Parents' Guide to


By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Atmospheric horror game with gory, sadistic gameplay.

Game PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 8+

Bloody but good

Young and mature kids can watch this if your scared of blood though it’s not for you.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 16+

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (27):

Sounds like the ingredients of a bone-chilling interactive entertainment experience, right? Not quite. The good news is the atmosphere is terrific (including incredible voice acting), some of the time-sensitive traps and puzzles are gratifyingly challenging, and the moral decisions you must make while saving others add another layer of depth. But the bad news is the game becomes repetitive quickly, the combat is lackluster, and because of its linearity, the game lacks replayability. In the end, fans of the Saw films might get a kick at this foray into games, and it helps tie up loose ends in the films (such as the origin of Jigsaw), but it's better as a weekend rental than splurging $60 to own it.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release date: October 8, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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