the saboteur ///

I’ve been playing video games for years and have many favourites, but when The Saboteur came along just over a year ago, it was love from the START (button) … sorry! As Sean Devlin — a character loosely based on a real-life Grand Prix race car driver and special agent during WWII — you maneuver the streets (and rooftops) of  Nazi-occupied Paris in an effort to mobilize the resistance. The environment isn’t a one-to-one replica, but the art direction captures the city beautifully. And even though I finished the game’s main storyline months ago, I still pop in now and then to keep exploring the open-world map. Plus, when you start seeing beautiful trailers like the one below, with Nina Simone playing in the background, you know this (relatively young) medium is maturing in leaps and bounds.