Two Point Hospital DLC Test-Review

Two Point Hospital DLC Test (Review) Bigfoot – Pebberley Island – Close Encounters – What do you get and are they worth it ?

Two Point Hospital DLC Test (Review Deutsch) Bigfoot - Pebberly Island - Close Encounters Close Encounters 2. Map Overview
Two Point Hospital DLC Test – Close Encounters 2. Map Overview

In this article, I will introduce you to the three major Two Point Hospital DLCs Bigfoot, Pebberley Island, and Close Encounters. All information and details in the Two Point Hospital DLC Test and Review. We travel to the tropics, in the winter to the Yeti and in the desert to the aliens. I show you what each Two Point Hospital DLC has to offer and if they are worth it to buy

German Version:

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Two Point Hospital DLC Review Video:

(German Voiceover, subtitles in many different languages)

Two Point Hospital DLC Review – Intro

Moin Moin, here’s the zap. In this episode, I would like to introduce you to the DLCs for Two Point Hospital released so far. So far there are 4 of these DLCs, but one of them I don’t own yet. The three I can introduce are the bigger ones called Bigfoot, Pebberley Island, and Close Encounters. So this is a video for Two Point Hospital players considering buying one or more of the DLCs.

The DLCs were kindly provided to me by the publisher Sega. This will have no effect on my report and rating. My viewers and readers always have the highest priority and therefore I rate everything as if I had paid for it myself, free samples don’t get a bonus.

Short Summary Two Point Hospital

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Short Summary Two Point Hospital

In case you don’t know what Two Point Hospital is yet, just a short introduction. Two Point Hospital is based on the extremely popular classic Theme Hospital from 1997. The predecessor was developed by the company Bullfrog, which also became famous with Theme Park and Dungeon Keeper. Later, a part of Lionhead Studios was developed, which became famous with titles like Black & White or Fable.

Two Point Studios consists among other things of some developers of the original version and the predecessor studios, so that here also some experience is behind it. This company was opened more or less especially for remakes of these old Bullfrog and Lionhead classics and they started with Two Point Hospital.

In the game, you manage a hospital. It is a construction game with a strong tycoon and management part so in the broadest sense a business simulation. As with the original, however, a special part of the game fun is contained in the humor. The patients are not only funny animated, but most diseases are small parodies of existing diseases and allusions to the small problems with us humans. And also with the treatment methods, the game does not take itself so seriously.

In the basic game there are 15 hospitals, so to speak 15 missions to master, whereby these levels take several hours depending on the style of play, the later missions also like to go in the direction of 10 hours or more per hospital.

Two Point Hospital DLC: Retro Items Pack

Two Point Hospital DLC: Retro Items Pack
Two Point Hospital DLC: Retro Items Pack

Let’s start with the smallest of the 4 DLCs. The 4th DLC mentioned above is a pure item package. It is called Retro Items Pack and offers 26 items from earlier times to decorate in the hospital. The list goes from pinball machines to jukeboxes, gramophones, a photo box or a riding duck machine and much more. New levels or diseases or other game features are not included.

With 3.99 € this is also the cheapest DLC, but it also offers by far the least actual game content. However, these items can be installed anywhere in any hospital and serve as entertainment devices for patients and employees. So they also have an effect in the game, not just an optical effect.

General information about the other DLCs

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General information about the other DLCs

The other 3 DLCs to Two Point Hospital are knitted according to a relatively similar scheme. They expand the game by 3 additional hospitals, where you can see a hospital as an extra level or an extra mission.

In addition, there are a number of new diseases. Some diseases are variations of previous diseases so that they do not bring anything new optically. Others, however, are complete with their own graphics and animations. And in addition, there are a few new healing devices and rooms.

Also, new objects for the rooms and corridors are included and the radio moderation gets new stories and sayings as well as new music titles. Each DLC has a special theme.

Two Point Hospital DLC 1: Bigfoot

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Two Point Hospital DLC Bigfoot

In Bigfoot, we are building hospitals in the winter sports region of Two Point County. And that’s where the first level called Hotel Underlook starts – in a hotel instead of a real hospital. And we don’t get money for treatments directly, but from the hotel manager if we fulfill his goals. This makes it much more difficult to do business.

The second level plays in a research department so that here the main focus is on the research assignments. And in the third level, it goes into an old creepy castle.

Neue Krankheiten wie Hundeelend, Kalte Schulter oder Monstermanie sorgen für Abwechslung im Krankenhaus Alltag. Und insgesamt dreht sich vieles um haarige Angelegenheiten und Yetis.

Snowstorms and other winterly unpleasant conditions make life difficult for us, good that we can at least build a wood stove there and get some chic winter decoration to warm up the mind again.

