The Warriors PlayStation 2

Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
Buy On
  1. games(TM)
    70
    For every awful moment in The Warriors, there are two great ones. The mix of story, nostalgia and out-and-out combat is a heady concoction and when it all clicks, it's thoroughly enjoyable. [Dec 2005, p.120]
  2. Edge Magazine
    60
    It's when the game is at its most GTA-like that it comes alive, conjuring up scenarios that take in whole city boroughs and throwing at you groups of adversaries and challenges you have to juggle on the fly… and then you get to a tediously engineered boss encounter and it all begins to get tiresome again. [Christmas 2005, p.109]
  3. Sadly, The Warriors is never more than running about smashing people's heads in to cool 1970s music and listening to clichéd gang speak. We demand more these days. [PSW]
  4. 68
    It is worth a glance, but if you bore easily you may find this doesn't have the 'wow' gameplay factor to hold your interest for long, and would probably be better off looking elsewhere ultimately.
  5. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    70
    An enjoyable beat-'em-up that does the movie justice. But there's little more than a basic scrolling brawler under all the great ideas. [Nov 2005, p.84]

Awards & Rankings

#36 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#11 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Feb 2, 2016
    9
    Having played this through once when it came out and again just a few weeks ago, I can say this game is definitely a classic. First of all,Having played this through once when it came out and again just a few weeks ago, I can say this game is definitely a classic. First of all, if you're fan of the film, you will love this. It has kept the atmosphere and managed to get all the original cast to reprise their roles. There is a healthy amount of back story before you get into the film's plot, giving you the chance to 'wreck' various other gangs that weren't really featured in the film that much. Game play is still great, with a fighting system that works and feels like you're really laying into your enemies. 2 player co-op is something that seems sorely missed these days, and I heartily welcome it in this game. The whole game can be played in 2p co-op. Content is very mature to say the least, so if you're sensitive about violence and swearing, you will be offended. Possibly the best brawl 'em up I've ever played. Full Review »
  2. Dec 20, 2011
    10
    Fresh from playing the extremely lame Deus Ex: Human Revolution I decided to get back to basics with a re-purchased PS2 game - "The Warriors"Fresh from playing the extremely lame Deus Ex: Human Revolution I decided to get back to basics with a re-purchased PS2 game - "The Warriors" - and boy was I delighted to do so. From a time when Rockstar made games which were all about fun and not about the boring side of realism (as GTA 4 so badly displayed) The Warriors gives you an excellent atmosphere and basic premis to go round and reak havoc. The combat is fun, real fun, the overall vibe ripped straight from the movie is cool as **** and although It's a bit rough around the edges and the camera can be a pain at times, it's always a good crack to play and for my money the best beat-em up on the market. If your a fan of the film you'll especially love it as familiar faces and gangs appear throughout too. The last boss battle it's pants, but getting there is so much fun who cares? All this for £4.50?? Bargain. Full Review »
  3. Dec 15, 2011
    10
    one of the best ps3 game out there remember playing it .the gang fell unique.it is very fun to play .rockstar must makeone of the best ps3 game out there remember playing it .the gang fell unique.it is very fun to play .rockstar must make a remake on the ps3. Full Review »