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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: 40 out of 64
  2. Negative: 9 out of 64
  1. Dec 8, 2017
    10
    This is better than its successor and its predecessor.This is the best Prince Of Persia Game.This game is dark and ethic many people dislikeThis is better than its successor and its predecessor.This is the best Prince Of Persia Game.This game is dark and ethic many people dislike the game because of it but that is the quality that made me love the game. Expand
  2. Sep 14, 2020
    10
    this game is best in the series i liked the badass prince i liked the castle enviorment i liked the weapon system i like the story a man isthis game is best in the series i liked the badass prince i liked the castle enviorment i liked the weapon system i like the story a man is trying very hard to change its fate and not giving up pc version looks awesome compared to console version which i played in 2005 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. Sep 26, 2016
    9
    Almost perfect:
    + 9 for good scenario, great variety of Prince moves and combos, challenging gameplay, time shift features
    -1 for
    Almost perfect:
    + 9 for good scenario, great variety of Prince moves and combos, challenging gameplay, time shift features
    -1 for uncomfortable camera
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  5. Sep 21, 2018
    7
    Better than predecessor. Great puzzles, fun combat, solid story. The dark atmosphere is pretty dense, nice world design and some reallyBetter than predecessor. Great puzzles, fun combat, solid story. The dark atmosphere is pretty dense, nice world design and some really intensive parts (Dahaka chases come to mind). Expand
  6. HyperionX.
    Dec 7, 2004
    6
    Camera sucks and is really annoying, game has too steep learning curve for someone who hasn't played the previous game.
  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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