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SAW

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  Addictive and fun

| | See all Hookie07's reviews (11)

This game is a welcomed addition to the already great saw franchise.

The graphics may not be in the same league as the likes of Resident Evil 5 or the Uncharted series, but if boosts quality in other areas. For example, the puzzles are very well thought out and the storyline is very clever, keeping in tone with the films.

Although the aim of the game is to save certain individuals from Jigsaws traps, you can't help but let them die just once to appreciate the gore factor within the game.

The controls are a little clumber some but it is easy enough to navigate through the levels. Speaking of which, the level design captures the dark and dingy feel from the films.

Overall, this is a great game which is fun and very additive. You will want to complete this game once you have started!!

  Not Bad

| | See all MagicMal2010's reviews (14)

This game is alot better than people give it credit for, it definitely gives a true Saw atmosphere will make you jump and tread carefully, graphics are better than PS2 though alot better can be achieved. The puzzles are fun and not always easy which makes it more interesting.

  Very suprised!

| | See all dotmatrix's reviews (14)

I originally thought this game wouldnt live up to the film franchise! In fact, I dont think this game could have been any better. Very scary and well thought out. If you like the films this is a must buy!

  Good fun, but difficult

| | See all gilo1596's reviews (6)

This is a good game for those who love solving puzzles, I like a challenge but unfortunately not ones as difficult as this. Some of the challenges are impossible to complete in such a short amount of time and it really doesn't help when you retry and the puzzles are different. Graphics are not brilliant which didn't help when you have a game which needs good graphics to make it more spooky and building an atmosphere would make the game better as-well.
I guessed the game was just going to lead on from the movies, however it was set between all of them and if the game was simply trying to copy the films, why does everyone have to survive Jigsaws challenges.The largest downfall for this game was the combat, boring and again very difficult, if you didn't hit someone first then you were dead.
Although very challenging it was good fun and a reasonable storyline meant that it was quite complex with a well thought through storyline. All the case studies and audio tapes make you understand the story well and some great death scenes makes for fun viewing.

  mostly dissapointing

| | See all cindertoots's reviews (6)

they make it to hard and the game is mostly set in the dark so it is very hard to see. it is boring to play it the same over and over again don't buy or you might be disappointed.

  all you could hope for in a saw game

| | See all gameing4life's reviews (104)

I'm a huge fan of the Saw movies, so when I heard they were releasing a game I was ecstatic. But then I thought, what if this is just another miserable attempt to capitalize on a movie franchise in the form of a video game? Especially since the Saw movies aren't usually rated very highly by critics. Still, I made the leap and I'm glad that I did.

You play Detective Tapp from the first Saw movie (Yes, apparently you survived, and no, unfortunately Danny Glover isn't in this game). The story takes place after the first movie but before the second. Probably a good decision on the designers' parts since those tend to be the more popular movies. You start off in a bathroom very similar to the one used in the first movie, but not exactly the same one, thankfully. The very first trap you are faced with is the reverse bear trap (You know, the one Amanda was in during the first movie?), and you have to get out of it immediately. This started off being really frustrating because I didn't notice the buttons that showed up when you needed to push them, but after awhile I caught on and the real game began. That pretty much sets the tone for the game; a bunch of puzzles and traps that might seem ridiculously impossible, but once you become aware of what's around you they aren't so bad.

Other than that the game is pretty much trap after trap, victim after victim, and fight after fight. This might sound repetitive, and in a way it is, but I think fans of the movie will be intrigued by what is to come. I know I was. Playing this game in the dark with the almost complete lack of music really kept me on my toes constantly. You never know when you might accidentally run into a trip wire, open a door rigged with a shotgun, or step on some broken glass (your character plays barefoot, by the way). And as far as the combat goes, fans of Silent Hill will recognize the combat system as being very similar. Pretty much you find a random object and knock the other guy in the head a few times.

