The Eiffel Tower, as seen from the Trocadéro Palace
The Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars as it appears on the in-game map
|Location||Eiffel District, Paris|
The Eiffel Tower (French: La tour Eiffel) is a famous French landmark in The Saboteur and is the tallest structure in the game; at over 300m in height, the tower can be seen from nearly any location on the map.
The tower is made of iron lattice and consists of three floors. The first floor is the lowest and serves as a viewing platform. The second floor, along with providing a viewing platform, contains a restaurant and bar. The bar can be used as a Hiding Spot that allows escape from Alarms of any level. The third floor serves as the tower's summit, with viewing platforms and ladders leading up to its antenna.
Several elevators can be used to ascend the tower, with climbing the iron framework being the only alternative means of ascension. The first, located in the northeast pillar, connects ground level with the first floor. The elevator connecting the first and second floors can be found in the southwest pillar. The final elevator, serving the summit, is located on top of the second floor restaurant.
To the east of the tower is the public greenspace known as the Champ de Mars, encircled by a complex of exhibition buildings. To the west of the tower is the River Seine, with the Trocadéro Palace situated on the opposite bank. A small pool is located at the southwestern foot of the tower. This pool provides a safe landing spot for players leaping off the summit of the tower, which earns the High Diver achievement.
Several Nazi towers and emplacements are located around the tower, along with crates of contraband. A postcard can also be found in the southeastern foot of the tower.
The tower appears in two major story missions, including the finale.
In From the Ashes, it serves as the finishing line for the Europa Grand Prix. Sean finishes in first place, before bailing out of the Phoenix, which has been rigged with a large amount of explosives. The vehicle crashes into and destroys a podium beneath the tower, killing General Eckhardt.
In Angel of Death, the tower is utilized as a makeshift command post by Dierker, as the citizens of Paris rise up against the Nazi occupation. As Sean climbs the tower, it is revealed that Dierker has gone insane, and is executing his own subordinates. Following a confrontation on the summit of the tower, Sean either executes Dierker or lets him fall over the edge.
The Eiffel Tower is linked to two achievements; Top o' the World and High Diver.
- Top o' the World is earned by ascending to the viewpoint at the very top of the flagpole.
- High Diver is earned by jumping from the top of the tower and surviving. This can be done by landing in the pool located west of the tower. Players can either jump from the top of the flagpole, or from anywhere on the top platform itself.
Eiffel Tower on Wikipedia