Virtual Surgery Games
With the advent of motion controls in games, the virtual surgery game genre has seen a spike in the past seven years. It seems like everyone wants to become like their favorite surgeons on television, and perform some rather grizzly surgical action. However, not every virtual surgery game is equal, so the following is a list of the top virtual surgery games on the internet and home consoles.
- “Trauma Center”: This is one of the very first virtual surgery games that came out on Wii. You use the Wiimote to remove various objects embedded in the patient’s body, and then stitch them organs back up, all while a clock is ticking down. Should the would-be surgeon be losing time, they could make a pentagram over the wound, and cure the problem area. Who knew that being a surgeon would require learning the black arts?
- “Amateur Surgeon”: This game is a popular one from Adult Swim, and has many sequels to it, but as is the case with many games, the first was the best. Far from being serious, the player takes the role of a pizza boy who runs over a crooked doctor one night, and must use the tools of his trade as a pizza boy to become an amateur surgeon. After saving Dr. Bleed, he then has to help various bad guys who can’t go to a normal hospital.
- “Operation-Mania”: Ooops Butterfingers. The classic board game operation is available to play online through EA’s website. It’s the same classic game of skill that requires the player to pull out various silly body parts, such as the funny bone, and should the tweezers touch the side, you get to hear the buzzer go off. Sometimes the best games aren’t the newest.
- “Deep Brain Stimulation”: This one is for the real-surgeons wanting to practice their skills. The game, made by Edheads, tries to recreate the actual details of various surgeries, including this one where the player stimulates parts of the brain, and checks for responses from the patient. This is as close to real surgery as one can get without scrubbing in themselves.
- “Nano Surgery”: The newest technology for doctors is now one of the newest virtual games for amateur surgeons everywhere. The player can use small nanobots to take care of a wide variety of infections, and foreign objects by simply using the mouse. This one is highly addictive.