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
Buy On
  1. Thrilling, chilling, with a whole lot of blood spilling. A deeply intense and enjoyable single player game, marred slightly by a lack of multiplayer, clunky combat, and some repetitive gameplay.
  2. That single playthrough is an entertaining one to say the least, which is more than can be said for most movie adaptations. Despite the game’s failed combat system, the overall experience is one that’s faithful to the franchise and well worth playing to any fan of the movies.
  3. It's definitely a flawed experience, but one that shows a surprising amount of potential and promise for possible sequels.
  4. 75
    Saw is a welcome entry in the horror genre that provides a good dosage of thrills. Depending on your tolerance for repetition, it's a good way to test your nerves and scare yourself silly during a dark and stormy night.
  5. A great game that will grip you to the end but sadly let down by some awkward fights. Fans of the film will not be disappointed.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 53
  2. Negative: 7 out of 53
  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 »