The Saboteur is an open world, sandbox game set at the dawn of World War II. You play as an Irish mechanic, Sean Devlin, being given his big shot at racing cars with the help of a racing family and a Frenchman he considers to be his brother. When they run into trouble with the Nazi driver sabotaging Sean's car in the middle of a race, Sean and his surrogate brother, Jules, decide a little payback is in order. Their response seems to go well, until the Nazis show up and kill Jules. It then becomes a personal mission of Sean's to exact revenge on the person responsible by any means necessary. Sean eventually meets up with the French Resistance and that is where the story takes off.