Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
Buy On
  1. Edge Magazine
    70
    Ubisoft has taken a flawed game of boundless promise, destroyed some (but not all) of its appeal, fixed some (but not enough) of its problems, and jeopardised the whole endeavour by making the same mistake twice and rushing it to market before it was steady on its feet. Prince of Persia is strong and supple enough to survive this with many of its immense virtues intact. But it deserved so much better. [Christmas 2004, p.80]
  2. 62
    There are hints of greatness here and there. But those hints only remind us of Warrior Within's predecessor, making this new Prince of Persia game's bad design decisions all the more obvious.
  3. 60
    A disappointment. It completely breaks with the first game in everything but gameplay, and even that is sabotaged by annoying, repetitive level design.
  4. Everything's bigger and more complicated, but that doesn't necessarily make it better.

Awards & Rankings

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#21 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
15
#15 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Apr 20, 2018
    6
    I was disappointed with this game.

    Not only did it not live up to the Sands of Time, but the difficulty and the darkness of the game were
    I was disappointed with this game.

    Not only did it not live up to the Sands of Time, but the difficulty and the darkness of the game were greatly off-putting.

    Once again with cutscenes and design and all but...
    I gave up on the game, did not even complete it.
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  2. May 16, 2013
    9
    There are improvements in Prince of Persia: Warrior Within but the one improvement that really stood out is combat system in the game becauseThere are improvements in Prince of Persia: Warrior Within but the one improvement that really stood out is combat system in the game because there are more moves in the game. Full Review »
  3. JokiL.
    Sep 9, 2007
    4
    The first new prince of persia game was good, but this is just a copy from the first one with all the aspects worse than before! The jumping The first new prince of persia game was good, but this is just a copy from the first one with all the aspects worse than before! The jumping scenes are more tedious and boring than before. The atmosphere is just depressing, not scary, and it remains the same all the time. The rock music doesn't fit at all. I guess they tried to improve the fighting system, but the ugly truth is that it just feels complex with all the weapons and "combos" but in the end often the best strategy is to just tap the same button. And the map system is also crappy as it doesn't really show anything concrete. I hate this. Full Review »