Surgeon Simulator comes to VR

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Surgeon Simulator is one hell of a silly game. Where something like Trauma Centre let would be surgeons digitally operate on people whose lives may be in danger, Surgeon Simulator veered so far left of centre that it spawned a glut of similar, parody games.

Here’s what we said of the game when we reviewed it last:

Make no mistake, Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition is a joke of a game. But that’s the whole point. It’s meant to confuse players, it’s meant to make you wonder if you should leave a power drill inside a lung cavity. For newcomers, I’d highly recommend the madcap game, which is packed to the gills with extras and insane details resulting in grisly deaths on the operating table. For returning fans, it might be time to move on and leave poor Bob alone on the operating table.

It’s fun, it’s stupid, and it’s the perfect game for VR. As we’ve seen with other games that simulate real world jobs terribly, Virtual Reality is capable of making the mundane engaging. While Surgeon Simulator is hardly mundane, its core joke is wearing a bit thin – but that changes in VR thanks to how real it all feels. And being the worst surgeon on planet earth certainly sounds like a hell of a lot of fun.

“Bob’s life is in your hands in this darkly humorous VR game, taking you closer to bloody surgery than you possibly ever wanted to go! From the operating theatre, to the back of an ambulance, to outer space, your trusting patient’s welfare will be in your virtual hands.

If you’ve ever actually wanted to know what it feels like to delicately remove teeth from a patient using nothing but a subtle claw hammer, or to perform complex eye surgery in Zero-G, now is your chance (without all the added hassle of flashing blue lights, plane tickets, rushed flights and Interpol).”

You may even get to perform surgery on something not quite human. Take a look:

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There’s also a look at what it might be like in real life, but make sure you’ve not eaten breakfast yet.

Last Updated: December 5, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Captain JJ

    Surgeon sim is such a fun and funny game.

    • Lu

      Got an achievement for trying to tug off Trump’s hair. That game is pure win.

      • Captain JJ

        Awesome

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  • Pieter Kruger

    Is PSVR doomed to only ever be this? Little tech demos, short “experiences” and add on levels? How great would it have been if TLOU 2 or Uncharted DLC were announced with full VR support this weekend? Will it EVER happen?

    • TLOU or Uncharted are not games with a design principle that can easily translate to VR. In fact 3PP games are the least compatible with VR. Look at the PC space. Existing games with FPS views are already VR compatible. Games like DOOM and Fallut are getting VR support very soon.Flight Simes are pretty much done and even mil-sims have limited suppport. And those are just games getting Support. There are tons of VR exclusive titles being pushed out right now like Onward (might be my faveroute VR game at this point).

  • Magoo

    This is the funniest game in history.

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