Reviews for The Saboteur

79

A Hidden Gem

hombre_lobo | Jan. 10, 2015 | See all hombre_lobo's reviews »

I ended up accidentally stumbling upon this gem from a studio which unfortunately subsequently closed down. The premise of a Paris in black-and-white gradually regaining colour as I liberate it as Sean, was inviting. The Irish accent is rather bad but the dialogue is very much over-the-top, funny and enjoyable. The ability to climb pretty much any building is impressive, and the map is quite extensive as well, featuring not just missions but many freeplay targets. In summary, it does feel like GTA but set during WW2. The disadvantages of the game would be the glitches where built structures disappear and you have some issues climbing buildings, and unfinished environments mainly outside of Paris. But I experiences no crashes and got through the game just fine. It felt like it could have used a bit more polished and is an unfinished product. The missions were tons of fun although destroying all free-play targets was a little tedious. I just wanted to get it done with so I could move onto a different game. Luckily, the game allows you to lay it your way. Use stealth or guns blazing, it's up to you. Bring down Zeppelin's from the inside and thwart Nazi plans every step of the way. Time spent: 55+ hours completing all the mission and freeplay targets. Highly recommended, if you're a fan of first person shooter, France and WW2. You can't go wrong with this one, especially when it's on sale.

73

A good (but not great) game

neokratos48 | Aug. 21, 2014 | See all neokratos48's reviews »

The Saboteur is a game which is quite interresting. The setting is quite unusual for a GTA-like and it is quite refreshing to discover a great city, Paris, controlling a resistant, during the WWII. This game could have been great, if the AI had been less...how to say... strange. I would have also liked this game to be more serious and less charicatural. There are great ideas like the ambiance of the town, and the art realisation. Gun-fights are explosive, but the infiltration is not as good as it could have been. Now the price is greatly decrease, I think that it isn't a lost of money to buy and play it, if you are in a lack of video game to play.

76

Underated

juxtaposed_j | May 7, 2014 | See all juxtaposed_j's reviews »

I liked this game- the art style was interesting where it was all black and white when you first played, then as you gradually progress through the game it picks up colour. Set in a war-torn Paris and France during World War II, you are the Irish Sean Devlin out to overturn the Nazis in this third person action adventure, with elements of basic stealth. It's a shame Pandemic folded shortly after...