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!
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Mostly Positive (328 reviews) - 78% of the 328 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (10,879 reviews) - 84% of the 10,879 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH_zN0hF1s0

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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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Andy
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This game is amazing!
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Abdel $piller
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
I LOVE THIS GAME AND ITS THE FIRST GAME I'VE HAVE BUOGHT FROM STEAM ITS FUNNY AND GREAT!
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Batica ☭
( 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
Helpful? Yes No Funny
SRGTPHIL
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
What can i say about this game... really
8/10 funny as hell
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Duncan Hunter
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
This game is mocking me, I can feel it. It thinks this ♥♥♥♥ is funny. WELL ♥♥♥♥ YOU SS I DON'T NEED YOUR ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥ THAT SAW WAS ON THE BONE AND YOU ♥♥♥♥ING KNEW IT I SWEAR TO FU...

10/10
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Your_cat
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
i think the surgeon is the onewho needs brain surgery
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TheEnderNinja45
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
easily one of the most frustrating games i've ever played.your hand never obeys you, the patients never seem to have enough blood in them, and it dangles victory i9n your face before snatching it away.
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8/10 would surgery again
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Berserk
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
A new take on what it would be like to abnormally and unrealisticly do an enjoyable way of surgery!
The game is really fun, and it really teaches you a lot! XD
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(THF) BaK
( 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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metta @zachsnyderr
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Best ending in a drama.

10/10
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Ianfan4 Masked Gamer
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
The Concept Is Awesome But Its Hard To Control! XD :3
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Murphy -
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
heavy is ded not big souprise
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TheRogueMarshmellow
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
I was once a great doctor. Until my facebook bleeped. R.I.P greg
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chuck noriss gamer
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
i suck at this game

i really suck

but it goooooood

why not a 8.7/10
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Plexol
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
The Three things I have learned from Surgeon Simulator:

1) You are most likely not to get sued if you leave a scalpel in somebodies stomach 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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jonwilliams
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Graet game!
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Castro
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Don't go to med school simulator
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∆ Psychotic Sushi ∆
( 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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OneFatDollar
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
I bought it on sale for about £2 as it didn't seem like it was worth £7. Played a few hours, fun at first but gets finicky and annoying after a while. Just a game to play when your bored for me; it's not my most popular game but it's cool :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Hope Bob is alive after his
- Heart transplant
- kidney transplant
- brain transpla..... what??
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
my college used this for school training and now im a verified surgeon

its that good

39.836/39.836
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
I think if anyone were to need a heart transplant on the spot this game has taught me all I need to know...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
1/10 Broke my fingers using the keyboard controls

I'm Serious


















Fat
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Don't go to med school simulator
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
"Cut Cut Cut me up and ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ me up"

- Slipknot
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
I've got kicked out of medical school.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
This is not a good game. Sure, it's funny and features a variety of procedures for you test your pseudo-surgical skills, and it's a real hoot butcher your patient. However, it is beyond me how anybody can actually enjoy the challenge of wrestling with the horrid controls. The collision detection is fairly messed up as well. Now, a version for the HTC Vive could be a gamechanger, but until then I'd stay away.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
The only simulator game you need to buy
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
10 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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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
I am both traumatized and amused at the same time.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
I killed 10 Bob's in one hour.

7/10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
"Trust me, I'm a professional."
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
7th of February 2016:

To everyone who worked on this game: nice try, but go ♥♥♥♥ yourself with a car, die a horrible and painful death and rot in a sewer. Why?

First have a look at this video: https://youtu.be/t6wyFRLe4X0

Next, let me explain some of the things about this game:

1) Glitchy collision models. Your hand and instruments will always keep getting clipped inside something or something gets stuck inside your hand or between your fingers. VERY frustrating when going for the challenges/achievements.

2) Operations are 50% luck when it comes to finding the right spot where to cut. You can easily spend several minutes trying to find the spot you need to cut to proceed. Most frustrating being the eye transplants, where you need to stab Bob in both eyes with a scapel for example, but good ♥♥♥♥ing luck trying to get it in the eye, since it's apparently random when it decides to go in. The angle, force, position of the eye, NOTHING like that matters. The scapel goes in when it wants because ♥♥♥♥ the player. And don't even get me started with the Corridor -operations, where the RNG decides what you get next as random trolleys pass by, which BTW do NOT respawn the instruments that have fallen off. Good luck if they spawn clipping inside eachother and thus just exploding everywhere!

3) Speaking operations and challenges, how can the Hell can you still have a game with such glitchy achievements? 180 spoon flip? Nah, barely 20 degrees did it for me. And don't even get me started on the achievements that fail to realize that you've completed them. And the biggest insult in challenges: "I can see miles... per hour." First the description: "Complete the eye transplant in an ambulance in 1 minute and 60 seconds." What the ♥♥♥♥ even is that? Did the devs REALLY fail with even a simple task of writing a DESCRIPTION?! If they can ♥♥♥♥ up even a simple description then how can they program the challenges, let alone an entire game properly?!

I could go on with the flaws this game has, but I don't think the devs deserve the feedback.

I will complete this game to show that I did manage to beat this piece of ♥♥♥♥, but NEVER expect me to buy a single game from Bossa Studios EVER AGAIN!

YOU WILL NOT DEFEAT ME WITH YOUR LACKING PROGRAMMING!

EDIT----------

9th of February 2016:

Came back to tell you that I have now reached 100% completion of this pile of junk. And let me tell you people, the inaccuracies are everywhere, especially in the Alien Operations! I also realized how much this game relied on YouTubers by adding achievements and alien organs after them. Yeah nice marketing trick you got there: make an organ or achievement after a YouTuber to have them play the game and get free advertisement.

But let me tell you people, the amount of relief when I saw the last achievemnt pop up and then hitting "Delete Local Content" was much better than actually playing this game.

Tata and good ♥♥♥♥ing riddance
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4 of 4 people (100%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
I know people like to whine about the controls, but this game may very well be the tool that keeps my sweet, adorable ♥♥♥ out of the prison system....and for that I am thankful.
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