A month ago, a game called Surgeon Simulator 2013 made its quiet debut on the internet, but quickly went viral. Its rise in popularity was probably due to the fact that players were posting gameplay videos on YouTube, which, needless to say, made us really glad they weren’t actual surgeons. Some of us here at Medgadget even gave the game a try, with one of our editors noting that “It was entertaining for awhile until I dropped both lungs off the surgery table and left the saw on inside the patient till he bled to death.”
While we gave a collective chuckle at the game’s novelty, the folks at Steam, who distribute widely popular games such as Portal and Bioshock, gave it a more serious look. They recently announced that Surgeon Simulator 2013 had been named one of the newest additions to its Greenlight collection and it will be available for download on the Steam store. That means more frustratingly messy heart and brain transplants for everyone to enjoy. Although, if you’re a medical school student, we’d recommend sticking with alternative methods.
You can still go here to play Surgeon Simulator 2013 online right now!
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