Saw: The Video Game – A Horrifying Experience Based on the Movie Franchise
Saw: The Video Game is a survival horror game based on the popular movie franchise of the same name. The game was released in 2009 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, and was developed by Zombie Studios and published by Brash Entertainment and Konami.
The game follows Detective David Tapp, who was shot and left for dead by the Jigsaw Killer in the first movie. He wakes up in an abandoned insane asylum, where he has to face a series of deadly traps and puzzles set by Jigsaw. Along the way, he encounters other victims of Jigsaw, some of whom are his former colleagues, friends or enemies. He also learns more about the origins and motives of Jigsaw, and has to make some difficult choices that will affect his fate and others.
The game features a third-person perspective and a combat system that allows the player to use various weapons and environmental objects to fight or evade enemies. The player can also use detective skills to find clues and solve puzzles. The game has multiple endings depending on the player’s actions and decisions throughout the game.
Saw: The Video Game received mixed reviews from critics and fans. Some praised the game’s atmosphere, story, voice acting and faithful adaptation of the movie’s themes and style. Others criticized the game’s graphics, gameplay, controls, repetition and lack of originality. The game was also compared unfavorably to other survival horror games such as Silent Hill and Resident Evil.
Despite the mixed reception, Saw: The Video Game was a commercial success, selling over 2.5 million copies worldwide. It also spawned a sequel, Saw II: Flesh & Blood, which was released in 2010.
Saw II: Flesh & Blood – A Sequel That Fails to Live Up to the Original
Saw II: Flesh & Blood is the second video game based on the Saw movie franchise, released in 2010 for PS3 and Xbox 360. The game is set between the first and second films, and follows Michael Tapp, the son of David Tapp, who was the protagonist of the first game and movie. Michael is kidnapped by Jigsaw’s apprentice Pighead and forced to investigate his father’s death while facing various traps and enemies.
The game is similar to the first one in terms of gameplay, but with some changes and improvements. The game uses the Unreal Engine 3, which enhances the graphics and animations. The game also features more environmental interactions and puzzles, as well as a new combat system that relies on quick time events and defensive moves. The game has multiple endings depending on the player’s choices and actions.
However, Saw II: Flesh & Blood received mostly negative reviews from critics and fans, who found it inferior to the first game in almost every aspect. The game was criticized for its poor story, voice acting, level design, difficulty, bugs and glitches. The game was also accused of being repetitive, boring, frustrating and uninspired. The game was compared unfavorably to other survival horror games such as Silent Hill and Resident Evil, which offered more variety, challenge and atmosphere.
Saw II: Flesh & Blood was a commercial failure, selling less than half a million copies worldwide. It also failed to capitalize on the hype of the seventh film, Saw 3D, which was released a week later. The game was the last one developed by Zombie Studios, which closed down in 2015. A PC version of the game was announced but never released.