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Theme Hospital (Windows)

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Genre
Perspective
Theme
81
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3.9
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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4388)
Written on  :  Jan 06, 2000
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

This one is a great game.

The Good

A lot. First, it's from Bullfrog - so I can't help but love it. The other reasons are a bit more serious, so let's go on:

  • The graphics. Truly great graphics, quite detailed and extremely humourous (or insane, if you'd rather have it this way :-))
  • Great music, diverse and actually likeable (though you'd probably want a wavetable card to play this, get an AWE32).
  • Reasonably accurate simulation, not like in the half-assed, should-have-never-been-made Theme Park. If you do things right you do them right, and if you screw up you're screwed. That's the way things should be.
  • Excellent gameplay and replayability value, with funny rooms and characters, "interesting" (to say the least) cinematic sequences.

The Bad

It's repetitive, definitely repetitive. Also, occasionally you'll find yourself earning profit, running an excellent hospital and still not moving to the next level - only to be promoted half an hour later. Go figure.

The Bottom Line

A really excellent simulation game I really love, however it's completely an issue of taste.