Conclusion: It’s hard to be disappointed by Saw II as the game never really promised too much, but a collection of mini-games linked by a plot most of the films fans will know about already, is hardly what we call value for money. There are far superior “horror” titles out there already and Saw II is scraping the bottom of the proverbial syringe filled barrel.
Excerpt: It’s common for a developer to become synonymous with one major franchise. For Square-Enix, this is Final Fantasy , so it comes as a great surprise to learn that the developer has announced a string of new Xbox-only exclusive titles, with Infinite Undiscovery kicking things off with an almighty bang. The game has a ludicrous title, make no mistake, and its plot is almost as barmy.
Summary: : SAW is a surprisingly solid game that ends up being not bad for a first crack at the franchise, as the game is creepy and challenging enough to sell you for a while, and with a little more imagination and play-testing it might have been a real winner, astonishingly enough. The story, visuals and audio match up to the theme of the films well, and they’re bleak, creepy and disconcerting enough to please both horror fans and film fans nicely.
Atmospheric horror game with gory, sadistic gameplay.
Common Sense Media
7 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this survival horror game is not appropriate for kids or young teenagers. Just as the five feature films are disturbingly sadistic and gory, the game is equally as graphic. Gamers will witness explosive helmets, spiky iron maiden chambers, saws that cut through bone, and an incinerator that burns a body inside. There is plenty of cussing and some references to drug use. Needless-to-say this game is for mature audiences only.
Conclusion: Do practically anything for the first time and an achievement unlocks. I feel that in the narrative exposition segment of the game- playing up the creepyness is essential. It's hard to build that tension with the constant ploinking sound of an achievement unlocking. But this is a minor gripe. Saw is worth a peek, unless Me and My Pet Horse is more your speed.
Summary: " SAW " could have been one of the best licensed games of all time to be honest. The fact it isn’t quite up there really beggars belief. The slight brevity of the game I can take. The non-randomised puzzles in a time-based environment I can’t. Nor is it original when I put my hand in a toilet full of syringes for the tenth time. I was also surprised that you probably have to have seen all of the films for it to make total sense too.
Conclusion: 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.
Excerpt: Given the success of “torture porn” film properties such as SAW and Hostel, it's surprising we haven't seen more games attempt to cash in on the guilty pleasure genre. Thankfully, for fans of those just-can't-look-away films, the former franchise, featuring iconic killer Jigsaw, has recently received the interactive treatment.