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  • Summary: Step into the dark and tormented world of Saw 2 and experience the gruesome traps that Jigsaw has created to test your will to survive. With new traps, puzzles, and combat system players will need to think fast and act quick to pass the rigors of the tests Jigsaw has engineered. Set between the Saw and Saw II movies, the game follows Detective Tapp's estranged son Michael, who become Jigsaw's next subject while he is investigating father's recent death. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 34
  2. Negative: 15 out of 34
  1. Jan 11, 2011
    75
    Overall, Saw II: Flesh and Blood certainly feels unique based on the strength of its puzzles and traps.
  2. Jan 3, 2011
    63
    An interesting game for all the movie saga fans, but some major flaws and too many quick time events spoil the overall game experience.
  3. Jan 11, 2011
    60
    So, for fans of the movies, in particular the earlier ones, before their overt craziness stepped over the line to complete insanity, there is something to admire here. And it is that niche audience that will probably get the most out of what Saw II brings to the table.
  4. Dec 25, 2010
    50
    Certainly not high art, but Saw II has its moments, and could be worth a look for someone after a couple of nights worth of fairly brainless entertainment. [Issue#65, p.89]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jan 22, 2012
    8
    The first Saw game captured the feel of the movies perfectly, had great puzzles, and added a good cannon story between the first and second movies, and this game is a great sequel, it takes place almost immediately after the events of the first Saw game, and adds it's own fun unique and challenging puzzles, the story is also great, and honestly if your a fan of the series or just liked the first game you will like this, while it's mostly the same game the new additions they added like trying to avoid being killed by psychopaths, outrunning a slicer, and running in between cover to avoid being shot are great new additions, and has replay value dot to the fact that now you have to play through it twice to see the different endings, and the many collectibles scattered throughout, however it's not as good as the first do to some flaws, for one thing it's a lot more repetitive, the graphics are worse, voice acting ranges from mediocre to bad, and the new combat system is worse than the first, but if your a hardcore Saw fan like myself you'll be able to overlook these flaws and see what a great game this can be. Expand
  2. 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. Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. 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. Collapse