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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: 43 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. 100
    Once again, it exemplifies the very definition of a boundary-pushing video game.
  2. The gameplay was improved and polished where needed and will not leave many fans wanting.
  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. Not as pure as its prequel, but Warrior Within is still a gritty masterpiece.
  5. Those who've already tasted the Prince's heady delights might be a little disappointed - this feels like a collection of new levels and bosses rather than an honest to God sequel. Like we said, call it a remix. [PSW]
  6. AceGamez
    80
    If you loved the original but found it too easy, then give The Prince of Persia: Warrior Within a go, as it's sure to please. If you loved "Ninja Gaiden" you'll definitely like this.
  7. The tone of the game has gone from an Arabian Nights fantasy to something akin to a Marilyn Manson music video. In dark and grimy settings, the once gallant prince curses and jeers as he swings his sword at demons whose decapitations are lovingly shown in slow motion to a soundtrack of screeching guitars.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51
  1. Feb 24, 2012
    10
    What a great game! Very UNDERRATED, i dont know why some people hate it, its an AMAZING game, I recommend everyone to buy it especially if youWhat a great game! Very UNDERRATED, i dont know why some people hate it, its an AMAZING game, I recommend everyone to buy it especially if you like adventure/action games Expand
  2. Mar 8, 2016
    10
    This game is better then both of it's predecessor and successor. Story,game play,style,sound everything is top notch. It also has a greatThis game is better then both of it's predecessor and successor. Story,game play,style,sound everything is top notch. It also has a great antagonist named Dahaka, who you'll love to hate. Expand
  3. KyleK.
    Nov 24, 2004
    10
    U kiddin me? this is awesome best game in it's genre. WICKED
  4. Nov 24, 2020
    10
    Excellent soundtrack and gameplay is very exciting. The enemies of this game and the characters have a very good characterization. I hopeExcellent soundtrack and gameplay is very exciting. The enemies of this game and the characters have a very good characterization. I hope Ubisoft will rebuild this game. Expand
  5. EricS.
    May 13, 2006
    8
    Darker and laden with hard rock, Prince of Persia Warrior Within isn't as aesthetically appealing as the fairytale atmosphere Sands of Darker and laden with hard rock, Prince of Persia Warrior Within isn't as aesthetically appealing as the fairytale atmosphere Sands of Time, with its bright fairy tale atmosphere. However, from a gameplay standpoint the former is superior in every way. The combat system is deeper, the controls are tighter and the acrobatic puzzles are better crafted. The game's difficulty may seem daunting at first, but once you get a handle on the new combat system it shouldn't be too much of a problem. If you are a fan of the POP series, or just looking for an above average action adventure experience, Warrior Within is the perfect choice. Expand
  6. Dec 2, 2021
    8
    tiene bastantes bugs, el motor grafico la verdad daba la impresión de ser peor que el de la primera parte, pero probablemente no es así, solotiene bastantes bugs, el motor grafico la verdad daba la impresión de ser peor que el de la primera parte, pero probablemente no es así, solo la percepción a la hora de jugar, pero es brutal, la jugabilidad es una genialidad como en toda la saga, la verdad que el juego salió 1 año después de su primera parte y chapó, impecable la verdad Expand
  7. RalphH.
    Dec 28, 2004
    0
    This game sucks the camera angles you cant see the player 1/2 the time.

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