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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 andInspired 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
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  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. PC Format
    81
    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. PC PowerPlay
    70
    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: 42 out of 63
  2. Negative: 8 out of 63
  1. 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
    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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  2. 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,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
  3. LarsA
    Dec 12, 2009
    9
    This game is highly underrated. In many ways this is Grand Theft Auto IV in Paris, and it compares quite favorably to GTA IV on most levels. This game is highly underrated. In many ways this is Grand Theft Auto IV in Paris, and it compares quite favorably to GTA IV on most levels. There are technical issues for some, but when running smooth this game is highly enjoyable and should be a must-buy for anyone who is a GTA fan. Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2014
    9
    It was such a pleasure going through this game. For some reason, I did not have great expectations, but after the first few hours I literallyIt was such a pleasure going through this game. For some reason, I did not have great expectations, but after the first few hours I literally fell in love with it. Artistically it is outstanding, wandering in Paris is extremely entertaining, the music choices are fantastic and the main character is charismatic.
    Simply put: a game hard to forget.
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  5. Sep 29, 2010
    8
    I purchased the game for close to nothing and have found it to be highly entertaining. I like the setting, the story is quite interestingI purchased the game for close to nothing and have found it to be highly entertaining. I like the setting, the story is quite interesting (particularly for a game), and the graphics/sound/voice acting are very good. There are flaws where the game lacks "polish", but nothing is a show stopper. Overall I had a great time playing this game - sorry to hear Pandemic has closed. As a side note: I have an ATI 5850 and quad core CPU and did not have any problems with the game at all (I installed the beta patch and did not disable two of the cpu cores). Expand
  6. May 23, 2020
    7
    Saboteur does loses its track after the first few hours where the story starts to stagnate, and every missions starts feeling similar to theSaboteur does loses its track after the first few hours where the story starts to stagnate, and every missions starts feeling similar to the other, but other than that there isnt any major issue. The gunplay is generic which is understandable since it is more inclined upon the stealth aspect. The first 3 hours is its strongest half with the wide variety of missions and plot reveals. I do however feel the open world map is lacking in details with a large no. of low poly models. Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2020
    0
    As the review, I personally love this game as the game has best Graphics and story line is awesome. I have been playing this game since manyAs the review, I personally love this game as the game has best Graphics and story line is awesome. I have been playing this game since many years and found it is the best Action game and adventures game. I always recommend this to the players, Once play in the life. I wish that all tge player must play once in life. [Link omitted per site rules] Expand

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