availiable through Steam
Develop your own hospital drama and manipulate the results to your
best advantage! In charge of a rapidly expanding hospital, your job is
to cure the patients with your army of doctors and nurses while
successfully managing the facilities and taking care of everyone's
Run the hospital and you influence the outcome in this funny,
highly accessible and involving game featuring character relationships,
staff management, hilarious diseases and cures and more. Featuring
gameplay that's as personable as you want it, Hospital Tycoon has
engaging locations, missions and characters galore!
Hospital Tycoon is easy to start, impossible to put down. It's time to start operating!
- Supported OS: Windows XP
- Processor: Pentium 4 @ 1.6 GHz or Athlon 1600+
- System Memory: 512MB RAM
- Video Card: GeForce 3 / Radeon 8500*
- Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
- DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
- Hard Disk: 750 MB Hard Drive Space
*Supported Graphics Cards:That much for the Steam page. This is from me:
8500, 9000, 9100, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800,
X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
3-series, 4-series (Not MX), FX5200, FX5600 FX5700, FX5950, 6600, 6800,
7100, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8800.
Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. Laptops).
If you have been playing games for as long a time as I have (15 years +), you might have stumbled over Bullfrog's "Theme Hospital" (published soon after Theme Park). In this game, you had to build up a hospital, treat strange diseases and keep patients alive - if possible.
To be honest, I've never found another game quite like this one, but while waiting for the release of "Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light" on Tuesday, I went through the "less than 10 €" section (I get the prices in Euroes) and found a game called Hospital Tycoon. Now, I'm a bit weary of "Tycoon" games, because there used to be some that weren't worth the money. (I'm obviously not talking about games like Fairy Godmother Tycoon or Zoo Tycoon here, but there's others like the infamous Mall Tycoon.) Still, the game wasn't all that expensive (8.99 €) and so, once my problems with buying were resolved, I bought and downloaded this game as well.
For the first time in many years (Theme Hospital is pre-Windows 95), I have found a game that coupled all the stuff I liked about Theme Hospital. There's strange diseases (like Lycanthropy, Mummifried or Tyred Out), there's even stranger treatments and I get to build up and decorate my own hospital, too. (And no heating units, ha! I always had problems placing those efficiently.)
The Story Mode (there's a sandbox as well) is divided into three series with four episodes each of which, between curing patients and dealing with other problems, also tell a funny story in best "General Hospital" style.
I have spent the best part of yesterday playing this game and I am in the middle of the last episode of the last series so far. My verdict is this: If you have loved Theme Hospital, you will definitely enjoy this game as well. If you love building games without a time limit, you will enjoy it, too. If you love hospital drama, you'll find it here as an added bonus.