Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 39
  2. Negative: 7 out of 39
  1. In the end this game feels less like a thrilling adventure and more like an eight to ten hour endurance test.
  2. Whether you’re swinging a pipe or a scalpel, the controls never feel responsive, and rotten collision detection will drive you mad before Jigsaw’s twisted games even have the chance.
  3. A horror game that won't provide any thrill.
  4. This is a puzzle game wrapped up in a failing license, garnished with shoddy movie tie-in controls and a brazen lack of bravery.
  5. 42
    Saw's derivative gameplay -- which even includes sliding around crates (or racks of frozen pig carcasses) and searching dressers for hidden valves to shut down nearby pipes spewing hot gas (did that happen this often in the movies?) -- has all been done before, and done better by titles like Silent Hill and Condemned.
  6. 40
    It's just a crappy movie tie-in, pushed out just in time for the upcoming film.
  7. To an industrious, moralising serial killer, Saw would seem an apt punishment for a life wasted on videogames. [Christmas 2009, p.99]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Dec 9, 2011
    8
    I am a huge fan of the series and to be honest I wasnt expecting much from the game but I was rather suprised that it turned out to be as goodI am a huge fan of the series and to be honest I wasnt expecting much from the game but I was rather suprised that it turned out to be as good as it was. It did well to tie into the films, Good voice acting and sounds, solid graphics as well. It was also challenging to solve all the puzzles as well. The only bad thing is the terrible combat system, Besides that it was a good game. Full Review »
  2. AdamBirmingham
    Oct 17, 2009
    8
    There have been better games than Saw, there is no denying that, however, if you are a Saw fan and own a console, then this is the game forThere have been better games than Saw, there is no denying that, however, if you are a Saw fan and own a console, then this is the game for you, if you can get over the broken combat system, you'll find the anxiety inducing puzzles and homages to the movie quite enjoyable, but I feel an obligation to warn you, if you are not a Saw fan, this a RENTAL at best. Full Review »
  3. TylerM
    Oct 6, 2009
    9
    A real surprise, I was pulling for this game to do great things. The game has taken the best elements from the classic survival horror games A real surprise, I was pulling for this game to do great things. The game has taken the best elements from the classic survival horror games and combined it ingeniously with the Saw franchise. Although, the combat does fall short of perfect, but that doesn't ruin the game at all. Full Review »