Hospital Tycoon is a business simulation video game developed by DR Studios and published by Codemasters. The game is designed for and set to run exclusively on the Microsoft Windows platform. It was released on June 5, 2007 in North America, on June 8, 2007 in Europe and on August 12, 2007 in Australia.
The game lets the player manage a hospital from a god view. Each different hospital is staffed by medical teams and is packed with ill patients. The player needs to manage the staff and ensure patients are cared for and have the correct treatment facilities. As time progresses, new equipment will need to be built in order to cope with incoming patients. The game can also be played in a sandbox mode.
The game scored a low overall rating from all video game critics, criticising its graphics and bugs. Many reviews criticize the game for being derivative of Theme Hospital. The game has been praised however for its developed story line, similar to television dramas such as ER.
Codemasters and DR Studios announced that despite the massive amount of bugs and glitches, there would be no patch or update for the game.