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 a passive patient. Why not check out 'I am Bread' - the prequel to Surgeon Simulator!
User reviews:
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Mostly Positive (115 reviews) - 77% of the 115 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (10,959 reviews) - 84% of the 10,959 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 19, 2013

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April 5

Surgeon Simulator Has Come To HTC Vive with Surgeon Simulator VR: Meet The Medic



Got a HTC Vive and want a FREE copy of Surgeon Simulator VR: Meet The Medic.? Just click that, then!

Surgeon Simulator VR: Meet the Medic allows you to step into the shoes of Team Fortress 2’s The Medic, where only you can save The Heavy as his life ebbs away before your very eyes.

This brand-new virtual reality experience from Bossa Studios reunites two of TF2’s most-loved characters, who were originally brought to Surgeon Simulator back in 2013. Now, fresh into the VR stage, where you perform life-changing surgery under the gentle gaze of Archimedes, the dove from Valve’s hit game.

Poke with a pencil, slash with a machete, chop with an axe, perform delicate tasks with a baseball bat; but be careful…time is ticking.

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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%

Play the Prequel - I am Bread!

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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. Curious to know how Bob, the patient ended up on the operating table? Check out 'I am Bread' - the prequel to Surgeon Simulator, also available on Steam!

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!
  • 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.
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quigs242
( 19.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
One of my best friends got me this game and i was so amazing to see.
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RichardPlayz
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Surgeon Simulator 2013 is a fun and addicting game that is very cheap. However, the game can be very frustrating and difficult. There are over 100 badges that range from being Incredible Easy to Nearly Impossible. I think this is a must-have for your Steam Library! :D
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GKChannel
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
WTF... Why did I lose 3 hr to play this game...
Oh! im surgeon
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DarkFire
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Awesome game to compete with your friends on! (I one all the competitions) I got this game in a bundlee for cheap but would have payed full price for it!
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OK
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
this game sucks balls
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AbangPro Arcifvest
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
FUN GAME
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Dan
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I've had this game from the start and it wants me to pay extra for DLC which is from the mobile addition of the game?
Why? Why not just give us the DLC for free?
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meme farmer
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
warning: doesn't actually make you a doctor
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Shoultsy
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Controls are hard to get to grips with but it's very fun
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Wayon Silverfang (TFCG Wolf)
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Showed my sister the game, and we had lots of fun. XD I put cups, and bottles in his body in place of his organs, then dropped the heart in and it said the surgery went well. I just lost it LOL. also dug his eyes out with a spoon. Loved the game a lot.
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John Lemon
( 73.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
First, don't avoid this game just because you readed that the controls are too difficult, those are the kind of players who just give up to a hard game, and this one is a hard game, if you're getting it and you're just a casual player then fine, avoid it, but if you look for a fun challenge, get the game, you'll enjoy it a lot.
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SasukeTrollchiha
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I got a PhD for $2 because of this game. 10/10 would do surgery again
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GrufxD
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
♥♥♥♥ blyat ???!
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hOI I'm tem...
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
hmm what to say. the game is fiddly, frustrating fun and supremely difficult. i found the easiest way to complete the levels was to just get a hammer and wave it around until there is no more bones but it was fun to see what happened wen stabbed by the needles that there are. the reality physics could be a little more fine tuned because you can stick a needle in the patient and tear out everything you can kinda grab. the controls were hard but fun to see what the came out as. all in all it a great game you should buy it.
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Zoeseph
( 25.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Control mechanics might be tricky at first (Think Edward Scissorhands trying to stroke a Kitten), but with practice comes much blood loss and many near death experiences perfection.
If you miss the manical laughter and sadistic 'oopsies' had in games like GTA when trying to be a do-good er but those crazy pedestrians just keep finding a way underneath your wheels, or walking into your fists whilst you're trying to make an honest living? Then this is probably up your street.
Try your patience with juggling to keep your patient alive in between surgical shenanigans:
don't fancy stabbing that eye to remove it for transplant? Perhaps spoon it out, or see if that ballpoint pen will suffice as a lever.
Be the first of your friends to have successfully performed heart surgery in the back of a moving van and in zero-gravity on Extraterrestrial life. Don't worry about what your pals think, just imagine that priceless look from a potential new employer when you tell them of your field hours and lack of exponential experience!

10/10 would skip med school to play this.

