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.
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Release Date: Apr 19, 2013

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December 8

I am Bread now available on Steam!

Surgeons!

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwDhUt5ewKk

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:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327890/

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

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDE4rsLVB9A

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

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327890/

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
171 of 199 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
As a real surgeon man, i can confirm this is how hospital people do surgeries.
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121 of 149 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Murder Simulator 2013.
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120 of 154 people (78%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Helped me get my PhD.
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67 of 80 people (84%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
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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68 of 85 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Oh look a syringe...
This is probably for the patient but..

Ohhh.... duuuuuuuuuuude...
I'm like...
Seeing.. sounds...
10/10 got high on a medical product intended for the patient which may or may not have indirectly caused the patient to die.
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99 of 136 people (73%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
It's Like Skyrim, with surgery.
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70 of 92 people (76%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
I picked up a hammer, and then my watch fell off on its own.

14/10
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40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
In Surgeon Simulator 2013 you control Nigel Burke, a guy who can't even tie his shoe laces without making "finger spaghetti" out of himself. Anyway, you control his fingers and thumb using the keyboard, which works well at simulating a hand. The controls can get a little frustrating, however I think that was a little on purpose. Now, most of you are all wondering the same question: Does it have a good story? Yes. It shows a man who poses a lack of hand motor skills and has a dream of becoming a surgeon, the best surgeon, but you are the only one who can fulfil his dream.
The story and game play intertwine nicely and always makes you ask the same question: Was it worth it? As you stare down at the life insurance fee, was it worth it...? That aside, the game has three different types of surgery: Heart Transplant, Kidney Transplant and the Brain Transplant. They all are extremely fun and varied and include funny references, while you Tomahawk Chop someone in the skull. There is also a few secret levels, which I won't tell you about since they are...secret. Just go easy on the heavy (I've given my condolences to enough Team Fortress characters).

In a nutshell, Surgeon Simulator controls well, Has frustratingly-fun levels and even the starting menu provided for several minutes of fun.

NOTE: This is my first review, so I know it isn't that good, however I hope to get better as I write more.
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53 of 74 people (72%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Killed a man in 13.2 seconds, 10/10
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46 of 63 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I'll write a review as soon as I'm done this patient... Oh ♥♥♥♥... his heart fell out the window...
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
That's how I lost my medical license.
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28 of 39 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
REVIEW HAIKU

As much as you try

To shove their organs in place

It's likely they'll die
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
This is an awesome game and it really brings out my evil laugh. Do not take this game too seriously, and the impossible controls is what makes the so fun. Perfect ending after a long night of gaming at 4:30am :-)
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44 of 68 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
can i be doctor now
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34 of 52 people (65%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
graduated from UCLA with a masters degree in neurology because of this game, 13/10
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
"GOD ♥♥♥♥ING DAMMIT THAT WAS SO IN!" - everyone on failing to insert the heart

10/10
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28
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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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
This game actually helped me diagnose my girlfriend with a kidney infection
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This game is just... hilarious. Trying to figure how you're supposed to do the operations is one part of the equation. Doing it without brutally murdering the patient is the other part. It's going to take a lot of practice (and held laughter) to get through this game.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27
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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