Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. 87
    In this game, causing destruction and raising hell is very much the order of the day, but it's done in a way that never feels as repetitive or as familiar as you might think.
  2. Not only is this game true to the classic cult film from 1979, it conjures the same sinister themes and underlying social tension in a way that's pretty darned smart for something called a game.
  3. 90
    As fun as these excursions into petty theft and extortion might be, the essence of The Warriors is combat, and it's the first game in ages to truly nail it.
  4. 90
    While it would have been very easy for the developers at Rockstar Toronto to simply recreate the events seen in the movie, they've managed to craft a tale that actually enhances the film.
  5. 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.
  6. The Warriors is near perfection. It offers a compelling single player action adventure game that can become a two-player affair at the push of a button.
  7. 95
    The game's free-flowing scuffles are akin to your toilet experience after a night of over-beering: In other words, both are shockingly big, messy, chaotic, scary, surprising, and usually a little bloody.
  8. The fighting system is remarkable with a number of combo potentials and variety of moves that keep the combat from getting old.
  9. The Warriors may be the best example of a movie being transferred to a game, ever. You can tell by the entire production including the audio, graphics, controls and gameplay that Rockstar cared about the film's origins.
  10. Warriors succeeds because it wholly engrosses players. [Nov p.82]
  11. The enemy is full of piss and vinegar and ready to smash you and your mates into the concrete given half a chance. They will swarm, flank and surround you if you're not careful.
  12. When you hit a chain link fence it sounds so authentic, the same can be said when crashing crates and breaking bottles. It's little things like this that can make or break a title, and audio that is this well done will really grab your attention.
  13. The amount of missions, hidden missions, and secret unlockables (including a kick-butt homage to "Double Dragon" that's unearthed once you finish the game!) makes this more than worth the price of admission.
  14. 90
    It's amazingly fun, amazingly wrong in that Rockstar kinda way we all know (and love), and amazingly right in every fundamental design choice. In short, Rockstar has pulled off a great feat by recreating a landmark movie into a modern classic video-game.
  15. The end result is the best movie to computer game transition in a long time, if not the most enjoyable ever created. Grab the popcorn, watch the film and then play the game, and if you do, we really can't envisage a better gaming weekend for your troubles.
  16. A true fighting game that is destined to become an instant classic. Much like the film it's packed with a great story, moody atmosphere and lots of action.
  17. Rockstar Toronto demonstrated tons of attention to detail, bridging the game and film together. The action is fierce.
  18. A surprising game, not just because it's one of the best games based on a movie, but because it manages to raise the bar on a genre that has been stuck in mud for over a decade.
  19. A great story that fleshes out some beloved characters, a simplistic but amazing fighting engine and perfectly captured atmosphere makes The Warriors a great addition to any action fan's Xbox library.
  20. Absolutely staggering. Its gameplay is precise and wide-spread, its presentation is truthful to the film, and its extras are plentiful. Indeed, I can dig it!
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. cleonandajaxruleblakaka
    Jul 17, 2007
    10
    Wow, greatest game i have ever played in my whole entire gamming life, I love the warriors i have the movie (which makes the game seem even Wow, greatest game i have ever played in my whole entire gamming life, I love the warriors i have the movie (which makes the game seem even better once you play it after you watch the movie) the soundtrack in the game is exelent, the gameplay is unbeliveably awesome, you can use everyhting as a weopon. greatest game of all time. wow. Full Review »
  2. JK
    Mar 16, 2007
    8
    Extremely fun if you watched the movie the game almost serves as a prequel and play through the movie bit as well fights are brutal graphics Extremely fun if you watched the movie the game almost serves as a prequel and play through the movie bit as well fights are brutal graphics aren't the best but they represent gritty environments good and co-op is very fun game isn't shortend or different you just play as a fellow gang member fighting is fun recommended this anyone who loved the movie or people looking for a good fighting game and team A.I is good for big brawls definitely recommend this game. Full Review »
  3. Rick
    Feb 10, 2006
    10
    From Rockstar but not as large scale as their GTA series however just as enjoyable. So much fun beat em up which does justice to fleshing out From Rockstar but not as large scale as their GTA series however just as enjoyable. So much fun beat em up which does justice to fleshing out the gangs from the movie. Done to a scale only Rockstar seem to produce it includes original cast members voices (those that are still alive). Played it straight through in 2 days but I was putting in long days as it was just so enjoyable. Anyone not scoring above an 8.5 wouldnt have a gaming clue let alone any real taste. Fans of the movie - what are you waiting for? Those who havent seen it should rent the movie NOW and buy the game immediately. Like the movie the game has fantastic pace. Sure its simple but it just does everything so well. Bravo Rockstar another classic. Full Review »