DOS - 1997
Description of Theme Hospital
Hard to find any flaw in Theme Hospital, the game was critically acclaimed and had a lot of success. Graphics are cartoonish and very well animated, diseases are totally hilarious (especially the descriptions) and a really funny multiplayer mode:
Up to 4 players can compete with their own hospital, close to the others. Everyone share the same community of sick people and the goal is to make more money than the others. VIP patients are proposed to everyone simultaneously, the quickest player to accept will get it. You may also refuse difficult patients and send them to another hospital to overload them, but should they manage them, they will make more money!
When buying a new square of land, a bidding competition starts, allowing you to make your competitors to spend more. You can also create a salary war to debauch the employees of the other hospitals. Another vicious weapon: "dirty bombs" you can send to your competitors. They take some time to blow up, but if the player spot it, he can send it to another hospital and so on until it blows!
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Comments and reviews
kaz 2015-06-30 0 point
Xander, try a program called Dosbox. you can google it... Let's say you extracted this game to the directory C:/Hospital. Now run Dosbox and type: mount c c:/hospital - now lets say the .exe file is called 'hospital', so just type: 'hospital' and hit enter. Make sure you run setup in the same way to configure the sound... Ignore the quotation marks.
GG 2015-06-18 0 point
I used to like creating rooms and putting doctors and nurses but I got rid of the door so they could not escape from the room.
Jacko 2015-06-10 0 point
The music won't work on DOSBOX i can get the game and sound effects to not work but the music isn't anyone know what im doing wrong?
Xander 2015-05-11 -2 points
How do you run games that are 32 Bit on a 64bit system? I have a literate knowledge of computers but I am by no means into programming or reprogramming.
sally 2015-05-06 0 point
i think your supposed to right click furniture to rotate it.
ps. this game is way too addictive...
Need help 2015-03-09 3 points
No music, and the only only difficulty option is 'doctor'. Any fixes? Its annoying, and takes the depth away from the game. Its a shame...
john 2015-02-27 -6 points
lol why does everyone like this game? its so boring and the only bullfrog game i have played that i do not like
gaz 2015-01-07 0 point
To anyone who feels bad for ea for not downloading this from origin wee story: I brought populous the beginning, had correct graphics card and settings.....IT DIDN'T WORK!, I downloaded it under "Abandonware" it bloody worked so maybe EA should fix their dam games first!
- I got a refund so no screw ea
fixdoll 2014-12-24 2 points
is it really legal to download this from here? because I just saw this on Origin for $4.99
AVOID THE TOM-NOID 2014-10-25 -5 points
How the hell do you rotate the furniture? I cannot figure it out for the life of me...! it said you right click to rotate but you can't do that on mac... wtf?!?!
Mario 2014-10-16 3 points
Hi everybody! I found the answer about how to change the language of the game.
You have to open with notepad the file named "hospital.cfg" and write (where there is wrote LANGUAGE="ENG") the other kind of language you want in play (ex: "GER"). Bye bye!
Mario 2014-10-15 0 point
Is it possible to find this game in italian language? Or find just the file language pack to translated it?
Kiddo 2014-09-01 -12 points
Ho do you play this once it is downloaded? It is just a file in my folder, but how do you play?
RF 2014-06-05 0 point
But the game does not want to save! So I have to start afresh every time I launch the game. Any ideas how to solve the problem?
MentalZero 2014-05-27 0 point
Works fine using DosBox, (Win XP) Thanks. Have not played game fully, tested to see if it worked. If I enjoy the game I will purchase it from GoG, thanks for allowing me to try it first.
Alter ego 2014-02-14 0 point
This is fantastic, I remember a lot of these old games as a kid, some I didn't even get to play and would dream of having. I now get to fulfil that childish wish I had so many years ago.
Mark 2014-01-15 0 point
I'm getting bugs on this one. Using DosBox, I can't set the Policy settings, which makes it a micromanagement nightmare. Also the research doesn't show up right. Maybe I did something wrong?
Producer 2013-10-06 1 point
I'm sorry, but the idea that sites like GOG are "helping" game developers and boosting the economy is a joke.
Original development companies for most of these games don't even exist anymore and in many cases have had their properties bought and resold several times over.
Paying for abandonware on a site that uses a cheap windows/dos wrapper or worse freeware DOSBOX is insulting.
I'd rather donate my money to sites like this one. Or if your feeling really generous to the coders, artists, designers and producers of these games who received little more then salary for 70 hr work weeks and teeny tiny bonuses if they were lucky.
fractalLife 2013-10-03 -1 point
Admin is entirely right. When a game is available from GoG, that's the right way to get it. The entire planet's economy is failing largely because of a lack of consumers ... if we actually buy things when the price is right, we can help.
That said -- ADMIN, most of the descriptions are just Awful. Can I re-write them for you?
Nope 2013-08-12 0 point
Hyperium, there is a purpose.
Almost all of these games aren't available to buy unlike Theme Hospital.
Admin has a point.
Hyperium 2013-08-10 0 point
If you can't figure it out, you have no purpose downloading anything off this site.
admin 2013-08-08 -1 point
Uploaded a better version, but please stop whining, this game is available on GoG for $6, flawless copy. Anyway, enjoy!
MasterGamer 2013-08-07 0 point
Okay this copy has some corrupted files, better fix them. One reason why it lags, also when I use CorsixTH for this there's always an error. Sorry but DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS COPY!!! The game itself is 100% great.
Sjia 2013-08-07 0 point
The game lags like hell when opened in DOSBOX/D-fend Reloaded. I even went to EA Support since they now OWN Bullfrog. They said to download it again. Did not work. Good game but lags.
Mew Mew 2013-06-13 0 point
I used to LOVE this game. Quirky humours, cute graphics, and depth of game just enough to be engaging... but after a few levels the game gets way too repetitive...
Orange Is Friend To Orange (TRASKNARI REFERENCE) 2013-05-11 0 point
The game runs a little slow. but a good game.
Vissy 2013-04-27 0 point
Great old game, and now someone is working on a update/re-incarnation of the game.
just look for corsix-th
A Wise Old Man 2013-02-19 0 point
Anyone got the Russian version? That one was actually more fun to play even if you didn't read a word of Commiespeak :)
admin 2012-12-31 0 point
Download removed because it's available on GoG, you can spend a few bucks on this game to play it.
Faerie Evenstar 2012-06-29 0 point
I can't get this to download from here? Is there a problem with it...?
derSiedler 2012-01-30 0 point
from this game gives a open source game now...look to sourceforge.org
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