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YMMV: Surgeon Simulator 2013
  • Breather Level: The brain transplant surgery is significantly easier than the heart and double kidneys transplant surgeries due to having less steps to do, but the difficult controls will still be your major obstacle.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The line gets crossed when you accidentally get the drill stuck in the patient. It gets crossed again while you flail about trying to get it out as it whips around by its drill bit.
    • This phone call:
      Nigel's friend: A'right Nigel, I've been wondering what going on with that mystery meat you've been sellin' me. Half my customers think it's absolutely lovely, the other half have been puking their guts up! Not that I mind, mind you; I just put it back into the kebabs.
    • It's entirely possible, in the Ambulance Brain Transplant, to have the patient instantly killed by a fire extinguisher to the brain. Less than ten seconds in the surgery.
  • Game Breaker: The experimental mode with the Razer Hydra controller gives you two hands and a lot more dexterity. If it actually worked for every level, the game would be a lot easier than it's supposed to be.
  • Guide Dang It: This is very much a trial-and-error game, especially if you're going for A++. The first few times you play the game, it'll be an achievement just getting through the bones, let alone taking out an organ. The kidney surgery is especially bad, requiring no less than five precision cuts just to get the first set of organs out. Deliberately invoked with the alien surgery, which changes the objective on each playthrough and doesn't tell you what's what.
  • Nausea Fuel: The I Am A God achievement requires being drugged and electrocuted at the same time. The real achievement is to not vomit while attempting it.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The initial segment of the track "Unidentified Flying Organ" (Which plays during the alien surgery) sounds suspiciously similar to the theme music of the series The X-Files.
  • Tear Jerker: The music that plays if you fail a surgery.
  • That One Achievement: There are various achievements that qualify, but here are the ones that take the cake:
    • "Nothing But Skull". As the description says, you have to throw the replacement brain into the patient's head to finish the brain transplant. What it DOESN'T tell you is that you have to throw it from a specific place (your hand all the way to the back) and in a specific manner (turning the hand up and letting go of the brain so that it flies upwards). This is a pain in the butt to accomplish even if you know how to do it, and it's literally the third least acquired achievement, and for a very good reason.
    • All the time trials for kidney transplants. Not only is it extremely difficult to remove the old kidneys from their original locations, it can be a real pain in the butt to place the replacements in a way that triggers the win condition. You are going to tear your hair in frustration over these ones.
    • "Best Surgeon In The World". Get perfect scores on all operations, which requires losing as few blood as possible and completing the operations in reasonably short time. Good luck accomplishing that in the ambulance and space ones...
    • "Best Surgeon In The Universe". You must successfully complete all of the 6 secret operations on an alien. The operations are chosen randomly, you aren't informed which organ is which, and as if that wasn't enough, one of the missions is bugged (requires replacing different organ than you are told) and another not only cannot be completed without electrocuting yourself, but you also have to make sure that after you smash the container with the replacement organ, you can actually catch it before it floats away.
    • "Call Trisha". Shortly saying, you have to type in a number on a phone. Sounds simple, right? Not with this game's controls...
  • That One Level: Ambulance Brain Transplant. Trying to clear out the skull and separate the brain stem while avoiding damage to the most sensitive organ in the game is incredibly frustrating with the constant motion, especially if you're going for A++. Doubly so because, as noted above, the patient can die through no fault of your own. The space version is actually easier because the brain floats up and makes cutting the brain stem a breeze.
  • X Meets Y: QWOP meets Trauma Center.

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