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Generally favorable reviews- based on 335 Ratings

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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: 51 out of 78
  2. Negative: 10 out of 78
  1. Jul 3, 2022
    10
    I wish this game had sequels or a remaster/remake in the new generation. This game is like a splinter Cell with Assassin's Creed from WWII
  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. JordanR
    Dec 21, 2009
    9
    If I were to be rating this game based on the technical sides of the game, I would give it more like a 7, but I'm not. Based on how much If I were to be rating this game based on the technical sides of the game, I would give it more like a 7, but I'm not. Based on how much fun I have blowing up Nazi installations in Paris, I give it a 9. Expand
  4. Apr 28, 2013
    9
    Usually i'm not a big fan of 3rd person open world action games. I tried to get into GTA4 and it felt polished and everything, but just...Usually i'm not a big fan of 3rd person open world action games. I tried to get into GTA4 and it felt polished and everything, but just... empty and choices felt meaningless. and as soon as i found out that i couldn't put out fires with the firetruck or rescue people with ambulance or grab a cab off the street to earn money through cab fares, which were all available in GTA3, i couldn't get myself to continue playing. what's more, i could run over pedestrians, i could kill randomly and it all just felt meaningless. But Saboteur! yes the climbing mechanic is SLOW and repetitive, but thankfully you don't need to do too much of that. Oh, and the world feels more alive! I actually cared about the civilians and wanted to rescue them when they were being harassed by Nazi soldiers. I actually didn't want to jack any car I saw on the street. The perks were fun and free-play objectives are addictive, but the best part of this game and why i keep playing it is that this game made me care about its citizens. and for a 3rd person open world action game, that's a rarity. Choices that matter, not just choices for the sake of having them that's what makes game worlds come alive. Expand
  5. Jun 6, 2020
    8
    Open World Assassins Creed/GTA in Nazi Paris. While not great definitely good
  6. Apr 17, 2020
    7
    Паркур в захваченном фашистами Париже. Это даже как-то романтично. Игра незаслуженно забыта.Паркур в захваченном фашистами Париже. Это даже как-то романтично. Игра незаслуженно забыта.
  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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