Take a Stab into Forensic Science with Autopsy Simulator Arriving on PC in 2024

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If you feel like you have the need to get deeper into forensic science then soon you’ll be able to take a stab at it with Autopsy Simulator. Developer Woodland Games has released a re-announcement trailer for its game following its first announcement in 2022. Given the ongoing popularity of crime shows/dramas and their seemingly endless spin-offs, combined with the nearly endless subject matter for gaming simulators, it was only a matter of time until these two meshed together and led to a game such as this.

The premise of Autopsy Simulator is that players will take on the role of a forensic doctor during the 1990s who is battling his inner demons while attempting to solve the mysteries that led to the deaths of his subjects. The developer categorizes the game as a “story-driven mystery game with medically accurate simulations” and as a “first-person horror experience”.

Team17 Digital is publishing Autopsy Simulator which is available to wishlist on Steam and is said to arrive in 2024 on PC when players can take a stab at being a practicing pathologist.

Description (per press release):

“Autopsy Simulator will see players study realistic case files, created in collaboration with real-world forensic practitioners, to help guide their examinations and dissections. Utilising medically authentic tools and procedures, players will learn all they can about the deceased before unraveling the mystery of their deaths.

In the standalone story mode, Dead Memories, players will dive into the story of Jack Hanman. After his life takes a turn for the worse, Jack must battle his inner demons while performing a range of gruesome post-mortem procedures in this narrative-driven psychological horror experience.

Key Features:

  • Gruesome anatomical detail and medically certified autopsy procedures: Dissect anatomically accurate bodies using a range of autopsy procedures and tools authentic to real-world practice.
  • Realistic true crime scenarios: Study a range of case files designed by real-life pathomorphologists and forensic doctors, then use what you learn to guide each autopsy.
  • Narrative-driven story mode with simulation gameplay: In Autopsy Simulator: Dead Memories, follow a gripping personal mystery while performing medically accurate autopsy procedures vetted by a certified pathologist.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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