Bossa Studio’s newly improved Surgeon Simulator 2: Access All Areas is out today for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. It’s launching for the first time on Steam and via the Xbox Store, in addition to upgrading the original Epic Games Store release from last year. Oh, and it’s part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription as well.
Sequel to the 2013 indie hit Surgeon Simulator, this game first released last summer with a much broader scope. Instead of having singular operation scenarios with the regular patient Bob in various precarious and perilous situations, Surgeon Simulator 2 expanded this to let you run around a seemingly abandoned surgery training facility, weaving together each level and barmy operation task with a conspiratorial story – one that you can enjoy in co-op for up to four players. There was also a user creation angle, with a level designer built into the game to create your own surgical conundrums.
Access All Areas sees Bossa Studio revisit and enhance many parts of this experience. They’ve revised all the of the player character models and constumes, added new Bossa-created maps, and cooked up some new game modes and modifiers like Crab Walk and Drug Effect, including competitive and a Free-for-All mode.
As a perk for anyone that buys Surgeon Simulator 2: Access All Areas at launch on Steam, they will also acquire Surgeon Simulator, I Am Bread, Deep Dungeons of Doom and Purrfect Date from Bossa’ back catalogue of games. The offer applied for the next fortnight.
We had a good laugh with Surgeon Simulator 2 at its original release last year. Certainly, there were some teething troubles and we felt some of the inherent awkwardness of this genre of “simulator” games and their obfuscated controls, but it was an intriguing expansion of Bossa’s original concept into a more fully formed game. We’ll be rummaging around in the chest cavity of Access All Areas over the next few days to deliver a verdict on this revised release soon.
Source: press release