I doubt EA is anyone’s favourite company – the stink of those poo awards still lingers. However, even if you don’t like their business practices – and they have become much better – they have made some excellent games. They’re giving away yet another one for free, and this time it’s an oldie but a goodie.
Thanks to its on the house program, you can grab this 1997 classic for the low, low price of free. Not that the game was that expensive on Origin normally, but free games are always appreciated. Never played Theme Hospital? Well, here’s the description:
The world of Theme Hospital is home to dozens of goofy, fictional diseases. Some humans are afflicted with Bloaty Head, causing their noggins to triple in size; others suffer from King Complex, a psychological disorder that infects its victims with the irresistible desire to impersonate Elvis Presley. All of these sick people need help – that’s where you come in.
Theme Hospital tasks you with designing, maintaining, and managing a hi-tech hospital as you service hundreds of ailing patients in an attempt to turn cures into cash. You’ll need to be quick on your feet in order to keep your staff happy and patients healthy. Fail, and your business will collapse. It’s time to find out if you’ve got what it takes to balance the books and the bedpans.
Yes, it’s basically a hospital management sim with a bizarre mix of ailments. It’s silly and strategic and made the end of the 90s a whole lot more fun. Plus, it’s a free game and will work on new systems.
Okay, so it’s not as high profile a game as other free games that EA has given away, but it’s still a rather fun title. Plus, exploding heads!
Last Updated: January 21, 2015