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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 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. One of the most awe-inspiring and memorable games ever created. Everything from the twisted plotline to the perfected gameplay works in tandem to create an experience you're not likely to ever forget. [Dec 2004, p.68]
  2. The gameplay was improved and polished where needed and will not leave many fans wanting.
  3. For an action adventure it's the almost the complete package; great graphic design, attention to detail, excellent controls and camera and well thought out levels and encounters.
  4. Not as pure as its prequel, but Warrior Within is still a gritty masterpiece.
  5. If you enjoyed SoT, you’ll most likely enjoy WW, just don’t expect a huge improvement over the original.
  6. The fighting system is deep and robust, the environmental puzzles that made Sands of Time so great are still evident, and though darker, it expands the story of series, as the ending points directly at a follow-up sequel.
  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: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. DanielS.
    Apr 9, 2005
    This game is great. They fixed alot of the problems that was in the first game like the little movie scene before and after a battle. The camera angle still needs some work though.... Expand
    May 18, 2005
    The best game of 2005.
  3. Feb 24, 2012
    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 you like adventure/action games Expand
  4. Ryan
    Jul 21, 2006
    This shit deserves a 10. SOT may have been a "masterpeice" but WW deserves more credit than alot of you people give it. The hard rock DOES fit into the game well because, well, thats how the prince is at this point. Hes pissed off and determined. But when i bought it straight after playing SOT and then put WW in, i was instantly taken by it. It had evolved in so many ways. the words bitch and bastard are used bcuz of what i justed said. Hes pissed and deteremined. Blood is necessary. I think it worked out just fine, cuz the sand people in WW are more human than the ones from SOT, so SOT is fine w.o the blood. But in SOT, i get tired of doing the same combo and hitting X square square, or X square tirangle, or the counter moves. Thats all it is basically. WW changed that and u have more options on what u want to do. But bcuz this game has like 5 bugs left, it gets a 9. That and the fact you have to backtrack throughout the island are the only reasons for nay-saying this game. My DAD even likes to watch the dudes get cut in half and decapitated. lol he cant get enuf of it. And i disagrree. Marilyn Manson is a sick fuck. And aboiut the tits. Cmon man. SOT...Farah had ginormous ones. The prince fucked her, even tho it wasnt shown and it was a dream, but he did. The female sandmonsters had biggies too. GTF over it. But yeah. Genius game. Nay-Sayers never prosper. Expand
  5. EricS.
    May 13, 2006
    Darker and laden with hard rock, Prince of Persia Warrior Within isn't as aesthetically appealing as the fairytale atmosphere Sands of Time, with its bright fairy tale atmosphere. However, from a gameplay standpoint the former is superior in every way. The combat system is deeper, the controls are tighter and the acrobatic puzzles are better crafted. The game's difficulty may seem daunting at first, but once you get a handle on the new combat system it shouldn't be too much of a problem. If you are a fan of the POP series, or just looking for an above average action adventure experience, Warrior Within is the perfect choice. Expand
  6. Jun 8, 2013
    Despite being inferior to its predecessor when it comes to pacing and overall fun, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within offers many technical improvements and is a very good game. Expand
  7. RalphH.
    Dec 28, 2004
    This game sucks the camera angles you cant see the player 1/2 the time.

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