The Bottom Line
- good replay value
- 3D graphics
- no zoom
- method of curing patients is easy and becomes predictable
- Publisher: Legacy Interactive
- Release Date: May 2005
- Play a doctor and cure patients in a setting based on the television show ER.
- Voice and likenesses of ER cast members including Noah Wyle, Mekhi Phifer and Sherry Stringfield.
- Full real-time 3D environments and characters with 360° camera rotation.
- Create your doctor, with 6 different fields of medicine in which to train.
- Earn experience as you treat patience and advance your skills.
- Make friends with other Doctors to help your career.
- Trade perks with Doctors to help your performance, like keeping motives high.
Guide Review - "ER : The Game" Review (PC)
As you progress through the game, as a lowly intern you will earn experience points which you will put to good use increasing skill points in different areas of the medical field. You will be able to treat patients with more difficult problems later in the game.
The waiting room is always filled with patients. But you must take time out and take care of yourself. Composure, hunger, and energy must be attended to, or else your patients will suffer (as you won't be able to cure them as fast). Curing patients is actually easy. Depending on your skills and the extent of the problem, your character knows exactly what to do.
Overall, I recommend "ER." The lack of zoom (mostly out) and method of curing people left me frustrated. Some tasks require you to find a doctor. While I realize it is realistic to not know what is going on in other rooms, it'd be nice to have. The point of the game is more about time management than diagnosing patients. "ER" is easy to learn and not to difficult for non-gamers.