Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 34
  2. Negative: 15 out of 34
  1. 48
    The original Saw hardly set the world alight back in 2009, yet the unexpected sequel seems like a step backwards rather than a marked improvement. The subpar graphics and tired story fail to mask what is a fairly simple collection of mini-games; none of which are really clever enough to do the film series justice.
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    45
    Just too lifeless to bother with.
  3. Oct 26, 2010
    45
    Saw II: Flesh and Blood is a budget title, shoveled out in less than a year in order to cash-in on the fans that still remain loyal to the series. But with such poorly designed, repetitive levels, I can only hope that fans will learn their lesson and stop supporting this franchise until they actually try to learn from their mistakes.
  4. Saw II doesn't just take a step backwards from the first game – it performs a reverse swan dive off a balcony into a swimming pool filled with razorblades.
  5. Jan 11, 2011
    40
    Saw II outstays its welcome after a couple of hours and keeps on forcing the hackneyed plot on you when you want it all to end.
  6. Jan 11, 2011
    40
    It could have been a decent game, despite de limitations of the property, but it ultimately results in something worse than the first game, which doesn't improve in what the original lacked.
  7. Jan 7, 2011
    40
    The clunky visuals and animations, the terrible gameplay and the repetitive puzzles make Saw II: Flesh & Blood one of the worst horror games currently available on the market. If you're a fan of the genre look elsewhere.
  8. Jan 4, 2011
    40
    An avoidable game, unsuited even to the fans of the movie series. A very repetitive and soporific gameplay is the only horror you'll find inside.
  9. 40
    Even Jigsaw's most ardent apostles should spare themselves this torture. [Jan 2011, p.76]
  10. Dec 20, 2010
    30
    The only thing of any value here is the story, and even then you're mostly just reading it in the menu screen. This game has nothing to offer anyone in terms of gameplay.
  11. 28
    Apart from Alan Wake, it hasn't been a stellar year for survival-horror titles, but that doesn't mean you need to bring yourself to the level of playing through this sequel.
  12. Dec 20, 2010
    25
    The end result is not only a slap in the face to the Saw faithful, but to dangle it at a full price tag is the "Saw that broke the camel's back."
  13. Jan 12, 2011
    20
    High production values and charming characters makes Final Fantasy XIII a good game. But all to linear structure and boring story keeps it from being brilliant.
  14. Dec 20, 2010
    20
    There's a temptation to end this review with a play on Jigsaw's famous 'I want to play a game' line, but to call Flesh & Blood a game would be doing a disservice to games, and 'I want to play a train wreck' doesn't have the same ring to it.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Nov 3, 2010
    1
    This is a hard, dumb game with all knoweledge out the window. The only so called "fun" trap is the key in the eye, which we have seen 18,000 times... such a shame. Full Review »
  2. May 27, 2014
    3
    Straight away the title of this game is a problem. It's called Saw 2, but it's actually based inbetween Saw
    and Saw 2. The opening sequence
    to the game is cutting open your eye. This attempts to make you disgusted, but, the game has the worst blood physics in any game i've seen by far. Let's move onto the puzzles, as that is what games like this are all about. The first puzzle, here we go. So the clues are, theres a locked door, a mirror, a mark on your chest and writing in blood on the wall saying "take a look at yourself" anyone with a brain could easily figure out the solution to this puzzle within two minutes. All you have to do is put the mark on your chest into the lock on the door. You may think it's ok that the first puzzle is easy, but I had the game on "insane" difficulty. They could have at least made it so you had to actually think. What's the next puzzle then? Your clues are a number written on a whiteboard and a locked door. ARE YOU KIDDING? THE SECOND PUZZLE IS EVEN EASIER THAN THE FIRST! JUST PUT THE NUMBER IN THE DOOR'S PADLOCK! Ok, they must just be warming up, the next puzzle (on insane difficulty) must be at least medium. It's a quicktime event. Yeah, the mastermind behind the death traps seen in the saw films decided to kill this guy with soggy floorboards! The problem with this is once you die it's game over and you have to start all over again. And don't expect a good ending either. Micheal is attacked by spiky walls and has to cross a plank of wood. Tightrope tension in Wii Fit is better than this **** Jigsaw then gives Micheal a speech about life, but Michael couldn't give any less **** as he isn't paying attention as throughout the whole speech as he has the face of a kid during school throughout this scene. It then gives a choice. But you can't even make the choice, as just before you do, the credits roll. There's an alternate ending where the guy from the start kills Michael. Jigsaw then gives Michael a free circumsision. Full Review »
  3. Feb 11, 2013
    6
    Great improvement over the dull original. Same atmosphere, slightly better graphics, much improved gameplay. The first one was a drag after the first hour and extremely repetitive. This sequel does it right and gets more variety on the levels and the puzzles. Some GREAT puzzles are here. Not just "signal flow" puzzles, but logical "adventure style" puzzles. Mostly trying to figure out a 3-digit number but fun nonetheless. ps. The combat was already bad in the original, so the qte in this one doesn't make it so much worse. Full Review »