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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: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  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. EricS.
    May 13, 2006
    8
    Darker and laden with hard rock, Prince of Persia Warrior Within isn't as aesthetically appealing as the fairytale atmosphere Sands of 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 17, 2012
    7
    This game has some very strong points, but at the same time some very weak points. The platforming in this game is far beyond even some ofThis game has some very strong points, but at the same time some very weak points. The platforming in this game is far beyond even some of the current action-adventure games, the graphics for the game are pretty up-to-date, but unfortunately the combat is the part that's lacking. You can get through the game on hard mode by basically skipping 90% of the fights, using a couple exploitable combos, or just mashing buttons and hope for the best. Unfortunately when I played my character had a tendency of running up a wall and jumping at my enemies, then falling off a cliff. I think the real issue is blocking. In the first PoP blocking couldn't be done without finishing the animation of a jump or slash, they pretty much did the same thing in this game. Blocking should completely cancel the attack like in all the other combo games. Another problem was the environment. I enjoyed the environments in the first game. You get the nice Arabian Palace theme with nice friendly colors. But instead you are in a darker palace with this dark beast chasing you down half the time while playing Godsmack. I llike Godsmack but I don't think it's good for a player friendly game... 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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