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LifeSigns is similar to Trauma Center medical games, but focuses more on the story and character development, almost like a soap opera. You play as Dr. Tendo, a second year intern at a hospital, performing surgeries on patients while at the same time balancing relationships with fellow doctors and nurses.

The gameplay for the surgery is a more step-by-step-style minigames, performing certain tasks during the surgery for it to be a success, but you also have to examine the patient beforehand to figure out the problem they are suffering from. Between surgeries, you also have to juggle romantic relationships with female doctors and nurses, saying the right things or buying them romantic items in order to succeed. You can also play mini-games like fishing and cooking to relieve stress from the hospital as well.


LifeSigns: Surgical Unit Nintendo DS Main hospital during daytime.
LifeSigns: Surgical Unit Nintendo DS Circle the part that is not on both screens.
LifeSigns: Surgical Unit Nintendo DS Basic actions are character interaction and transfer to another location.
LifeSigns: Surgical Unit Nintendo DS Nurse Hoshi teaches you the basics of diagnosing the patient's illness.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Lifesigns: Hospital Affairs" -- European title
  • "Lifesigns: A Coeur Ouvert" -- French title
  • "Lifesigns" -- European alternate cover title
  • "Kenshūi Tendō Dokuta 2: Inochi no Tenbin" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Purojuegos 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Nov 14, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Diehard GameFan Jan 25, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Apr 10, 2009 13 out of 20 65
Thunderbolt Games Jan 06, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GamingExcellence Jan 14, 2008 4.5 out of 10 45
Game Shark Dec 12, 2007 C- 42
Gamervision Dec 28, 2007 4 out of 10 40
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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Non-Japanese manuals use the same images used in Japanese manuals with Japanese text. As such, in European and such manuals all text using kanji and kana have been blurred, while text that used latin letters such as "Mission 05" were left as is since it is identical in English, German and other localized game versions.
Big John WV (25475) added LifeSigns: Surgical Unit (Nintendo DS) on May 26, 2008