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  • Summary: Inspired by a true story, The Saboteur stars Sean Devlin, a street-tough Irish race car driver trapped behind enemy lines in 1940s Nazi-occupied France. Motivated by personal revenge, Sean fights, climbs, and races through open-world Paris, sneaking into the heart of the Nazi operations and sabotaging their every move. With the help of the French Resistance, the British intelligence, an arsenal of weaponry, street smarts and brawn, players exact revenge on those who aim to destroy Sean's life. From derailing trains and blowing up zeppelins to scaling famous Parisian landmarks and more, this action hero uses a broad range of weapons, explosives and vehicles to get the job done. As Sean takes down enemies, the citizens of Paris are empowered to resist the tyrannical Third Reich and their eyes open to the colorful world around them. This innovative mechanic, called the 'Will to Fight,' change the way Paris is seen and felt - from a dark and oppressed policed state to a bright and inspired world where the citizens fight back. As the player executes acts of sabotage against the occupying force, color returns to the stylized black and white world - both figuratively and literally. The ‘Will to Fight’ spawns an underground resistance that takes players not only through Paris, but across various parts of France. [Pandemic Studios] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Thus, I warmly recommend the Saboteur not only to sandbox fans, but also to people looking for a special atmosphere beyond anything else, placed at the beginning of World War II.
  2. The GTA-clone has his strong points in lots of action and the thrilling setting of occupied Paris during WW2. Amazingly, a GTA-clone can be a great game, too, and if you like a hero fighting Nazis, then this is your game.
  3. It's got entertainment in spades. [Feb 2010, p.86]
  4. You can say whatever you want, but this is a great game. If you can live with some small bugs, you should go into the next store and buy this game.
  5. The Saboteur causes mixed feelings. Paris is very living and the use of the black-white contrast is superb. On the other hand the game is rather glitchy and isn't polished up at all. The fun that you get out of sabotaging Nazi's makes up for most of it though.
  6. A mix of good ideas, but they come off a little half-baked. [Feb 2010, p.59]
  7. The Saboteur was a great concept in an interesting historical period that's deeply broken by bad history, technical issues and poor gameplay choices.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 46
  2. Negative: 5 out of 46
  1. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    I like this game, kicking some butt and hiding on rooftops and wells.....You'll love the missions that this game offers: racing mission, assassination, etc etc............ Expand
  2. Nov 2, 2011
    10
    The Saboteur is simply a work of art and unfairly under-rated. The problem with ATI card can be worked around with few tweaking and after that, the game runs fine. (Folks having issues with this game will most likely have issues with other titles.) I find this game to be one of best open world game I've played so far. (Well next to Mafia 2, yet another under-rated title) Expand
  3. Dec 4, 2012
    10
    a few people are moaning about this game either they have no skill in games of this type or are just plain dumb.

    the game has easy controls
    and after a very short time you should have no problems with the layout and climbing fighting ect should be a breeze, i dont see how so many people find this game so hard, ive completed it on the 360, ps3 and pc without any such problems, finding out where you've got to go during missions is easy thanks to the map showing you where to go and completing the missions is not about running around as fast as you can it's about stealth and avoiding the nazis, when you are trespassing you have to make sure you are not spotted so an easy tip would be to go round when not doing missions and blow up all the look out towers and anti aircraft guns though im sure most people have the common sense to do that first.

    overall i found the game experience very rewarding which is why i enjoyed completing it several times over, if you prefer run and gun go play call of duty where as if you like stealth games with a twist im sure you'll love the saboteur.

    ps AMD graphics cards no longer have any problems with the game, it was a driver problem from ATI not a game problem.
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  4. Jan 26, 2011
    9
    I love this game, as simple as that. Running on nvida 280gtx windows 7 64 and i7 920 cpu. Realize that a lot of ati owners have problems, (which should have been fixed in a patch now I think), but as for myself, I havent encountered a single gamestopping bug. Great atmosphere, well made story and acting, recommend for anyone with some proper refined taste ;-) Expand
  5. Apr 27, 2012
    9
    If you enjoy action sandbox games GTA style, you will enjoy enormously playing The Saboteur. I would call it one of the most hidden Gems of the decade. Even if i don't know what kind of sales the game achieved I can say.. not enough. It is a great game that had the potential of becoming a great franchise, hope they retake it and make a sequel. After reading some reviews and watching some videos I decided to go out of my way of buying only games from Steam and gave it a try. Get it, deserves a chance in your collection but for what i understand first check if u don't have compatibility issues since that would be the only thing standing between you and a great production. It's not perfect but sure it's fun and a great concept. Expand
  6. Dec 24, 2011
    8
    game with interesting gameplay, story.
    And of course the bad Nazis!
    If you love to kill Nazis, climb buildings like spider man, this game is for you!
  7. Aug 20, 2012
    0
    Athmoshpere is quite nice, but game is bugged like hell... All my saved games including quick save brings me to the begining of the game - to the bar. Hence its unplayable for me. I cant even find any working Saboteur forums to get help to that. EA is a big disgrace.

    When i finally googled my way to a forum thread describing my problem EA says i dont have privileges to read it... even tho im logged in >.< omfg
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