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.
User reviews: Very Positive (8,961 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 19, 2013

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"Hack and slash away at delicate and precise medical operations with the dexterity of a brain-dead sloth on drugs. Fun game, though perhaps a bit short. "

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December 8, 2014

I am Bread now available on Steam!

Surgeons!

Just finished your daily operations and need some food? How about...BREAD?



That OTHER game we've been working on, 'I AM BREAD' - is now available on Steam. It's in early access, which means that you get to head to the forums and tell us exactly what you'd like to see in the game before we finish it.

Want in on that action? Here you go:



Make sure you let us know which game you think is harder - there's a 50/50 split on opinion at the moment.

Cheers!

The Surgeon + Bread team!

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November 26, 2014

That OTHER game we're making - the BREAD ONE

Hey everyone!

You must have all head about the OTHER game we're making. The bread one. I AM BREAD. If not, here you are:



Anyway - we just launched the page on Steam. It's coming in December 2014.



If you liked this game, you will LOVE I am Bread. It's literally the best thing since sliced bread.

Be afraid.

Then be happy.

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Reviews

“Few games take that odd, occasional gulf between what you intend to happen and what actually occurs on screen and fill it with such comedy.” Edge

“No matter how sophisticated you like your humour, seeing someone fail under the influence of a goofy physics engine is always funny.” The Guardian

“Famously (and intentionally) difficult to control and often hilarious, this game requires a strong stomach and no morals whatsoever.” Red Bull

“Surgeon Simulator 2013 is hardly a simulation, but it makes medical malpractice an absolute delight.” Gamespot 80%

“A dark, gruesome, and hilarious take on this life-saving vocation.” GameTrailer 80%

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About This Game

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.

IF YOU WANT ANNIVERSARY EDITION AND ALREADY OWN THIS GAME, YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE THE DLC PACK TO UPGRADE.

NOW AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES: FRANÇAIS, DEUTSCH, ESPAÑOL, ITALIANO, NORSK, SVENSKA, DANSK, SUOMI, NEDERLANDSE, PORTUGUÊS DO BRASIL, POLSKI, РУССКИЙ

The original prototype – developed in just 48 hours at the 2013 Global Game Jam in January – challenged players to complete a heart transplant, armed only with an arsenal of clumsy and inappropriate tools and a hand that was diabolically difficult to control, using a combination of keyboard and mouse actions.
The full Steam version comes with additional features, operations and environments. From carrying out terrifying transplants in theatre to surgical procedures in the back of an ambulance, Surgeon Simulator 2013 now takes operating to the next level.

Key Features

  • TF2 mode – be the Medic and operate on the Heavy!
  • Be Nigel! Surgeon Sim now supports the Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra.
  • New achievements to explore and brag about!
  • More operations including double kidney transplant and brain transplant
  • New visuals and a pumping new soundtrack
  • Alien autopsy level!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 7800 GT or better
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX9.0 compatible sound card
    • Additional:Requires keyboard. Touchpad supported, but mouse strongly recommended for best play experience.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Radeon x850 or comparable
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX9.0 compatible sound card
    • Additional:Requires keyboard. Touchpad supported, but mouse strongly recommended for best play experience.
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor:1.7 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution (Intel hd 3000 or comparable)
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Additional:Requires keyboard. Touchpad supported, but mouse strongly recommended for best play experience.
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor:2.4 GHz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia GT 130 or comparable
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Additional:Requires keyboard. Touchpad supported, but mouse strongly recommended for best play experience.
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor:2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Radeon x850 or comparable
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Additional:Requires keyboard. Touchpad supported, but mouse strongly recommended for best play experience.
Helpful customer reviews
281 of 336 people (84%) found this review helpful
333 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
The Three things I have learned from Surgeon Simulator:

1) You are most likely not to get sued if you leave a scalpel in someones stomache at the end of a surgery.
2) Ripping someone's heart out during surgery and slapping the patient's face with it is totally legal.
3) Intestines make a great scarf.

