Game Critics: The Saboteur Review

Last year saw a number of games that used the standard open-world design to explore new eras and new kinds of transgressive behavior. The personal and political violence of Assassin's Creed II and Red Faction: Guerrilla were a welcome shift from the increasingly humdrum modern crime stories that have dominated the genre. At the end of the year, recently-deceased Pandemic completed the trifecta with The Saboteur, a tale of the French Resistance against the Nazis and the Vichy regime. The successful combination of the sneaky wall-climbing of the Assassin's Creed games with Red Faction's explosive approach and political spirit makes The Saboteur compelling entertainment.

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