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Theme Hospital (Windows)

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81
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

"Doctor required in inflator room..." Paul Varley (13) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Starts fun, then gets too hard to enjoy kvn8907 (180) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Very simple, but still highly addictive! Reborn_Demon (124) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
One of the best management sims out there Mike Hanson (286) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
This one is a great game. Tomer Gabel (4394) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Great Game Play...annoying sounds Horny-Bullant (56) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (89 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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92
The DOS Spirit
Finn frem biologilæreboka fra 5. klassen, spiss skalpellen og vask hendene; Det er nå din tur å operere! Husk intravenøs og vår «Golden DOS Spirit»! Redder liv!
90
Playback
Theme Hospital pod względem graficznym w dzisiejszych czasach prezentuje się fatalnie... Prawdą jest jednak, że dla kogoś kto nie zwraca uwagi tylko na oprawę audiowizualną nie stanowi to wielkiej różnicy. Gra prezentuje się sympatycznie - grafika jest nieco karykaturalna, bardzo zabawna. Genialnie wyglądają chorzy pacjenci, czy lekarze przy stole operacyjnym. W 1997 roku gra z pewnością zrobiłaby furorę. Zaraz, moment. Przecież zrobiła!
90
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Theme Hospital zit van voor tot achter vol met humor. Eenvoudig zijn de missies niet, zeker niet op latere niveaus, maar eens je een bepaalde organisatie en schikking gevonden hebt, kan je genieten van de hilarische animaties die je Bullfrog-patiënten tonen.
89
Privat Computer PC
Theme Hospital er et meget underholdende spil. Det tager et par timer at komme rigtigt i gang, men så går det ellers også bare deruda'. De eksisterende mindre bugs har ingen afgørende indflydelse på spillet. Derfor kan Theme Hospital anbefales til folk uden familie og med al for megen fritid. Men ikke lægestuderende.
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Theme Hospital réussit son défi : vous faire gérer un institut de soin tout en s’amusant. Axé clairement sur le fun avec une réalisation décalée, Bullfrog a marqué ici les jeux de gestion en les sortant encore un peu de leur sérieux, après Theme park et quelques mois avant Dungeon Keeper. Disponible sur le Playstation Store ou en abandonware sur PC, le jeu mérite véritablement le détour.
82
Coming Soon Magazine
It is with Theme Park that Bullfrog initiated the Designers Series in 1993. Based on the industry of amusement parks, Theme Park with its original interface and amusing graphics, became an immediate success which wasn't limited to only the PC world, but also conquered the other platforms including the consoles. With their strong experience, Bullfrog decided to work on another title, and thus started Theme Hospital. Like the name suggests, Theme Hospital is a game that will put you at the command of the public health, at the head of a hospital where you will manage everything from hygiene to research through human resources management.
80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Theme Hospital is one of the better sim games I have played. It was entertaining and constantly evolving so that it never got old or tired. There was a lot of room for replayability because of the nature of the game. I was able to consistently move up the ranks without any previous experience, simply by hiring lots of good doctors and spending lots of money. However, as I mentioned, the real trick is to be successful while getting by with the bare necessities. In order to do that, I needed playing experience, good planning, and a healthy dose of luck. The clean interface allowed for easy access to information and the game was set up to be played without needing the manual (which I never really read). The bottom line is that Theme Hospital provided a dizzying and worthwhile challenge and should suit anyone looking to test their management and planning skills in a fun and humorous arena.
80
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Put it all together and you have a delightful and absorbing game with few problems. My major gripe is that you can't restart a level if you're losing unless you have a saved game. Also, multiplayer support and difficulty levels are missing, but Bullfrog has prepared a patch which should remedy those two problems. These gripes aside, THEME HOSPITAL is just what the doctor ordered.
80
The Review Busters
Theme Hospital has aged real well. I installed it on my computer not to long again and I find myself playing it quite a bit. This game helped cure my World of Warcraft addiction so I should really write a nice letter to the developers. If you can get past the difficult levels in this game, it's still hard on EASY, then this game should be a most own for any tycoon fan. Finding Theme Hospital might be a little hard, but I've read rumors that we might see this on the Nintendo DS. I know I am keep my fingers crossed, playing this one on the road would be fun. Maybe if it does come out they will still have the online feature, now I can play with friends if they own the game or...wait the Nintendo Friend Code system doesn't work, dang it. Guess I will need to get everyone Theme Hospital for the DS for Christmas, if it does come out.
80
PC Player (Germany)
Dennoch war ich anfangs etwas enttäuscht, denn in den ersten Kliniken passiert einfach zu wenig. Doch schon bald gleicht das Gewimmel auf den Fluren dem Pilotfilm zu "Emergency Room", und auch Genreprofis kommen ins Rödeln. Da Zoomstufen fehlen, geht leicht der Überblick verloren. Besonders bei Notfällen wüßte ich gerne auf einen Blick, wo sich die Patienten gerade herumtreiben. Der Mehrspielermodus wirkt arg aufgesetzt, eigentlich spielt man nur um den Highscore. Trotzdem macht Theme Hospital nicht nur Professor Brinkmann Freude, sondern auch Theme-Park-Anhängern. Zu Risiken und Nebenwirkungen fragen Sie ihren Arzt oder Spieletester.
80
Edge
While Theme Hospital shares the Designer Series label and basic management directive with predecessor Theme Park, it is in fact a world apart from that revered title.
78
Power Play
Déjà Vu – Eigentlich alles an „Theme Hospital“ kommt einem seltsam bekannt vor: Arbeiter wischen Erbrochenes vom Boden, explodierte Maschinen hinterlassen irreparable Krater, am Ende des Jahres hagelt es Urkunden. Sicher, „Theme Park“ bekam damals gerechtfertigte 92 Prozent in der PP-Gesamtwertung, aber ist ein in vielen Teilen identisches Spielegrüst mit modernem Outfit drei Jahre später noch genausoviel wert? Ich denke nicht. Zudem ging es mit der Motivationskurve des Vorgängers steil bergab, sobald man alle Attraktionen einmal gesehen hatte – wieder ein Merkmal, das sich 1:1 auf den Neuling übertragen läßt.
75
JeuxVideoPC.com
Si il y avait un panthéon des jeux de gestion, Thème Hospital y figurerait sans aucun problème. De la gestion hospitalière, il fallait y penser ! Très loin d’une austérité quelconque, cette création laisse derrière elle le souvenir impérissable d’un jeu ludique et prenant. Cynique et doté d’un amour déjanté, Thème Hospital est de la même veine que Thème Park, sorti quelques années plus tôt. Un point commun entre ces deux opus : la patte de Peter Molyneux, fondateur du studio Bullfrog. Le fantasque anglais a parfaitement réussi son pari, et dix ans après, Thème Hospital continue de faire des émules dans le cœur des joueurs de 7 à 77 ans.
55
GameSpot
In the end, there are a few great things about this game - it boasts fantastic graphics, realistic (if often annoying) voice acting, and a lot of (also frequently annoying) humor. But like many of Bullfrog's other recent releases, the game just doesn't fly. If you think a little hospital managing sounds entertaining, download the demo and pretend that there's no more to the game. This may sound silly, but in the end, it's free, and it's guaranteed to be a lot less disappointing than coming face-to-face with the real thing.