Age Rating: 18+
Review System: PlayStation VR
Price at Time Of Review: £16 ($20)
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 1.4 GB
Controller System: Move Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi Player: No
Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality (PSVR)
Intro: It’s finally here! Surgeon Simulator is taking the ER to VR! Experience the most critically acclaimed and infamous surgery simulation game as you have never seen it before! Built from the ground up for VR and featuring all of the surgeries and twisted humour of the original favourite. This is one surgical experience you will never want to forget!
Review: Have you ever wanted to become a real Surgeon? If you have Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality won’t really help you achieve that, but it can cure boredom in 99% of patients who try it. You probably don’t need me to tell you that you play the role of a Surgeon tasked with performing various operations and not always on humans. While this game is certainly very gory and often sounds very realistic, it keeps it’s feet firmly in the ‘fun simulator’ style and its a better game for it.
Once you’ve figured out what to do and how to do it, you will soon start to fly through the missions. But it is often not as simple as performing an operation in a nice and safe surgery, you sometimes need to operate in the back of an ambulance or moving operation scene, it can be very challenging, just trying to perform the simplest of tasks, but that is what makes them even more fun. You will more often that not perform operations that would get a normal surgeon sacked.
Verdict: While Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality is far from perfect, I think that is part of its charm. It is not designed to be 100% real, there are some fun / slapdash gameplay elements here if you are willing to look for them. While some people will find it frustrating to play, I really do think it makes the game better to play, more entertaining (at one point you will find yourself operating on an Alien, if that wasn’t proof enough that this game doesn’t take itself too serious). Fun it might be, but it also has to be said that in VR with earphones on, each bone crunch and body part extraction sounds horrific! This is gross, gory fun that won’t much help you pass your medical degree, but it will keep you amused for several hours.