Give Your Eyes, Teeth: Surgeon Simulator DLC

By Alice O'Connor on August 18th, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

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I couldn’t tell you how many eyeballs I’ve gouged out and teeth I’ve kicked in while playing video games. Lots, certainly (and in the game), but never to help people. New Surgeon Simulator DLC will let us altruistically enjoy sounds of eyeballs squishing and teeth tinkling, adding new operations starring those bodyparts. It’s bringing them over from the PlayStation 4 version, really, along with new environments like a bed smashing through the doors of a hospital hallway. Curiously, a graphics overhaul is also packaged into this £1.99 DLC, not coming as an upgrade for everyone.

This is an argument that’s smouldered for over a decade–what’s appropriate for DLC and what should come in free patches? Which, of course, a huge complex issue across financial, technological, moral, and pedantic axes without a single firm answer. A graphics update seems like something which might be rolled out to all versions, but it’s also the sort of thing we’d traditionally see in a sequel, so who even knows, who even cares?

The ‘Anniversary Edition’ DLC only costs £1.99, which seems perfectly reasonable. It’s on Steam now. Bossa have added plenty of new odds and ends for free before. The DLC also adds stat tracking for recent operations and a few dozen achievements, for people who enjoy seeing their efforts recognised with cold, hard, text.

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  1. LionsPhil says:

    At least in this specific case, anyone who wants to keep playing Surgeon Simulator will also probably want the DLC. It’s hard to imagine someone who wants to still play it and thus have shinier graphics, but doesn’t want to splash two quid on new content.

    When devs/publishers start charging for bugfixes, unleash the houn—oh, wait, Supreme Commander was actually fatally bugged by a memory ceiling that killed large games, and they only fixed that in Forged Alliance. Unleash the hounds into the time vortex!

  2. Moraven says:

    The eye and teeth came to iPad first.

    PS4 version does get co-op mode, along with motion controls when using the PS4 camera. Far as I know, co-op is platform exclusive right now.

    • LionsPhil says:

      Co-op surgeon simulator

      The concept physically hurts to think about.

      It would possibly be the best Internet slapfight ever, though.

      • Moraven says:

        Might tempt me to pick up a 2nd controller.

        While not as crazy, Co-Op sessions of Trauma Center on the Wii could easily turn a quick death and partners working against each other.

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    Jackablade says:

    Is it weird that pulling out someones organs and tossing them around the room is terribly amusing but the concept of messing with eyes makes me kind of uncomfortable?