Two Point Hospital DLC 2: Pebberley Island

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Two Point Hospital DLC Pebberley Island

On the Pebberley Island archipelago, we start in a completely littered hospital on the beach. A billionaire wants to explore the secrets of eternal life in this area.

The tropics are the basic graphic theme here, so we can fight tropical diseases through the 3 levels and deal with the special ideas of our patron and his dirt phobia. Meanwhile, tropical storms and tornadoes, and strange weather such as the frog rain are causing us problems.

The second level offers a special feature here because a hospital without walls is built here so that the patients can come completely free from all directions. And in the third level, the patients come to the hospital in bigger waves, which is also a special challenge. When it comes to variety in the game, Pebberley Island probably offers the most interesting approach.

Two Point Hospital DLC 3: Close Encounters

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Two Point Hospital DLC Close Encounters

This brand new DLC is all about aliens and the area where the hospitals are located is roughly similar to the infamous Area 51. With the difference that in Two Point Hospital the extraterrestrials have landed in any case. And they brought in some diseases that now require new treatments.

This brand new DLC is all about aliens and the area where the hospitals are located is roughly similar to the infamous Area 51. With the difference that in Two Point Hospital the extraterrestrials have landed in any case. And they brought in some diseases that now require new treatments.

So we always have to keep an eye on whether we discover alien patients whose camouflage field sometimes flickers and throw them out of the hospital. Otherwise, our doctors and nurses will soon be constantly busy with work that won’t yield a profit. And recognizing the aliens is not that easy.

Two Point Hospital DLC Test (Review Deutsch) Bigfoot - Pebberly Island - Close Encounters Weltkarte Overview
Two Point Hospital DLC Test (Review Deutsch) Bigfoot – Pebberley Island – Close Encounters Worldmap Overview

The first hospital in Goldpan is also complicated at the beginning, as all expansion buildings here do not cost any money, but have to be unlocked by missions. And since you can only accept 3 of them at a time, it’s quite tricky to decide which buildings to start with. And the hospital levels for the stars are then linked to the number of plots.

And here also the camouflaged aliens are represented particularly strongly, so that the incomes break away to a good part, by treatments of alien patients, who then do not pay. Especially when the hospital gets fuller, the search for the aliens becomes more and more difficult, because the blinking of the camouflage fields in the crowd in the corridors will be harder to detect, I think at least.

As a little hint: Queues in front of vending machines have proven to be very helpful for me to uncloak the aliens. And after some time you will notice more and more the specific noise of the shaky camouflage fields.

Reading recommendation:

More Two Point Hospital Articles:

Two Point Hospital Tips and Tricks Episode 1

Two Point Hospital Tips and Tricks Episode 2

Two Point Hospital DLC Test (Review) Bigfoot – Pebberly Island – Close Encounters
And just new: Two Point Hospital Off The Grid DLC Review
All information about the previous DLCs for Two Point Hospital, with a review video

More reviews by me

Updates and new Features in Two Point Hospital

Updates and new Features in Two Point Hospital
Updates and new Features in Two Point Hospital

A little more about the game in general: Two Point Hospital is a good game, you can have a lot of management entertainment and good build-up fun with it. For veterans of the Theme Hospital series, it’s a great game anyway.

Since the release, there have been some other new features in Two Point Hospital besides the DLCs. The game will be patched and extended, especially with the release of new DLCs, also for non-DLC buyers.

For example, there is the new joint research, the so-called “Super Virus Network”. Here you can complete challenges together with other players and unlock other special items.

This isn’t a real multiplayer yet, but it extends the challenges and toplists that TPH has been using to create an approach to interacting with friends at Steam.

Some time ago Steam Workshop support was added to the game. So far this is limited to creating carpets, pictures, wall textures, and similar optical modifications. Unfortunately, there is no level or campaign editor in sight yet. This would increase the replay value of the game enormously, but would also reduce the sales possibilities for DLCs.

Otherwise, also further small things are inserted, so there are for example recently with rain sometimes raccoons or frogs, which fall from the sky. I suppose it should be an allusion to a proverb, similar to what we say in some areas “it rains young dogs”.

Apart from that, however, real innovations are unfortunately not soo frequent. Really stunning new game features haven’t come yet and I don’t really expect them anymore. There are also a few minor bugs in the game since release, nothing serious, but apparently you see the game as a final and bugfixes won’t come many more.

Probably the main team is already working on a new game, but that’s not wrong either. I would be very happy about a new version of Black and White, but only marginally.