Overall I think this game will please both survival/horror fans and fans of the movies as well. What I've talked about in my review is just the bare bones of what to expect while playing this game, but there are many, many more things to discover both in terms of the games put forth before you and the storyline itself. I probably wouldn't fully recommend this game 100% until the price tag lowers to about $40, but then I don't think there's any reason not to pick up this game. Even if you've never seen the movies, I'm sure you'll be fascinated by the world that Jigsaw has created here for his subjects.

  Good puzzles, But not a re-playable game.

| | See all MarkLittleVai's reviews (22)

I really enjoyed this game at first, i'm a great fan of animated puzzles and a bit of gore!!!

the game starts off good fun, but after a while you start to get the same type of puzzles again and again, and the problem is that they start giving you a set time to do the puzzles in e.g. 2 mins - 3 mins and if you fail to do this within the set time, you die.. which is perfectly ok, but when you re-play the puzzle again you'd expect to get the exact same puzzle!! Wrong! because you actually end up with a brand new puzzle every time, so you can't even pick up from where you went wrong on the last puzzle. very frustrating! and it really lets the game down. almost like playing tomb raider and coming back in a different room after every time you die.
another thing that doesn't make sense is that your charactor can walk right past open windows and clearly see that there is an escape route outside, he can easily run off in to the sun set but oh no, he chooses to stay in this loony bin broken up building???

other than that, the combat is very poor, i heard someone write that if you get hit first, you might as well let yourself die because theres no way your gonna win the fight.

on a good note, the game is worth the money, it's got some fun and groosom moments in and it's quite good for a game based on a movie for once, the puzzles are fun dispite some of the latter ones being on a time to die basis. Only drawback is that it goes on a bit and if i was the charactor in the game, i'd probably want to die as it'd be easier

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  Drawn out

| | See all Moonsith's reviews (8)

Starts off ok but gets boring very quickly. i couldn't play this during the day cos the game is far to dark.
Trophies are very easy to get in this game

  Do Not Write It Off as Yet Another Iffy Tie-in

| | See all Plato67's reviews (45)

It is common knowledge that the majority of film tie-in video games have almost always resulted in major disappointments, with the exception of a select few that have made a difference. And this might just be the case of `Saw`. By merging the gritty and depraved elements of the eponymous horror film with the typical components of third-person action video games, the developing team at Konami have come up with this awesome little title that will have you spellbound all the way through the credits footage.

In terms of the story, if you happen to be a fan of the series, this game might just be your chance to plunge yourself into Jigsaw`s deranged world. The fact that you have to accompany detective John Tapp ( the protagonist of the 2002 film played by Danny Glover) through his bloody odyssey and follow Jigsaw`s clue to the letter to survive will give you the impression of being part of yet another chapter of the series that can stand in its own right . In addition, the presence of two alternative endings makes it all the more appealing.

In terms of gameplay, riddles and puzzles are spot on. As many a reviewer before me very correctly pointed out, one of the negative sides of the game is the ludicrous combat mode. Aside from a flurry of punches, most of your combat experience is reduced to disposing of a number of identical john does by either clobbering them to death or setting booby traps here and there, none of them presenting any real challenge anyway. However, while the game lacks a proper combat mode, it more than makes up in terms of riddles and puzzles. Although repetitive, most of these such puzzles are timed challenges, in true Jigsaw style, and will compel you to hurry up in order to survive and progress through the game. What is more, if we look at the game under this standpoint, we might just understand why the developing team at Konami did not bother with graphics all that much . . . and trust me when I say that graphics wise this game will make you feel as if you were playing a PS2 game rather than a current generation one. As for my own experience, it was the presence of these beat-the-clock challenges that made me get the hang of the game, making impossible for me to put it down till I was through with it.

All in all, the game is definitely worth a try and it will not disappoint you. However, it took me exactly four days on and off to complete the game and clear all its trophies, and, seeing that there is no such thing as multiplayer you might want to consider renting it rather than buying it - unless, of course, you happen to be a fan of all things SAW.

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  puzzle!!

| | See all chicco0's reviews (115)

good game...turn the lights off crank the sound up and enjoy.
great puzzles just like the film.
buy the game.