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The game that started it all, for me that is... Anonymous Gamer (162) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.4
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Overall User Score (16 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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Despite these reservations, this is a novel program which plays upon our innate fears of illness and fascination with medical procedures. If you persevere through the early stages, it could be a lifesaver for those who thought simulations ended with F-16s.
If you make a mistake you are sent to medical school. If the mistake is very serious the patient is sent to the mortuary (graphic included, of course). Life & Death (which is better than The Surgeon, by the way) brings a dash of fresh air (spiced with disinfectant) to leisure software.
The Retro Spirit (May 29, 2008)
Dette er utvilsomt en annerledes opplevelse som vil sette perspektiv på kirurgyrket. Hvis du ikke rynker på nesen av en kraftig vanskelighetsgrad og EGA-grafikk er det ingenting som bør stoppe deg fra å prøve en smakebit. Husk bare å vask hendene først!
80 (Oct 07, 2011)
A tester ! Software Toolworks nous livre ici un petit bijou qui n’a pas eu la descendance qu’il méritait. Sans doute un argument de plus qui estompera les traces de son grand âge.
Just Games Retro (Sep 29, 2006)
Life and Death puts you in the scrubs of a first-year resident in the Department of Abdominal Surgery at Toolworks General Hospital. You will be given a steady stream of patients with various abdominal complaints to diagnose, test, refer, or operate on yourself. Regardless of your level of medicinal knowledge, the game endevours to teach you every step of the way, from reams of documentation in the box, to in-game classes showing your exact mistakes in surgery and how to correct them. No one's going to get a doctorate out of this game, and real surgeons would probably get a chuckle from it, but it takes itself seriously, and brings enough research and veracity to it to convince you to do the same.
Mir hat das „Rumbasteln“ an meinen hilflosen Patienten viel Spaß bereitet. Sicherlich werdet Ihr genauso rasant an dieses heilbringende Werk gehen. Anzuraten ist auf jeden Fall zu dem neuen Game aus dem Hause THE SOFTWARE TOOLWORKS. LIFE & DEATH, zieht‘s Euch rein, allein die bebilderte Abhandlung über die Operationsmethoden im Laufe der Jahrhunderte ist den Kauf wert. Ehrlich!
The One (Sep, 1989)
For the curiosity value alone this is one package you have just got to see - and if you value originality more than variety you may end up buying it too.
Play Time (Sep, 1991)
Die Originalversion für den PC ist bereits vor einigen Jahren erschienen. Doch Du brauchst keine besondere Graphik, wenn Du in Leuten herumwühlst. Mittlerweile gibt es aber den Nachfolger auf dem PC. Daher möchte ich den Kauf des ersten Teils nur echten Hobby-Chirurgen oder Sammlern ausgefallener Programmideen empfehlen.

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