Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. 80
    The gameplay is a little tricky to get used to on the PSP, but once you get adjusted, you'll find yourself getting into the game's beautiful combat quite easily.
  2. The game still holds up nicely today, and on a platform lacking quality titles in the platforming-action genre, you really can't do better than this. [Feb 2006, p.84]
  3. The game isn’t perfect, in-fact I would be pushed to avoid calling it a poor version, but the mere fact that I am still addicted to it, and playing it must count for something in this world.
  4. A missed opportunity, but fun for anyone not familiar with "Warrior Within."
  5. Handily working around some technical issues (the scheme is ingenious), the new Prince of Persia Revelations has a lot to offer fans of "Warrior Within." [Feb 2006, p.111]
  6. Wall jumping from a nimble but powerful bad-ass has never been so much fun. But because he has many human qualities of the average person, everyone can believe in the Prince and his cause.
  7. As standalone PSP games go, Revelations is still among the most enjoyable you can buy, but those technical issues don’t do any favours for a game that may already be too confusing and challenging for total newcomers.
  8. Sound bugs and loading times mar an otherwise great translation of Warrior Within to a portable platform.
  9. Fails to transfix gamers as it should. The two flaws in the gameplay (camera and recurring streaming issues) really affect the level of enjoyment and betray the Prince of Persia franchise.
  10. "Warrior Within" plus a few new levels. It looks cool, but playability is not the same it used to be. [Feb 2006]
  11. The thing is, it could have been a great one if only the developer hadn't assumed we'd all like lots more mindless hacking and slashing at the expense of some of the joyful exploring and leaping. [PSW]
  12. 69
    If we had any choice we wouldn't have gone back. Add the loading times and this is best left well alone. [Apr 2006, p.97]
  13. With its bugs and glitches Revelations does not provide a perfect Prince of Persia experience, yet comes close, and offers a great portable game for those seeking a little action.
  14. The same incredible acrobatic moves and puzzles are included with this little bundle of joy, as is the story line that continues from the "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time."
  15. You'll probably want to pass on the PSP game if you've already had your fill of it on the PS2, since the content is mostly identical, but newcomers are encouraged to give it a try.
  16. Somewhere along the line there was a wholesale misunderstanding of what made Sands of Time good, and the result of the change in approach is a game that manages to be less likable in just about every single way.
  17. 60
    While the scope and impressive design of the game remains intact, there's a myriad of technical issues that rob much of the enjoyment. Everything from the visual presentation down to the core gameplay has been adversely affected in the transition from consoles to a portable system.
  18. 60
    We can't deny the appeal, even amongst the flaws, but when you're left imagining how much better a version of "Sands of Time" or "Two Thrones" would have been, it doesn't matter how faithful the port is.
  19. 60
    The PSP version unfortunately doesn't have the polish and smooth gameplay of its predecessors and is hard to recommend, even to fans of the series.
  20. Abundant faults make it impossible to recommend this over the original. Save your money and get "Warrior Within" second-hand on PS2 instead. [Feb 2006, p.98]
  21. The biggest problem with Prince of Persia: Revelations is that it has no longevity once you've completed the admittedly lengthy adventure through once.
  22. Revelations is a slap dash port of Warrior Within with some new levels that are not all that original or exciting. The entire game is rife with audio bugs, slowdown, inopportune load times, subdued colors and occasional freeze ups.
  23. The fact that I can’t give you a numerical value for 'annoying game design', I’ll have to settle with saying this game is Not Recommended.
  24. The inheritance of wearisome combat, embarrassing characterisation and impoverished audio now joins a bevy of PSP-specific issues... Revelations does succeed in living up to its name, but we’d hoped that such disappointments weren’t the surprise it had in store. [Feb 2006, p.93]
  25. While Revelations adds a moderate amount of content to "Warrior Within", at its core it is essentially the same game. [Mar 2006, p.92]
  26. Do not buy this game. Period. Your money is better spent on The Two Thrones, trust us.
  27. 30
    People wanting a game to get their teeth into will certainly find it a challenge although many will also be tearing their hair out by the handful. The one question on many people’s lips is why port Warrior Within, of all the games in the Prince of Persia trilogy? Why not simply begin with Sands of Time and start at the beginning.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. AndrewN.
    Jun 19, 2007
    6
    Despite the name, this is Warrior Within squashed on a UMD disk. I say squashed because this really is a poor conversion of the excellent PS2 Despite the name, this is Warrior Within squashed on a UMD disk. I say squashed because this really is a poor conversion of the excellent PS2 game. The random loading is just inconsistent, the sound seems to only work at random intervals while camera control is very limited in certain levels. The constant loading also takes its toll on the battery. Its a shame these flaws undermine the quality of the game. The graphics are fantastic throughout. The platforming is sublimely acrobatic as ever while exploration and combat are better than ever. Sadly though the aforementioned flaws linger longest in the memory. Full Review »
  2. VenomX.
    Jan 3, 2006
    4
    While the graphics were on par for a PSP game there were so many glitches in the game im suprised that Ubisoft released it as it was. The While the graphics were on par for a PSP game there were so many glitches in the game im suprised that Ubisoft released it as it was. The opening level demonstrates the horrible video glitches throughout the rest of the game. I can only hope that they dont let the same thing happen to Splinter Cell. Full Review »
  3. Feb 25, 2014
    10
    one of the best games ever played on pc that was greatly converted on psp with no mistakes
    want a good hack and slash action game this is the
    one of the best games ever played on pc that was greatly converted on psp with no mistakes
    want a good hack and slash action game this is the one for you
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