TWO POINT HOSPITAL
A magical return.  


REVIEW
By JAY TEE
12/03/20

Two Point Hospital is easily one of our favourite games in recent memory, and we’re happy to report that the console port delivers on every level. The controls have been sensibly scaled despite the input restrictions of a controller, and we can’t help but smile as all the nostalgia boxes are ticked. By the same token, this is hardly a safe re imagining, with a number of key improvements and additions to the formula that make this an essential purchase for old and new sim / management fans alike.

“There's a reverence for the past within every fibre of this re-imagining, from the snarky receptionist reminding you not to die in the corridors, to the various outlandish diseases with pun filled descriptions. It's all exceptionally British, with a dry sense of humour and satirical edge that works extremely well. You'll want to dig into the weeds of the diagnosis descriptions, as there's little one liners and winks to the player that enrich the whole experience.

But this isn't simply an HD redressing of Theme Hospital; infact, there's plenty of nuance here for those willing to immerse themselves. For starters, the sheer amount of room decoration and customisation choices border on the obscene, with many items providing tangible benefits to hospital prestige. There are more metrics that determine patient and staff well being, and quality of life improvements including being able to assign staff to specific locations, and room construction plans that aren't restricted to variants of rectangular shapes.”   

You can read the full review, exclusively on AltChar.com, and scroll down for our equivalent scoring and TARP badges.

Set phasers to maximum charm.

You’ll grasp the console adapted controls within minutes, and with so much to tweak and customise, get ready for full immersion.  

The receptionist and DJ voiceover dialogue are both hilarious, with every sound effects and music track perfectly crafted.

There’s a huge amount to cover in the base game alone, and with regular premium expansions, that looks set to continue.

Two Point Hospital is a faithful follow up to the Bullfrog classic, and the graphics are no exception. Crisp, well animated, and full of detail.

THE LAST WORD

Two Point Hospital is a best in class hospital management sim that deserves the highest accolades around.      

THE FINAL SCORE

5/5

REVIEW POLICY

We use a simple “out of 5” rating criteria for all reviews.

5 out of 5 is FANTASTIC.

To put it simply, something with this rating comes highly recommended, and is pretty much close to perfect.

*PS4 review copy provided by Sega.*


The BAM! DONE! badge lets you know that within minutes of picking up the controller, you can play this like a pro.

The HOMEBOY badge is for the kind of game that is perfect for playing at home, AND when you’re on the go.  

The MAYORAL ELECTION badge is for a game filled with high pressure moments that put your skills to the test.  

The COLLISION COURSE badge is for a game that gives you more than one way to succeed.

The SLICK RICK badge is earned when the soundtrack, effects, and / or overall audio design is fantastic across the board.

The APPLES AND PEARS badge is for a game that features lots of British accents.

The EPIC RESPAWN badge is for a game with superb post launch developer support.

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THE BASICS - Hospital management sim, from the same folks who made Theme Hospital.

PLATFORMS - PS4, XB1, NS, and PC.

PLAYERS - Offline - 1, Online - 0

CO-OP? MULTIPLAYER? - None

DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT - A mixture of free updates and paid expansions. The console release includes two expansions.

TARPS? - At the bottom of all our reviews, you’ll see a series of absurd looking images (with equally stupid, in joke laden names). These are the TARP badges, which represent our ‘Totally Accurate Rating Platform’. They allow us to identify specific things, recognise positive or negative aspects of a games design, and generally indulge our consistent silliness with some visual tomfoolery.

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