Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. 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.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. 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 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. Full Review »
  2. Ryan
    Jul 21, 2006
    9
    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. Full Review »
  3. SomeGuy
    Feb 5, 2008
    2
    This game is garbage. Let me start by saying I didn't mind the darker style, I think it could have worked. However, the game itself was so poorly made that the team responsible should be sacked. Combat is boring- all the enemies have the same strengths/weaknesses and can be killed by the same moves. Even Sands of Time had deeper combat thanks to it's varied enemies! The movement puzzles are awful and the fixed cameras always hide the thing you need to see. The stages are poorly designed- going through he same environments over and over again is repetitive and boring. There is hardly any story development until after you become the Wraith, so you spend most of the game walking around with nothing interesting happening. Also, having an alternate ending is dumb- it's a story-driven trilogy, so it needs to set up the next game with it's ending! Who wants to find all the life upgrades when the game is so dull and boring that you want to spend as little time playing it as possible? Basically, if you loved Sands of Time you'll hate this, not because of the style but because of the gameplay. I gave it a 2 for the excellent cut-scenes and voice acting. Full Review »