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The Brain follows the same premise as its predecessor Life & Death, wherein the player controls an up-and-coming surgeon who must perform simulated surgery on patients with varying problems. The sequel focuses on the brain, whereas the first game focused on the abdomen.

The graphics and gameplay have been improved from the first game, but, other than the new patient cases, it plays more or less the same.


Life & Death II: The Brain DOS Sign-in
Life & Death II: The Brain DOS Receptionist's desk
Life & Death II: The Brain DOS Your desk
Life & Death II: The Brain FM Towns Options

Promo Images

Life & Death II: The Brain Magazine Advertisement Page 109
Life & Death II: The Brain Magazine Advertisement Page 108
Life & Death II: The Brain Magazine Advertisement Page 83

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User Reviews

It's brain surgery... And poking people with needles. DOS Feem (45)

Critic Reviews

Just Games Retro DOS Dec 03, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Raze DOS Jul, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Génération 4 DOS Feb, 1991 81 out of 100 81
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS May, 1991 799 out of 1000 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Aug, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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Buried inside the data of LD2.EXE version 1.1, after the credits are some thank you's which are interesting to say the least:

We would like to thank the following people and organizations for providing moral support and/or escapist thrills for the duration of this project:
Joy Whittemore
Michelle Glenn
Joshua Glenn
Sara Glenn (in progress)
Dr. Hoggly Woggly's
Tyler Texas BBQ
Twin Peaks
Total Recall
Star Trek: The Next
Monty Python
The Prisoner
The Outer Limits
Malibu Grand Prix
Ford Motor Company
Fields of Honor
Origin Systems (for Wing Commander)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Johann Strauss
Gustav Holtz
Def Leppard
Dire Straits
"Good design always pays off." - Norm "Teflon-Man"
And no thanks to Dave Locke
All characters portrayed herein are ficticious.
Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. We'd like to express our appreciation for our recently appointed fearless leader, Dave Grenewetzki. It's a dirty job but somebody's gotta do it. And finally, the producer wishes to thank his partners in crime for doing a damn fine job under very difficult circumstances.
Rick & Hal.

Contributed to by Infernos (38024), Terok Nor (32582) and Larving Farumpfi (13)
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