Opinion and Conclusion

Two Point Hospital DLC Test  Opinion and Conclusion
Two Point Hospital DLC Test Opinion and Conclusion

The Retro Items DLC is probably just something for absolute lovers of the game. Here is only a bit of bell and whistles offered for little money. But if you don’t really play the game intensively, you’ll get almost nothing out of it.

The three larger DLCs offer more of what the main game also offers and expand it sensibly. But you shouldn’t expect too much here either. Very little or almost no new game mechanics are introduced.

Away from a few pieces of research and an extended optical change, the new diseases are funny to look at and make you smile a bit more often, but groundbreaking innovations are not to be expected here.

Especially since a certain part of the respective innovations are then only active in the three hospitals that belong to the respective DLC. There are a few small variations of the normal gameplay here and there, but they are never groundbreakingly innovative. And some levels are very long. Reaching the three-star rating can sometimes take a really long time.

I think the DLCs are a useful extension of the main game for those players who have already played through the campaign and would like to play more Two Point Hospital. But if you’re still in the middle of it anyway.

Rating

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Two Point Hospital DLC Review Rating

The Retro DLC I can evaluate only very conditionally because I have only read about it and have seen a few pictures. The price is not high with 4 €, but the offered content does not go beyond a few gags and some new optics.

A bit of variety in hospital life will definitely come out, as alternatives to slot machines come into play, for example. But if it’s worth 4 €, you have to decide for yourself. Only for real fans of the main game, this DLC is worth a 60% rating, otherwise, I recommend to keep your hands off it.

The three large DLCs are so similar in structure that they can also be evaluated together. With 8,99€ the price is not too high, but there is nothing in any DLC that you absolutely need to make the game better.

If you enjoy Two Point Hospital, these DLCs offer more. More of almost everything the game has to offer is included. But I would also like to say here, the DLCs are only suitable for fans who have already played the main game or will soon have played it. If you can’t get enough of the game, the DLCs give you the opportunity for more of the usual, nice new graphics and animations and some little new ideas in the game flow.

Two Point Hospital DLC Review  Rating
Two Point Hospital DLC Review Rating

Each of the DLCs contains new gameplay for approximately 10 to 30 hours, depending on the style and speed of play. And it’s worth the money for enthusiastic players. I give the DLCs a 75% rating.

The price-performance ratio is as far as ok. But in order to be able to really inspire, there would have to be more in a game expansion for my taste, especially something about completely new game mechanics. That’s a bit lacking, and that’s why there’s no higher rating from me.

This rating for the respective DLCs can become even more positive if you can possibly get them with a discount, or in the Steam Sale. Then the price-performance ratio would be even better.

Two Point Hospital DLC Review / Test

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Two Point Hospital DLC Test Review Bigfoot Pebberly Island Close Encounters
Two Point Hospital DLC Test (Review) Bigfoot – Pebberley Island – Close Encounters – What do you get and are they worth it?

In this article, I will introduce you to the three major Two Point Hospital DLCs Bigfoot, Pebberley Island, and Close Encounters. All information and details in the Two Point Hospital DLC Test and Review. We travel to the tropics, in the winter to the Yeti, and in the desert to the aliens. I show you what each Two Point Hospital DLC has to offer and if they are worth it to buy
more Playtime
New Features
News Graphics, Sounds, Illnesses, Voiceover
Different kind of Levels
Pricing
Real innovations

Summary

If you enjoy Two Point Hospital, these DLCs offer more. More of almost everything the game has to offer is included. But I would also like to say here, the DLCs are only suitable for fans who have already played the main game or will soon have played it. If you can’t get enough of the game, the DLCs give you the opportunity for more of the usual, nice new graphics and animations and some little new ideas in the game flow.

Each of the DLCs contains new gameplay for approximately 10 to 30 hours, depending on the style and speed of play. And it’s worth the money for enthusiastic players. I give the DLCs a 75% rating.

3.7

Outro

Are you a Two Point Hospital fan? Do you already have the DLCs, then I would be interested in your opinion. And if not, which DLC would you be particularly interested in, jungle, ice world or aliens? Write it down in my comments.

There is also a Two Point Hospital tips and tricks article and some Let’s Play episodes (German), which you can find here.

Then have a great day, do well, bye bye, your Zap.

Official Website: https://www.twopointhospital.com/

Steam Store page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/535930/Two_Point_Hospital/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/2PointHospital

Reading recommendation:

More Two Point Hospital Articles:

Two Point Hospital Tips and Tricks Episode 1

Two Point Hospital Tips and Tricks Episode 2

Two Point Hospital DLC Test (Review) Bigfoot – Pebberly Island – Close Encounters
And just new: Two Point Hospital Off The Grid DLC Review
All information about the previous DLCs for Two Point Hospital, with a review video

More reviews by me

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