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!
CorsixTH is a aiming for an Open Source remake of Theme Hospital on a modern engine. You will need the game files to use it. Check it out here: http://corsixth.com/
Theme Hospital 2
Two Point Hospital is a sequel, released in 2018, check it out here: https://www.twopointhospital.com/
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Comments and reviews
human 2023-05-18 -1 point
KJ - "Never realized how sexist this game was. Doctors and handymen are men and nurses and receptionists are women."
...are you serious? Theme Hospital is a GAME, with comedy elements thrown in. No-one cares. Woke much?
Perry Rhodan 2021-06-26 1 point
You can play the game in Windows 7/8.1/10 now using CorsixTH: Works perfectly at high reolution with zoom feature and midi music. Needs GOG or CD version files to work.
Simsilikesims 2018-04-09 -2 points
EA Origin now has this title available. Price: under $5. They have it working with DOSBox...but it still has a hitch with the mouse drivers sometimes. Still, if you need a version set up for you for a modern computer you can get it there.
Overcooked Potato 2018-02-15 1 point
Im missing out on the classics so I have to find the most classic of all classic games to experience how classic they were back in the old days
BUBU 2018-01-20 -2 points
There's a Windows XP and onward Windows OS compatible version available on themehospital.co.uk so if you're facing some compatibility issues, it's best to try that out.
KK 2017-11-21 0 point
Game works great but I have to play with no sound.. theres a terrible distorted bell ringing sound when you mouse over ANYTHING. The sounds that are supposed to come with the game are fine but whatever was added to the clicks kinda detracts from the game. Other than that its great! 8/10
KJ 2017-09-04 -30 points
Never realized how sexist this game was. Doctors and handymen are men and nurses and receptionists are women.
Aside from that, does anyone know
1. If I were to increase the heat of the radiators for the first 29 or 30 days of the month and then reduce it for the last day, would I only be charged the lower amount? But will the patients then register this as being cold or will they still be warm? The question is whether the warmth level of patients and the cost is measured daily or monthly.
2. Does the time of year matter for the radiators? Whenever I have played I usually reduce the heat during the summer months (I suppose summer is relative). But I don't know if this makes a difference. Do patients want radiators throughout the year?
BretN7 2017-07-14 1 point
One of the greatest sim type games ever. Great humor and art style. I always keep coming back to this. Bullfrog was amazing back in the day.
pippy 2017-05-31 0 point
theme hospital is a really good game because you get patients and doctors. you get to create you own hospital aswell its just a really good game
Bart 2017-02-26 -3 points
If you ever need help on this game... visit youtube.com/classicretrog ;)
Just a guy who loves old games 2017-02-11 1 point
I don't need dosbox to play this game actually, I have fixed and maintained my old computer for more than 15 years
Alex381 2017-02-03 1 point
Very addictive and funny game! I played it many years ago and I keep it for my child as one of the 10 best games ever.
s 2016-09-16 1 point
how do you play it i download it but i dont know what to click on to star the game?!..
haemophile 2016-06-05 2 points
ok for other people i have found out how to save if you put your mouse pointer to the top of the screen it brings up a file menu you hold down the LMB and release it when over the save function
haemophile 2016-06-04 0 point
lets address a problem
for the people saying that this game runs a little slow you need to manually set the cycles to more than 12000 in the configuration file for dosbox
the game is awesome but cannot find out how to save the game can somebody help me with this
Javi RC 2016-02-14 -3 points
este juego lo jugue muchas muchas veces en todas la pcs que tuvimos en casa .. y cada vez que me acuerdo .. lo vuelvo a instalar .. Es Un JuEgO gEnIaL !!!!!!!!!!
Mina 2015-11-20 -4 points
Hey, you can find it free for a limited time in Origin :D I'm downloading it.
Kaz 2015-11-11 1 point
Please download Dosbox to run this game!!! it will not run on newer operating systems (XP,vista,7,8.1,10, etc)!!! Just drag the game folder onto the dosbox icon and type hospital.exe and hit enter
Domhnall 2015-10-21 -1 point
I remember this game now...haha, definitely a blast to play.
I just can't remember how to employ a psychiatrist when all of the doctors looking for employment are surgeons. :(
Mixceny 2015-10-10 -1 point
Own a legit copy, it's available on Origin for anyone who can't get the DL to work. Pretty cheap, too.
LazarusJ 2015-09-25 -4 points
Doesn't work to win 8.1 :(, someone know what i have to do to play this greatfull game??? Pls help!!!
bluepheonix 2015-09-04 -2 points
so the theme of the hospital is spun on a wheel @ the start of the game or what?
somebody 2015-08-16 -10 points
can they make the bathrooms private in this game i dont want see patients using the toilet
kaz 2015-06-30 1 point DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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 -1 point DOS version
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 -1 point DOS version
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 DOS version
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 -7 points DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
Is it possible to find this game in italian language? Or find just the file language pack to translated it?
Kiddo 2014-09-01 -11 points DOS version
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 1 point DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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 2 points DOS version
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 DOS version
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?
stephanie 2013-09-30 3 points DOS version
plisss help meee... how to instal/ play the game after download??
rithik 2013-09-15 0 point DOS version
i love this game a lot. It is old game but it is very super game.
Nope 2013-08-12 0 point DOS version
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 DOS version
If you can't figure it out, you have no purpose downloading anything off this site.
admin 2013-08-08 -1 point DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
The game runs a little slow. but a good game.
Vissy 2013-04-27 0 point DOS version
Great old game, and now someone is working on a update/re-incarnation of the game.
just look for corsix-th
JesusisLord 2013-03-13 0 point DOS version
Very nice game, i wonder if any ever try to multiplay this ?
A Wise Old Man 2013-02-19 0 point DOS version
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 -1 point DOS version
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 DOS version
I can't get this to download from here? Is there a problem with it...?
the nerd 2012-04-15 0 point DOS version
played this on my psp can't wait for it to finnish downloading
derSiedler 2012-01-30 0 point DOS version
from this game gives a open source game now...look to sourceforge.org
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