Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  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. PC Gamer
    86
    Finishing it off and watching the credits roll is a bittersweet moment, as Pandemic's final game is also one of its finest. [Jan 2010, p.68]
  3. 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.
  4. The Saboteur is a good "open world action game" with a great atmosphere, that unfortunately suffers from annoying AI-problems.
  5. PC Format
    81
    It's got entertainment in spades. [Feb 2010, p.86]
  6. The Saboteur may lack the polish of the contemporaries it boldly mimics, but protagonist Sean Devlin’s quest for revenge and an alluring 1940s Paris make this a World War II memory worth making.
  7. As addictive as the perk goals are, it's the bread-and-butter sabotage that proves to be the real distraction.
  8. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    80
    Refreshing journey back in time to World War Two. Perfect cast, spicy dialogues, stylish songs and adrenaline car chases help you forget about the messy physics. [Issue#186]
  9. The Saboteur is a charming mess. Yes, the unpolished gameplay can be frustrating and, yes, the storytelling can be silly. But as soon as we drove through the gorgeously stylized Paris – then jumped out of our nitro-fueled racecar to snap a unsuspecting Nazi’s neck – we didn’t care anymore. For us, the good overwhelmed the bad.
  10. Minor flaws prevent this game from reaching a higher score. Still, Saboteur is an atmospheric shooter with some innovative notions.
  11. 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.
  12. A compelling if uninventive experience. Working in concert, this game's tired, uninspired mechanics still manage to get the job done; the whole is definitely more than the sum of its parts.
  13. 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.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 304 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 304
  1. 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............ Full Review »
  2. Aug 6, 2012
    8
    This is a truly fun game. Part Assassins Creed, part Grand Theft Auto...you'll be climbing rooftops, hijacking and collecting cars, shootingThis is a truly fun game. Part Assassins Creed, part Grand Theft Auto...you'll be climbing rooftops, hijacking and collecting cars, shooting and blowing Nazis, and watching burlesque dancers in this open world 3rd person action game set in WWII Paris. The graphics are pretty good, but distant textures get muddy. Still the world looks nice and Paris is pretty big. The game mechanics are very easy to control; driving, shooting, and upgrades are all done well. The game seems to favor ease though so if you want a challenge crank it over normal because I find normal too easy for my taste. Mission vary which include racing, assassinating, and bombing. Outside of the main and side missions there are plenty of things to do to earn contraband, the games currency, to buy gear and level up abilities. My favorite part of this game tho, is that it's mostly in black and white until you "free" a neighborhood which then get colorized showing it's free state. A unique and effect gimmick that adds a great look to the game. This is an excellent game all around. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »