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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. 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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  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. A great game that would excel even if it didn’t make excellent use of it’s license, which it most certainly does.
  4. Although it's certainly not a masterpiece, The Warriors gets by on style, flair, variety, and simple fun. [Nov 2005, p.144]
  5. It might not be the deepest experience, but for a shot of pure action, you can't go wrong. And yes, apparently Rockstar can revive two fallen genres with an almighty kiss of life and in doing so prove once again that they have the Midas touch.
  6. 80
    As fanservice, The Warriors is a treat for anyone who loves the movie, and as a beat-em-up, it outclasses recent efforts from competitors. Yet as a complete package, it's somewhat inconsistent.
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. PaulA.
    Oct 21, 2005
    This game represents the ultimate brawler for the PS2. I've never seen the film, but will go out and rent it today. The fighting mechanics are simply awesome! I've been playing it for the last three days and have finished perhaps a quarter of the game. Definitely recommended...! Expand
  2. Dec 20, 2011
    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
  3. JohnnyV.
    Oct 23, 2005
    This is one of the best games on ps2, This game delivers violents and fun at the same time. You can interact with the environment and break things and you can unlock huhundreds of modes.The film is my favourite movie of all time and now the game is my favourite on the ps2.The only thing left for me to say is...this game is excellent! Expand
  4. MichaelS
    Jul 24, 2008
    One of the best brawlers of any generation, based on one of my favorite 70s flicks. A landmark in licensed gaming.
  5. Jul 20, 2011
    I remember playing this a while back and having a blast with it. It has chapter that wernt even in the movie which adds to the gameplay (which is excelent) The storytelling is very good ass well is the voice acting with most of the original cast. The gameplay is nonstop fun, it never gets old you can be whatever gang you want, create a gang with whoever you want and when your done with the game you can do whatever you want, rome the streets, do the flashback missions, play the multiple modes it also has and the story is has alot of replay abillity i played it for atleast 40 hours all together to show how much i loved it but i would recemend this to anyone. Expand
  6. Jon
    Apr 15, 2007
    One of funnest games ive played...but way to short..luckly it was cheap.
  7. PeterD.
    Jan 12, 2006
    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. Expand

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