A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Game sets a series of goals for the players; when goals are accomplished, the hospital earns higher ratings, which -- in turn -- unlocks more items for use in the hospital. Players receive in-game emails congratulating them on achievements. There are also "yearly" awards that recognize goals and successes with treatment.
Positive Role Models
As administrator of hospital, players have freedom to grow the hospital as they wish without having overarching role models. It's up to players to choose who they hire against budget they have, which can affect hospital's reputation.
Ease of Play
As players advance, and as hospital gets busier, it can be a challenge to keep everything running smoothly. Fortunately, the controls are simple and don't interfere with game management.
Violence & Scariness
Janitorial staff can shoot worms on hospital walls, resulting in blood stains until they're cleaned. But the cartoonish nature of the worms and graphics minimizes the impact of the violence.
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Crude humor includes vomit, urine, defecation, and farting from patients.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Two Point Hospital is a downloadable business management simulation for Windows PCs. The game features crude humor (which includes vomiting, urinating, defecation, and farting) and animated blood (such as hospital workers that shoot worms on the walls, which ooze bloodstains until a janitor cleans it up). Gameplay also features bizarre and amusing illnesses (e.g., patients with lightheadedness have a light bulb for a head) and is big on humor. Otherwise, there's no inappropriate content included in the game. Under the CCPA law you have the right to protect your personal information. Make a Do Not Sell request to Two Point Hospital.
Is It Any Good?
The diagnoses may be odd in this hospital sim, but the overarching prescription of fun is universal. Two Point Hospital is one of those simulations where things start out calmly as you start to get used to the controls and the various illnesses infecting the population, but it quickly starts to run a fever and gets fast-paced as more people show up under the weather. As a result, the game isn't hard to understand or grasp, and gives a sandbox feel to a directed experience in hospital management. Yes, players can design the interior of the hospital to suit their tastes, but internal mission prompts are very specific about how to meet the needs of patients.
Graphically, the game is outstanding, with pastel color schemes and patients exhibiting a range of amusing illnesses. That means curing people that are mummies, that are turned into cubist blocks, or that have light bulbs for heads. But while some of the gameplay can become repetitive at moments as you try to reach your goal, its largest issue is that its crude humor seems just a little bit over the top at times. That's because you're frequently dealing with patients with flatulence, or defecating (and urinating) in places they shouldn't. But Two Point Hospital manages to outweigh some of the crudeness with a generally light, humorous tone that helps players key in on the fun elements. And while you'll be running a business and sticking to a budget, there's a larger focus on interior design and lighthearted property management that won't require an economics degree to be successful. If you can overlook some of the elements that work for cheap laughs, Two Point Hospital is an enjoyable hospital to check in to.
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