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The Saboteur (PC DVD)
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- Live the resistance in an open-world Paris - Fight and sabotage your way through a stylized open-world 1940s Paris - from the top of the Eiffel Tower, to the riverbanks of the Seine, the cathedral of Notre Dame or the prestigious Champs-Élysées
- Be the Saboteur - Use a broad range of weapons and explosives to perform your blockbuster sabotage as you single-handedly hunt-down your enemies to dismantle and destroy the Nazi occupation
- Quiet In, Loud Out - Use gameplay systems like Climbing, Sneaking, and Stealth Kills to infiltrate the Nazi occupation to perform acts of Sabotage Once you've blown your target to pieces, leverage the intuitive cover system and assortment of weapons to blast your way to freedom
- Vertical World - This version of Paris was designed to leverage the unique abilities of The Saboteur. Being a Saboteur is all about surprise attacks and Paris' rooftops are the perfect path for your secret operations
- Will to Fight - The Saboteur introduces a innovative new feature that is both an iconic visual style, and a compelling gameplay element. See and feel Paris change around you as you progress through the game. Go from a dark and oppressed black and white policed state, to a bright and inspired world where the citizens fight back
- Hijack any vehicle - From high performance race cars to military vehicles, as the Saboteur, you can drive any vehicle that comes along to escape your pursuers.
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista
- BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
- Media: DVD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Platform: PC | Edition: Standard | Format: Box
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There have plenty of World War II games over the years, but none with the intrigue and danger of The Saboteur. As Irishman Sean Devlin you must fight back against the Nazi occupation of Paris, working with British Intelligence and the French Resistance to pave the way for D-Day.
Inspire Parisians to fight by taking out key Nazi targets
|Liberate Paris and watch the game world turn to colour|
|Use stealth and strike from cover to take down targets|
|Use your athletic skills to get the drop on German agents|
Explore an open world recreation of wartime Paris and fight to free the city, with newly liberated districts turning from black and white to colour as the strength of the occupying forces weakens. Only by inspiring the civilians' will to fight can you begin to turn the tide, as you assassinate German officials and sabotage equipment, vehicles and buildings.
The closer you get to final victory the more help you'll have, but for many missions you must rely on your own stealth tactics and combat skills. As you clamber across rooftops and make use of the intuitive cover system, you can help win WWII from a very different perspective.Key Features
- Resistance is not futile: Stealth, action and '40s chic combine in a unique take on World War II warfare that's inspired by true events and people.
- Colour of victory: Watch liberated districts burst into colour, as you fight to free a city where Nazi symbols are the only things not in black and white.
- Assassin's creed: Use your stealth skills to assassinate the Nazis responsible for killing your friends, as you race across rooftops and use cover to strike without being seen.
- Weapons of war: Collect and utilise a wide range of weapons and explosives to help your missions or commandeer enemy vehicles to complete your goals.
- Power to the people: Inspire the people with your victories and you can count on help from the Maquis, ordinary civilians and British Intelligence.
World War II games aren’t exactly thin on the ground, but there has never been one remotely like The Saboteur. Instead of sticking you on the front lines, it immerses you in an edgy, paranoid Paris, occupied by the Nazis, in which the Resistance is struggling to remain below the radar yet strike back at the oppressors. Take this delicious scenario and add Grand Theft Auto-style third-person, free-roaming action-adventure gameplay, then season it with some exceedingly clever visuals -- areas locked down by the Nazis are rendered in near-monochrome, with just the odd splash of colour – and you have a tasty dish indeed.
Vibrant colours abound, mind you, as proceedings kick off: the war hasn’t yet started, and you find yourself playing Sean Devlin, a devil-may-care Irishman who is a race-car mechanic and budding driver. A race on the eve of the war brings you into contact with your nemesis, high-ranking Nazi Kurt Dierker, who murders your best mate Jules; as war erupts, you rescue Jules’ sister Veronique and your mentor Vittore, pitching up in Paris at a house of ill-repute called the Belle de Nuit.
Which is where the fun really starts. A now cynical, hard-bitten Devlin, seeking to avenge Jules and look after the impulsive Veronique, falls in with the French Resistance and, through British old flame Skylar Sinclair British Intelligence, and carries out increasingly risky missions for both organisations, as well as other wings of the Resistance, priests and all sorts of others. The Saboteur is a meaty game with vast numbers of missions and side-missions; those involving the Resistance and British Intelligence advance the story, though.
