Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition Review

Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition

Developed by Bossa Studios

Published by Bossa Studios

” Time to Operate ”

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The Story:

In Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition you play as a Surgeon named Nigel Burke in a hospital set somewhere in the United Kingdom as he has to perform various surgeries on an unfortunate patient named Bob. Soon however as things are starting to look better; Nigel is called to operate on an Alien to truly declare himself “Best Surgeon in the Universe”.

The Gameplay:

As the name of the game suggests; Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition is a surgery simulation title in which you have to perform numerous surgeries on different patients. The various surgeries include Heart, Eye & Brain which are pretty difficult to perform and thus make the game enjoyable in the fact that like an actual surgeon; its going to be difficult if you don’t have a real idea as to what you need to do. The game is unfortunately terribly glitchy with your hand going through certain objects (Sheet covering the patient) and quite a few of the trophies are rather glitchy with some of them not unlocking when you achieve the task. Also while it adds to the hilarity, The controls are really awkward and really let the game down along with the glitches. The variety of tools at the players disposal however are great with the player being able to choose from numerous options such as hacking at the rib cage with a saw or caving it in with a hammer.

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The Sound:

The backing sound for Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition is poor and lets the game down since it is not memorable at all however the lack of backing sound is made up for with the great sound effects of the actual surgeries such as when you crack the bones open to operate and remove organs, the blood splattering and most importantly; the heart monitor. All in all, The background noise is poor but the sound effects are great.

The Graphics:

The Visuals on Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition is OK with it being done in a cartoony style however I feel the visuals on the game could have been a lot better and could have looked more realistic.Unfortunately it is the graphic style that lets this game down and it looks rough around the edges in some parts.

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Lasting Appeal:

Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition has plenty of replayability since you can perform the surgeries in the game whenever you feel like it plus the trophies on the game are actually pretty difficult with their being quite a few different timer trophies in which the player must complete a surgery in a certain time limit. All in all, Apart from the glitchy gameplay this is one game you could easily return to again and again.

Final Thoughts:

All in all, Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition isn’t the greatest game out there thanks to the glitches, awkward controls and more however it makes up for it with the humor, difficult surgeries and replayability. In my honest opinion; Its not the best game out there but its worth a try for Simulator fanatics and fans of humorous games.

 

The Score – 5/10

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The Good

  • The Humor
  • The surgeries are pretty difficult
  • Plenty of replayability

The Bad

  • Loads of glitches
  • Controls are awkward
  • No real storyline
  • Soundtrack isn’t memorable
  • Not the best graphics

Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition is available now for the PlayStation 4. Thanks go out to Bossa Studios for supplying the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let me know what you thought of the review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

Review by Matt McNamee

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