’s welcome by padding out it’s content. Players will see what the game has to offer within 2-3 hours. There is the option to replay all three operations in the back of a ambulance, speed bumps and sharp turns hurl the players equipment around, which gives the game genuine replay value.
For £6.99, there’s plenty of fun to be drawn from Surgeon Simulator 2013. It’s slap stick gore and approach the surgery result in some real laughs, while providing a hearty (no pun intended) challenge. It’s easy to recommend Bossa Studio’s effort thanks to it’s low price point and it’s ability to entertain, at the very least it’ll satisfy any lingering curiosity.Surgeon Simulator 2013 Review (PC) ,