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Life & Death II: The Brain

DOS - 1990

Also available on: FM Towns

Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom, United States
Genre Simulation, Strategy
Theme Healthcare
Publisher Software Toolworks, Inc., The
Developer Software Toolworks, Inc., The
Perspectives 1st-Person, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73
4.8 / 5 - 33 votes

Description of Life & Death II: The Brain

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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Comments and reviews

Wiw 2022-12-29 0 point DOS version

Game crashes whenever I try to perform anything more complex than a subdural hematoma operation.

Joe Biden 2022-03-02 -6 points DOS version

My wife became a doctor by using this and operated on my brain. Now I am smarterer and can almost change my own diaper. Potato!

Dr Pepper is back 2018-10-08 8 points

what's the worst that could happen?

Musket 2018-06-13 0 point

Hulsie is thinking of the first game. It includes a warning about the game not being for the faint of heart.

Dal 2015-06-30 1 point DOS version

Hulsie, The box image you describe sounds like the one I had for the first Life & Death. I may still have the original box packed away somewhere.

Hulsie 2015-05-02 -3 points DOS version

The back of the box from the US version really grossed me out as a kid. It depicts a surgeon who has dropped a brain on the floor. I can't find a scan online. The UK box on MobyGames doesn't feature this.

admin 2014-09-10 3 points DOS version

I uploaded a new archive which contains the installed game

nemo 2014-09-09 0 point DOS version

It looks like there are a lot of files missing from this. I found another copy elsewhere and it works just fine.

Barrack Obama 2013-12-23 -21 points DOS version

I love to play this game so i can watch Americans die on the operating table. Praise Allah and Obamacare!

KMac 2013-09-05 -2 points DOS version

MRc you are not helpful, I did put it on my harddrive running dosboxer and I get the same error message!

sam iam 2013-02-26 1 point DOS version

when i start the game it says: hardware changed or config.dat is corrupted

RJ 2012-09-05 0 point DOS version

I created a "fake drive" titled it drive, and when it finished copying files I tried to run the game. it says error config.dat corrupted

Mrc 2012-08-05 -4 points DOS version

You don't need a disc. Download Dos-box (dos emulator), mount your harddrive, and run the game using the standard dos commands to open the directory and run the executable file.

If you don't know the few basic commands required to navigate in DOS, you shouldn't be playing these games anyway.

i want it with out puting it on a disc 2012-03-17 0 point DOS version

i want it with out puting it on a disc

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