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  • Summary: Hunted by Dahaka, an immortal incarnation of Fate seeking divine retribution, the Prince embarks on a new journey on a cursed island. Only with courage and the mastery of new combat arts can the Prince emerge victoriously. As the Prince, you can develop your own fighting style by manipulating the environment and the enemies. You can even use new projectile attacks and Sands of Time powers to rid the lands of deadly monsters. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. 100
    Once again, it exemplifies the very definition of a boundary-pushing video game.
  2. As promised, the battle system has been much improved, and the game looks absolutely stunning. [Feb 2005, p.111]
  3. The acrobatics alone make Warrior Within a must-buy. Rounded out with superb character design and vast Myst-like landscapes, this Prince is another winner.
  4. But fans of the last game will be glad to know that the levels, traps, and puzzles are once again masterpieces of design. [Jan 2005, p.126]
  5. Builds on the weaknesses of its predecessor, but at the same time falls short of its strengths. All in all, this is a great title that offers something entirely new to a series that didn't really need it.
  6. The demanding learning curve is absolutely perfect...An essential purchase for patient gamers everywhere.
  7. The tone of the game has gone from an Arabian Nights fantasy to something akin to a Marilyn Manson music video. In dark and grimy settings, the once gallant prince curses and jeers as he swings his sword at demons whose decapitations are lovingly shown in slow motion to a soundtrack of screeching guitars.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. MarcelK.
    Nov 29, 2004
    10
    Magnificent!
  2. AlexH.
    Jul 19, 2005
    10
    No doubt this is the best game ive ever owned and hopefully they shall continue making prince of persia games number one was awsome but mnot even close to as brilliant and if you gave it an 8 or lower id have to recall that you must have been in mentle class before. Expand
  3. BenM.
    Dec 4, 2004
    10
    This game has gone in a slightly diffrent direction by improving the plotline and charicter and also they have put more deadly and powerful moves that would be more realistec. also i am glad that they pushed up the age limit rating so they can fit more things into it. Collapse
  4. DavidA.
    Dec 29, 2004
    10
    This is just simply a master piece just like the first game. If you gave this game an 8 or lower you don't know anything about videogames. SOME people say it is too much of the same in every level, they are crazy don't listen to them every single level brings something new and interesting to the game. The combat system is awesome the darker turn that the game took fits the prince just wright and if you find all nine life upgrades you get a secret ending, you can even get weird weapons like light swords and other cool weaponds. I hate giving a game a perfect 10 but this game earned it. In conclusion I will always remember the prince of persia collection as the best games ever made. Expand
  5. Jonathan
    Jan 16, 2005
    10
    The game is awesome, the only complaint i have is that it's hard as hell, maybe its just cause im not too coordinated.
  6. May 16, 2013
    9
    There are improvements in Prince of Persia: Warrior Within but the one improvement that really stood out is combat system in the game because there are more moves in the game. Expand
  7. JokiL.
    Sep 9, 2007
    4
    The first new prince of persia game was good, but this is just a copy from the first one with all the aspects worse than before! The jumping scenes are more tedious and boring than before. The atmosphere is just depressing, not scary, and it remains the same all the time. The rock music doesn't fit at all. I guess they tried to improve the fighting system, but the ugly truth is that it just feels complex with all the weapons and "combos" but in the end often the best strategy is to just tap the same button. And the map system is also crappy as it doesn't really show anything concrete. I hate this. Expand

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