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The Saboteur

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Overall 8
8.0

The Saboteur Review

Games Abyss
7 February 2011
  • Conclusion: There's a lot to do in Paris. This one will keep you busy for a while.
  • Pros: The Saboteur is, for the most part, a damn good time. At the very least it's a different take on killing Nazis.
  • Cons: Art direction is gorgeous but at surface-level only, the game can be buggy and the AI often sucks. Pandemic should've polished this one a little more.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Saboteur Review

maximum pc
8 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Somehow, blowing things up never gets old—especially blowing up Nazis. Sixty-five years after the fall of the Third Reich, it’s still a gaming favorite. As the titular Saboteur, Irish mechanic turned French freedom-fighter Sean Devlin, you throw a wrench into the gears of the Nazi occupation in 1940... except this wrench is actually a wad of TNT that detonates in a spectacular fireball.
  • Pros: Fun with explosives; fast-paced action; black-and-white graphical filter.
  • Cons: Huge ATI crash/v-sync bug; weak third act.
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The Saboteur Review

VideoGamer.com
23 January 2010
  • Excerpt: The Saboteur is a strange, hodge-podge mongrel of a game. It's got the open world and vehicle-nabbing of the GTA series, the free-flow climbing of Assassin's Creed, and the sneaky kill-em-from-behind action of any stealth game released over the past decade. It's also got lots of third-person gunplay, the light/heavy/kick attack setup of a roaming beat-em-up, and a system wherein you can inspire people to rise up against the Nazis - a mechanic that feels very similar to...
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Overall 8
7.6
Graphics 10
9.6
Sound 7
7.2
Control 6
6.0
Addiction 8
8.0

The Saboteur Review

Cheat Code Central
22 January 2010
Overall 8
8.0

The Saboteur Review

AtomicGamer
4 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Although The Saboteur impressed many at E3 last summer with its super-cool race car driver hero and stylish black and white art direction, the inevitable naysayers labeled it nothing more than a GTA clone. (Though at this point, why does anyone bother to say that anymore?) Made by the now-defunct Pandemic Studios—makers of Mercenaries I and II— The Saboteur leverages the mechanics of the Mercs titles in a stylish re-examination of Nazi-occupied World War II Paris.
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Overall 8
8.0

Vive la France

Game Debate
19 December 2009
  • Excerpt: It is unavoidable to talk about The Saboteur without making comparisons to it's influences. Influences that it makes no attempt to disguise: free-running from Assassins Creed, over-the-shoulder shooting from Gears of War, an open-world mission structure and countless other nods to Grand Theft Auto. Labouring over unflattering comparisons to industry heavyweights, or labelling The Saboteur a 'Jack of all trades' is necessary as a critic but missing the point as a gamer.
  • Pros: Stylised graphics, Contrasting atmospheres, Jack of all trades
  • Cons: Master of none, Dodgy scripting, Unpolished product
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Functionality 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0
Lastability 5
5.0

Saboteur, The

Cheat Happens
15 December 2009
  • Excerpt: In concept, Pandemic game’s The Saboteur is ambitious and exciting. An interesting and theatrical storyline teamed with artistically inspired visuals and an open WWII Paris to explore.  Could this be the game that bridges the gap in the long running debate of games vs. art?
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

GiantBomb
8 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Pandemic brings some pulpy flavor to this open-world WWII game, but its stylish charm doesn't quite overcome the rough edges or the sense that its best tricks are borrowed from other, better games.
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Expert Review

Game Observer
25 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Pandemic Studios invites you to experience the ultimate open-world action/adventure -- as The Saboteur. Fight, climb, and race your way through a uniquely stylized version of Nazi-occupied France, and hunt down your sworn enemies who have taken everything from you. Enter the seedy underground world of a saboteur living in 1940s Paris, where the women are sexy, the missions are epic, and the revenge is satisfying.
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Review: The Saboteur

The Review Crew
6 March 2011
  • Summary: For all its quirks, The Saboteur is a pretty fun open-world game. You might think that blowing up the same gun/tower/base over and over again would get a little dull, but somehow, even with the broken stealth mechanic (not broken… just needs tweaking), each passing Nazi patrol is begging to march over one of your remotely-detonated bombs. You just can’t not blow them up.
  • Pros: Big (but not, big) open-world gameplay, Over the top, explosive action (Sean Devlin is a bullet-sponge which helps), Graphics really pop, Nazi hunting AND full-frontal nudity in one game!
  • Cons: Climbing buildings is like going to the dentist, Stealth aspect is clunky and frustrating, Not much variety in mission/freeplay elements, Disappearing elements (characters) can ruin entire missions and force a restart
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