Life and Death 2 has got to be one of the first and best medical-themed games. Amazingly realistic for its time ( 1990 ), the fact that you have more tools and tests available to you proves that this game has no doubt influenced thousands of pre-teens and teens to consider a career in medicine (or at least video games).
New tests and tools include: CAT scan, MRI scan and not to mention numerous other little surprises scattered throughout the game. As the difficulty level makes this game a challenge to learn, it is still just as addicting as the first Life and Death game.
But possibly the best feature of this game is the fact that you can explore and examine more of the patients body to gain a more accurate diagnosis than you could in the first game. Also, this particular installment of Life and Death, the graphics happen to be quite advanced for their time.
And of course, because the first Life and Death concentrated on the human abdomen, there is much more to think about when playing the 2nd Life and Death which mainly concerns the human brain. And as it is well known that the brain is undoubtedly more complex than the abdomen, this game is very hard to master. Overall, I can recommend this game to anyone looking for an addicting challenge
that is tired of all the recent medical games that all seem to contain the same boringly simple formula of: Crime, Discovery of Body, and tons of overused Intrigue.
If you are a newcomer to the medical- themed world of video games, this game is an excellent place to spread your wings. Even if you are a jaded pro at this genre, give this game a try and pretty soon you won’t be able to leave your computer without at least having to forcibly pry your eyes off the screen. Out of a possible 5 stars, Life and Death 2: The Brain has earned 3.5 stars. Other games that you might enjoy are: Life and Death 1, Theme Hospital, Trauma Center: Second Opinion, Trauma Center: Under the Knife, and any other Medical, Warfare or Strategic - related games.