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LifeSigns: Surgical Unit (DS)

LifeSigns: Surgical Unit (DS)
alaScore 79

21 reviews

Jul, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of LifeSigns: Surgical Unit (DS). The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the story. The controls also gets good comments. Reviews are divided on the gameplay.

controls, story

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the LifeSigns: Surgical Unit (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of LifeSigns: Surgical Unit (DS) from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Nintendo DS Games on

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lifesigns Surgical Unit

Jul, 2015

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LifeSigns: Surgical Unit (DS)


LifeSigns: Surgical Unit is like a rather bold hybrid of Phoenix Wright and Trauma Center. You might call it Drama Center, or Phoenix Wright: Surgeon at Hospital. To wit, not only is most of the game spent conversing with other characters, but you must...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Karla "Sanosuke" Gumm (

LifeSigns: Surgical Unit


What do you get when you add a bit of Phoenix Wright, a dash of Scrubs, a generous helping of Trauma Center with a sprinkling of General Hospital? Spike/DreamCatcher's Lifesigns:...

Ability to Diagnose Patients ; Well written story ; Interesting Character Development ; DS Controls Spot On ; Medical Terminology isn’t dumbed down

A little less trial and error in diagnosis ; A few aspects of surgery functionality may aggravate ; DreamCatcher now makes us want Kenshuui Tendo Dokuta 1

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Neal Chandran (

Lifesigns: Surgical Unit


I can describe Lifesigns: Surgical Unit in five words: Phoenix Wright in a hospital. Transforming Phoenix Wright into Lifesigns: Surgical Unit only requires a few simple steps. Replace Phoenix Wright with Dr. Tendo. Replace gathering evidence with...

The Nintendo DS has proven itself a great platform for visual novels and Lifesigns: Surgical Unit is another solid choice. I liked this game because it wasn't just cutscene, then surgery; I actually had to spend time guiding Dr. Tendo through his daily...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Jon Lindemann (

Lifesigns: Surgical Unit


Or as I like to call it, "Drama Center".

Excellent anime-style artwork ; Amusing characters and stories ; Operations require concentration and technique ; Music is catchy and changes according to the circumstances of each situation

No way to skip conversations you’ve already read ; Can't restart operations after making early mistakes ; Necessity for precise cuts during operations makes playing on the go difficult ; Fact-gathering can be a tedious, trial-and-error process ;...

I'd like to thank all the little people that made this review possible.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Kelvin Tay (

LifeSigns: Surgical Unit - DS review at Thunderbolt Games


A young lady presents with abdominal pain – is it acute appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis, or something far more sinister (and more difficult to say)? It's just another day in the life of Tendo Dokuta, a second year intern over at the...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Jeff Pinard (

LifeSigns: Surgical Unit Review


Japanese anime visits "General Hospital"

The game is all over the map. The story is interesting and gives a little peek into Japanese society. The graphics are fantastic, but the music is horrible. Finally, the fact you can't actually do anything to affect any of the game's outcomes is...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Nathan Meunier (

LifeSigns: Surgical Unit


LifeSigns: Surgical Unit touches on a lot of the excitement of emergency room situations, but also thoroughly explores the day-to-day aspects of what goes on in a hospital and the different relationships which develop during the moments in between...

Expert review by: Isabel Jarvo (

LifeSigns: Surgical Unit Nintendo DS Review


This surgical simulation leaves you flatlined on the table.

I'll admit, there are a few amusing mini-games, and feeling up your patients during diagnosis can be fun (oh come on, you were thinking it). The typically anime characters are great for a laugh, and you occasionally learn a medical term or two with...

Consumer review by: imerion (

Fun enough, but not perfect.


Also the DS has got its version of Need for Speed Underground 2 and its not a bad version. But its obvious its an early DS game and it has some irritating problems. Need for Speed Underground is about street racing. You'll race your opponents through ...

Fun and challenging, lasts long. Car customization is great

Frustrating. Could use more tracks

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: jkafer (

Need For Speed: Underground 2 - Playing catch-up


I've been a racing game fan for several years, beginning with the not-so-racing-game Carmageddon back in the day. Admittedly, my interests have changed, but I still like to revisit the genre, especially one with as good a pedigree as Need for Speed....

Beautifully detailed city, nice cars, many upgrades

Boring gameplay, lifeless city, Brooke Burke uses her voice. Nothing new

Aug, 2005