The Warriors PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: A battle on the streets of New York. The armies of the night number 60,000 strong, and tonight they’re all after The Warriors - a street gang wrongly accused of killing a rival gang leader. The Warriors must make their way from one end of New York to their turf on the other side of the city.A battle on the streets of New York. The armies of the night number 60,000 strong, and tonight they’re all after The Warriors - a street gang wrongly accused of killing a rival gang leader. The Warriors must make their way from one end of New York to their turf on the other side of the city. All that stands between The Warriors and their survival are 20 miles and thousands of street gang members. The army of gangs owns the streets and there’s no turning back, they must fight for their lives and learn the meaning of loyalty as danger and uncertainty emerge from the city night. Based on the 1979 Paramount Pictures cult classic movie and developed by Rockstar Toronto, The Warriors expands the stylized cinematic journey of the film into a gritty interactive experience set in 1970s New York. [Rockstar Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. It takes strong foundations from both the genre and the source material, then layers things on top that make the entire game a solid, intense experience throughout. It’s amazingly fun, amazingly wrong in that Rockstar kinda way, and amazingly right in every fundamental design choice. In short, Rockstar has made a modern classic with The Warriors.
  2. Where The Warriors excels is in its accessibility. There’s so much stuff to do in the game, and the manner in which you do it is very intuitive.
  3. Play Magazine
    90
    Warriors succeeds because it wholly engrosses players. [Nov p.82]
  4. Game Informer
    83
    Although it's certainly not a masterpiece, The Warriors gets by on style, flair, variety, and simple fun. [Nov 2005, p.144]
  5. It isn't as diverse as "Grand Theft Auto," but you should be able to squeeze an ample degree of catharsis out of mugging people, laying down graffiti, breaking into stores, and pummeling rival gang members. I highly recommend that you watch the movie first, though.
  6. More importantly, they also nailed all the aspects that made the film so great, and the much larger adventure their tinkering yielded is certainly appreciated.
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. 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. Expand
  2. JamieW.
    Jan 8, 2006
    10
    I may be one of the only tru youth that injoy the movie as much as the people of it's generation. I thought the gane was fantastic and I may be one of the only tru youth that injoy the movie as much as the people of it's generation. I thought the gane was fantastic and had an exellent prequal to the movie and then just blew my mind when it filled in some of the blanks into the story. Not only was the story great but they completely captured the movies meaning ecept with a little more swearing then would have been used in 1979. Expand
  3. WilkesB.
    Oct 22, 2005
    10
    You can play 2-player through everything, including missions. Couldn't stop playing the game with my buddy, and I've warned him You can play 2-player through everything, including missions. Couldn't stop playing the game with my buddy, and I've warned him he'll be seeing more often. Too much fun destroying things and handing out beat-downs. Rockstar, once again, rules all. Expand
  4. Chris!
    Aug 31, 2008
    10
    At first The Warriors was alright, but it seems that the more you play it, the BETTER it gets!!! For 10 months straight approx. I played The At first The Warriors was alright, but it seems that the more you play it, the BETTER it gets!!! For 10 months straight approx. I played The Warriors & only The Warriors. Rockstar Games have truly created a miracle! Thank -You Rockstar Chris! Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Feb 11, 2006
    9
    A bit short in length, but one of the best games I have ever played.
  6. Manjero
    Mar 16, 2008
    9
    This is definitely one of the best games I've ever played. The open environment is fully destructible, and the punches, kicks, and other This is definitely one of the best games I've ever played. The open environment is fully destructible, and the punches, kicks, and other moves connect fast and full of character, giving you the adrenaline rush most games don't usually execute well. The only downside of this game is the co-operative play, where the screen automatically splits and connects up, and like much of the past Rockstar games, the graphics aren't much to look at. But otherwise, The Warriors is a flawless game, and there are only a few games of its genre which truly excel in game play and originality. Expand
  7. PeterD.
    Jan 12, 2006
    0
    i am shocked to see you young children playing this game my son showed me this game and wen i saw it he was stabing someone with a knife and i am shocked to see you young children playing this game my son showed me this game and wen i saw it he was stabing someone with a knife and it swears to much this is wat causes young people to have under age sex and take drugs and resort to violence. Collapse

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#35 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#12 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005