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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
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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. AceGamez
    80
    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: 25 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36
  1. NicoleM.
    Apr 19, 2005
    10
    This game was amazing. It followed the story, grafics were awesome, More weapons and moves, GREAT surprises. This game kept me on the egde of This game was amazing. It followed the story, grafics were awesome, More weapons and moves, GREAT surprises. This game kept me on the egde of my seat, i couldn't stop playing. I do agree about the camera angle needing some work. I can't wait till the third one. 10/10 Expand
  2. Mar 8, 2016
    10
    This game is better then both of it's predecessor and successor. Story,game play,style,sound everything is top notch. It also has a greatThis game is better then both of it's predecessor and successor. Story,game play,style,sound everything is top notch. It also has a great antagonist named Dahaka, who you'll love to hate. Expand
  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 Collapse
  4. 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 DOESThis 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. SAV
    Jul 27, 2015
    8
    Secondo capitolo della trilogia delle Sabbie del Tempo, Prince of Persia: Spirito Guerriero è un gioco dai toni molto più scuri e cupi e dalleSecondo capitolo della trilogia delle Sabbie del Tempo, Prince of Persia: Spirito Guerriero è un gioco dai toni molto più scuri e cupi e dalle atmosfere molto meno fiabesche rispetto al suo magnifico predecessore, cosa che personalmente non ho gradito tantissimo. Sempre composto da ottime sezioni platform e da svariati enigmi, Spirito Guerriero presenta un maggior numero di combattimenti, così tanti e così impegnativi da risultare spesso frustranti. Un ottimo gioco anche se nel complesso risulta un prodotto un po meno riuscito in confronto al meraviglioso primo capitolo della trilogia. Expand
  6. ShalashaskaG.
    Dec 15, 2004
    7
    Hated the guitar sound from the beginning. the developer seemed to be watching too much lingerie shows evident in encounter with the womanHated the guitar sound from the beginning. the developer seemed to be watching too much lingerie shows evident in encounter with the woman wearing a filthy ugly clothes. it completely alienated me from the start of the game, on a ship with emphasis too much on combat, elements that draw me in on the first game completely fell apart with changes for the second one, similar to halo 2's disappointment . dont change something that works...... 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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