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  • Summary: The Prince has to embark upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind's greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts canThe Prince has to embark upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind's greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts can the Prince rise to a new level of warriorship - and emerge from this ultimate trial with his life. In order to accomplish his mission, the Prince benefits from a brand new free-form fighting system that allows gamers to channel his anger as they wage battle without boundaries. Each game fan will find his or her own unique fighting style as they manipulate their environment and control the Ravages of Time. You can dig into an arsenal of weapons that, when used in combination, create advanced arm attacks that verge on fatal artistry! Prince of Persia: Warrior Within promises that game fans will fight harder, and play longer, emerging from the experience as deadly-capable skilled masters of their own unique combat art form. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Warrior Within is not a perfect game. In many ways, it stands as a badly written testament to exactly what is wrong with video games: sexism, teenage hormones, amateurish writing, clumsy franchise handling. But it's entertaining. It's incredibly entertaining.
  2. games(TM)
    90
    You get the impression that "The Sands of Time" was just a warm-up for the main event, a game that’s familiar at first but soon reveals a level of imagination beyond that of the original, and displays as little room for error as one of the Prince’s most daring acrobatic leaps. [Christmas 2004, p.100]
  3. 90
    A consequence of this darker approach is that that game loses part of what made The Sands of Time unique. Instead of a charming and almost silly character like we saw previously, the Prince here is more one-dimensional.
  4. While the game does address previous game issues and is a worthy successor to the previous title in its own way, it does make you wonder what the game could’ve been if it’d straddled the line between light and dark.
  5. Bizarrely it’s not any aspect of the game that lets the experience down but that over style – we simply don’t like the mature nature of the game compared to the delights of its predecessor. The end result comes across as desperately trying to be edgy and blatantly falls short of the mark.
  6. Too bad that all of the “enhancements” made to the prince's fascinating virtual world are actually liabilities. We are glad Ubisoft toyed with the bits that needed improvement, but we wonder why they “fixed” the things that were never broken.
  7. PC Gamer
    64
    The Prince's royale style-makers may have done their job, but the programmers needed to take another run at it. [March 2005, p.64]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 57
  2. Negative: 10 out of 57
  1. EmpressKaileena
    Mar 29, 2005
    10
    It's super cool!!
  2. Jan 10, 2015
    10
    This game is my personal favorite. I have played the trilogy since the time i was a little kid (8 years old) and it was extremly entertainingThis game is my personal favorite. I have played the trilogy since the time i was a little kid (8 years old) and it was extremly entertaining and very fun to play and learn. This game and its trilogy will always be my all time favorite.. Gj Ubisoft. Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2018
    10
    This game is one of my most favorite games of all time!! This game was a big part of my childhood and I enjoyed this game a lot. WarriorThis game is one of my most favorite games of all time!! This game was a big part of my childhood and I enjoyed this game a lot. Warrior within had an awesome story and provided an epic adventure and was awesome in every way possible!!! Expand
  4. Nov 23, 2012
    8
    I came very close to uninstalling this one in frustration- what a horrible beginning to what was otherwise an exceptionally good game:

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    I came very close to uninstalling this one in frustration- what a horrible beginning to what was otherwise an exceptionally good game:

    From the beginning the Prince of Persia franchise has been about the platforming. Warrior within begins with nothing but combat- including a boss fight before you get to the first platforming puzzle.
    I had played SOT with a keyboard since I couldn
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  5. Framikaze
    May 31, 2006
    7
    The first episode of PoP saga was amusing also for the silly comments of the prince,for the small breaks given by the videos.This episode isThe first episode of PoP saga was amusing also for the silly comments of the prince,for the small breaks given by the videos.This episode is too dark and put too much pressure on players without any break for mind and fingers.
    Also grapic is less careful than in SoT.In conclusion this episode is shoddier than its predecessor.
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  6. Phil
    Jun 20, 2008
    6
    Worst game of the trilogy. They tried to add more combat but it just results into a big failure. Playing with arrows keys is a mess, you Worst game of the trilogy. They tried to add more combat but it just results into a big failure. Playing with arrows keys is a mess, you never really know where you'll land. Cameras are even worst than in the previous game. We can see this game was made really quickly, like a friday night after a party. And about the music... painful. I'm not a big fan of heavy metal but once in a while its fine but when you have to listen to it almost all the time its annoying, i almost wanted to turn it off and put my own music. And some boss combats are interrupted by some little videos... fine but when you don't expect it, you come back into combat, without having time to protect and die. Of course, graphics are great, you can watch the videos in bonus sections and thats pretty much all the pros. So I'll just recommand stick with Sands of time and the two thrones. Expand
  7. warriorwithinsucksass
    Aug 23, 2009
    0
    This game is the definition of ratshit. Its like the creators decided to take everything that was good about the first game, piss on it to This game is the definition of ratshit. Its like the creators decided to take everything that was good about the first game, piss on it to blow out its circuits, and make another superfluously gory game which has barely any puzzle solving and has a story that makes every single episode of scary movies plot look like the god father, if i could go below 0 i would. Also if i could chop off my foot to prevent this game from bieng created, well, i wouldn't do that, that's retarted, but its still a horrible game. Expand

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