A humorous strategy game that really sucks you in.

User Rating: 8.5 | Theme Hospital PC
I first played Theme Hospital on my PlayStation, all those many years ago, and I really enjoyed it then. I have recently obtained a version for PC and needless to say, I still enjoy the game for many reasons.

As the title suggests, the game is set around a hospital, with you in the position of a Hospital Administrator of sorts. It's up to you to place the different rooms of the hospital, hire staff, and keep everyone happy.

Theme Hospital starts rather slowly. You build your first hospital out of a few rooms, hire your first staff and then simply sit back and wait until your level goals are complete, so you can move onto more challenging assignments. This isn't strictly a bad thing, as later in the game, it gets quite difficult.

If you've ever watched an episode of House M.D., you will have seen some wacky problems with the human body. You will have seen nothing in comparison to the symptoms the Theme Hospital patients display. For example, there is a condition called 'Bloaty Head', which is exactly how it sounds. Bloaty Head sufferers have large, inflated heads, to which the cure is to pop the head with a pin, and then re-pressurize with air, so it's the correct size. Other ailments include Slack Tongue, uncommon Cold, Invisibility and King Complex, where a patient believes he is Elvis Presley.

In short, if you're looking for an addictive game to keep you occupied, and one that will make you laugh, then Theme Hospital is definitely worth a shot.