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Life & Death

DOS - 1988

Also available on: Mac

Alt names
Life & Death: You are the Surgeon!, Life and Death
Released in
United States
Software Toolworks, Inc., The
Software Toolworks, Inc., The
Dosbox support
Fully supported on 0.73
4.08 / 5 - 24 votes

Description of Life & Death

Arguable the best doctor games ever produced for the PC (well, Theme Hospital comes close, but that is more of a management game), Life & Death 1 and 2 put you in the role of surgeon who specializes in digestive systems in the first game, and brain surgery in the second. Diagnose patients correctly and perform increasingly difficult more advanced procedures to get promoted.

The games are much celebrated for their strong emphasis on realism (not surprisingly, since their designer is a real doctor). The games also boast high educational value as well, since every time you make mistakes you'll be sent to a classroom to learn what you did wrong. And yes, there IS an end to each of these games-- it just takes a lot of patience, dozens of successful surgeries, and steady hands :) Thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Screenshots from / Platform: Apple IIgs

Comments and reviews

Hulsie 2015-05-02 0 point DOS version

Every single patient of mine always dies. I'm not a very good doctor.

Paulo José 2014-11-25 -1 point DOS version

the good game the medic prof.. fune and education game ...

Jett 2014-10-11 0 point DOS version

LOL Ow!! Ouch OW!!!! ahhaah The surgeries were funny!!! I actually panicked!

Smiley 2013-08-28 0 point DOS version

Yeah, I remember how about a third of the time it would be gas pain, so you could medicate it instead of surgery. Those would be the only survivors in my games. :] 2011-12-22 -1 point DOS version

I used to purposely misdiagnose people in this game to avoid having to remember how to do surgery. Lol. Great game.

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