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SAW centers on Detective David Tapp who awakens in a decrepit, abandoned asylum. He has been captured by his longtime nemesis, Jigsaw. Obsessed with catching this serial killer, Tapp’s mission has consumed him and ruined his family, resulting in divorce, mental imbalance, and abandonment. Worse yet, this frantic hunt destroyed Tapp’s career while he watched his long-time friend and partner get killed by one of Jigsaw’s traps. Now Jigsaw has the upper hand and has captured the detective. Tapp must play a deadly game—the likes of which he has been investigating for years—to escape, and in order to do so he must survive the lethal traps and puzzles that Jigsaw has put in place for him and others. But each victim has a dark connection to Tapp. Will Tapp save them? Can he survive his obsession to find the Jigsaw killer?
Traps of Lethal Cunning
Jigsaw has laid out a gauntlet of torturous traps for a handful of innocents. Only you stand between them and the most brutal death imaginable. Think quickly and act! The clock is ticking.
Choices of conscience
The player is forced to make difficult moral choices. Who lives and who dies in the game is determined by the player’s choices.
Unanswered questions from the films are finally laid to rest. Gamers will discover the origin of Jigsaw and why he devoted his life to games, while also finding out what happened to the characters from the first SAW movie.
Ecology of Terror
The asylum in which Jigsaw has trapped you is abandoned, but it is far from empty. It is a living world of horror populated by Jigsaw’s minions and the insane souls they torture… and they have no intention of letting you leave.
Nice licensed titleShaide | Feb. 14, 2015 | See all Shaide's reviews »
Normally, I am not a huge fan of licensed games. In fact the licensed games that I enjoyed, I can count on my fingers. This is one of those games.
The game follows directly after the events of the first movie, and you take on the role of Detective Tapp(Who was played by Danny Glover in the movie, but looks nothing like Glover in the game) as he tries to make his way out of an old asylum while being hunted by others who need him for THEIR escape.
The game is a very dark survival horror game chock full of fiendish puzzles, and references for SAW fans to take delight in. It reminds me a little of Evil Within, except much more enjoyable in my opinion..Also much more realistic(At least as much realistic as a survival horror game can be).
Graphics, while only slightly date are still pretty snazzy, and the audio and voicework even gets passing marks. I was extremely impressed with this game, and while I wouldn't label it as best survival horror game ever, I would label it as a must own for any gamer with darker tastes.
The game does have at least one noticeable glitch though! While squeezing through holes, sometimes you end up squeezing through to the exact same side you squeezed out of. While this can be confusing, especially the first time it happens, it isn't game breaking.