Conclusion: Why the hell not buy this game?
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77 of 87 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Most of us are well short of the level of education and subsequent anatomical knowledge required to successfully perform a heart transplant. Still, who wouldn't mind experiencing the awesome wave of heroic accomplishment that washes over a surgeon each time he or she saves a person's life? Surgeon Simulator 2013, a game from Bossa Studios, won't help you be a surgeon. It won't help you save lives, either. Hell, I'd even go as far as to say it has a negative influence on your personal knowledge of what invasive surgery actually entails. What it does do, almost in spite of itself, is haphazardly simulate the thrill of ripping a man's heart out of his chest and replacing it with another one.Surgeon Simulator 2013 replicates surgery the same way Enviro-Bear 2010 simulates a bear driving a car; with one hand and deliberately obtuse control. You play as Nigel Burke, or, more specifically, you play as Nigel Burke's left hand. Each of Nigel's fingers are controlled with your fingers on the A, W, E, and R keys, respectively, while Nigel's and your thumb is left to the space bar. Yes, that's completely insane, and yet also sort of logical position for your hand on a keyboard.Surgeon Simulator 2013's clumsy control is more of an endearing hook than a frustrating point of contention. It seems impossible, but, like rubbing your stomach and patting your head, an operational degree of control is gained with a bit of practice. Plopping Nigel’s hand down on a scalpel and watching him haphazardly pick it up like a cave man holding a pencil is both effectively hilarious and functionally acceptable. Hovering the hand over an artery and dropping it to replicate some sort of crude sawing motion looks absurd, but typically manages to get the job done. Playing Surgeon Simulator 2013 for a couple hours grants an almost expert level of control, but being a novice is almost more enjoyable simply because of how ridiculous everything appears when swinging Nigel’s dumb hand around the operating table.It helps that Surgeon Simulator 2013’s proposed method of surgery is almost completely unrealistic. Despite being mostly about goofs up to this point, there's a neat little game packed in Surgeon Simulator 2013. If you wreck Bob's guts too much he'll start bleeding, and if he bleeds out completely you'll murder the poor ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and fail the surgery.Spontaneity is perhaps Surgeon Simulator 2013's finest asset. Being physics-based game loaded with a ton of props, it's prone to numerous instances of accidental mishaps. Since Nigel's arms controls like your arm if it had been numb for three years, knocking all of the extraneous crap over on the operating table is a common occurrence. Likewise, accidentally dropping your scalpel, bone saw, or plastic spoon inside Bob's chest cavity is frequently unavoidable. From getting a scalpel lodged in your palm to accidentally administering hallucinogenic drugs on yourself, Surgeon Simulator 2013 is loaded with random and surprising tomfoolery.Obscene humor is the reason to play Surgeon Simulator 2013, and it delivers that asset in spades, but down the line it actually morphs into a legitimate challenge. After failing twenty or whatever times, I was sweating bullets the first time I managed to complete the kidney transplant. The sheer amount of things that could go wrong, not the mention the sloppy control, made for a true feeling of accomplishment upon completion. It's nothing like real surgery, obviously, but I did feel the overwhelming need to high five every one around and celebrate once I finally got it right.Half the fun is mentioning the premise of Surgeon Simulator 2013 to a buddy and then watching him or her come to grips with the outrageous task before them.And there you have it. Surgery Simulator 2013 is a joke, and its creators are well aware of that fact, but it’s effectively the best game about completing surgical procedures with a phantom limb ever made.
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45 of 59 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
And they wanted HOW MUCH for real medical school?

