TWO POINT HOSPITAL
A magical return.
By JAY TEE
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-
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.”
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
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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