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  • Summary: The Prince has to embark upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind's greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts canThe Prince has to embark upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind's greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts can the Prince rise to a new level of warriorship - and emerge from this ultimate trial with his life. In order to accomplish his mission, the Prince benefits from a brand new free-form fighting system that allows gamers to channel his anger as they wage battle without boundaries. Each game fan will find his or her own unique fighting style as they manipulate their environment and control the Ravages of Time. You can dig into an arsenal of weapons that, when used in combination, create advanced arm attacks that verge on fatal artistry! Prince of Persia: Warrior Within promises that game fans will fight harder, and play longer, emerging from the experience as deadly-capable skilled masters of their own unique combat art form. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. 100
    Once again, it exemplifies the very definition of a boundary-pushing video game.
  2. The gameplay was improved and polished where needed and will not leave many fans wanting.
  3. 90
    A consequence of this darker approach is that that game loses part of what made The Sands of Time unique. Instead of a charming and almost silly character like we saw previously, the Prince here is more one-dimensional.
  4. Not as pure as its prequel, but Warrior Within is still a gritty masterpiece.
  5. Those who've already tasted the Prince's heady delights might be a little disappointed - this feels like a collection of new levels and bosses rather than an honest to God sequel. Like we said, call it a remix. [PSW]
  6. If you loved the original but found it too easy, then give The Prince of Persia: Warrior Within a go, as it's sure to please. If you loved "Ninja Gaiden" you'll definitely like this.
  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: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. RichardT.
    Mar 23, 2005
    10
    This game rocks it way better then the first prince of persia and now the prince of persia 3 its gonna come out for PS2.
  2. JakeT.
    Apr 19, 2005
    10
    I think the game is really good. The story line was excellent.
  3. Feb 24, 2012
    10
    What a great game! Very UNDERRATED, i dont know why some people hate it, its an AMAZING game, I recommend everyone to buy it especially if youWhat a great game! Very UNDERRATED, i dont know why some people hate it, its an AMAZING game, I recommend everyone to buy it especially if you like adventure/action games Expand
  4. JohnL.
    Sep 2, 2005
    9
    This game is absolutely beautiful. great graphics. great gameplay. great sound (also some of the music could get awfuly long and repetitive). This game is absolutely beautiful. great graphics. great gameplay. great sound (also some of the music could get awfuly long and repetitive). great story (though i wish it was more narrated like in the Sands of Time). the only problems i had encountered were the lack of puzzles and some minor glitches, but besides those mere distractions the game played out great and its just plain fun! i highly recommend PoP:WW. Expand
  5. AndrewN.
    Jul 9, 2007
    7
    Because Sands Of Time didnt exactly fly off the shelves (shame), Ubisoft took the series in a new direction. While Warrior Within does Because Sands Of Time didnt exactly fly off the shelves (shame), Ubisoft took the series in a new direction. While Warrior Within does improve on the previous game, it also loses much of the last games charm. While the basic nature of the platforming remains the same and while the graphics are amazing, you spend far too much time in combat. Giving that this was the weakest element of the last game, its certainly questionable. While there are more combos, there isnt really much incentive to experiment because hack and slash will suffice. It retains the qualities of the previous game but it shoves everything that was likeable about the first game into the shadows. The soundtrack is awful, consisting of rubbish european rock music. Its still a very good game but it will disappoint anyone who played Sands Of Time. Expand
  6. OMGWTF
    Aug 3, 2005
    6
    Well... i know this game was released a while ago but i decided to wait for the demo and finally came. I tried last weekend and didn't Well... i know this game was released a while ago but i decided to wait for the demo and finally came. I tried last weekend and didn't liked it, at first sight controls seem not to respond accuratelly, the guitar thing is awfull and he seems to have a big head, i'm not sure but seems to me the prequel looks better, anyway i'm going to try the demo again but... i doubt will make me get the full version (i hope i'm wrong). Expand
  7. RalphH.
    Dec 28, 2004
    0
    This game sucks the camera angles you cant see the player 1/2 the time.

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