Surgeon Simulator

Shaking off accusations of YouTube bait

After Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread, Bossa spreads its wings.

In April 2013 superstar YouTuber PewDiePie played Surgeon Simulator, a game about clumsily performing operations, and made a video about it. It's had 11.5m views.

PS4 Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition release date announced

PS4 Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition release date announced

Shame it's 2014 - this would have been great on cartilage.

Surgery Simulator: Anniversary Edition will be released on PlayStation 4 next week - Wednesday, 13th August (12th August if you're in the US).

Prices: $12.99 / €10.99 / 8.99.

Anniversary Edition combines the best bits of Surgeon Simulator's Steam and iPad releases, including eye and teeth transplants, trolley mode and so on. There's also talk of an exclusive new mode that developer Bossa Studios isn't quite ready to reveal yet.

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VideoVideo: Let's Play Surgeon Simulator on iPad

An eye transplant? Sure, that'll end well.

Ridiculous games are all the rage these days, but way back in the mists of time (this time last year basically) it felt like Surgeon Simulator was blazing a trail. A mad game where you would operate on a patient by waving a doctor's arms around like drunk prosthetics in an operating theatre packed with dangerous objects, Surgeon Simulator was almost impossible to play or watch without losing yourself to hysterics.

Surgeon Simulator comes to iPad tonight, sans one arm

UPDATE: New multiplayer mode adds competitive operations.

UPDATE 13/03/2014: We've heard back from Bossa about Surgeon Simulator's multiplayer. According to the developer, this new mode has two players compete with each other to complete a surgery the fastest.