Saw Video Games Revisited – Horror Game Review

There have been two video games made to tie-in with the Saw film franchise. The first was a game that was simply titled Saw, released in 2009. And just like with the movies, it only took one year for a sequel to come along. That one was called Saw II: Flesh & Blood. We’re digging into that original 2009 game with the new episode of the Playing with Fear video series, which was just released through the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel. Check it out in the embed above!

According to Wikipedia, the Saw video game is “primarily a third-person survival horror game with elements of the action genre. The player controls David Tapp, a former detective trapped in the Jigsaw Killer’s asylum filled with traps. The primary goal of the game is to traverse the asylum and solve traps in order to escape.” David Tapp is the character Danny Glover played in the first Saw film.

As for Saw II: Flesh & Blood, that oneis set between the first game and the second film in the series. The new protagonist, Michael, is the son of David Tapp, who begins to seek the cause of his father’s death which eventually leads him into conflict with the Jigsaw Killer and his apprentice Pighead.

Episodes in the Playing with Fear series take  

a look at the most impactful, successful, and scariest video games throughout the history of the medium and deciding if they’re still worth playing today.

Playing with Fear is Written and Narrated by Andrew Hatfield, Edited by Tyler Nichols, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Did you know there were video games based on Saw? Have you ever played them? If so, share your thoughts on them in the comments section below.

A couple previous episodes of Playing with Fear can be seen below. To see more, and to take a look at the other video series we have to offer, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

Source: Arrow in the Head

About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.