Open-world action-adventure games are all about systems which determine how the world operates and in that respect, The Saboteur is state-of-the-art. The key system is Suspicion – the Nazis occupying Paris were famously paranoid, and if any of them spot you doing anything untoward, they will blow whistles to sound the alarm. At which point you will be swamped by the blighters.
It’s lucky, then, that Devlin has stealth abilities – when he bloodlessly executes Nazis, he can don their uniforms and creep around. And he can scale buildings, and thus approach unexpectedly from the rooftops. Escaping from suspicion involves distancing yourself from pursuers or finding a hiding-place. The weaponry is pleasingly exotic, including scoped sniper-rifles and RPGs; ammo is plentiful. A Contraband system acts as currency, which you can exchange for useful items with spivvy black marketers (who also assign you side-missions). The cars are great, too, and you get free access to any you’ve stolen once you have driven them back to one of many secure garages dotted around the city. A period soundtrack ratchets up the pungent atmosphere.
The aspect of The Saboteur which really stands out, though, is its missions: they ramp up before long to a truly spectacular level, and take in all manner of exotic locations, such as a Zeppelin or the Louvre. Impressively, you never feel that you have to take a specific approach although, in general, stealth is best employed unless there are only a few enemies in the vicinity. The story and characters impress, too, with more depth than we are used to finding in games – Skylar flirts incorrigibly with Devlin, for example, and Margot de Bonnaire, leader of one of the Resistance factions, is obsessed with wrestling Parisian artworks from the grip of the Nazis.
If the idea of enacting a GTA-style game in a stylised yet utterly believable Occupied Paris appeals to you (and how could it not?), then you’re going to love The Saboteur.
After merging with BioWare and then being bought by EA, Pandemic became one of the biggest studios in the U.S. They've worked on many different styles of games, from Star Wars: Battlefront to Mercenaries, but they were closed in 2009 - although the name and some staff remain at EA.
Top Customer Reviews
I noticed a few bugs in the game such as guards walking around suspended in mid air when they were supposed to be in an observation tower.Read more ›
the game play is varied and, as said by others before me,incorporates elements from other games, GTA type of world set in WW2, climbing a la Tomb Raider,racing,sniping, covert stealth operations etc etc. The missions are varied and the many cut scenes really add to the wide and varied story about the Nazi occupation of the North of France in World War 2.
Your main character a wise cracking foul mouthed Irishman is a lot of fun also.
It is best played with an Xbox 360 controller, I have a wireless one and you can buy the USB receiver for it from Amazon, but beware there are controller issues with the game, upon a quick google search I found that this is easily overcome simply by switching on your controller when the game has loaded and reached the title screen instead of before the game starts, problem solved. I`ve now played the game for around 10 hours and it hasn`t crashed once.
What are you waiting for go and buy it now, especially at the current knock down prices, great stuff !
Installed on my Super fast, loads of RAM, bla, bla machine running Windows 7 64bit. Some reviews have said it has problems with ATI cards, I am using a XFX Radeon 5870 and the game does have some problems - not often but does happen. Freezes happen in high speed chases where it seems the approaching view can't be drawn fast enough so there will be a little pause while the world catches up to the car speed - if you know what I mean. Patched it and it helped a little not so many freezes but still happened. Games doesn't crash just pauses a little.
Graphics are gorgeous. Beautiful landscapes with rolling hills, plush green trees, cows, farms and you can see every blade of grass. The city is drawn excellently and very colourful, buildings reflect the period perfectly. The civilian AI is a little dumb especially when you approach them in a car, its not that they dive in your way just that they seem like rabbits caught in headlights only making the decision which way to leap when your bumper is kissing them. On the other hand the Nazi AI are very good. You can walk past them wearing your civilian clothes and they won't give you a second look, start to run, sneak or climb then you wil draw their attention. When you're disguised as one of them, you're fine, regular soldiers will maybe glance at you as they pass but the more elite soldiers, SS Troopers and especially Gestapo will figure you out in seconds unless you get out of their line of sight.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent game, this is one of the most underrated games ever i'd say, i spent ages playing this yet hardly ever get to hear much talk about it. Read morePublished on 3 Dec. 2014 by Boz
GOT IT , INSTALLED IT, PLAYED IT, LOVED IT ! Wish EA made The Saboteur 2 but because their bust, it sucks BUT game is good!Published on 9 Jun. 2014 by Joel Thomas
I bought The Saboteur (PC DVD) for someone else whos just starting to play games on there pc, nice and easy game to play.Published on 3 Oct. 2013 by angel