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QUATER !
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Ummm dont know why did i buy that game. Well game is ok but in im not playing it
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Roz the Hunter
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
The controls ae very difficult to use, and half the time in the game you are still trying to figure out how to adjust to controls no one ever uses.
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Ser Thomas of the Beard
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game was so good I took its lessons to real life. I performed open heart surgery on my cat and painted its face in lipstick. 10/10 would do again.
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OG Rice farmer
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
A complete guide on how not to be a Surgeon.
As engaging and fun as QWOP

WASD Athritis pains / 10
- "basically carpeltunel syndrome and wasted potential."
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This game gave me cancer
Luckly it gave me the skills to cure it,i just need to take the bonesaw out
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
killed bob











5000 times
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
73.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
First, don't avoid this game just because you readed that the controls are too difficult, those are the kind of players who just give up to a hard game, and this one is a hard game, if you're getting it and you're just a casual player then fine, avoid it, but if you look for a fun challenge, get the game, you'll enjoy it a lot.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This game is amazing!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
This is game is one of the best dark humor games. It also has plenty of content (which takes forever to finish) and tons easter eggs. You get to do whatever you can't do in an actual surgery, whether its drilling a hole into your patient's skull, blowing up baboon hearts, or slapping him with his own intestines. What else do you want? GET IT! NOW!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
I got a PhD for $2 because of this game. 10/10 would do surgery again
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Control mechanics might be tricky at first (Think Edward Scissorhands trying to stroke a Kitten), but with practice comes much blood loss and many near death experiences perfection.
If you miss the manical laughter and sadistic 'oopsies' had in games like GTA when trying to be a do-good er but those crazy pedestrians just keep finding a way underneath your wheels, or walking into your fists whilst you're trying to make an honest living? Then this is probably up your street.
Try your patience with juggling to keep your patient alive in between surgical shenanigans:
don't fancy stabbing that eye to remove it for transplant? Perhaps spoon it out, or see if that ballpoint pen will suffice as a lever.
Be the first of your friends to have successfully performed heart surgery in the back of a moving van and in zero-gravity on Extraterrestrial life. Don't worry about what your pals think, just imagine that priceless look from a potential new employer when you tell them of your field hours and lack of exponential experience!

10/10 would skip med school to play this.

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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Very fun and hillarious
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Love this game! the controls may be clunky and frustrating, but that is definitely the charm of it, and finally getting some of the achivements (Corridor Teeth Transplant in under 2 minutes 20) really does give you a sense of pride.

If surgery in real life was like this, I'd definitely be in a different profession!
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
It's an okay game, but the controls are a nightmare and it can be very very frustrating.
It's more fun to just watch Markiplier lose his mind playing it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
this game sucks balls
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
I managed to destroy my first patient Bob in just a few minutes. I tried to save him again two times more and with every try, something more horrible went wrong. RIP Bob.

After playing this, you just might be ready for the real deal.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Beyond the absurdity and the humor, Surgeon Simulator can only offer frustration. Poor controls are taken as a core design philosophy and buttressed with any restrictive obstacle that came to mind. This is not the hilarious but humbling exercise of realizing how difficult complicated basic movement really is, this is a constant fight against a game that not only has to struggle to understand what the player wants it to do but also has trouble preventing objects from phasing in and out of each other. The lesson this game has to teach, what it demands of its players, is that they put aside the anger born of uncooperative controls to practice patience and precision in a world that has none. It's quite clever really. Shame all that's left to look back on is annoyance after annoyance, which increases level by level in the name of some sense of progression.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
What a horrible game, incredibly hard to control and endlessly infuriating.

Hours of fun trying to get ♥♥♥♥ right, and unlock them bloody achievements. Satisfyingly difficult.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Hope Bob is alive after his
- Heart transplant
- kidney transplant
- brain transpla..... what??
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Trust me..... i'm a surgeon?
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
You play Dr Nigel Burke, or as I like to call him "DR ♥♥♥♥ING BUTTER FINGERS", who seems to have the motor skills of a drunk octopus (which isn't surprising considering the bottle of Diazepam pills in each level..).

I was going to write a review, but I have to perform an important surgery which is in dire need of my butter fingers.. All in a days work for the Best Surgeon in the Universe.


"Shh I Doctor Now.."
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Don't go to med school simulator
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
I love this game. I bought it in a bundle with I Am Bread for $20. Totally worth it.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Okay...this game is fun for the first couple surgeries but it soon becomes boring. If you try to actually perform a "successful" surgery then be prepared to become VERY annoyed. The small glitches and clunkyness is also frowned upon.

I honestly want nothing more to do with this game...RIP $10
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