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Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 (DS)

Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 (DS)
alaScore 85

41 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 (DS). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the controls and graphics, whereas many are critical about the story.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Trauma Center: Under the Knife Review


A review of the surgery simulator.

Trauma Center: Under the Knife is both challenging and fun. Kind of like Operation but without the goofy naked white guy. So go get this game you're afraid of real blood or don't want to spend hours and hours in med school only just to become a...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Brian Rowe (

Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 R..


Paging Dr. Stiles...

Variety of operations, strategic gameplay, engrossing story

Occasional touchscreen difficulties, over-dramatic

Simulation games are a dime-a-dozen on Nintendo's handheld. None of them have been able to match the series' masterful blend of storytelling, engrossing gameplay, and touchscreen interaction. Trauma Center was one of the original sleeper hits for the...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Brendon Lindsey (

Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2


Trauma Center 2 is the same game we fell in love with on the DS, but with much better gameplay. If that doesn't already have you running to pick up a copy, let me explain.

Trauma Center 2 upgrades the gameplay of the original, but the story takes a step back. Still, it’' hard not to love Trauma Center 2. Atlus took the issues fans of the original DS title complained about, fixed them, and then tuned them up so

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Buffa (

Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 Nintendo DS Review


Under the Knife 2 lets you play as a virtual Doogie Howser, as you slice open patients, fix broken bones, drain tumors, cure diseases and bandage wounds using the system's touch screen. Simply select your instrument (scalpel, laser, drain, antibiotic...

Same addictive operating gameplay, nurse Angie's hot, it takes place in Africa (hey, Africa's hot), you can change difficulty levels before each operation, excellent touch screen controls

Anti-war story gets preachy, cut scenes drag on, no one takes Viagra

Slap on some gloves, put on your scrubs and save lives in Atlus's Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2. Armed with gallons of antibiotic gel, his trusty scalpel and a host of other goodies, Dr. Derek Stiles and his assistant, the gorgeous Nurse Angie leave...

Jul, 2008


Expert review by: Dave 'Fargo' Kosak (

Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2


The second-most fun way to play doctor.

Great use of stylus controls; enjoyable story; good difficulty curve

Long cut-scenes; repetitive music

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Jonathan Metts (

Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2


GUILT is back… and so is everything else.

Entertaining script ; Snazzy new music ; Core gameplay is still great

You've seen and played it all before ; Retracts important new features and adds none of its own ; New GUILT are crammed into the end of the game

I just ordered this from Amazon for $15.... I think it'll be worth that. One annoyance - I skimmed this review and noted that microphone blowing is used in one of the missions - and my microphone is broken. I wish they would stop that whole blowing...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Steven Chan (

Trauma Center: Under the Knife - DS review at Thunderbolt Games


I have always had an interest in medical dramas; Casualty, Holby City, ER, and lately House (I'd include Scrubs, but it'd be a funny sort of drama). And now with the NDS and its touchscreen, I could actually play my part in one. The idea of Trauma...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Vyolynce (

Trauma Center: Under the Knife


The Nintendo DS has several unique features that allow savvy game developers to create experiences that simply aren't possible on other devices. Most of these features revolve around the touch screen and the stylus input, which is quicker, more...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Mark "Raziel" Edwards (

Trauma Center: Under the Knife


"Frenetic" is a word that's thrown around a lot in video game journalism these days – not as much as "immersive", "visceral" or "photorealistic", mind you – but there hasn't been a game yet that has truly embodied the true spirit of the word.

Like Lucy in a chocolate factory, you'll chase thrombosis through a kidney, hop from aneurysm to aneurysm, and laser the living hell out of crazy Kyriaki GUILT monsters. It's a great, healthy puzzler with a horrible, life-draining tumor of a story...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Zachary Gasiorowski (

Trauma Center: Under the Knife on Nintendo DS


Would You Like to Make an Appointment?

The graphics in Trauma Center are not too realistic, but this is a good thing. Players might get a little too squeamish it they were. The graphical level that this game is at is a perfect fit for the DS system. Everything is detailed enough where you...

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications

The internal warfare plaguing the people of this country for over a decade has finally come to an end. However, they continue to struggle with attacks by guerilla militants, land mines, and refugees en masse. Still, the country is slowly walking down the path toward peace. Other countries have begun sending aid to Costigar, helping to establish medical institutions. But, the number of doctors needed to staff those facilities has been hopelessly insufficient. Now, a legendary doctor has come to Zakara, one of the many refugee camps. In these harsh lands that are ill equipped for providing medical care, he will find hope in new allies. However, a deadly disease thought to have been eradicated once again looms on the horizon.


Elements:Simulation - medicine
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
PEGI Content Descriptors:Bad language
PEGI Rating:12+
PEGI Rating Exception:Finland 11+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren gem


Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Atlus U.S.A.
Model:Under the Knife 2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Trauma Center:


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - simulation