This is a much cheaper and superior solution.
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37 of 48 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
This game is a blast lol Its not to be taken seriously!! Its like being a kid again with those damn Iron Claw machine you would play at a park or a fair or these days in Walmart without the need to pump in a crap load of Quarter's in it lol You will yell at the Screen every few minutes " PICK THE DAMN THING UP FOR GOD"S SAKE" lol I say if you love a bit of torture and a bit of funny and have a ton of patience , i say give this one a go if you havent yet !!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
no vasectomies or bumcheek transplants, what did i even pay for??
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Hm. Where is my watch?
Oh ♥♥♥♥! OMG! I forgot to take them out my patient's belly!
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Hardest Game Ever If You Have Skill I Recommend You Play This Game
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
I stabbed a guy in the eye with a scalpel and it got stuck.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Too fiddly 4 me.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Buy this if you think Dark Souls is too easy.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Is it "Surgeon Simulator 2013" or "Frustration Simulator 2013"? I'm asking, because this game looked cool when I watched people playing it. I was aware that it's hard and annoying, but I decided to buy it and give it a try. If it's about me, it was funny in the beginning, several minutes of the beginning. Later it begun to be frustrating and completely not entertaining. I know it is to be like that, but I wish there were some difficulty levels. Anyway, I was not entertained by this one.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
A fun, interesting and challenging game designed to promote anger management classes. Unique gameplay, with comical surgical procedures designed to test the intentional awkward controls to its max. Challenging achievements keeps you hooked and red in the face. Normally i'm very anger free during gaming, but this one really tested my patience. The anniversary additions adds extra challenges with the frustrating corridor scenario, as well as new eye and tooth transplant surgeries.
CAUTION: High risk of inducing bouts of shouting and swearing. May results in damaged table, screen, keyboard and mouse.

Pros:
+ Unique and awkward controls
+ Can either choose to be left or right handed
+ Challenging achievements for those dedicated gamers
+ Hilarious surgical procedures

Cons:
- Can be frustrating...to say the least
- Awkward controls
- Does not help to relieve stress after work

My Score: 8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
I played this game hoping to learn something about surgery. I started playing, had myself having difficulties with controlling the left hand and found out that I won't really learn much about this field.

I went on playing for a few more hours for some days and I enjoyed having control over Nigel's left hand. There are a lot of stupid things that you can do with the patient and I found both playing around with the patient and completing each of the surgical operations really enjoyable.

Barnardshire had a couple of surgery options available. Unfortunately Bob had a lot of ailments which left him no choice but to have heart, kidney, and brain transplant. As Nigel, you'll have to do all the operations in different environments. As you go on and become more dexterous you can make Nigel become practically licensed. I had the most difficulty getting A++ doing the brain transplant inside an ambulance, paying attention to what happens in the environment can really help in making Nigel the best surgeon in the world. If you work hard you can even do your surgical maneuvers in outer space, who knows what may happen when things float all over the place?

I am almost done with what the base game offers and I am looking forward to getting the Anniversary Edition Content for the eye & teeth operations plus the corridor environment.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Frustrated doctor, but Practically Licensed...
If I will become a clinical instructor, this will be their project... they should get a A++ in practical exam...
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Hilarious and Fun!
The best way to describe this game.
The greatest streght of this game, just like "Goat Simulator" is that it goes beyond the initial "Laugh -Spoof Factor" and actually offers a challenging and intense game.
Surgeon Simulator puts you in the hand (literally) of a surgeon, ready to operate some rather unlucky patients.
The operations are rather absurd (like brain transplants and such) and the intentionally "random" physics make everything so much fun to play!
If you want to you can ingore the mission goals to "annoy" (or brutally murder) your patient and the tools you use to "operate" are rather inappropriate...
Saws, Lasers, Hammers ecc...it's pure madness.
Highly recommended game.

Pros:
- Fun to play
- Hilarious
- Many collateral activities (starting from the menu itself)
- Many easter eggs and secrets
- Challenging (in a good way)
- Fun to play even when creating a senseless mess.

Cons:
- Only 3 types of operations (remixed in very different ways, though)

To Keep in Mind:
- The controls are very hard to get used to and disorienting, for the first hour...but after a while you grow accustomed to them and actually appreciate how they work.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
I am butcher now.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
remember that time when you were 5 and your uncle asked you if you wanted to play doctor and then he got taken away and you never saw him again? well this is kind of like that only this time, you're the doctor
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
You know how an Italian chef kisses his fingers and says something in Italian that translates to "A masterpiece" after tasting their own dish? That's how I feel about this game.
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20 of 37 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Frustration Simulator 2013 is more like it

Seriously though I can see why people might like this game and i really wanted to like it but i find it way too frustrating to play

Sorry Folks
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
If any of my patients were still alive, they'd tell you what a great and fun game this is.
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