Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. This action adventure is just like the movies: dark, bloody and always copying itself. The villain of the game and his plots are the game’s greatest asset. But there’s not enough substance behind the great presentation.
  2. Imaginative traps and terrifying Jigsaw make Saw: The Videogame surprisingly playable matter. If you liked the original movie you will enjoy the game equally.
  3. Saw fails to deliver the suspenseful crescendos, surprising twists, and apprehensive atmosphere of the films. Instead, it’s padded with unremarkable gore, poor pacing, and uninspired level design. [Issue#199, p.101]
  4. If Saw were a scary game, we would have given it a free pass for clumsy action and silly endings. Alas, there is nothing to be afraid of in the dark. After a couple of rooms, you’ll be ready for anything.
  5. Jigsaw's game are meant to be cruel, barbaric, horrific and pedantic, but this game is just plain tedious. [Jan 2010, p.79]
  6. With some ropey PC controls, SAW's something of a gory stinkpot. [Apr 2010, p.90]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. JaredJ
    Nov 1, 2009
    "SAW 1.5" would fit this better, because it ties in some unsolved mysteries within the first and third film. You are able to discover what happens to Tapp, and those around him. Many of the traps are reintroduced from the films. The voice acting earns a solid average, it is not bad but it's not good either. SAW is about puzzles, and puzzles you will have! In fact, there is close to no action and all solving. Puzzels from the interesting to the down right absurd. SAW's combat system is broken completly, but do not worry, it is easy to master! All-in-all SAW is a below average game for the regular gamer due to some bugs, controls and story. Die hard SAW fans (like myself) will be happy to know that it keeps true to it's theme and will not dissapoint. Full Review »
  2. Nov 17, 2013
    I enjoy a good horror film every now and then and the Saw films have been thoroughly entertaining. The game captivates the movies very accurately and puts you squarely in a mental match against Jigsaw. It plays like an action puzzler. As with all puzzles from Jigsaw, you usually have a choice to live or die, but the choice to live always comes with consequences. The gameplay isn't all that great and some of the unlock puzzles aren't intuitive, but it's decent enough that it doesn't detract from the game, plus the story keeps it engaging as you battle to survive. Note that the game achievement are glitched so some are easier to get and some are nearly impossible to get. All-in-all I liked it. Some parts were frustrating, but there's a good 9-10 hour game here. Full Review »
  3. Jul 5, 2012

    Don't need to write a review - RC64 does a
    fine job of it.

    Don't waste your money on this game. It has some of the worst design decisions for a horror game and a PC port I've ever experienced. The game's story is so flimsy and tired that it wouldn't even pass as C grade horror. It's not even good B movie material. It makes ludicrously awful game.
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