Real Surgeons Are Just As Bad At Surgeon Simulator As You Are

In case you wondering if years of formal surgical training would help up your Surgeon Simulator 2013 game, three actual surgeons’ flailing attempts at performing a virtual heart transplant should put that notion to eternal rest.


YouTube channel Facts takes a break from forcing Irish people to do non-Irish-person things to give a trio of surgeons a shot at Bossa Studios’ quirky indie hit. Once they get over having to pick up their own surgical instruments, the brave surgeons proceed to kill their patient and sometimes themselves, which seems like the sort of thing real medical professionals would avoid.

My favorite moment is when the one surgeon happily begins pounding away at the patient’s ribcage with the hammer, chanting “Smashy smashy.” That’s the guy I want inside me. Wait.

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I don’t think they’re bad at the game so much as the game is bad at letting someone be good at it (due to intentionally shoddy controls).