Surgeon Simulator is by no means a new game, but the PS4 Anniversary Edition is arguably the most complete version out there. With co-operative play, PlayStation Camera motion support, as well as more traditional control methods, there’s a lot of ways to play the game.
And while there may only be several surgeries to choose from, it’s all about playing these over and over again, trying to complete them in the fastest time possible or just not kill your patient.
Surgeon Simulator represented a subtle change for the games media when it released, with many sites opting to show video footage of them failing to play it as part of their coverage, rather than a more traditional approach. The results were hilarious, and you can see our own attempts at the PS4 version below.
We didn’t review the game but, in addition to the co-operative video above, we explored all the control options and asked why there isn’t PlayStation Move support – something that would be superb for a game such as this. We loved the 1:1 movement when using the camera and DualShock 4 most of all, but found that it perhaps made it too precise – that’s not what the game’s about.
Ultimately, this is a reminder of Sony’s – and third party developers’ – lacking support for additional peripherals, but also a real case for showing off the DualShock 4.
You don’t have to just talk about the PS4 version; if you’ve played any release of the game you can feel free to comment below, and if you do you’ll have a chance of being included in our Verdict round-up next week. Don’t forget to add a Buy It, Sale It, Plus It, or Avoid It rating on the end to reflect your words.