PS4 Getting "Nightmare-Inducingly Fun" Surgeon Simulator Next Week

Funny indie game launching August 12 with a PlayStation-exclusive mode.

Funny doctor training game Surgeon Simulator will launch for PlayStation 4 on August 12, it was announced on the PlayStation Blog. The Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition, as developer Bossa Studios is calling it, will also have a PlayStation-exclusive mode. Pricing was not disclosed. The PC version sells for $10, while the iPad iteration goes for $6.

Unfortunately, the developer isn't revealing what the PlayStation-exclusive mode will entail just yet. "All we CAN say is that it's something our community asked for. Daily. And we hate to disappoint," Bossa Studios community manager Poppy Byron said in the blog post. "Our awesome (and twisted) dev team wanted to make sure that this newest version of the game was even more nightmare-inducingly fun."

The Anniversary Edition of Surgeon Simulator includes the eye and teeth transplants and trolly mode from the iPad version. Also included is the original operating theater and ambulance, as well as the space and alien spacecraft operations.

Surgeon Simulator's famously inelegant controls are one of the game's most compelling features. For the PS4 version, hand movement and rotation has been mapped to the DualShock 4's left and right thumb sticks, while you'll use the two shoulder buttons to control the fingers. You can also control the orientation of the hand using the controller's motion sensors if you want. "Our playtesters were pleasantly surprised by how good this felt," Bossa Studios said in June. "It's quite an alien feeling at first, but it gives a lot of agility to the hand, so people tended to prefer it over the stick control once they got a feel for it."

Surgeon Simulator originally launched for PC in 2013, and came to iPad earlier this year. The Anniversary Edition is coming to PC on August 14 alongside an Android version. Since the game's original release, a spate of "simulator" games have come to light, including Goat Simulator and Bear Simulator. For more on Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition, check out the trailer above.

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31 comments
mattress805
mattress805

If this is reasonably priced I might pick this one eup next week. Tilting the controller seems like a very intuitive way to play it.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

This should be one of the free PSN+ games

grenadehh
grenadehh

Good luck with that. it's already nearly impossible with the precision of a mouse and horrible keyboard keys, I cringe to see the control setup on PS. Wonder how long it will take the console kids to figure out you're just supposed to murder all of their bones in order to actually do any surgeries.

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

Was hoping this was some sort of Trauma Center rip off.  Oh well.

sakaixx
sakaixx

hope it support ps move cause I haven't had a chance to really use it properly.

silverwings21
silverwings21

My god, this looks like a sequel to Jurassic Park: Trespasser, but without the dinosaurs.

ThatAngryMan
ThatAngryMan

I want a Gamer simulator 2015 please, so I can play game while playing games

lilflipp
lilflipp

Best game control mechanics 2013.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

O.k., I am highly jealous of this, as an Xbox One owner.  But I won't stoop to the fanboy level and say that the game must suck, simply because I'm upset I can't play it.

It looks cool, and if it's ever on Xbox One I'll buy it.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

It'll be interesting to see if the PS4 version controls as terrifyingly as the PC version.

bak_sok
bak_sok

I don't understand why people keep saying ps4 guys xbox guys or pc etc. I have PS4 and PC so I am PS4 and PC guy?? Weird.

wizardjenkins
wizardjenkins

Geez, the PS4 just keeps getting more and more games added to its library.

What a terrible console.

travis1987
travis1987

Great game, fun times on PC, enjoy this PS4 guys :D

grenadehh
grenadehh

@ohjtbehaaave No it's meant entirely to be funny and it's not based on horribly inaccurate wii sensors - just horrible controls in general.

shreddyz
shreddyz

@bak_sok It's just easier to label and categorize people into groups. I agree with you though. It's just a fundamental lack of respect for the gaming community and that's why I rarely ever read gaming news. 

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

Yeah. I find it strange if someone doesn't own a PC. I've never understood what owning a console has to do with owning a PC.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

The PC games are bountiful, unlike consolites we are more than glad to let others enjoy "exclusives."

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

I did own a PC... but my smartphone made it obsolete

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

@bldgirsh Speak for yourself. Too many PC gamers say "we". You are more than glad to use only one platform. A lot of PC gamers are fans of gaming in general. I'm not missing out on console exclusives just to make a point. I game on every platform I can get my hands on. 

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@MAGIC-KINECT @rasterror @spacecadet25  Nope, I don't play games on my cell phone due to so many of those games trying to collect info from me.  And I don't like playing games on my PC.

And if everyone already liked to play the game on PC or their phone then why would a PS4 port be done?